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Jon

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Bring fun to the classroom by teaching with Stencyl

Due to its Scratch-like logic builder, Stencyl has captured the minds of many educators, who are viewing it as a next logical step beyond Scratch.

If you're an educator, and you're thinking about or are already using Stencyl in a classroom or club setting, let us know what your situation is, and we'll see what we can do to make Stencyl work better for you.


Released in December 2014 - Educator's Kit

Consisting of 2 weeks of material, our free educator's kit takes the guesswork out of adopting Stencyl in your school by providing instructions on how to deploy the software in your school and lesson plans on how to effectively teach with it.

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« Last Edit: December 10, 2014, 09:37:23 pm by Jon »

williamlweaver

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Just learned about Stencyl yesterday. I'm a University Professor that uses Agile programming and collaboration tools to teach innovation and product development.

Stencyl's integrated social features are revolutionary and I'm excited to learn more about it. I will also be sure to have a discussion with our Digital Arts department and their plans to use Stencyl.

We recently had lunch with Tom Fulp of Newgrounds and I know flash development continues to be a hot topic and keen interest of our students.

Thanks for all of your hard work in the realization of such an awesome idea!

zushiba

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I'm a researcher at a college. Part of my job is to locate technologies that can be utilized in areas related to S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). I then make recommendations based on my research.

I also happen to have a passion for this kind of stuff which is sort of a bonus.

Joe

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I'm a researcher at a college. Part of my job is to locate technologies that can be utilized in areas related to S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). I then make recommendations based on my research.

I also happen to have a passion for this kind of stuff which is sort of a bonus.

Welcome! I was just talking to someone an hour ago about how I'd love to see Stencyl used to promote STEM. Keep us updated! :)

zapoteco

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Hi! I'm a Mexican TEFL teacher working in the state of Oaxaca, in the capital city: Oaxaca. I want to use gaming to teach English because most of my students are teens. I'm not quite into games myself, but I hope ti get acquainted with them in the Summer. Any advice?  ;)

ithomas

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Hi all,

I am a technology leader and teacher of computer studies at a secondary school in Port Alberni, BC CANADA. I was introduced to stencyl last month and have been poking around and thinking about how I might use it. It looks like an awesome tool for moving students beyond Scratch (used at the middle schools) into more sophisticated programming without taking away that drag and drop type environment many students need/want for support.

I am interested in organizing Professional Development opportunities for teachers on Vancouver Island, CANADA. Are there any presenters not too far away?

I am very interested in talking to other secondary teachers (grades 8-12, age 14 - 18) who are using or planning to use stencylworks.

Ian Thomas ithomas@sd70.bc.ca 
Alberni District Secondary School
Port Alberni, BC
CANADA


Rob

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Welcome to stencyl. I'll make sure someone from our team get back to you. However, I doubt anyone from team is available to present over there at Vancouver.

But we will definitely be interested in working with you closely on any special needs.

Thanks.
-Rob
GOLDEN RULE #1 : SAVE YOUR GAMES FREQUENTLY
IOS/XCODE DEBUGGING
http://www.stencyl.com/help/view/xcode-ios-troubleshoot/
WATCH STENCYLWORKS VIDEO TUTORIAL BY SUNRISEKINGDOM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDfRfjzr9j4&feature=channel_video_title

cabennet

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I am also a high school Comp Sci educator who is looking for resources / PD to incorporate Stencyl into a high school curriculum. Are there any packaged courses / tutorials available?


Cam Bennet
Dauphin Regional Comp Sec School

Joe

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Hi Cam,

We hadn't anticipated such a strong response from educators, so there are currently no course materials available other than what you see in the Help Center and, to an extent, Stencylpedia.

With that said, this may be an area we could assign more resources to in the future if there's enough interest.

If you'd like, please send me an email, so I can get a better idea of what you'd be looking for.

Natamora

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I'm currently a pre-service Educator, but I would love to be able to use a tool like this in my classroom.  Although my focus is definitely younger ages, I'm wondering (and part of this would be me needing to think about it more) if there would be a way to either make a kit, or do something to make it friendlier for even younger students.

At the very least, I would love using this as a tool to create interactive quizzes or presentations for students.  Using it outside of the realm of traditional flash games (Which is how I originally got to Stencyl) would be fantastic I think.  It's definitely a tool I will keep in my mind when designing lessons and units, I can see many great things coming from the blend of Stencyl and Education.

dsirotiak

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I am a 7th Grade SS teacher in New Jersey pursuing a Masters degree in Educational Technology.  Stencyl was recommended to me but I really have no clue how it works.  I am looking for local professional development if it is offered in New Jersey.  If not, some hardcopy tutorials would help.  I need to sart with the basics.  Let me know.  Please email me at dana.sirotiak@gmail.com

Thanks!

Dana

tchaick

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Hi! I'm so glad that I discovered this site. I am currently conceptualizing an educational computer-based game (related to Physics) to complete my Master in Education in Educational Technology this year. This is exactly what I need since I do not have much knowledge in script programming... :)

khidrinei

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I am a teacher-soon-to-be.
Currently I am studying Computer Science Education.
It's really good to find out StencylWorks because it helps me a lot when making my learning media.
:)
~What is false can't be separated from what is true~

TomEllard

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I'm teaching game design at a tertiary level as an aside to digital media production. Obviously we've more advanced game design courses in the CompSci and Architecture faculties and so I'm really aiming for people that don't want to script but do want to show off their artwork: photos, sound design, interfaces.

I've spent the last two years suffering the endless updates of GameSalad and wishing we didn't have Mac based computer labs ... I'm praying that Stencyl is going to be a good replacement. Here's the funny thing - people don't want to script but they do want to see script because it makes the tool seem 'adult'. If the lab support people OK Stencyl (it has to pass many checks before being rolled out to labs) I'll start re-designing the coursework.

Building assets is a big part of what I teach. I'll be working on sounds and sprites mainly. Also how to communicate gameplay 'in a glance'.

I have a question - is there a connection between Scratch and Stencyl? I looked at Scratch when trying to locate a tool, there's a similar interface going on here.

Rob

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Welcome Tom.

For any educational and stencylworks installation related issue, you can contact Joe who is our education liaison. Do you have both window and mac at your facility?

http://community.stencyl.com/index.php?action=profile;u=12

You can also use the education address below.

http://www.stencyl.com/about/contactOther/
GOLDEN RULE #1 : SAVE YOUR GAMES FREQUENTLY
IOS/XCODE DEBUGGING
http://www.stencyl.com/help/view/xcode-ios-troubleshoot/
WATCH STENCYLWORKS VIDEO TUTORIAL BY SUNRISEKINGDOM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDfRfjzr9j4&feature=channel_video_title