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Teaching with Stencyl / Re: How to Install on a school network (Windows)
« on: December 03, 2014, 06:15:38 am »
I am facing similar challenges in my school district environment.

I've tried having students move their Workspace every time they login to begin work for the day.  They go to File > Preferences > Workspace tab in Stencyl.  They change the Workspace folder to their I: drive (student network drive).  Then when prompted, they move all files/games to the new workspace location.

However, quite a few students lost all of the files from their previous work session with this method.

I'm wondering if anyone has found a more reliable solution to working in a Windows network environment with mapped student network drives.

Thanks,

Kris

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Teaching with Stencyl / Re: Are you an educator? Introduce Yourself!
« on: December 03, 2014, 06:03:18 am »
Hi,
My name is Kris DeBruine. I am the Computer Science teacher at Burlington-Edison High School in northwest Washington State. I am excited to use Stencyl in my classroom.  I've already gone through the first two Crash Course tutorials with my students and I am looking for the next step.

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Teaching with Stencyl / Re: Are you an educator? Introduce Yourself!
« on: November 05, 2014, 07:25:20 am »
Hi,
I am a high school computer science teacher in northwest Washington State. I have 12 years experience teaching programming in everything from VB.NET to C++ to Java and JavaScript.  I am looking for a tool that will help me capture the interest of my students and a tool that will remove many of the common obstacles of learning programming. 

I have experience using Scratch with middle school students. But I have my concerns of using a drag & drop block style interface with high school students.  Will it really help them understand programming concepts well enough, so that we can eventually move on to AP CS Java??  Is it too easy? 

I've run through the first two Stencyl Crash courses.  Very nice. Thanks for providing those.  You have a wonderful product that I'm sure will be very engaging for students.  I'll have to experiment and see if I can adequately teach the programming concepts at the level I need.

I am eager to see the Educator's Kit.  I have signed up for it on your website.  Thanks and have a GREAT day!!

Kris

Now I'm looking to buy the book - Learning Stencyl 3.x.   Does this book have actually working game code?  How many games are presented in the book?


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