Learning Labs: Digital Gaming

Wow!  Today we had our second teen hangout with a visit from our first adult advisor, Mike from Pixel Academy. 

He was here to show us some super cool 3D modeling software he uses to create digital video games.  The platform is pretty complicated but the teens worked hard to grasp the coding aspect of the process.  

 

They were excited about the notin of creating a real game, and the engagement level was palpable throughout the entire 3 hours of the hangout!

We were pleased with Mike’s facilitation and given the reaction a couple of the teens had we have a feeling we will be working with 3D modeling and game design in future projects and teen hangouts!

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