Today, January 19, 2023 is the last day of the third week.
The teachers and students of all four subjects: game design, art, programming, and marketing presented what they have learned and what they have created.
It’s amazing to experience that teachers and students who never have created, designed, marketed, or programmed a game within 3 days manage to do so. Also, they adapt all kinds of very creative methods to explain and present abstract subjects and tasks like for example what a variable in computer language actually is. Cynthia Dias was able to capture Miguel explaining to his co-teachers how a variable works.
This afternoon all the lesson plans will get finished and with that, we will wrap up the course. Next week will be exciting to bring everything learned into practice in the Game Jame we will organize.
We will continue to post the progress of the Summer Course and finish this one with the interview of Alex Aguirre who is an EduMais volunteer from Ecuador. Today she celebrates her 28th birthday – HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEX. All students and teachers sang the happy birthday song for her after Sandra very creatively initiated to pass on Happy Birthday Alex in the Chinese Telefone game they played this morning. Players form a line or circle, and the first player comes up with a message and whispers it to the ear of the second person in the line. The second player repeats the message to the third player, and so on. Chinese telephone or Chinese whispers is a very old game. One story is that it originates from the soldiers at the Chinese wall that had to pass on messages for hundreds of miles. And don´t we all know that the story changes when many different people pass it on? For a play very funny, but for protecting a country it can be fatal.