WARSAW — A third grade class at Washington STEM Academy showcased the video games they’ve spent the last several weeks designing.
For the past three weeks, Kandi Kelser’s class of 22 students used the app Hopscotch to create original video games. Students worked in groups of two or three students to create a total of eight games.
Kelsey said the app walks the students through the stages of creating a video game. Though the app provides guidance, students commented it was a challenge to design their games.
“It’s a great way for them to use critical thinking,” said Kelser.
Students created variations of games like “Flappy Bird” and “Frogger.”
On Friday, April 28, Kelser’s class held a “Third Grade’s Amazing Arcade.” The video game creators showcased their games to other third graders who got a chance to play them.