A. Instruction - 7.5
B. Design - 7.8
C. Engagement - 8.3
StudyAce: A Flexible Platform for Creating Games
Summary : Adding Game Creation to Content
After launching the StudyAce website, users will need to first login. Next, the users’ dashboard will load, and users can see the groups they belong to, study materials they developed or download, and sample games. Users can click through the websites’ options to add content to their dashboard.
To begin, users can click the “Courses” button on the top row to browse content organized by grade level and content area. Users can click content of interest to access more options. At this point, users can then click the specific content they wish to further explore, see the specific content, and then click the “Edit and Add to My Sets” so the content is included in their dashboard. Users can then click the “Study Ace” text on the top left of the screen to access the added content.
The “+ Create” option lets users choose a template to build their own games. To do so, users will first need to choose a template, and they will next need to enter in the content for the game onto the template. Once ready, users can click the “Save” button, and the game will be added to their dashboard.
The “Group” option lets users search for, create, and join groups. Users can also click the “Upload Arrow” on the top of the screen to share their content on social media.
Instructional Ideas for StudyAce
- Teachers can create games for students to use as a review and share them in a group. Students can then join the group and play the games the teacher created.
- Once students become well versed in this app, teachers can assign them a topic and have them use this app to create a game about the topic they were assigned. Students can then share the games they created as part of a group. Teachers can take this activity a step further by having a classmate test out another classmate’s game and provide feedback. The students who created the game can then refine it based on the feedback before sharing it to a group.
- Teachers can recommend specific games and content created by other users to the parents/guardians of students who need further review in this app that they can download for their student to use.
- When students are planning their game to create, teacher can have them using a mind mapping tool to help them organize their thoughts.
|A2. 21st Century Skills
|A3. Conn. to Future Learning
|A4. Value of Errors
|A5. Feedback to Teacher
|A6. Level of Material
|A7. Cooperative Learning
|A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
|B1. Ability to Save Progress
|B2. Platform Integration
|B3. Screen Design
|B4. Ease of Use
|B6. Goal Orientation
|B7. Information Presentation
|B8. Media Integration
|B9. Cultural Sensitivity
|C1. Learner Control
Screenshots of StudyAce