StudyAce: A Flexible Platform for Creating Games

Paid! 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,…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 7.5
B. Design - 7.8
C. Engagement - 8.3

7.9

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. When students are planning their game to create, teacher can have them using a mind mapping tool to help them organize their thoughts.
A1. Rigor
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
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity

Screenshots of StudyAce