Posted by Dylan on July 07 2015

When society thinks about building a digital game, whether it’s an app game, 2-D platformer, or a full-fledged video game, some believe that a team of glasses-wearing coders are glued to a computer screen for 15 months. While some coders may wear glasses, there is so much more to creating a game than society may realize. It would take years to properly break down every aspect of game building in great detail so here are 5 central areas of game building, which some people may not have...

Posted by Kari on August 08 2015

 

Our GAME:IT curriculum has been a huge success with both teachers and students and is now taught in all 50 states and 7 foreign countries and in over 4,000 schools.  But does it really teach 21st Century skills that will help students prepare for the workplace?  The answer is YES!!!

GAME:IT is an introduction to computer programming through game design. The focus of this curriculum is to build a strong foundation in...

Posted by Kari on March 03 2016

STEM Fuse will be hosting a hands-on demonstration on GAME:IT, our exciting computer programming course that incorporates all the facets of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math).   

About GAME:IT 
What better way to teach computer programming than by building video games?!?  In this course, students will learn about variables, loops, conditional statements, functions, arrays and more while building 4 different...

Posted by Adam on November 11 2013

Let’s go back, back to a time when children didn’t poke fun at you because your phone still flipped or that you thought Foursquare was a childhood game. While society continues to move forward, so goes the integration of technology and education. There is a bond between education and technology, one that has moved from information crammed deep within a textbook to one found scattered on different devices and screen sizes. There is a new wave of exciting companies armed with applications...

Posted by Kari on April 04 2016

STEM Fuse will be hosting the following workshops:

---- MAY 2016 ----

STEM:IT Elementary Demo
May 12th - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Best Buy Connected Classroom
7601 Penn Ave S
Richfield, MN 55423
Click here for full details and to register

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Posted by Jessica on November 11 2013

Twice a year STEM Fuse offers a competition for students all across the United States to put their best coding skills to work with a program/software called Game Maker. The “Got Game?” Contest is a natural offshoot of STEM Fuse’s GAME:IT programming courses that were created to inspire middle school and high school students to learn how the individual facets of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) come together when developing a video game. Students are required to “dream up”...

Posted by Shane on November 11 2013
Java Android Games

What is Java?

Java is a computer programming language that can be used to build many different types of applications, including games. One benefit about programming in Java is that it can be easily used on multiple platforms. This means you can build a game in Java on a Windows machine, and play the game on a Mac...

Posted by Shane on December 12 2013

Last week was Computer Science Education Week (December 9th through December 15th, 2013). With that came the Hour of Code initiative designed to get as many people as possible to learn some computer science and programming basics. In order to try to help out, STEM Fuse created an interactive online game development tutorial called Flip the Robot Monkey which is still available on the...

Posted by Adam on February 02 2014

We just concluded our Fall 2013 Got Game competition and summarized the results below. Enjoy. 

STEM Fuse 2013 Fall Got Game Statistics

Posted by Shane on April 04 2014

The 2013 Winter Got Game Bonus Pack bundle is now available for download on the STEM Fuse Arcade. This download contains many of the finalists and other great games from the Winter 2013 Got Game competition. Click here to...

Posted by Kari on June 06 2015

Kevin Dick is a Tech Ed teacher from Mankato West High School and has been named our June Teacher of the Month. 

STEM in the classroom:  
West High School offers a Game Design course to students as a means to explore the design process and integrate STEM disciplines along the way.  Once students grasp how important and...

Posted by Kari on July 07 2015

Science teacher, Sara Peloquin, plays a critical part in providing the technology rich environment by teaching many of the STEM courses at Spectrum High School in Elk River, MN.  Sara teaches Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Environmental Science and Robotics.  This last year, Spectrum High School purchased the STEM Fuse GAME:IT ...