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Why video games are so compelling to students and where traditional education falls short?

Chris Bennett – Affiliate at Stanford Graduate School of Education – leads a free Public Speaker Series focused on the challenges facing K12 school leaders in preparing young learners for the fields of tomorrow.     Below is an extract from our conversation on Oct 20th, 2022, you can find the full conversation on the… Continue reading Why video games are so compelling to students and where traditional education falls short?

    4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Virtual Tech Camp Experience

    Animation Instructor Adam Byrd shares his ingredients for success You’ve done your research, weighed your options and decided to pursue your passion by registering for a Digital Media Academy Virtual Summer Tech Camp. So…where do you go from here? You might be nervous or excited, new to Digital Media Academy or a long-term fan of… Continue reading 4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Virtual Tech Camp Experience

      Students Connect With Each Other and Their Own Creativity at Summer Tech Camps for Video Game Development

      A Q&A With Game Developer and Curriculum Designer, Lang Schwartzwald What do video game development, virtual education, and social-emotional learning all have in common? Virtual Tech Camps at Digital Media Academy. Lang Schwartzwald specializes in technology education, teaching subjects that include robotics, 3D game design, TV production and coding to learners aged 9 to 12.… Continue reading Students Connect With Each Other and Their Own Creativity at Summer Tech Camps for Video Game Development

        Student Portfolio Highlight: 2D Animation Career Track

        Meet 13-year-old Crosby, an aspiring 2D animator inspired by Studio Ghibli! Have you ever found yourself transported to another place and time by an animated film? Do the works of Hayao Miyazaki or Junji Ito give you goosebumps? You might have something in common with Crosby – one of Digital Media Academy’s talented 2D Animation… Continue reading Student Portfolio Highlight: 2D Animation Career Track

          How to Future-Proof Your Students: Strategies for Encouraging Independent Learning and High Engagement with STEAM Technology Activities

          In case you missed the March edition of Digital Media Academy webinar, you can find a summary of the key points in this article. We hosted this webinar in collaboration with Ormiston Primary School located in Auckland, New Zealand. Shivanni Nayar, who is the Digital Technology Coordinator at the Ormiston Primary School was our guest… Continue reading How to Future-Proof Your Students: Strategies for Encouraging Independent Learning and High Engagement with STEAM Technology Activities

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