Cellcraft: Exploring the Cell Through Computer Games

Cellcraft: Exploring the Cell Through Computer Games

Cellcraft is a 2009 HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media & Learning Competition winner. Addressing a decreasing interest and proficiency in the biological sciences among American teenagers, Cellcraft seeks to engage kids in ways that make biological principles personally meaningful and relevant. Cellcraft will put middle and high school students in control of a cell, tasked with the job of coordinating all of the organelles in order to process food, create new parts, fight off viruses, and grow.

Cellcraft is a 2009 HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media & Learning Competition winner. Addressing a decreasing interest and proficiency in the biological sciences among American teenagers, Cellcraft seeks to engage kids in ways that make biological principles personally meaningful and relevant. Cellcraft will put middle and high school students in control of a cell, tasked with the job of coordinating all of the organelles in order to process food, create new parts, fight off viruses, and grow. During game play, students learn valuable biological information, while also developing organizational, planning, coordination, delegation, and logistical skills.

Click here for more of Anthony Pecorella's blog posts on the creation and development of Cellcraft.

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