We show the forest before giving students the trees. They understand challenges their generation will face, and then learn skills to solve for them, creatively.
The Age of Makers Game is built as a Chrome extension: it works on any laptop, from Chromebooks to PCs, Macs...Download the Age of Makers βeta >
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To build a solution for the challenge they care about, students skill up by completing "Quests", bite-sized learning adventures.
Each quest unlocks when the prerequisite quests are completed, ensuring "Mastery-based learning": students move to the next topic only when they have mastered the previous one.
The quests are placed on a map with multiple learning areas, for each student to visualize what they can learn and how it all relates to each other.
Completing the Quests allows them they evolve through the "Ages", expanding the learning map they are navigating in.
Quests can take different forms:
That means that, as an educator, the amount of content that can be leveraged through the game is pretty much endless. 🚀
Age of Makers comes from the hard work of educators, volunteers and students coming together to imagine a new pedagogic approach to inspire the next generation of changemakers.
All the source-code and curriculum content is Open-Sourced on GitHub and we’re never short of fun things to do, so we’d love for you to join the community!