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Mark Suter

Musings on teaching computer technology to high school students

 

Learning to Program in Minecraft with turtles

Learning to Program in Minecraft with turtles

The TL:DR version to start programming with turtles as of October 2016. If you like visual steps, watch this video or this video. Buy/Download plain ol' Minecraft on minecraft.net Download the free Computercraftedu.com mod (click "I'm a teacher") Download...

Building a Business in the Classroom Part 2: The Plan

Building a Business in the Classroom Part 2: The Plan

Our entrepreneurial club's identity is being formed.  We actually are not even a club, we're an EdCorp, (created by the twitch-inducing minds at Real World Scholars) which is defined as : EdCorp: Education Corporation - a web ­based, student ­run business that...

Building a Business in the Classroom Part 1: The Pitch

Building a Business in the Classroom Part 1: The Pitch

Then I remember high school. I was (am?) a lanky guy, kind of awkward around other people, especially girls. I spent more mental effort trying to do as little work as possible than if I just did the work. It was sort of a game I played. Outside of sports, I didn't...

LARP in school, Not Just Gen Con

LARP in school, Not Just Gen Con

Call me Jeffery Baker. I'm a coal baron in the United States circa 1874. Along with my good buddy David Montgomery (and real life good friend Steve Isaacs) who owns most of the railroads, are at a wedding reception in Long Island, NY for the wedding reception of Jacob...

Game Design as a High School Course: Gateway to Computer Science?

Game Design as a High School Course: Gateway to Computer Science?

"I wish they had fun classes like that when I was in school". - Student Parents   That's how you know you're on the right track. Alumni and parents of students tell you they're jealous. Starting at my new school, Elida High School, I was given a lot of freedom to...

Using Minecraft to Teach Programming to 6th graders

Using Minecraft to Teach Programming to 6th graders

"Learning to program is more fun when you can't wait to see it run." -Unintentional rhyme by student Using the free mod ComputerCraftEDU, my 6th grade students gave instructions to their "turtle", asking it to build them a house. My gameplan: Minimum house dimensions...

Always a student, sometimes a teacher.

Mark Suter

Mark Suter

I teach high school game design, programming, and entrepreneurship (Grit9.com) in Ohio.

I’m always looking for guest speakers for my classes!