Making Games for Learning

Over the last two and a half years, a significant portion of my research work has been related to game design for learning. I do this work under the auspices of my research assistantship work with Dr. Yasmin Kafai at UPenn GSE. Four our research, I have designed and facilitated several workshops for middle and high school […]


The summer has been a nice respite from an otherwise busy academic year. Perhaps what is unique about it is the amount of quiet time I’ve had to sit with ideas, develop and respond to questions and try things out. For example, one day I spent nearly twelve hours working on some sample Scratch projects […]

Lessons Learned from My First Scratch Programming Workshop

Two weeks ago, I wrapped up my first workshop on computer programming in Scratch. Unlike other workshops I have been helping with over the last few months, the content, the teaching and responsibility all fell on my shoulders. At the beginning of the semester, I was really nervous about the workshop. Where to start? What […]