Burbank school officials approve textbook that will instruct students on building video games

Posted on August 12, 2017  in Video Games

Students at John Burroughs High School will soon learn how to create and develop their own video games for computers and smartphone apps using a new textbook.

The textbook is “Learn Mobile Game Development in One Day Using GameSalad” by Jamie Cross, a Pennsylvania-based computer programmer, and it received approval Thursday night from the Burbank Unified school board.

Thirty-six copies will be purchased at $36.99 each for a total of roughly $1,500, according to a staff report.

Students enrolled in the introductory computer course called Digital Applications will use the textbook as supplemental material to the GameSalad software, a coding program that uses a “drag-and-drop platform” to teach the fundamentals of computer science.

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