Level Up!, Hosted by Scholastic Inc., provides free game development curriculum and tools for middle and high school educators to use video game design as a teaching too. The lessons can be used for the classroom or home.
Activate, created by PETLab, is a game development curriculum that incorporates a set of fun, do-it-yourself-style learning activities for young people between the ages of 13 and 15. The curriculum is designed to sharpen STEM skills and features online tools and lessons to support collaborative projects and sharing of game designs.
Gamestar Mechanic is a game and community designed to teach kids the principles of game design and systems thinking in a highly engaging environment. The site features a rich single-player Quest where players learn the principles of game design through an exciting adventure game, then create their own original games.
Whyville is a learning-based, online virtual world for tweens, with over six million users - 66% female. The AMD Game Zone allows kids to create and share original video games and work collaboratively with other users.
Game Tech is a digital game development curriculum through Boys & Girls Clubs of America designed to increase children's science, technology, English and math skills. Children learn the connections between the games and social issues and the basics of video game development.
The Globaloria Program prepares young people ages 12 and up to create educational games for their own personal and professional development, and for the social and economic benefit of their communities. Students work independently or in small teams to develop their own original games from idea to finished product. They learn game design and programming through a hands-on online curriculum that teaches Adobe Flash.