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Brian Scarbeau Insights from a seasoned Computer Science Trainer

Let me start by saying that I'm always a sucker to new techniques, platforms, and ideas to teach my students about programming. I'm also trying to increase my enrollment as well. I have used web programming for a couple of years including web services. I introduced them to game programming using Gamemaker and Blitz Basic several years ago and now this new XNA framework is available to use in the class.

I have downloaded the framework and just started to look at the code which is in C#. A good start is here

You can find some good help if you go to the help in Visual C# and then drill down to XNA. There is a good tutorial on creating a pong game which is always fun here.

This will be the first application that I'll expose my students to. The school year is early so we won't be doing this soon. I still need to review more and come up with some ideas.

In the mean time, I'll blog more when I can about XNA and programming.

Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2006 8:42 AM Teaching with ASP.NET , Teaching AP CS , Celebrate Computer Science Education | Back to top

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