Pat Yongpradit, a talented young HS CS teacher I have written about before, has created a 5 week mini-course on game programming with XNA Game Studio. This course is particularly useful for educators who want to offer game programming to their students as an enrichment unit, as part of a summer school or after school program or other places in their curriculum. It is especially useful for educators who don’t already have the game development knowledge and who don’t have a lot of free time to learn it on their own. This curriculum gives you access to a free textbook (in PDF format) as well as video tutorials that lead students through the lessons. It is explicitly designed for students who already know how to program, the difference here is that this curriculum teaches them how program in a game context. Here are some other reasons I think this is such a good course:
Where do you get all of this?
And don’t forget to sign you high school up for DreamSpark to get students even more free development software!