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Flowlab – Transforming Students from Consumers to Empowered Content Creators

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Flowlab – Transforming Students from Consumers to Empowered Content Creators

March 14
23:03 2023

Ken Railey, a parent and a software engineer, is excited to share with other parents and teachers Flowlab, a browser-based game development tool. Originally created for his own children, Flowlab soon became a favorite among others due to its practicality and ease of use. Its popularity grew organically and is  now used in classrooms and computer clubs all over the world. More than 2 million games have been created using the platform so far.

With the rise of screen use during the pandemic and the ubiquitous presence of questionable content everywhere, Ken developed Flowlab so that kids could create enjoyable content instead of consuming whatever was available online. Today, teachers are using Flowlab as an introduction to game development and programming, and are also able to export their games as mobile apps and sell them on the major app stores.

Due to its revolutionary design, Flowlab is empowering students to become creators instead of consumers of digital content. With Flowlab, students can learn how to create and program games and interactive stories visually, without any prior programming experience. It also includes tools for creating custom digital art, as well as an expansive library of included art, sounds effects, and music that can be used to create digital worlds.

As it runs directly in a browser, it is uniquely suited for the classroom environment. With  nothing to download or install, students can continue their work from home or anywhere else, and it’s always up to date. Because of its unique visual programming model, it’s an easy and approachable way to introduce programming. And since there are no text keywords and obscure punctuation to memorize before getting started, it’s impossible to create syntax errors. Visual programming also makes the process far more discoverable, because it’s easy to explore and experiment.

Ken, humbled by the popularity of his creation, says, “I originally created Flowlab as a personal project to introduce my own kids to the concepts behind programming and computation. I made it available online, where it was discovered by teachers who began using it in their classrooms to help teach game design, programming, and interactive storytelling.”

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