GameSalad Curriculum

Lesson Plans

Lesson plans addressing Computer Science fundamentals are provided to the teacher via the teacher dashboard. They involve in-class, teacher-led instruction and activities.
They include about 10 hours each of in-class instruction, activities, and lessons for each unit. These lessons are in addition to the game building tutorials. Most of the lesson plans also correlate with a tutorial where students build a game inside Creator.
If you are using both the lesson plans and tutorials together, the lesson plans are tagged with points at which to have the students complete parts of the associated tutorial.
GameSalad lesson plans are CSTA and TEKS aligned.


Build working games easily while following our detailed instructions. Tutorials include videos, screenshots and written directions to assist students one step at a time. Students learn about common programming concepts as they build the games through this project-based learning classroom approach.
The game-building tutorials are student-facing and embedded in the Creator platform. When students log in to they can see only the tutorials that you have assigned through the Teacher Dashboard. Each tutorial introduces additional programming concepts.

Standards Alignment