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Creative Greenfoot: RAW

By : Michael Haungs
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Creative Greenfoot: RAW

By: Michael Haungs

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Creative Greenfoot
About the Author
About the Reviewers

About the Reviewers

Thomas Cooper is the technology department chair at The Walker School in Marietta, Georgia. The Walker School is a private pre-K-12 school that excels in science, technology, and the arts. Thomas has been teaching for over 20 years and has taught courses in science, technology, and the humanities at both secondary and college levels. He has given talks on technology integration and collaborative learning for Google, National Geographic, and The College Board and has helped develop training and curricular programs for many schools and districts. He currently teaches a game and simulation programming course using the Greenfoot platform.

Keenan Gebze, born in Jakarta, Indonesia, on December 6 1993, has been interested in computers and programming since the time he was in middle school. He is not much of an expert but has been an eager enthusiast of the Java programming language after learning Greenfoot. He is currently pursuing a major in geography at the University of Indonesia.

Keenan is the winner of the first Greenfoot CodePoint 2008 contest (category under-16), which is held on the Greenfoot site, with his game SonarWay ( that earned him a Nintendo Wii. Sonarway is one of the games that he's really proud of in Greenfoot.

Foaad Khosmood is the Forbes professor of computer engineering at California Polytechnic State University where he teaches courses on artificial intelligence and interactive entertainment. Professor Khosmood is the president of the nonprofit organization Global Game Jam, Inc. He has given numerous talks on games and game jams at conferences such as Game Developers Conference (GDC) and ACM SIGGRAPH. He has also helped organize three academic workshops on game jams. He holds a PhD in computer science from the University of California Santa Cruz (2011).You can reach him at

Kevin Rowan has been teaching high school computer science for 38 years in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. During that time, he worked with a variety of technologies (from keypunch cards to desktop computers and LEGO robots) and programming languages (from Fortran and Cobol, through Pascal and Visual Basic, to Java). For the past 6 years, he has been teaching Java programming using Greenfoot.

Kevin has been actively involved in the promotion of computer science education in Manitoba, serving on two different provincial curriculum design committees. He is currently serving on the executive of the Manitoba chapter of Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA).