One of the biggest challenges of being an educator is to continually evolve your curriculum to stay one step ahead of the curve. We caught wind of HTML5 a while back and have been keeping a close eye on its evolution. It has not taken off as fast as we expected, however, there are a lot of great features that show promise. For example, the ability to be supported on many platforms including mobile, recognition that it is the new online standard, and faster performance than previous versions of HTML.
What does it look like?
Games, Games, Games
Today we can play HTML5 games from some of the biggest internet players. Here are some examples:
Angry Birds – Google
Cut the Rope – Microsoft
BrowserQuest – Mozilla Firefox
OK! Let’s Make Some Games
I can’t wait to see what they produce. Who knows, they might just get funded!
Jacob Tran teaches Flash, HTML5, and Portfolio Development at VFS