Power up for history

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This presentation is a companion to my live presentation in Second Life for educators to explore the idea of teaching students to think deeper about history that is represented by popular video games.

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Power up for history

  1. 1. Why History Teachers Need to Pay Attention to Gaming NOW Spiff Whitfield Twitter: @spiffwhitfield Real Life: http://about.me/andrew.m.wheelock http://bit.ly/gamesed
  2. 2.  Engagement  Education based principles  Badges  Choice  Experience points  The Boy Dilemma  Content understandings 2
  3. 3. 3 Ex. Assassin's Creed III Sir William Johnson George Washington
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  6. 6. 6 Johnson hosting an Iroquois conference at Johnson Hall in 1772 (painting by E. L. Henry, 1903)
  7. 7. 7 http://cmuedu343.wikispaces.com/file/view/EVRV2A-00023~General-George- Washington-Crossing-the-Delaware-Posters.jpg/66856561/EVRV2A- 00023~General-George-Washington-Crossing-the-Delaware-Posters.jpg
  8. 8.  Keep up to date on video games  Graphite  Wikipedia  Play!  Talk to students about their gaming  Use video games to your advantage  Let students write about gaming  Use gaming as a platform for content discussions  Use video for writing prompts  Create a culture of engagement and play  Learn more about gaming structure and incorporate into your lessons  Engage students in content understandings 8
  9. 9.  The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.  Martin Luther King, Jr.

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