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Gaming  for education <ul><li>Blog   www.digitalplay.info/blog </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter  @eltdigitalplay </li></ul><ul><u...
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http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Relevance There are   1 million gamers   in UK Average young person in UK wi...
http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Engaging Games make   learning fun Games capture learners' attention Why?
http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Communication Games encourage   language production Learners love  talking a...
http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Teaching Games can be easily   adapted for teaching  Games can be used to pr...
http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play No Computers in your classroom?
http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play How to approach task design? http://www.braid-game.com
http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limbo_(video_game )  Support for preparation of...
http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play http://playspent.org  One Computer?
http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play http://playspent.org
http://www.ugo.com/games/superhero-generator-heromachine-2-5
 
http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play www.bubblebox.com/play/adventure/1747.htm   Multiple Computers?
http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play www.bubblebox.com/play/adventure/1747.htm
http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play http://www.gamershood.com/flashgames/266
http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play
http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play www.bubblebox.com/play/adventure/1747.htm   http://jayisgames.com/archives/2...
http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Procedure and practicalities <ul><ul><li>learner grouping – pairs or groups ...
http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Classroom management
http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Gamify your classroom http://www.chorewars.com
http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Chore wars http://www.chorewars.com
http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play http://www.chorewars.com   Chore wars
http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Epic win http://www.rexbox.co.uk/epicwin
http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play http://plusoneme.com   Plus One Me
http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Recommended reading http://janemcgonigal.com/
http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Recommended reading http://tomchatfield.net/
http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Recommended reading http://epistemicgames.org
http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play http://www.jamespaulgee.com   Recommended reading
Digital Play Thank you!  Any questions? www.digitalplay.info/blog @eltdigitalplay @grahamstanley [email_address]
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Educational Gaming

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Talk given as part of the 'Social Media Week' in Moscow, Russia, organised by the British Council

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  • The aim of the game : The learners predict what to do with a list of pairs of game objects, check their answers by playing the game and then write down the answers using the passive voice. Prepare to play: Choose an adventure game and start playing it. As you play, make a note of what you do with the objects that appear in the game (or use the walkthrough to save time) and produce a list similar to the example below. Make a copy of this list for each learner. You will also need to use online dictionaries. Play: Hand out the list of objects and tell the learners they are to guess how they are used together in the game. Ask the learners to talk together in groups of three and to use the online dictionaries to find out the meaning of the words they do not understand. After fifteen minutes, stop them and ask them to tell you what they think the relationship is between each pair of objects in the game: e.g. I think you use the hairpin to open the shed, etc. They then play the game together. The game should be easier to play because they know which objects they need to use together, but if they get stuck, encourage them to read the walkthrough to find out what to do next. Finally, once they have played the game (or part of the game if it&apos;s long), ask them to look again at the pairs of words and to write about them. Encourage the use of the passive voice here: e.g. The hairpin is used to open the shed, etc. Play on: The learners can continue playing the game and finish off writing passive sentences about the objects.
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    1. 1. Gaming for education <ul><li>Blog www.digitalplay.info/blog </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter @eltdigitalplay </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>23 rd September 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social media week: Moscow, Russia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.britishcouncil.org/russia-english-social-media-week-bc-2.htm </li></ul>
    2. 2. http://www.deltapublishing.co.uk/titles/methodology/digital-play Digital Play Computer games and language aims
    3. 3. Give examples of things you have learnt with technology that are not related to school work http://milesberry.net/?p=476#more-476
    4. 4. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Relevance There are 1 million gamers in UK Average young person in UK will spend 10,000 hours gaming by the age of 21 * *Jane McGonigal - Reality is broken Why?
    5. 5. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Engaging Games make learning fun Games capture learners' attention Why?
    6. 6. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Communication Games encourage language production Learners love talking about games Why?
    7. 7. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Teaching Games can be easily adapted for teaching Games can be used to practise all language skills Why?
    8. 8. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play No Computers in your classroom?
    9. 9. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play How to approach task design? http://www.braid-game.com
    10. 10. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limbo_(video_game ) Support for preparation of materials
    11. 11. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play http://playspent.org One Computer?
    12. 12. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play http://playspent.org
    13. 13. http://www.ugo.com/games/superhero-generator-heromachine-2-5
    14. 15. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play www.bubblebox.com/play/adventure/1747.htm Multiple Computers?
    15. 16. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play www.bubblebox.com/play/adventure/1747.htm
    16. 17. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play http://www.gamershood.com/flashgames/266
    17. 18. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play
    18. 19. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play www.bubblebox.com/play/adventure/1747.htm http://jayisgames.com/archives/2010/04/hetherdale.php#walkthrough Finding and using a walkthrough
    19. 20. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Procedure and practicalities <ul><ul><li>learner grouping – pairs or groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use handouts – clear instructions / task </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>teacher uses game guide ( walkthrough ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>encourage use of English during computer use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learners explore, examine and pick up objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pause game and reflect on puzzles together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>those who solve puzzle tell whole class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>discuss where they been and what seen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>authentic information gap activity </li></ul></ul>
    20. 21. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Classroom management
    21. 22. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Gamify your classroom http://www.chorewars.com
    22. 23. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Chore wars http://www.chorewars.com
    23. 24. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play http://www.chorewars.com Chore wars
    24. 25. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Epic win http://www.rexbox.co.uk/epicwin
    25. 26. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play http://plusoneme.com Plus One Me
    26. 27. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Recommended reading http://janemcgonigal.com/
    27. 28. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Recommended reading http://tomchatfield.net/
    28. 29. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Recommended reading http://epistemicgames.org
    29. 30. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play http://www.jamespaulgee.com Recommended reading
    30. 31. Digital Play Thank you! Any questions? www.digitalplay.info/blog @eltdigitalplay @grahamstanley [email_address]
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