Vittorio Marone                      University of Padua, Italy        The       Sack SchoolLittleBigPlanet 2 as an Educat...
Galileo Galilei
Giacomo Casanova
Italians & Video Games?         +
Maria Montessori
The Montessori Method
The Montessori Method    ...and game design
Tinkering              Learning from mistakes                  Problem solving       Freedom to                           ...
“The more than four hundred pages of Maria Montessoris book,The Montessori Method, is packed with lessons that seem at tim...
Will Wright
Seymour Papert
Constructionismlearning through design   learning in communities
Easy Programming & Game Design
Media Molecule / Sony
The SackPerson                            SackBoy       lSackGir
LittleBigPlanet
Fight the Negativitron!
Game Modes Play      Story modeCreate     User generated levelsShare      Community
User Generated Levels+ 4,000,000
LittleBigPlanet in Education
LittleBigPlanet in Education
Welcome to theSack School
The Sack SchoolA games-based   online   educational environment            www.SackSchool.org
A games-based online educational environment                               Play LittleBigPlanet 2             Create      ...
A games-based online educational environment                               Members                               Teams  Sa...
A games-based online educational environment                                Express needs                                D...
Free SpaceWithout Teachers     Without Students
CommunityLearners       &       Contributors
Learning “the Sack way” In a collaborative, goal-oriented, problem solving space...                 Fun            Expres ...
Our (little big) planet                     Knowledge        Reflection          Metacognition    Curiosity               ...
Rethinking Games      +     Educational
A Call to Game Designers
Make every game a Game for Change.
Thank you!www.SackSchool.org
The Sack School: Little Big Planet 2 as an Educatinal Environment for Community
The Sack School: Little Big Planet 2 as an Educatinal Environment for Community
The Sack School: Little Big Planet 2 as an Educatinal Environment for Community
The Sack School: Little Big Planet 2 as an Educatinal Environment for Community
The Sack School: Little Big Planet 2 as an Educatinal Environment for Community
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The Sack School: Little Big Planet 2 as an Educatinal Environment for Community

  1. 1. Vittorio Marone University of Padua, Italy The Sack SchoolLittleBigPlanet 2 as an Educational Environment for a Community of Learners and Contributors www.SackSchool.org 8th Annual Games For Change Festival – June 22, 2011 – New York, NY
  2. 2. Galileo Galilei
  3. 3. Giacomo Casanova
  4. 4. Italians & Video Games? +
  5. 5. Maria Montessori
  6. 6. The Montessori Method
  7. 7. The Montessori Method ...and game design
  8. 8. Tinkering Learning from mistakes Problem solving Freedom to explore andImagination discover Self Self-regulatedexpression learningCreativity Manipulation of the Purposeful activity environment Ownership Critical thinking
  9. 9. “The more than four hundred pages of Maria Montessoris book,The Montessori Method, is packed with lessons that seem at timeswritten as much for game development as they are for education.” Brian Crecente, Kotaku.com
  10. 10. Will Wright
  11. 11. Seymour Papert
  12. 12. Constructionismlearning through design learning in communities
  13. 13. Easy Programming & Game Design
  14. 14. Media Molecule / Sony
  15. 15. The SackPerson SackBoy lSackGir
  16. 16. LittleBigPlanet
  17. 17. Fight the Negativitron!
  18. 18. Game Modes Play Story modeCreate User generated levelsShare Community
  19. 19. User Generated Levels+ 4,000,000
  20. 20. LittleBigPlanet in Education
  21. 21. LittleBigPlanet in Education
  22. 22. Welcome to theSack School
  23. 23. The Sack SchoolA games-based online educational environment www.SackSchool.org
  24. 24. A games-based online educational environment Play LittleBigPlanet 2 Create Share
  25. 25. A games-based online educational environment Members Teams SackSchool.org Subjects Tips Forum
  26. 26. A games-based online educational environment Express needs Discuss ideasMeaningful Learning Collaborate Share Reflect
  27. 27. Free SpaceWithout Teachers Without Students
  28. 28. CommunityLearners & Contributors
  29. 29. Learning “the Sack way” In a collaborative, goal-oriented, problem solving space... Fun Expres siveMulticu ltural ding l Rewar Meaningfu ...with teachers, family, and friends!
  30. 30. Our (little big) planet Knowledge Reflection Metacognition Curiosity CreativityImagination Innovation
  31. 31. Rethinking Games + Educational
  32. 32. A Call to Game Designers
  33. 33. Make every game a Game for Change.
  34. 34. Thank you!www.SackSchool.org

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