Online Games in the Classroom

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  • 1. Tic Tac Toe
  • 2. Pong
  • 3. Galaga
  • 4. SimCity
  • 5. World of Warcraft
  • 6. games haven’t gotten simpler over time
  • 7. they’ve gotten more complex
  • 8. Why?
  • 9. because the brain demands it
  • 10. “The brain developed to solve problems relating to surviving in an unstable, outdoor environment and to do so in near constant motion.” John Medina Brain Rules
  • 11. can I eat it?
  • 12. can it eat me?
  • 13. can I have sex with it?
  • 14. what then . . . is your job?
  • 15. convince a middle school kid that a five paragraph essay is essential for her survival
  • 16. brains search for patterns
  • 17. brains work best when emotional chemicals are increased
  • 18. brains want to work with others
  • 19. games provide “tasty patterns of reality”
  • 20. games create emotional connections
  • 21. games encourage collaborative learning
  • 22. games become about “survival”
  • 23. “Better theories of learning are embedded in the video games many children play than in the schools they attend.” James Gee What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Literacy & Learning
  • 24. Grand Theft Childhood Lawrence Kutner How Computer Games Help Children Learn David Williamson Shaffer Don’t Bother Me, Mom -- I’m Learning! Marc Prensky
  • 25. what’s makin’ sense?
  • 26. your games?
  • 27. Some great examples
  • 28. Trave ler IQ
  • 29. www.stopdisastersgame.org
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