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Video Games & Online Simulations: Having Fun is a Good Thing Video Games & Online Simulations: Having Fun is a Good Thing Presentation Transcript

  • Having Fun is a Good Thing! TIES 2008 Copper Mountain
  • Two hours!? Are you kidding me?
  • Sticky idea?
  • Video games are an absolute essential for your toolkit
  • The top 10 jobs predicted for 2010 didn’t exist in 2004
  • There are over 150 million people using Social Networks
  • China has more gifted kids than we have kids
  • A seven year-old signed a six figure endorsement deal to play professional video games thefischbowl.blogspot.com/2007/06/did-you-know-20.html
  • So what?
  • “Today’s students are no longer the people our educational system was designed to teach.” Marc Prensky
  • Tic Tac Toe
  • Pong
  • Galaga
  • SimCity
  • Second Life
  • Games haven’t gotten simpler over time
  • They’ve gotten more complex.
  • Why?
  • Because the brain demands it
  • “Everything Bad is Good for You” Steven Johnson “Got Game?” John C. Beck, Mitchell Wade “Don’t Bother Me, Mom - I’m Learning!” Marc Prensky
  • Brains search for patterns
  • Brains work best when emotional chemicals are increased
  • Brains want to work with others
  • Games provide structured patterns
  • Games create emotional connections
  • Games encourage collaborative learning
  • “. . . exceptionally tasty patterns of reality.”
  • Simpler?
  • quot;People do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.quot; Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • www.stopdisastersgame.org
  • www.teamtreks.com
  • More goodies at: historytech.wordpress.com
  • “All child drug addicts . . . are comic-book readers. This kind of thing is not good mental nourishment for children!” Fredric Wertham, Seduction of the Innocent, 1954
  • Gaming myths?
  • www.pbs.org/kcts/videogamerevolution/impact/myths.html
  • Scientific evidence links violence and video games www.pbs.org/kcts/videogamerevolution/impact/myths.html
  • Scientific evidence links violence and video games It’s mostly kids / mostly boys www.pbs.org/kcts/videogamerevolution/impact/myths.html
  • Scientific evidence links violence and video games It’s mostly kids / mostly boys Gaming creates isolated loners www.pbs.org/kcts/videogamerevolution/impact/myths.html
  • www.pbs.org/kcts/videogamerevolution/impact/myths.html
  • “Mini” & complex games are the same www.pbs.org/kcts/videogamerevolution/impact/myths.html
  • “Mini” & complex games are the same It’s really not that big of a deal www.pbs.org/kcts/videogamerevolution/impact/myths.html
  • secondlife.reuters.com
  • So what questions should a teacher ask?
  • Some other great examples
  • www.discoverbabylon.org
  • www.knowledgematters.com
  • www.dimenxian.com
  • www.peacemakergame.com
  • www.software-kids.com
  • What games do you use?
  • Railroad / Zoo / Roller Coaster Tycoon Sim ThemePark / Sim City Civilization III / Rise of Nations / Age of Empires The Sims Global Conflicts: Palestine Making History
  • “You don’t learn because you’re engaged. You’re engaged because you’re learning” Nick deKanter Muzzy Lane Software
  • Tech integration questions? Social studies issues? I would love to hear from you! Glenn Wiebe glennw@essdack.org socialstudiescentral.com historytech.wordpress.com View presentations at: slideshare.net/glennw98