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Kristen Jacobson & John Casey
Glenbrook South High School Library
Glenview, Illinois
 Improve Freshman Library Orientation and
increase student engagement
 Introduce Freshman students to some key
informati...
“Better worksheet with good questions”
“More hands on”
“More interesting”
“More computer based”
 More interactive
 More fun for students
 More “buy-in” from the students
 Opportunity to highlight different
informat...
 Trivial Pursuit-style format
 5 categories:
Finding Information
Choosing Resources
Search Strategies & Citing Sources
S...
 Players must answer 2 questions correctly in
each of the 4 main categories
 Players receive a “light” for each category...
Invented by Scott Rice and Amy Harris at the
UNC-Greensboro Libraries
Open source
 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-
Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States
License
Free to share and adapt the content, but you
MUST:
 attribute Scott and Amy & link your game back to
their site
 use the...
At minimum:
 Change library logo
 Change library name
 Change the link on the logo to direct to your
library’s website
...
 Very few 
 No expensive software or programming
knowledge required
 Existing logo can be copied from your
webpage
 Q...
 What we changed:
 board art
 question functions
 designed a favicon
 created custom avatars
 feedback survey
 logos
 question content
 board art
 favicon
 avatars
Otaku Avatar Maker
This is the one we used. It is good for creating
simple, manga style characters.
Create a Mii
Create yo...
 Photo/Image editing software
 Microsoft Paint
 Adobe Photoshop
 Free Software:
 GIMP(GNU Image Manipulation Program)...
 Original Information Literacy Game hosted
internally
 Uses an ASP.NET scripting language that supports
scoring and inte...
 Apostrophes and ampersands
Magazine & Newspaper Databases
Magazine & Newspaper Databases
GBS Library’sWebsite
GBS Li...
 Unable to host the site to get quantitative
feedback, so qualitative feedback is essential
 GoogleDocs—easy to use, att...
 Firefox vs Explorer
 Pop-up blocker (works now!)
 THE DREADED NULL SET
 Changing how questions function
 Inconsistent feedback
 No scoring capability because of hosting
issue
 STUDENT ENGAGEMENT
 Concrete feedback (free response)
 Easy to update this year
 Help from Scott Rice, fix incorporat...
 Develop quantitative methods to assess the
impact of the game on student learning
 Pre and Post assessments of knowledg...
All of the files and links you need are at:
http://gbslibguides.glenbrook225.org/infolitgame
Kris Jacobson - Librarian
kja...
Game On!: Using Gaming to Promote Information Literacy
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  1. 1. Kristen Jacobson & John Casey Glenbrook South High School Library Glenview, Illinois
  2. 2.  Improve Freshman Library Orientation and increase student engagement  Introduce Freshman students to some key information literacy concepts and skills and prepare them for their initial research project  Introduce students to the Glenbrook South Library policies, staff and resources  Keep it light (and ideally, fun)
  3. 3. “Better worksheet with good questions” “More hands on” “More interesting” “More computer based”
  4. 4.  More interactive  More fun for students  More “buy-in” from the students  Opportunity to highlight different information literacy skills  Immediate feedback  More fun for the librarians and teachers  Research suggests that educational gaming has a positive effect on learning
  5. 5.  Trivial Pursuit-style format  5 categories: Finding Information Choosing Resources Search Strategies & Citing Sources Searching theWeb Library Policies  Can have 1-4 players
  6. 6.  Players must answer 2 questions correctly in each of the 4 main categories  Players receive a “light” for each category answered  Once all four “lights” are obtained, a player advances to the Home Stretch  Player must answer one more question from each category to win
  7. 7. Invented by Scott Rice and Amy Harris at the UNC-Greensboro Libraries
  8. 8. Open source  Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution- Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License
  9. 9. Free to share and adapt the content, but you MUST:  attribute Scott and Amy & link your game back to their site  use the game for non-commercial purposes only  license your modified game under a similar license
  10. 10. At minimum:  Change library logo  Change library name  Change the link on the logo to direct to your library’s website  Change questions
  11. 11.  Very few   No expensive software or programming knowledge required  Existing logo can be copied from your webpage  Questions can be modified in Notepad
  12. 12.  What we changed:  board art  question functions  designed a favicon  created custom avatars  feedback survey
  13. 13.  logos  question content  board art  favicon  avatars
  14. 14. Otaku Avatar Maker This is the one we used. It is good for creating simple, manga style characters. Create a Mii Create your own Nintendo Wii-style "Mii" characters. Not affiliated with Nintendo Co. Ltd. Minimizer Make "lego" minifigure avatars. Not affiliated with the LEGO Group ©. MadMenYourself Make early 60s style Madmen avatars. Very cute.The head-shots are distinctive even when made quite small and are popular avatars on Twitter.
  15. 15.  Photo/Image editing software  Microsoft Paint  Adobe Photoshop  Free Software:  GIMP(GNU Image Manipulation Program)  Picnik
  16. 16.  Original Information Literacy Game hosted internally  Uses an ASP.NET scripting language that supports scoring and integrated feedback forms  GBS Library Game hosted externally on Go Daddy’s servers  Does not include scoring or integrated feedback forms
  17. 17.  Apostrophes and ampersands Magazine & Newspaper Databases Magazine & Newspaper Databases GBS Library’sWebsite GBS Library'sWebsite  Changing question format
  18. 18.  Unable to host the site to get quantitative feedback, so qualitative feedback is essential  GoogleDocs—easy to use, attractive templates
  19. 19.  Firefox vs Explorer  Pop-up blocker (works now!)
  20. 20.  THE DREADED NULL SET
  21. 21.  Changing how questions function  Inconsistent feedback  No scoring capability because of hosting issue
  22. 22.  STUDENT ENGAGEMENT  Concrete feedback (free response)  Easy to update this year  Help from Scott Rice, fix incorporated into his own version, yay open source!
  23. 23.  Develop quantitative methods to assess the impact of the game on student learning  Pre and Post assessments of knowledge of the content areas (finding information, choosing resources, searching the web)
  24. 24. All of the files and links you need are at: http://gbslibguides.glenbrook225.org/infolitgame Kris Jacobson - Librarian kjacobson@glenbrook225.org John Casey - Library Lab Manager jcasey@glenbrook225.org
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