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This presentation, adapted from previous games and learning presentations, was presented to the Topsail Elementary PTA, January 2012

This presentation, adapted from previous games and learning presentations, was presented to the Topsail Elementary PTA, January 2012

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Game On:  Learning and Video Games (Presented to Topsail Elementary PTA) Game On: Learning and Video Games (Presented to Topsail Elementary PTA) Presentation Transcript

  • Game On!Learning and Video Games
  • Lucas Gillispie @PCSTech This is me! This is one of my virtual “me’s”
  • What I do...I work with teachers to help them integrate technology in the classroom to spark a passion for learning in kids.
  • Play
  • Remember the
  • Is he
  • Flow An optimal state of intrinsic motivation, where a person is fully immersed in what he or she is doing. ntmi hályi l y Cs ikszeMihá
  • “It is paradoxical that manyeducators and parents stilldifferentiate between a time forlearning and a time for play withoutseeing the vital connectionbetween them.” Leo F. Buscaglia,
  • “The opposite of work isnot play, it’s -Dr. Stuart Brown National Institute for
  • This is whatengageme
  • Are theylearning?
  • This is what schoolsometimes looks like.
  • Are theylearning
  • Video
  • The average age of a game player
  • The average age of a game player 3
  • The percentage of women who are video
  • The percentage of women who are video 42%
  • What % of all gamers?
  • 13%What % of all gamers?
  • 13% 37%What % of all gamers?
  • Videos Gamesales
  • Videos Gamesales $25.1
  • Videos Game sales $25.1 2010 BookSales: $11.6billion
  • Videos Game sales $25.1 2010 Book 2010 MovieSales: $11.6 Ticket Sales:billion $10.5 billion
  • $1.8 billion in 2011
  • Between 5th grade andgraduation,students will spend 10,080
  • The average young person willspend 10,000 hours, by the timethey’re 21, playing video games. Jane McGonigal, Institute forthe Future
  • A Parallel
  • “...the designers ofmany good gameshave hit onprofoundly goodmethods of gettingpeople to learnand to enjoy -James Paul Gee, University of Madison Wisconsin
  • Learning works best whennew challenges are“pleasantly frustrating” inthe sense of being felt bylearners to be at the outeredge of, but within their“regime of competence”.That is, these challengesfeel hard, but doable.(Gee, 2007, p. 36).
  • How Do Games Teach?•Social Interaction (Collaborative Learning)•Customized Experiences (Differentiation/LearnerControl)•Achievement (Mastery Learning)•Relevance (Contextual Learning)•Multimedia (Multiple Intelligences)
  • “Todays game designers have figured outsomething todays educators are stillsearching for: how to make learningengaging for todays kids. It would be ashame not to employ this knowledge in ourclassrooms.”
  • 7 Tips For ParentsFrom An Educator/
  • #1 Read what the experts are
  • #2 Talk to your kids aboutwhat
  • #3 Ask your children to teach youhow to play the games they play.
  • #4 Pick up a new game and
  • #5 Put on your learning
  • #6 Balance.
  • #7 Remember how to
  • Games at TopsailElementary? Yes!
  • Building A World of Their Own InMinecraft
  • More Edu-Gaming
  • A story about a
  • Questions
  • www.edurealms.co
  • Photo Credits:http://www.flickr.com/photos/benmcleod/213005390/http://www.flickr.com/photos/divinedecay/4732129949/http://www.flickr.com/photos/superhua/http://www.psychologytoday.com/files/authors/stuart-brown.jpg?0http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/58/Leo_Buscaglia,_1987.jpghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/mommylicious/4445019534/http://www.jamespreller.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/best-games-never-made-6.jpghttp://ps3.mmgn.com/Lib/Images/News/Normal/Male-gamers-less-likely-to-take-drugs-do-better-at-school-1061071.jpghttp://www.flickr.com/photos/hrdrck/4515090284/http://www.flickr.com/photos/zizzy/89581233/http://www.flickr.com/photos/trojanguy/3402405468/http://www.flickr.com/photos/takeda/3786428050/http://www.pandorajewelrydenver.com/_product_73690/Spectacular_Cat_Eye_Spectacleshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/martinlukk/110883674/http://icoblog.wordpress.com/http://www.flickr.com/photos/betsyweber/4962298166/