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Mobile devices are showing up in more classrooms each day. Game-based learning is also a hot topic in education. What happens if the two meet? The iPod Touch is an ideal platform for exploring ...

Mobile devices are showing up in more classrooms each day. Game-based learning is also a hot topic in education. What happens if the two meet? The iPod Touch is an ideal platform for exploring games in the classroom. This presentation shares a brief rationale and a few examples of games we've used along with student work.

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  • 1. Insight and Innovation for Technology Leaders October 15, 2010, Atlanta, GA Game-based Learning With the iPod Touch and iPad Lucas Gillispie Instructional Technology Coordinator Pender County Schools Burgaw, NC lucas AT edurealms.com On Twitter: @PCSTech
  • 2. Insight and Innovation for Technology Leaders October 15, 2010, Atlanta, GA Why Games?
  • 3. Insight and Innovation for Technology Leaders October 15, 2010, Atlanta, GA “ ...the designers of many good games have hit on profoundly good methods of getting people to learn and to enjoy learning.” -James Paul Gee, University of Madison Wisconsin
  • 4. Insight and Innovation for Technology Leaders October 15, 2010, Atlanta, GA A Parallel Curriculum?
  • 5. Insight and Innovation for Technology Leaders October 15, 2010, Atlanta, GA The average young person will spend 10,000 hours, by the time they’re 21, playing video games. Between 5 th grade and graduation, students will spend 10,080 hours in the classroom.
  • 6. Insight and Innovation for Technology Leaders October 15, 2010, Atlanta, GA
    • How Do Games Teach?
    • Social Interaction (Collaborative Learning)
    • Customized Experiences (Differentiation/Learner Control)
    • Achievement (Mastery Learning)
    • Relevance (Contextual Learning)
    • Multimedia (Multiple Intelligences)
  • 7. Insight and Innovation for Technology Leaders October 15, 2010, Atlanta, GA The Games We Play
  • 8. Insight and Innovation for Technology Leaders October 15, 2010, Atlanta, GA The SIMS 3
  • 9. Insight and Innovation for Technology Leaders October 15, 2010, Atlanta, GA Curricular Connections: Language Arts: Reading and Writing Life Skills Digital Storytelling Literature Connections
  • 10. Insight and Innovation for Technology Leaders October 15, 2010, Atlanta, GA “ Connar was a young man who lived in the heart of Sim City. He lives alone, but he is happy with his life…”
  • 11. Insight and Innovation for Technology Leaders October 15, 2010, Atlanta, GA Combined with Strip Designer = Digital Storytelling!
  • 12. Insight and Innovation for Technology Leaders October 15, 2010, Atlanta, GA Civilization Revolution
  • 13. Insight and Innovation for Technology Leaders October 15, 2010, Atlanta, GA Curricular Connections: World History Critical Thinking - Historical Scenarios and What If? Writing Strategic Thinking
  • 14. Insight and Innovation for Technology Leaders October 15, 2010, Atlanta, GA “ The Greeks attack my village, my people, and my pride. My people are kidnapped. The Greeks offered to return them for gold; however, I do not have the quantity of gold they require for the safe return of my people.” “ It is amazing how reliant people are on violence...” “ For the most part, Elizabeth was a queen who wanted peace. Caesar on the other hand loved to fight and dominate.” “ Today, I established the great city of Rome. I then got a visit from Alexander the Great, and he told me of a barbarian village that was plotting to destroy my small city.” Leader’s Journal: Samples
  • 15. Insight and Innovation for Technology Leaders October 15, 2010, Atlanta, GA Things you hear… “ What? Gandhi’s archers just slaughtered my guys!” “ We are researching Eli Whitney in one of my other classes, and he just appeared in one of my cities!” “ Abe’s not honest. He promised me peace!” “ I’m Ghengis Khan! I’ll attack anyone I want.”
  • 16. Insight and Innovation for Technology Leaders October 15, 2010, Atlanta, GA http://ipodgamesforlearning.pbworks.com http://www.edurealms.com Lucas Gillispie On Twitter: @PCSTech