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These are the slides from my teaching-focused job talk at Georgia Regents University in February 2013.

These are the slides from my teaching-focused job talk at Georgia Regents University in February 2013.

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Job Talk: Teaching (2013) - Georgia Regents University Job Talk: Teaching (2013) - Georgia Regents University Presentation Transcript

  • It’s better because it is homemade! Michael K. BarbourAssistant Professor – Instructional Technology Wayne State University (Detroit, MI)
  • Video Games & Digital Media • Today’s student has: – spent fewer than 5,000 hours of their lives reading – more than 10,000 hours playing video games – another 10,000 on their cell phones – more than 20,000 watching television Prensky (2006)Prensky, M. (2006). Don’t bother me mom – I’m learning! St. Paul, MN: Paragon House.
  • What Does School Have To Offer?Thursday - January 18, 2007http://wiscassetnewspaper.maine.com/2007-01-18/media_marketing.html
  • The K-12 ClassroomPeoria Christian School Middle School in Maine(circa 1950) (circa 2005) Images from http://www.peoriachristian.org/index.php?section=26 and http://www.mamleonline.org/thumb-classroom.jpg
  • Why?• a team of researchers arrive in a school• greeted enthusiastically• wonderful things happen for weeks or months• the researchers leave• the school reverts to teaching as they did before the researchers arrived
  • An Exception• WebQuests - http://www.webquest.org• a creative instructional strategy that guides students through a set of specific tasks, using pre-selected resources, to complete an assignment• based on what teachers already do – design instruction for students – use Internet resources – make good use of student time• teachers feel good about integrating technology into their classroom
  • Play and GamesThink back to when you were a kid…• How much time did you spend playing games?• What were your favorite games?• What characteristics made them your favorite?
  • Another Exception• schools typically have access to PowerPoint• teachers already have some facility with the tool• students are also familiar with the tool• everyone would like to be Its better because its homemade! able to use it for more than just another PowerPoint presentation
  • Story The Traveling GeorgiaGame Directions ArtistGame Preparation Game Pieces Play the game Objectives A Homemade PowerPoint Game Credits By Lloyd RieberCopyright Notice The University of Georgia
  • The Story of the Traveling Georgia Artist Chris is a young but very talented artist. Chris is 18 years old and lives ina very small Georgia town. Chris loves Georgia, but has never traveledmore than 50 miles away from home. Although the family admires Chris’screative work, they really don’t understand it. Chris wants to go to collegeand become a great artist, but Chris’s family is very poor. No one in Chris’sfamily has ever gone to college. Instead, everyone in the family went towork in the family business right after high school. Although Chris hasearned the HOPE scholarship, this only pays for tuition and Chris’s familyhas no money for room and board. Chris’s family is supportive of Chrisgoing to college if Chris can find the money. Chris decides to borrow a friend’s old van and travel all through the Stateof Georgia selling the works of art Chris has made. If Chris can earnenough money, Chris will attend the University of Georgia in the Fallsemester. But, if unsuccessful, Chris will have to return home to help out inthe family business. This is Chris’s big chance to see Georgia, earn a reputation as a realartist, and get the opportunity to go to College. Home Page
  • Story The Traveling GeorgiaGame Directions ArtistGame Preparation Game Pieces Play the game Objectives A Homemade PowerPoint Game Credits By Lloyd RieberCopyright Notice The University of Georgia
  • Game Directions• The goal of the game is to make as much money as you can for college selling your art as you travel the State of Georgia.• You start off with $500 and must earn enough money to pay all of your bills along the way. Keep your bank account up-to-date along the way.• Each player puts a game piece of their choice (fun graphics are provided on a separate slide, but a button, paper clip, etc. will also do just fine) anywhere in the State at the start of the game. Each player takes turns rolling the die, moving that many spaces. If you travel on the Interstates, you can move between blue dots or cities in one step. You have to move that many spaces and you cannot move to the same square twice during the same roll of the die.• If you land on a Quiz square and answer the question correctly, you earn double of your last sale, up to $300.• If you land on another player, that player must pay you $100 for an “art lesson”.• If your account drops below $0, you must drop out of the game.• You select a “Sell Art” card when you reach one of the Georgia cities (red squares). You cannot select a card if you visit the same city twice in a row.• At the end of every turn you have to select a “Pay Expenses” card.• You win if you are the first person whose checking account reaches $2000, or if you are the last player remaining in the game, or the one with the most money when the teacher says that time is up. Return
  • Story The Traveling GeorgiaGame Directions ArtistGame Preparation Game Pieces Play the game Objectives A Homemade PowerPoint Game Credits By Lloyd RieberCopyright Notice The University of Georgia
  • Game Preparation• Gameboard: Print out slides 9-12, cut off the edges, then tape together• “Sell Art” Cards: Print out slides 13-14 (preferably on heavy stock with a distinct color), then cut into individual question cards• “Pay Expenses” Cards: Print out slides 15-16 (preferably on heavy stock with a distinct color), then cut into individual question cards• Georgia fun questions: Print out slide 18 to keep track of which questions have been answered.• Checkbook: Print out slide 17, and make enough copies for all game players to have 3-4 sheets. Home Page
  • Story The Traveling GeorgiaGame Directions ArtistGame Preparation Game Pieces Play the game Objectives A Homemade PowerPoint Game Credits By Lloyd RieberCopyright Notice The University of Georgia
  • Time to play “The Traveling Georgia Artist”!• Print out this slide before starting a new game.• Players can choose any question not yet answered correctly (reuse when all questions answered).• Cross out questions on this slide when they are answered correctly. Georgia Quiz Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Home Page Game Directions
  • Who is the current Governor of Georgia? • Roy Barnes • Zell Miller • Sonny Perdue • Jimmy Carter Home Page
  • That’s Correct!You’ve earned double of your last sale! Click here to continue.
  • Time to play “The Traveling Georgia Artist”!• Print out this slide before starting a new game.• Players can choose any question not yet answered correctly (reuse when all questions answered).• Cross out questions on this slide when they are answered correctly. Georgia Quiz Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Home Page Game Directions
  • What is the current capital of Georgia? • Atlanta • Savannah • Augusta • Macon Home Page
  • Sorry, that’s not correct! Click here to continue.
  • But First… Image from http://www.kidscape.com/
  • Story Game Directions Discovering Newfoundland Play the gameA Homemade PowerPoint Game Objectives by Credits Michael Barbour Wayne State University Copyright Notice
  • The Story of the “Discovering Newfoundland” The Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador has beenthe focus of history for two millennia. The first place in America isto discovered. The first place in North America to be re-discovered. The location of the first trans-Atlantic communication.The location of the first trans-Atlantic wireless communication. Thelocation of military bases for three different countries during WorldWar I and World War II. Britain’s oldest colony and Canada’s youngest province has seenmore “firsts” than any other geographic region of North America.This game is designed to explore both the geography and historyof the island nation that is Newfoundland and Labrador. Home Page
  • Game DirectionsThe goal of the game is to travel around the province of Newfoundland andLabrador from the Marine Atlantic ferry in Argentia to the Marine Atlanticferry in Port-aux-Basques.To play the game you have to travel across the province correctlyanswering questions about the geography and history of Newfoundland.To win the game you have to complete the trip by boarding the MarineAtlantic ferry at the Port-aux-Basques terminal. Return
  • Time to play “Discovering Newfoundland”! Begin Home Page Game Directions
  • Traveling to NewfoundlandTo get to Newfoundland you have to travel for six hours to Port-aux-Basques or eleven hours to Argentia from North Sydney, Nova Scotia.Our journey begins in Argentia. Next
  • QuestionAs you are traveling to this island, do you know who is the first personcredited with visiting Newfoundland? A. John Cabot B. St. Brendan C. The Vikings D. Jacques Cartier
  • Sorry, that is incorrect! Try again… Please try again… Return
  • QuestionAs you are traveling to this island, do you know who is the first personcredited with visiting Newfoundland? A. John Cabot B. St. Brendan C. The Vikings D. Jacques Cartier
  • That is correct! Continue
  • QuestionAs you are traveling to this island, do you know who is the first personcredited with visiting Newfoundland? A. John Cabot B. St. Brendan C. The Vikings D. Jacques Cartier
  • Sorry, that is incorrect! That is incorrect! The answer was St. Brendan. To read more about St. Brendan, review thearticle “Irish Monks and the Voyage of St. Brendan”. Continue
  • Moving on…Continuing south to St. Mary’s, you will come across the Cape St. Mary’sEcological Reserve, home to the province’s largest bird colony. Whenyou see them, youll swear someone missed a few hundred thousand.About 530,000 Leachs Storm Petrels nest of Gull Island, with another250,000 on Great Island. Green Island has 74,000 Murres. And there aretens of thousands of Atlantic Puffins, the provincial bird (shown above).An unpaved road from Portugal Cove South takes you to two verydifferent attractions. Unique fossils at Mistaken Point EcologicalReserve date to 620 million years ago. Radio operators at Cape Racewere the first to pick up the distress signal from RMS Titanic, which struckan iceberg 400 km to the south and sank with a huge loss of life in 1912. Continue
  • PowerPoint Games• make use of hyperlink feature in PPT• have three consistent features: 1. game story or context 2. game goal 3. game rules• can be constructed by teacher for their students to play or by the students themselves
  • Creating a PPT Game1. Introduce PPT games*2. Sharing game ideas and stories3. Different levels of questioning4. Create prototype of the game*5. Peer review*6. Share games with the class*
  • Advice from the Research• the project must last throughout the entire unit and not only as a review tool• if it can be done outside of the computer lab, do it outside of the computer lab• provide time for instruction on question writing skills• allow time for revision, editing, and teacher feedback on narratives and questions
  • Advice from the Research• create conditions to encourage the integration the narrative into the game as much as possible (i.e., avoid “save the princess” and drill-and-practice games)• give students the objectives as early as possible
  • Its better because its homemade!http://it.coe.uga.edu/wwild/pptgames/index.htmlGeorgia Regents University Class http://garegents.wikispaces.com
  • YourQuestions andComments
  • Assistant Professor Wayne State University, USA mkbarbour@gmail.com http://www.michaelbarbour.comhttp://www.slideshare.net/mkb Job Talk: Teaching (2013): Georgia Regents University