How to add some WoW into your assignments

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An Ignite! type presentation given at a University of Wyoming conference. Discusses ideas for using World of Warcraft in the classroom.

An Ignite! type presentation given at a University of Wyoming conference. Discusses ideas for using World of Warcraft in the classroom.

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  • 1. How to add some WoW into your assignments By Tubarks the Tenacious
  • 2. How to add some WoW into your assignments By Tubarks the Tenacious
  • 3. As a Level 90 Gnome Rogue of the Wickedly Insane Guild, I would like to share some ideas for using WoW in the classroom. http://bit.ly/17QBJAJ
  • 4. Plot the time it takes to travel from one location to another on foot, on a mount, and on a flying mount. Publish a travel directory.
  • 5. Compare and contrast the Nordic mythology references in Northrend, with particular attention to the Sons of Hodir quest line.
  • 6. Write a short story, set in the world of Azeroth, from your character's point-of-view.
  • 7. What song or poem would the bards of Azeroth sing about your character's adventures?
  • 8. Create a comic using either your own art or screenshots from your game that tell a brief story.
  • 9. Go to the capital city of Ironforge, Stormwind, Darnassus, or Dalaran and interview other players.
  • 10. Using two different weapons calculate DPS over time.
  • 11. Collect data during an encounter that involves a great deal of spell damage (fire, frost, arcane, etc.).
  • 12. Students will measure the drop rate of an item in-game and then compare it with published probability charts.
  • 13. Create a fictional “store-front” in-game. Write a business plan for this venture.
  • 14. Create a webpage or wiki as a guide for your particular character class.
  • 15. Create and edit a video that uses the game to address a social issue. Use your characters to tell the story.
  • 16. What professions do you have on your character? Research some add-ons that might help with that profession.
  • 17. Your class will no longer be able to do ____ in the game and you are upset about it. You decide to write the company.
  • 18. Students will study a particular item or group of items on the in-world auction house learning about supply and demand.
  • 19. Students will identify common themes and characteristics of Chinese art found in World of Warcraft.
  • 20. Create a field guide for plants and/or animals in Azeroth.
  • 21. Choose a character from The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, and make a brief argument about what class and/or race they'd be in WoW.