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Games in de bibliotheek (Beth Gallaway)

  1. 1. Teens and Technology: Video Games Presented for YALSA by Beth Gallaway Teens & Technology Midwinter Institute San Antonio TX January 20, 2006
  2. 2. Why are games, teens and libraries such a good match? <ul><li>Gaming is the medium of choice for the millennial generation </li></ul><ul><li>Games are like books, they are just another new format </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming has potential to meet developmental assets of young adults </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming reinforces new literacies </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a winning combination! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Gaming reinforces new literacies <ul><li>Exposing Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Employing Information </li></ul><ul><li>Expressing Ideas Compellingly </li></ul><ul><li>Ethics on the Internet </li></ul>
  4. 4. Exposing Knowledge <ul><li>Find information </li></ul><ul><li>Understand and explain found information regardless of its format </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate information </li></ul><ul><li>Organize information </li></ul>
  5. 5. World of Warcraft Example of information gathering in game
  6. 6. http://www.runescape.com Runescape
  7. 7. Employing Information <ul><li>Computation </li></ul><ul><li>Measurement </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Application </li></ul>
  8. 8. Lemonade Stand http://www.leamonadegame.com Set Game http://www. setgame .com
  9. 9. Expressing Ideas Compellingly <ul><li>Mechanics matter </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity & efficiency highly rated </li></ul><ul><li>Text, images, audio, and video are used to express ideas in many digital formats </li></ul>
  10. 10. http://www.fanfiction.net/cat/209/
  11. 11. Warcraft Tutorial: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=258304929613212293&q=warcraft+tutorial Warcraft Movies: www.warcraftmovies.com Red Vs. Blue : http://www.rvb.com Machina
  12. 12. Ethics on the Internet <ul><li>Modding – recreating game content </li></ul><ul><li>FanFic – writing stories about characters created/owner by someone else </li></ul><ul><li>Machina – films/videos created through recording video game play </li></ul>
  13. 13. IT WORKS! Success Stories
  14. 14. Success Stories <ul><li>Santa Monica Public Library (CA) held a Counterstrike LAN party </li></ul><ul><li>Ann Arbor District Library (MI) hosts Mario Kart, Super Smash Bros, and DDR tournaments for teens, adults and children </li></ul><ul><li>North Hunterdon High School (NJ) hosts a student-run game night in the cafeteria </li></ul><ul><li>Kansas City Public Library (Central) hosts a Runescape Marathon </li></ul>
  15. 15. Success Stories <ul><li>East Brunswick Public Library (NJ) has been circulating games for 16 years </li></ul><ul><li>Austin Public Library (TX) Wired for Youth hosted a Video Game Design Camp </li></ul><ul><li>University of Waterloo Library uses a video game to train library staff in GovInfo Reference questions </li></ul><ul><li>Carencro High School (LA) hosts a Game Academy for future game designers </li></ul>
  16. 16. Success Stories <ul><li>Jervis Public Library (NY) incorporated games into the Teen Summer Reading Program </li></ul><ul><li>Flint Memorial Library (MA) had a Game Night program </li></ul><ul><li>Tulsa City-County Library (OK) has a Gaming Council </li></ul><ul><li>Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (NC) hosted a Halo Tournament for adults 18+ </li></ul>
  17. 17. Dance Dance Revolution Free Play & Tournaments <ul><li>Sellers Library (PA) </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Ford Memorial Library (IL) </li></ul><ul><li>Tipton County Public Library (IN) </li></ul><ul><li>Bloomington Public Library (IL) </li></ul><ul><li>Ann Arbor District Library (MI) </li></ul><ul><li>In MA: Haverhill and Lynn, coming soon to Lexington, Stoneham and Oxford! </li></ul>
  18. 18. Your Success Story In Print! <ul><li>Game On! Gaming and Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Neal-Schuman </li></ul><ul><li>email Beth Gallaway </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  19. 19. Video Games Teach, Encourage and/or Reward: <ul><li>Hand-eye coordination </li></ul><ul><li>Pattern Recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Reading & Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Physics </li></ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Geography/Map Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Social Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring & Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>High self-esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Loyalty </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul><ul><li>Calculated, Strategic Risk-taking </li></ul><ul><li>Fun </li></ul>
  20. 20. What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy by James Paul Gee (Palgrave McMillan, 2003) <ul><li>Identifies 36 learning principles found in games that encourage active and critical (not passive) learning, including: </li></ul><ul><li>risk –tasking in a “safe” environment </li></ul><ul><li>rewarding of practice </li></ul><ul><li>use of affinity groups </li></ul><ul><li>probing cycles </li></ul><ul><li>situated meaning </li></ul><ul><li>self-knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>formation of identity </li></ul>
  21. 21. SEVEN THINGS YOU CAN DO TOMORROW TO MAKE YOUR LIBRARY MORE WELCOMING TO GAMERS <ul><li>Use games to do readers advisory   </li></ul><ul><li>Be a strategy guide </li></ul><ul><li>Embrace your inner technogeek </li></ul><ul><li>Be flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Plan change </li></ul><ul><li>Immerse yourself in pop culture … especially video game culture </li></ul><ul><li>Try some games! </li></ul>
  22. 22. 1. USE GAMES TO DO READER’S ADVISORY <ul><li>INSTEAD OF: </li></ul><ul><li>What authors do you like to read? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the last 3 books you read and enjoyed? </li></ul><ul><li>What did you like about them? </li></ul><ul><li>ASK: </li></ul><ul><li>What movies do you like? </li></ul><ul><li>What TV shows do you watch? </li></ul><ul><li>What games do you play? </li></ul>
  23. 23. Roleplaying/MMORPG Games <ul><li>GAMES: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Everquest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Runescape </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>World of Warcraft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dark Age of Camelot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ultima </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SUGGEST: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>epic fantasy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>historical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>war </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authurian legend </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fractured fairy tales </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Historical Simulation Games <ul><li>GAMES: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Civilization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caesar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Age of Empires </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oregon Trail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>America’s Army? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SUGGEST: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>biographies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>historical fiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mythology </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Sports Games <ul><li>GAMES: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Madden Football </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NBA Street </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need for Speed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tiger Woods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Golf </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WWF </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SUGGEST: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>sports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>adventure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>biographies </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Strategy & Puzzle Games <ul><li>GAMES: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Myst </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tetris </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bejeweled </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where in the World is Carmen San Diego? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SUGGEST: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>mystery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>thrillers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>travel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>puzzle books </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. First Person Shooters (FPS) <ul><li>GAMES: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Doom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quake </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Halo </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SUGGEST: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>military fiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>horror </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>apocalyptic fiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>science fiction </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Simulations <ul><li>GAMES: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Sims </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Urbz </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SUGGEST: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>sociology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>dysfunction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>relationships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>romance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>architecture </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Japanese/Manga tie-in <ul><li>GAMES: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Katamari Damacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Final Fantasy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dragonball Z </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pokemon </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SUGGEST: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>manga </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Japanese culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>graphic novels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>drawing books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>anime films </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Superhero Games <ul><li>GAMES: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spider-Man </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fantastic Four </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>City of Heros </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SUGGEST: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>comic books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>graphic novels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>biographies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mythology </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. 10 YOUNG ADULT NOVELS WITH GAMING PLOTS <ul><li>Bloor, Edward. Crusader . </li></ul><ul><li>Card, Orson Scott. Ender’s Game . </li></ul><ul><li>Horowitz, Anthony. Eagle Strike . </li></ul><ul><li>Lubar, David. Wizards of the Game . </li></ul><ul><li>Skurzynski, Gloria. The Virtual War . </li></ul><ul><li>Tangherlini, Arne. [email_address] . </li></ul><ul><li>Vande Velde, Vivian. Heir Apparent . </li></ul><ul><li>Vande Velde, Vivian. User Unfriendly . </li></ul><ul><li>Werlin, Nancy. Locked Inside . </li></ul><ul><li>Wieler, Diana. Ran Van series. </li></ul>
  32. 32. NONFICTION <ul><li>Compton, Shanna. Gamers: </li></ul><ul><li>DeMaria, Russel & Johnny L. Wilson. High Score! </li></ul><ul><li>Weiss, D. B. Lucky Wander Boy .  </li></ul><ul><li>Official Prima Strategy Guides. Prima. </li></ul><ul><li>AD&D Player’s Handbook . </li></ul><ul><li>Moursund, Beth. Magic: The Gathering: Official Strategy Guide . </li></ul>
  33. 33. GAMING MAGAZINES <ul><li>Computer Gaming World </li></ul><ul><li>Dragon </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Gaming Monthly </li></ul><ul><li>Game Informer </li></ul><ul><li>Game Pro </li></ul><ul><li>Nintendo Power </li></ul><ul><li>Official X-Box </li></ul><ul><li>PC Gamer </li></ul><ul><li>Play </li></ul><ul><li>Playstation & PS2 </li></ul><ul><li>Tips & Tricks </li></ul>
  34. 34. FOR LIBRARIANS <ul><li>Beck, John C. & Mitchell Wade. Got Game? How the Gamer Generation is Reshaping Business Forever . </li></ul><ul><li>Gee, James Paul. What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy . </li></ul><ul><li>Howe, Neil. Millenials Rising: The Next Great Generation . </li></ul><ul><li>Jenkins, Henry III and Justine Cassell. From Barbie to Mortal Kombat: Gender and Computer Games . </li></ul><ul><li>Katz, John. Geeks: How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet Out of Idaho . Broadway, 2001. </li></ul><ul><li>Tapscott, Don. Growing Up Digital: The Rise of the Net Generation . </li></ul>
  35. 35. 2. BE A STRATEGY GUIDE <ul><li>Don’t be a level boss. </li></ul><ul><li>Show, don’t tell. </li></ul><ul><li>Make it interactive. </li></ul><ul><li>Get them started. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a free-for-all. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for a demo of expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Be open-minded </li></ul>
  36. 36. 3. EMBRACE YOUR INNER TECHNOGEEK <ul><li>Upgrade. </li></ul><ul><li>Get a screen name. </li></ul><ul><li>You can’t break it. </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Read tech news. </li></ul>
  37. 37. 4. BE FLEXIBLE <ul><li>Change the space. </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible furnishings. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>it’s a stool, it’s a tray </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>video rocker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>armchair with swivel tray </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cubes, beanbags, floor cushions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>storage ottoman </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Say yes. </li></ul><ul><li>Go meta. </li></ul><ul><li>Customize. </li></ul><ul><li>Change yourself. </li></ul>
  38. 38. 5. PLAN CHANGE <ul><li>Sticky content: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>facility </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accept change. </li></ul><ul><li>Plan. </li></ul>
  39. 39. 6. IMMERSE YOURSELF IN POP CULTURE <ul><li>Know what’s hot/what’s not . </li></ul><ul><li>Pop goes the library. </li></ul><ul><li>Know about crossovers. </li></ul>
  40. 40. … ESPECIALLY VIDEO GAME CULTURE <ul><li>Watch Red Vs. Blue . </li></ul><ul><li>Read Penny Acade or PvP . </li></ul><ul><li>View PBS’s Culture Shock You Decide: Video Games . </li></ul><ul><li>Skim gaming magazines. </li></ul><ul><li>Link . </li></ul><ul><li>Pay attention to gaming. </li></ul>
  41. 41. … MORE VIDEO GAME CULTURE <ul><li>Join the LibGaming Google Group at http://groups.google.com/group/libgaming </li></ul><ul><li>Read the Game On! Video Games in Libraries blog at http://libgaming.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Take an online class on Video Games and Libraries from Simmons, YALSA or another organization. </li></ul>
  42. 42. <ul><li>Sign the petition for a YALSA gaming interest group. </li></ul><ul><li>Attend Gaming Institutes like Teens & Technology Midwinter Institute (save the date! Gaming Learning & Libraries 2006 Dec 3-5 Chicago IL) </li></ul>
  43. 43. 7. TRY SOME GAMES <ul><li>SET GAME: DAILY PUZZLE </li></ul><ul><li>PENGUIN BASEBALL </li></ul><ul><li>BEJEWELED </li></ul><ul><li>CHICKTIONARY </li></ul><ul><li>BOB THE BLOB </li></ul><ul><li>NEOPETS </li></ul><ul><li>RUNESCAPE </li></ul><ul><li>DINER DASH </li></ul><ul><li>CABOODLE </li></ul><ul><li>SNOOD </li></ul>
  44. 44. OTHER GAMING SITES <ul><li>APPLECORE </li></ul><ul><li>BONUS </li></ul><ul><li>CITYCAFE </li></ul><ul><li>FUNBRAIN </li></ul><ul><li>GAIAM </li></ul><ul><li>GIRLS GO TECH </li></ul><ul><li>GIRL TECH GAMES CAFÉ: </li></ul><ul><li>PLAYFIRST </li></ul><ul><li>POGO </li></ul><ul><li>QUEEN BEE GAMES </li></ul><ul><li>J OTTO SEIBOLD </li></ul><ul><li>SHOCKWAVE </li></ul><ul><li>WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? </li></ul>

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