Playing to Learn: Games and Simulations in the Classroom
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Promote active learning, impact student motivation and improve learning outcomes through the use of games and simulations in the classroom. Technology expands the opportunities for learning through games by increasing the interaction, expanding the audience and tracking the results. This session provides an overview of using games and simulations for learning, including an exploration of the impact of games and simulations, the types of games and simulations and considerations for using games and simulations in the classroom. Off-the-shelf games and game templates that can be implemented immediately will be reviewed and simple tools for creating your own games will also be explored.