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Digital playtime elt

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Digital playtime elt

  1. 1. Digital Playtime In ELT <ul><li>Blog www.digitalplay.info/blog </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter @eltdigitalplay </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Webinar – Friday 23 rd September 2011 </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. http://www.deltapublishing.co.uk/titles/methodology/digital-play Digital Play Computer games and language aims
  3. 3. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Relevance There are 1 million gamers in UK Average young person in UK will spend 10,000 hours gaming by the age of 21 * *Jane McGonigal - Reality is broken Why?
  4. 4. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Engaging Games make learning fun Games capture learners' attention Why?
  5. 5. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Communication Games encourage language production Learners love talking about games Why?
  6. 6. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Teaching Games can be easily adapted for teaching Games can be used to practise all language skills Why?
  7. 7. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play No Computers in your classroom?
  8. 8. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play How to approach task design? http://www.braid-game.com
  9. 9. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limbo_(video_game ) Support for preparation of materials
  10. 10. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play http://playspent.org One Computer?
  11. 11. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play http://playspent.org
  12. 12. http://www.ugo.com/games/superhero-generator-heromachine-2-5
  13. 14. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play www.bubblebox.com/play/adventure/1747.htm Multiple Computers?
  14. 15. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play www.bubblebox.com/play/adventure/1747.htm
  15. 16. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play http://www.gamershood.com/flashgames/266
  16. 17. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play
  17. 18. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play www.bubblebox.com/play/adventure/1747.htm http://jayisgames.com/archives/2010/04/hetherdale.php#walkthrough Finding and using a walkthrough
  18. 19. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Procedure and practicalities <ul><ul><li>learner grouping – pairs or groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>use handouts – clear instructions / task </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>teacher uses game guide ( walkthrough ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>encourage use of English during computer use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learners explore, examine and pick up objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pause game and reflect on puzzles together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>those who solve puzzle tell whole class </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>discuss where they been and what seen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>authentic information gap activity </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Classroom management
  20. 21. http://www.digitalplay.info/blog Digital Play Win a copy of Digital Play
  21. 22. Digital Play Thank you! Any questions? Blog www.digitalplay.info/blog Twitter @eltdigitalplay Email [email_address] Email [email_address]

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