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  1. 1. Gabe ZichermannHow Games Make Kids Smarter
  2. 2. Gabe begins his talk by speaking of his first experience withgames in education: playing “Where in the World is CarmenSan Diego” in school.
  3. 3. Question 2:Gabe first captures the audience’s Gabe keeps attention by offering upattention by telling about his new ways of looking at oldearliest experiences with problems and supportingvideo games. He relates his ideas with many colorfulhis story to education stories and examples.right away when hespeaks about playing“Where in the Worldis Carmen San Diego”in school.
  4. 4. He speaks about hiscareer and how itrelates to games and“gamification.” He isan example of how aperson can make acareer out of games.
  5. 5. He brings up ADD, firstexplaining traditional viewson the subject and thenoffering a differentperspective. Children easilyfocus on games but oftenstruggle to pay attention inschool.
  6. 6. “Is it that our children haveADD, or is our world just toofreakin’ slow for ourchildren to appreciate?”-Gabe Zichermann
  7. 7. He shares the work of AnanthPai, who taught a class using videogames as the main method oflearning for the students. In 18weeks the class went from a below3rd grade level in reading and mathto a mid 4th grade level.
  8. 8. In closing he says that his generation is themost out of touch with the world of theirchildren, but also goes on to say that the children will turn out alright.
  9. 9. Question 4 Gabe kept his slides simple and organized. They were aiding in his speech rather than distracting from it.
  10. 10. Question 5 Always have a plan for what you’re going to say next. Keep your audience engaged with jokes and stories, but don’t ramble.