Tell Me About The Game… Lets Race Around the World (RATW)• self-directed research project• uses reading, writing and math authentically• a geographic/cultural understanding• curricular content of your choice It’s a competitive game!
Academic Areas• Writing• Research• Math• World geography• Cultural understanding• Writing focus can be ANY content (science, culture, math, literature, etc.)
What it looks likeMiddle School High School (open ppt)
Will this game work for you?• Options for implementation • Supporting different units • Time considerations • Scaling the game
TEACHER INFO• Make decisions and don’t change them• Make sure YOU understand the math• Ensure the students understand the math and strategies (or provide learning aids)• Raise the quality of writing expectation EVERY time• Ensure that students work is available to you electronically (for monitoring)
What does this look like in a “real” classroom? Middle School High School• global awareness • The world and her inhabitants are an amazing thing—and not to be• extract specifically missed! needed information • The harder they worked, the more they learned• connection to their • the less teacher control, the more reality empowering the learning• fosters deep • students will achieve to the expectations set—no more and discussion no less • Yearly technology teacher goals far exceeded expectations
Let’s play a mini-game1.You will practice only the strategy development.2.Decide your strategy3.Good luck!