Online Games in the Classroom

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Online Games in the Classroom

  1. 1. Tic Tac Toe
  2. 2. Pong
  3. 3. Galaga
  4. 4. SimCity
  5. 5. World of Warcraft
  6. 6. games haven’t gotten simpler over time
  7. 7. they’ve gotten more complex
  8. 8. Why?
  9. 9. because the brain demands it
  10. 10. “The brain developed to solve problems relating to surviving in an unstable, outdoor environment and to do so in near constant motion.” John Medina Brain Rules
  11. 11. can I eat it?
  12. 12. can it eat me?
  13. 13. can I have sex with it?
  14. 14. what then . . . is your job?
  15. 15. convince a middle school kid that a five paragraph essay is essential for her survival
  16. 16. brains search for patterns
  17. 17. brains work best when emotional chemicals are increased
  18. 18. brains want to work with others
  19. 19. games provide “tasty patterns of reality”
  20. 20. games create emotional connections
  21. 21. games encourage collaborative learning
  22. 22. games become about “survival”
  23. 23. “Better theories of learning are embedded in the video games many children play than in the schools they attend.” James Gee What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Literacy & Learning
  24. 24. Grand Theft Childhood Lawrence Kutner How Computer Games Help Children Learn David Williamson Shaffer Don’t Bother Me, Mom -- I’m Learning! Marc Prensky
  25. 25. what’s makin’ sense?
  26. 26. your games?
  27. 27. Some great examples
  28. 28. Trave ler IQ
  29. 29. www.stopdisastersgame.org
  30. 30. rd World Farmer Thi
  31. 31. na noq uest
  32. 32. iPo d Touch

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