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Board Gaming & 21st century literacies
presented for MSLA, Sturbridge MA Oct 2009

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  1. 1. <ul><li>Presented by Beth Gallaway for MSLA 2009 </li></ul>Board Games & 21 st Century Literacy
  2. 2. <ul><li>Beth Gallaway, Consultant </li></ul><ul><li>Information Goddess Consulting </li></ul><ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Email [email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slides: http://www.informationgoddess.info </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links: http://www.delicious.com/informationgoddess29/boardgames </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Gaming & Literacy Aa B b Cc Dd Ee Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Oo Pp Qq Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Xx Yy Zz X 01000001 &4 // 3 I2 5
  4. 4. What is Literacy?
  5. 5. Print Literacy <ul><li>read and write proficiently </li></ul>
  6. 6. 21st Century Literacy <ul><li>use a range of tools and skills </li></ul><ul><li>To communicate and participate </li></ul>
  7. 7. Visual Literacy <ul><li>interpret , assess , and process visual images </li></ul>
  8. 8. Technology Literacy <ul><li>use creation and communication tools </li></ul>
  9. 9. Why Board Games? <ul><li>Games are instructional materials that support curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>Board games have very little stigma associated with them. </li></ul><ul><li>Board games strengthen information literacy skills. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Board Games Offer… <ul><li>Variety of new challenges. </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity for creative problem solving. </li></ul><ul><li>Support for overcoming failure. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Millennials <ul><li>Born with a chip? </li></ul><ul><li>Trophy kids </li></ul><ul><li>Direct </li></ul><ul><li>Smarter </li></ul><ul><li>Healthier </li></ul><ul><li>More liberal </li></ul><ul><li>More conservative </li></ul><ul><li>Well-balanced </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Gamer Generation <ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>Competitive </li></ul><ul><li>Wired </li></ul><ul><li>Self-aware </li></ul><ul><li>Always On </li></ul><ul><li>Heroic </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-taskers </li></ul><ul><li>Global </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul><ul><li>Risk Takers </li></ul>Beck, John and Mitchell Wade. Got Game: How the Gamer Generation is Reshaping Business Forever . Harvard Business School Press, 2004.
  13. 13. AASL Learning Standard 1 <ul><li>Inquire, think critically and gain knowledge </li></ul>
  14. 14. AASL Learning Standard 2 <ul><li>Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge </li></ul>
  15. 15. AASL Learning Standard 3 <ul><li>Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society </li></ul>
  16. 16. AASL Learning Standard 4 <ul><li>Pursue personal and aesthetic growth. </li></ul>
  17. 17. MA Curriculum Frameworks: English
  18. 18. MA Curriculum Frameworks: Language Strand
  19. 19. Max
  20. 20. MA Curriculum Frameworks: History
  21. 21. Ancient Civilizations Elba Central School District, Elba, NY
  22. 22. MA Curriculum Frameworks: US History I Standards
  23. 23. 1960: The Making of the President Oakfield-Alabama Middle-High School Media Center, Oakfield, NY
  24. 24. MA Curriculum Standards: Science
  25. 25. Power Grid Letchworth Central School, Gainesville, NY
  26. 26. Choosing Games <ul><li>Authenticity </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Alignment </li></ul><ul><li>Time </li></ul><ul><li>Return on Investment </li></ul>
  27. 27. Budget: Start with FREE Stuff <ul><li>Borrow. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for donations. </li></ul><ul><li>Find a host. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Budget: Start with USED Stuff <ul><li>Purchase games at yard sales. </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase used games online. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Budget: Start SMALL <ul><li>Share. </li></ul><ul><li>Partner. </li></ul><ul><li>Buy just a few titles. </li></ul><ul><li>Purchase multiple copies for instructional sessions. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Budget: Cost <ul><li>For tabletop gaming materials, plan to spend… </li></ul><ul><li>$8-15 for card games </li></ul><ul><li>$15-65 for board games </li></ul>
  31. 31. Budget: Vendors <ul><li>Direct from publisher, like Looney Labs, Fun Again Games, or and Days of Wonder. </li></ul><ul><li>Local toy, game or hobby store. </li></ul><ul><li>Online retailers like Amazon.com. </li></ul><ul><li>National retailers like Wal*Mart or Toys ‘R’ Us. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Resources <ul><li>AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner. www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/aaslproftools/learningstandards/standards.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>Board Game Geek www.boardgamegeek.com </li></ul><ul><li>Board Game News www.boardgamenews.com </li></ul><ul><li>Board Game Studies www.boardgamestudies.info/studies/ </li></ul>
  33. 33. Resources <ul><li>Board Games with Scott http://boardgameswithscott.com </li></ul><ul><li>Game Finder www.gamesforeducators.com </li></ul><ul><li>Genesee Valley BOCES. Gaming http://sls.gvboces.org/gaming/ </li></ul><ul><li>Library Gamer http://librarygamer.wordpress. com </li></ul><ul><li>Games & Gaming MIG http://connect.ala.org/gaming </li></ul>
  34. 34. The Librarian’s Guide to Gaming
  35. 35. National Gaming Day 11/14/09 http://ngd.ala.org
  36. 36. Best Practices
  37. 37. Board Games in School Libraries <ul><li>Genesee Valley BOCES, NY </li></ul>http://sls.gvboces.org/gaming/
  38. 38. Scrabble Club Woburn Public Library, MA
  39. 39. Rocket Boys Big Game Reidland High School, Paduach, KY http://librarygamingtoolkit.org/rhsbiggame.html
  40. 40. Ace of Games Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier VT
  41. 41. Programming <ul><li>understand and apply programming principles to create change in technology </li></ul>
  42. 42. Building Developmental Assets http://www.search-institute.org
  43. 43. Probe, Hypothesize, Reprobe, Rethink
  44. 44. Try Some Games! <ul><li>Apples to Apples </li></ul><ul><li>Carcassone </li></ul><ul><li>Fluxx </li></ul><ul><li>Man Bites Dog </li></ul><ul><li>Magic: The Gathering </li></ul><ul><li>Munchkin </li></ul><ul><li>Nanofictionary </li></ul><ul><li>Once Upon a Time </li></ul><ul><li>Snorta </li></ul><ul><li>Ticket to Ride </li></ul>
  45. 45. Thank You! <ul><li>Contact: </li></ul><ul><li>Beth Gallaway </li></ul><ul><li>603-247-3196 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://informationgoddess.info </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.delicious.com/informationgoddess29/boardgames </li></ul>

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