What if there were a tool that guided youthrough challenges and quests at your ownpace?Photo by Ross LaRocco
What if the tool scaffolded learningthrough hints and clues available toyou just when you needed them?Photo by TomMaillioux
What if the tool assessedhow you were doing anddidn’t let you progressuntil you have sufﬁcienttools, skills, andpreparation to go on?Photo by @_levelcomplete
What if the tool provided a safe environment foryou to fail in, but encouraged and motivated youto keep trying?
What if the tool was full of richnarrative driven content?http://layton.wikia.com
What if the tool had characters thatdrew you in and inspired you tocreate, wonder, and play?
What if you wererewardedautomatically forprogress andsuccess?blogs.dailymail.com
What if the tool could simulate things thatweren’t possible?http://dome.fi
What if there were puzzles and challenges thatplayed to the most critical thinking and problemsolving skills?
What if there was rich, descriptive text, withmore words than most novels, which you wereeager to read to keep progressing?
What if there was beautiful art, richtexture, colour, and pattern to inspire your owncreations?http://lumoreanarts.deviantart.com
What if youabsolutelyloved thetool, andplayed withit everychance withyou got?
What if the tool were available in manyplatforms, portable, accessible, affordable, already in many homes, and had more choices ofcontent than you could ever imagine?http://www.gamehavenclassic.com/
What if you could develop your own challengesand share them with others around the world?
What if you could create newlevels, characters, worlds, and write all aboutyour experiences, create stories about thesenew worlds, and write how to guides to helpothers?
What if you could share your creations in onlinecommunities and even play with other peoplefrom around the world, connecting with others?
What if we brought it into theclassroom? I wonder…• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnEN2Sm4IIQ
Games Based Learning vs.GamificationImages fromhttp://www.dashe.comand yoshiart.com
Kinect Resources• Kinect Adventures in the classroom guide –http://www.slideshare.net/Microsofteduk/kinect-adventures-in-the-classroom• Kinect Games in the Classroomhttp://www.microsoft.com/education/en-us/products/Pages/kinect.aspx#3
http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/kodu/Koduhttp://scratch.mit.edu/Scratchhttp://goo.gl/7jjpEDaisyhttp://unity3d.com/UnityMove the Turtlehttp://goo.gl/PVhGOApp Development:http://www.trailsoptional.com/2012/04/so-you-want-to-create-an-app/Hopscotchhttp://goo.gl/CFuABKodablehttp://goo.gl/Sdvt9