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Learning With The Lich King 2 0


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Four months into the project, here's an updated version of the Learning With The Lich King presentation that focuses on the WoWinSchool Project ( Take a look at what we're learning!

Learning With The Lich King 2 0

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  2. 2. Lucas Gillispie<br />@PCSTech<br />and<br />@wowinschool<br />#ncties<br />
  3. 3. Why Games?<br />
  4. 4. “...the designers of<br />many good games have hit on profoundly good methods of getting people to learn and to enjoy learning.”<br />-James Paul Gee, University of Madison Wisconsin<br />
  5. 5. Learning works best when new challenges are “pleasantly frustrating” in the sense of being felt by learners to be at the outer edge of, but within their “regime of competence”. That is, these challenges feel hard, but doable (Gee, 2007, p. 36).-James Paul Gee<br />
  6. 6. “...within games, there are in fact multitudes of literacy practices – games are full of text, she asserted, to say nothing of the entirely text-based fandom communities online that take place in forums, blogs and <br />social networks.”<br />-Constance Steinkhueler, FuturePlay 2007, Toronto<br />
  7. 7. “Today's game designers have figured out something today's educators are still searching for: how to make learning engaging for today's kids. It would be a shame not to employ this knowledge in our classrooms.”<br />-Marc Prensky<br />
  8. 8. “Oh, he’s just in there playing somegame.”<br />-Parent<br />
  9. 9. Our students are learning “21st-Century Skills” whether we teach them or not.<br />
  10. 10. Where It All Began<br />
  11. 11. What Does It Mean To Be...<br />A Guild?<br />
  12. 12. A Guild Is...<br />Community<br />
  13. 13. A Guild Is...<br />Relationship<br />
  14. 14. A Guild Is...<br />About Pride<br />Seeing Your Guild Emblem FlyingAbove A Keep You’ve Taken FromEnemy Players<br />Being the First Guild FormedOn Your Server<br />
  15. 15. A Guild Is...<br />Teachable Moments<br />
  16. 16. A Guild Is...<br />Stories<br />Remember The Time We...<br />
  17. 17. What I’ve Seen...<br />Students in Virtual Worlds<br />
  18. 18. Extreme Engagement<br />Why don’t they spend this much time studying for their Biology exam?<br /><br />Warhammer Online Screenshot<br />
  19. 19. Students Become The Experts<br />They spend hours outside of the game collaborating and planning in forums, researching maps, statistics, and strategies to improve their game.<br />
  20. 20. The Playing Field Is Leveled<br />
  21. 21. College Student<br />Who Are They Playing With?<br />They are collaborating, online, with people from all over the world. Differences in race, age, gender, and nationality are no longer an issue.<br />Protestant Minister<br />Director of IT<br />Researcher<br /><br />Quality Assurance Supervisor<br />University Admissions Representative<br />Stay-at-home Mom<br />Business Analyst<br />Ph.D. Candidate<br />Teacher<br />Editor for the Canadian Senate <br />Business Owner<br />Technology Engineer<br />Water/Sewer Technician<br />K-12Instructional Technology Coordinator<br />County Sheriff<br />Network Administrator<br />Produce Clerk<br />Source:<br />
  22. 22. Students Emerging AsLeaders<br />Students are leading people from around the world (often 40 or more) to accomplish collective goals. These events take planning, coordination, and decision-making skills.<br />
  23. 23. So, what’s the next step?<br />
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  25. 25. What is the WoWinSchool Project?<br />A collaborative project that aims to use World of Warcraft in an after-school program, targeting at-risk or “fringe” students, and focusing on literacy, writing, mathematics, 21st-century skills, and digital citizenship.<br />
  26. 26. What If?<br />
  27. 27. What If we use World of Warcraft to teach:<br />Digital Storytelling?<br />Culture?<br />Statistics?<br />Literacy?<br />Writing?<br />Leadership?<br />Economics?<br />Algebra?<br />Ecology?<br />
  28. 28. What If we use World of Warcraft to engage one disaffected student?<br />
  29. 29. What If we put these students in guild leadership positions?<br />
  30. 30. What If we share the students’ accomplishments with the world?<br />
  31. 31. What If we mix students from distant areas in the same guild?<br />
  32. 32. And that’s exactly<br />What we’re doing!<br />
  33. 33. Meet: The Legacy<br />
  34. 34. Fan Fiction:<br />
  35. 35. Fan Fiction:<br />Holiadore. It is a name of honor and pride. He has not yet lived up to the dream, but this night elf will train and train in the ways of the druid until he achieves his ultimate goal- to be as good as his father. His father never had pride in him so Holiadore ran away from home as a child and has practiced the ways of the druid ever since. He uses the skins of his foes to craft armor to use against stronger foes. He goes through many perils to do the bidding of the townspeople. He, in doing so, trains his abilities until they can increase no more. And when he reaches his ultimate goal, he will return to the place where he was raised, the place that, once, his family lived. And he will place flowers upon his father's grave, and continue in his practices. This is the story of Holiadore.<br />
  36. 36. Student Ownership:<br />
  37. 37. Guild Webpage:<br />
  38. 38. Officer Elections:<br />
  39. 39. Virtual Tours:<br />
  40. 40. Student Perspectives<br />Watch The Video!<br />
  41. 41. Questions?<br />
  42. 42. The Wiki<br /><br />
  43. 43. Cognitive Dissonance on Sisters of Elune Server<br />Come Play With Us!Come Learn With Us!<br /><br />
  44. 44. Lucas Gillispie<br />Instructional Technology Coordinator,Pender County Schools, NC<br /><br />