Students to Heroes 2.0 - Gaming Association of Manitoba Educators
Here's everything I shared at the GAME event keynote. My journey as a gamer and educator, examples of how I and others have used popular games like World of Warcraft and Minecraft for learning, tips for getting a games and learning program going in your school.
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
(Gee, 2007, p. 36).
Challenge and Consolidation
“Just in Time”
“One of the counter
intuitive things I
needed to learn as a
designer was that
failures more than
success. As long as
it’s diverse, they like
to explore the failure
space of a game.”
-Will Wright, Game
Bilbo - The Rogue by Borconyx
I think that Bilbo would be a rogue, considering that his nickname is Burglar
Baggins. I think this because "stealth is the first class ability a rogue can
Stealth is needed to be a good burglar because you can't wake the guards
and you can`t make noise or the alarms will go off. Even Gandalf stated that "
you look more like a burglar than a grocer"(Tolkien 18). Plus, Bilbo is smart. I
think that would make him a rogue because rogues are intelligent enough to
know that when you turn invisible that you need to be quiet because going
invisible doesn't mean they can`t hear you.
"Rogue Talents." WoWWiki. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Jan 2011.<http://
Tolkien, J.R.R. The Hobbit. New York: Del Rey Books, 1937. 320. Print.
My emblem depicts a two-sided bird. One side is black and the other,
blue. I like to think of these birds as duality. On one hand, I reveal to
others that I am a ﬁghter, and on the other hand, I conceal my fear. The
blue represents what you see, what is visible and shown to other people.
While, the black part of the bird represents our mask. While we show
some things, we also hide something.
In addition, the black represents the unknown. What is hidden, what can't
be shown, or what never will be. The black also hides who we really are.
It's our shield. It's what keeps our secrets hidden all except for one. The
red smudge behind the birds represents blood. Blood shows that we are
willing to sacriﬁce and ﬁght no matter what it takes to set things right,
even if we must kill to defend others.
We believe in giving up our lives to ﬁght for what is right. This emblem
represents what our guild is. It shows who we really are. The black side
shows that we're strong, that nobody is like us. But this is what the blue
for: the blue side shows that we're actually all the same. We're all scared
that we'll loose the battle, or that we won't make this certain mission.
We're scared we'll fail or mess up. We're all the same.
Guild Emblems and Symbols in Guild Wars 2
Writing Guild Mission Statements
The purpose of this guild is to encourage students to
learn about fantasy literature, games, and writing. The Legacy
gives students from around the world the opportunity to play
the epic game, "World of Warcraft." We make every effort
to join together as a team and show that that we are eager,
fearless, and victorious to make things happen. Learning
through writing, games, stories and fantasy literature is
something students will never forget. –Monchy
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