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Teaching With Video Games in Mind

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This is a presentation for the Reform Symposium 2011 on what we can learn from video game design about designing instruction.

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Teaching With Video Games in Mind

  1. 1. http://www.flickr.com/photos/somegeekintn/5426529651/ Teaching with Video Games in Mind Mary Beth Hertz The Reform Symposium 2011
  2. 2. We are not talking about……. http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/game-theory/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamification … or actually playing games in the classroom.
  3. 3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/49462908@N00/3983751145 We are talking about game play and game design as it relates to planning instruction.
  4. 4. Let’s make learning look like this! http://www.flickr.com/photos/clover_1/3065372014/in/photostream/
  5. 5. How?
  6. 6. Low-risk learning opportunities … ..just try again! http://www.flickr.com/photos/st3f4n/4122728566
  7. 7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/73645804@N00/864731205/
  8. 8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/9544998@N04/4051730408 Manageable goals that lead towards mastery
  9. 9. http://www.flickr.com/photos/exfordy/1184462890 Just the right amount of challenge…
  10. 10. http://www.flickr.com/photos/7525367@N04/2162040262 Fun! Emotionally engaging!
  11. 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/vancouverfilmschool/3613743657 It’s how good games are designed!
  12. 12. http://www.flickr.com/photos/26480501@N06/2961565820 http://www.flickr.com/photos/60057912@N00/4185191883 Thinking of game play and game design when planning your lessons and units will help you build meaningful, well-paced and engaging learning experiences.
  13. 13. More resources <ul><li>The blog post that sparked this presentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://philly-teacher.blogspot.com/2011/02/what-can-we-learn-from-gaming.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Quest to Learn School, NYC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://q2l.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gaming in Education Diigo list: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.diigo.com/list/mbteach/Gaming-in-Education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gameful (game design site) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://gameful.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Making Learning Whole by David Perkins </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A special thanks to Chad Sansing (@chadsansing) and Sylvia Martinez(@smartinez) who helped me wrap my head around this topic. </li></ul></ul>

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