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Game based learning, the world and minecraft

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Workshop presented at the Vietnam Tech Conference at Saigon South International School in HCMC, Vietnam.

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Game based learning, the world and minecraft

  1. 1. Game-Based Learning, the World and MinecraftRobert Appino @rappin01 www.rappino.com
  2. 2. http://todaysmeet.com/gamesvtc2 http://todaysmeet.com/gamesvtc2 http://todaysmeet.com/gamesvtc2 http://todaysmeet.com/gamesvtc2
  3. 3. What games do you play?Why do you play them?
  4. 4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygzPvxoiRLQ
  5. 5. Objective• to describe Game-Based Learning, look at how learning has changed in the world and give examples like Minecraft.
  6. 6. DefinitionThe idea is to motivate, focus, engage students by teaching using a specific game.
  7. 7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3DpHSRE3gY
  8. 8. Make learning fun
  9. 9. Why are games fun?
  10. 10. What arecharacteristics of good games?
  11. 11. Play one of these Games: Portal 2D - http://portal.wecreatestuff.com/Fantastic Contraption - http://www.fantasticcontraption.net/
  12. 12. Characteristics of Good Games• Feedback• Challenge - Goal-oriented• Engaging, Motivating• Competitive
  13. 13. Feedback
  14. 14. Challenge
  15. 15. Competitive
  16. 16. Engaging
  17. 17. Re-imagining Learninghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6_U6jOKsG4
  18. 18. Asking Good Questions
  19. 19. How super is Super Mario?
  20. 20. What is thestory?
  21. 21. Game Examples:• Whyville - http://www.whyville.net/• Lure of the Labyrinth (Math) - http://labyrinth.thinkport.org/www/• Fantastic Contraption (Physics) - http://www.fantasticcontraption.net/• Portal (Physics) - www.teachwithportals.com• Minecraft - http://minecraftedu.com/wiki/index.php?title=Teaching_w
  22. 22. Gamification
  23. 23. Ready. Set. Go. Go. Go.
  24. 24. Tread lightly
  25. 25. Resources• Games in Education - http://gamesined.wikispaces.com/• Games2Train - http://www.games2train.com/• Massively Minecraft - http://massivelyminecraft.org/ • ES Example http://Goo.gl/bOQL5 • MS Example http://alexguenther.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/course-5-fi• Gamification - http://gamification.org/wiki/Gamification_of_Education
  26. 26. Attributions:All images in this presentation are screen captures from or photos from Robert Appino except the image of SuperMario which is from Image Fan Pop.Carleton Education http://serc.carleton.edu/introgeo/games/index.htmlGames People Play by Robert Appino and Louise Phinney http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygzPvxoiRLQSurmise the Possibilities: Portal to a Game-Based Theory of Learning for the 21st Century by James Paul Gee -http://www.jamespaulgee.com/Adrian Camm - http://adriancamm.com2012 Horizon Report http://www.nmc.org/horizon-project/horizon-reports/horizon-report-k-12-editionThis presentation is downloadable via www.rappino.com Robert Appino @rappin01 www.rappino.com
  27. 27. Game-Based Learning, the World and MinecraftRobert Appino @rappin01 www.rappino.com

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