How to add some WoW into your assignments


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An Ignite! type presentation given at a University of Wyoming conference. Discusses ideas for using World of Warcraft in the classroom.

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How to add some WoW into your assignments

  1. 1. How to add some WoW into your assignments By Tubarks the Tenacious
  2. 2. How to add some WoW into your assignments By Tubarks the Tenacious
  3. 3. As a Level 90 Gnome Rogue of the Wickedly Insane Guild, I would like to share some ideas for using WoW in the classroom.
  4. 4. Plot the time it takes to travel from one location to another on foot, on a mount, and on a flying mount. Publish a travel directory.
  5. 5. Compare and contrast the Nordic mythology references in Northrend, with particular attention to the Sons of Hodir quest line.
  6. 6. Write a short story, set in the world of Azeroth, from your character's point-of-view.
  7. 7. What song or poem would the bards of Azeroth sing about your character's adventures?
  8. 8. Create a comic using either your own art or screenshots from your game that tell a brief story.
  9. 9. Go to the capital city of Ironforge, Stormwind, Darnassus, or Dalaran and interview other players.
  10. 10. Using two different weapons calculate DPS over time.
  11. 11. Collect data during an encounter that involves a great deal of spell damage (fire, frost, arcane, etc.).
  12. 12. Students will measure the drop rate of an item in-game and then compare it with published probability charts.
  13. 13. Create a fictional “store-front” in-game. Write a business plan for this venture.
  14. 14. Create a webpage or wiki as a guide for your particular character class.
  15. 15. Create and edit a video that uses the game to address a social issue. Use your characters to tell the story.
  16. 16. What professions do you have on your character? Research some add-ons that might help with that profession.
  17. 17. Your class will no longer be able to do ____ in the game and you are upset about it. You decide to write the company.
  18. 18. Students will study a particular item or group of items on the in-world auction house learning about supply and demand.
  19. 19. Students will identify common themes and characteristics of Chinese art found in World of Warcraft.
  20. 20. Create a field guide for plants and/or animals in Azeroth.
  21. 21. Choose a character from The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien, and make a brief argument about what class and/or race they'd be in WoW.