Thursday, October 13, 2011

T and T October 14, 2011


Constance Steinkuehler on World of Warcraft as a learning environment
Smart Attendance - place your name under your choice
Smart software download and some extra Galleries for specific subjects

Next class is Monday - check the RWL below.

Pre-service teacher tech info session Oct 20 - Invitation letter

Questions about assignments??
Important Ideas # 8 and 9

Games in Education - beyond Jeopardy and review
  1. Are they beneficial?
  2. What is learned?
  3. How do we 'assess' progress?
  4. How do we ‘justify’ using games to admin and parents?
  5. Are problem-solving, collaboration, communication, literacy, critical thinking enough?                       x Employability skills

Assessment - James Paul Gee on Games and Assessment (Video)
What Exactly Are Kids Learning From Games?

Smartboard games

Apps and games

What are the obstacles for you in using games?

McLuhan speech - first 10 minutes

A17 - Lab

Try out some games in your subject area - critique them based on:
Ease of play

Bio Games link - Spongelab Interactive - class code: 3FRYNF7PEQ
Stu's Quiz Boxes (requires a download and install on a WIndows computer) 
The Problem Site 
Canada Quiz
Games Sites
Nobel Prize Site - Games
HIstory Games - BBC

Colorado U project
English Games

Game Creation software 
Kodu - easy to learn 3D game cration
Game Maker

RWL - Technology Bias for Monday!!

At least TWO of the following and bring your notes:

What You Don't Know Can Hurt You -
Videos: - You can watch just segments of this using the choices listed. It would not paly in Firefox for me, but was fine in Chrome.
General videos by Mander - or do your own search

Lakoff and Johnson - Metaphors We Live By - and a summary and Bower's critique
Lakoff video of how this started
Lakoff  video - Framing

Neil Postman - Five Things we should Know About Technological Change

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