Parent Technology Coffee Morning: Gamification

This morning Mr. Pitter and I were lucky to have some working parents attending our session, thank you Golden Week:)

This session’s focus was on ‘Gamification’. We started the session with a discussion about our own experiences about Gaming, carried on with our kids are experiences. We followed up the conversation with a TED talk by Jane McGonigal where she explains how games like World of Warcraft players can save worlds, and learn the habits of heroes and solve the real world’s problems.

We have finished the sessions by making our learning visible by using the ‘I used to think’ – ‘Now I think’ routine by Harvard’s Project Zero.

Resources:

Moving Learning Games Forward http://education.mit.edu/papers/MovingLearningGamesForward_EdArcade.pdf by the Education Arcade, MIT.

Reality is Broken: http://www.amazon.com/Reality-Is-Broken-Better-Change/dp/0143120611

Infographic about Gamification:

Gamification of Education

Created by Knewton and Column Five Media

A big thank you goes out to the parents who came to our session today!

Ms. Raskin

Next Parent Tech Session: Summer Fun with Technology will be held on Wed, 5 June at 9:15 in the CafeteriaThis will be our last Parent Technology & Literacy Coffee Morning session for this school year. We’ll explore fun and collaborative tools like VoiceThread, GarageBand, blogging, and more to find ways to help your child continue to develop his or her technology skills this summer – and to share the fun you’re having with your family and friends.

 

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