GAME-BASED LEARNING



  • students produce better work when its about something they are passionate about
  • "WoW in Schools" is a elective ELA class centered around World of Warcraft
  • one thing they did was "students read J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit as they progressed through the course, and for one assignment, they had to pick a character from the book and categorize that character within World of Warcraft. They were asked to defend their choices in writing, supporting their argument with the text."
  • people learn through mistakes, and games allow for mistakes to be made

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further mats
http://www.geekwire.com/2011/valve-high-hopes-nonsucky-educational-game/
http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/tag/game-based-learning/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RI0BN5AWOe8#!