Wednesday, April 22, 2009

MICCA09 Session 2 Plurk Log

theartguy MICCA Session 2: "Gaming: How do I get Started?" with Dr. BJ Gallagher

  • April 21, 2009 at 11:28 theartguy says Slight delay while scrounging for a laptop.

  • April 21, 2009 at 11:30 theartguy says Handout is a wiki:

  • April 21, 2009 at 11:31 theartguy says Came up with using games in education while working with special needs kids.

  • April 21, 2009 at 11:33 theartguy says Most games are "Drill & Practice," others are a little more adventurous.

  • April 21, 2009 at 11:34 theartguy says "Complex Games" are the way to go, though there is a learning curve for some.

  • April 21, 2009 at 11:36 theartguy says "If a student's in a wheelchair, they can pick an avatar that can get up and move!"

  • April 21, 2009 at 11:37 theartguy says Mention of Runescape - she was cooking shrimp in the game and fought a troll. Heh.

  • April 21, 2009 at 11:39 theartguy "If you want to get started find yourself a middle schooler. Not a high schooler they know too much." :D

  • April 21, 2009 at 11:41 theartguy Somewhat brief mention of MMORPGs while looking at Wikipedia article on gaming.

  • April 21, 2009 at 11:43 theartguy says I'm somewhat confused - not about the gaming, but about the presenter's enthusiasm. She seems enthusiastic ... but not.

  • April 21, 2009 at 11:44 theartguy says Universal Design for Learning, Differentiated Instruction, games can be used to support these systems.

  • April 21, 2009 at 11:48 theartguy says "How are our games perceived around the world?" A good point is made here, some of our games don't fit well with other cultures.

  • April 21, 2009 at 11:49 theartguy says World of Warcraft removed a character based on a panda because China didn't think it was a positive image.

  • April 21, 2009 at 11:52 theartguy says I see how gaming can be used to assist education, but she could be making the connections better than "Here's some links on some sites."

  • April 21, 2009 at 12:31 Tim Holt says keep these updates coming!

  • April 21, 2009 at 12:38 theartguy says Next two sessions are mine - think my audience will mind if I stop to Plurk? ;)

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