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  • 1.What Can We Learn From Computer Games? by Douglas and Mary Kiang

2. gamesinsight.wikispaces.com 3. Computer programmer Tech Support Specialist Systems analystMaryEducational softwareElementary teacher consultant MiiBeta testerGame reviewer 4. Author Dad Teacher Gamer TechieDoug 5. Why this talk? 6. ...so what can we learn from computer games? 7. What was your favorite game?What was enjoyable about it? 8. 21st Century Skills Creativity and Innovation Skills Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills Communication and Collaboration Skills 9. Why Games? Attributes of Great Games Recommendations 10. Brains like ours alter profoundly to t the technologies and practices that surround them.Andy ClarkDirector, Cognitive Sciences ProgramIndiana University 11. Games are universal 12. We are bornknowing how to play. 13. How do we learn school? 14. What factors are creating educational change? 15. What factors are creating educationalchange?TodaysTomorrows studentsworld 16. Todays Students Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2008. 17. Todays Students Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2008. 18. Todays Students Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2008. 19. Todays Students Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2008. 20. Todays Students Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2008. 21. Todays Students Source: Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2008. 22. Kids will walk away from homework because it is too hard... 23. Kids will walk awayfrom a computergame because it is too easy. 24. choice 25. Work is all that a body is obliged to do. Play is all that a body is not obliged to do.Tom Sawyer, Mark Twain 26. games = powerful motivation 27. Hold on! 28. not all games are created equal 29. What makes a great game? 30. Constructive Personalization Engages imagination Different for each person Different each time you play 31. Creative Non-linear Exploration Discovery Replayability 32. Complexity Challenging but not impossible Adapts to user Encourages creative problem-solving Robust strategy elements 33. Collaborative Role-play Safe risk-taking Sharing creations Social interactions Cooperative and pro-social 34. ...and last but not leastFUN 35. Building SimulationsSocial/RoleplayingGames Creative CollaborativeComplexConstructive 36. Constructive 37. Lego Digital Designer 38. Junkbot 39. Scratch | Home | imagine, program, shareMIT Scratchhttp://scratch.mit.edu/home projects galleries support forums about my stuff Language Login or Signup for an account searchimagine program shareDownload Scratch 1.3Get the latest version to createof Scratch for stories, games and share your creations onWindows or Mac. Snap together blocks and animations the webNewest Projects See more Scratch Design StudioOur PlanetCreate an animated story about the environment. Make your voiceand ideas heard about what isrequest for foxMake_a_Sprite_L purple elephantby Thefoxfreind by coolguy00 by person997happening to our planet and whatwe can do to care for it. Yourproject might just change theworld! Featured Projects See moreSee more Featured GalleriesgochMusicKMMdance dress up! Paint your own Thanksgiving contestby sunnygirl1 by deerelby micropeep Intro to Scrat See more Top Remixed LatelySee morePopular Tags 3d, animation,anime, art, awesome, ball, car,cat, cool, dance, fun, funny,Add A Face In A Box Add A Face Add_A_Face[1]by MohamedSadek by Tanner-FBIby brie700game, games, halo, mario, 40. MIT Scratch 41. MIT Scratch 42. Creative 43. Professor Layton and theCurious Village 44. Professor Layton and theCurious Village 45. Professor Layton and theCurious Village 46. Enigmo 47. Enigmo 48. Crayon Physics 49. Crayon Physics 50. Endless Ocean 51. Oxyd/Enigma 52. Lego Indiana Jones 53. Lego Indiana Jones 54. Wii Music 55. Wii Music 56. Wii Music 57. Wii Music 58. Complex 59. Caduceus 60. Caduceus 61. Spore 62. Spore 63. Spore 64. Spore 65. Spore 66. Spore 67. Finding out more... 68. Photo Credits Rich Dellinger, richd.com - Chess piece ONT Design, globe James Gray King, African schoolchildren Thomas Hawk, Leaving B Tal, Swingset Patrick Q, Globe Ram., Clock Mod Soul, PSPBoy Cayusa, Bokeh Remote WatchTVonyourPC.com, TV Channels brickshelf.com, Lego car HckySo - Somewhere Not Here glenn, winding slipperybrick.com, Lego advertisement arimoore, make peace