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Topic = Gaming in education with Tom Turner

Streamer = Jose
Time Keeper = Durff
Chatroom = Durff / Jose
Intro/Outtro= Maria / Alice
Skypeconferencecall = Alice or Durff
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Intro: [Maria] Welcome to It's Elementary Show #22 . We are streaming live on the EdTechTalk Channel of the Worldbridges network with Lisa Durff, a K12 teacher in Maryland, AND Jose Rodriguez, third grade teacher in Los Angeles CA, AND Alice Mercer, a Elementary computer lab teacher in Sacramento, CA, AND Maria Knee, a kindergarten teacher in Deerfield, NH . Today is Monday, August 25th, 2008. Today we are talking about Gaming in education with guest Tom Turner.

1. Introduction

  • Edugames vs. other games
  • Interactive with game AI/other vs. solo
    WoW (World of Warcraft) vs. TiM (The Incredible Machine)
  • Puzzle/Mystery vs. shooter
    Myst/7th Guest vs. Halo/GTA
  • Strategy vs. who is the fastest on joystick
  • Sandbox Environments

2. Reasons to use gaming in elementary education

  • Engaging students
  • Audio/Visual

3. Challenges

  • IT blocking gaming sites -
  • Time management
  • games seen as educational versus only play and rewards

4. Examples

Diigo LInks

6. Review and wrap up (Solicit feedback for upcoming shows, announce next topic and date for show) 2min

Alice at minute 28 or so....

7. Post show!

Outtro: [Maria] This has been It's Elementary Show #22 with Maria Knee, Jose Rodriguez, Alice Mercer, and Lisa Durff webcasting live on the edtechtalk channel of the worldbridges network.Thanks to worldbridges and edtechtalk for their support of It's Elementary. Special thanks to Jeff Lebow and Dave Cormier. Our next show will be Monday September 8th. We will be talking about Digital Storytelling. You can check out episodes, leave comments, and find out what's going on at our blog: itselementary [dot] edublogs [dot] org. Thank you for being here. Good Night!