The World is Your Classroom.

Educators Are Well Positioned to Be Game Designers

Educators are well positioned to be game designers, but a lot of times teachers don’t feel that way because they don’t play games. Raymond Yan, senior vice president of DigiPen Institute of Technology and 2012 NAIS ( National Association of Independent Schools) Annual Conference speaker talks about how you can teach with games.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uczQhIDr8h4]

He discussed the game-making process and how students can learn during this process. Game development as a teaching tool isn’t necessarily using high technologies. Teachers could just bring the concepts and set the rules to facilitate the iterations of learning.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1nnCxAMxRs]

The game helps to put the context and create visual connection, so the likelihood the learners are going to remember the information is significantly higher than just passively looking at a bunch of letters.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sC5DU5_c9Y]

Are you inspired by game designer Raymond Yan after watching his talks about how learning can be fostered though the use of game play?

game-based learning

Here are more related articles we like to share with you. Game design could be a useful design thinking for lesson planning, and very possibly you have utilized it sometimes. Surely you can explore it more in the following posts.

Tagged as: , , ,

7 Responses »

Trackbacks

  1. Educators Are Well Positioned to Be Game Designers | Games and education | Scoop.it
  2. Educators Are Well Positioned to Be Game Designers | i+I+D in Education: Gamification, Augmented Reality & Partners | Scoop.it
  3. Educators Are Well Positioned to Be Game Designers | Teaching with web 2.0 tools | Scoop.it
  4. Educators Are Well Positioned to Be Game Designers | Educação, EaD e Games | Scoop.it
  5. Links for December 12, 2012 | Andrzej's Links
  6. Educators Are Well Positioned to Be Game Designers | NANO & Educational Game Resources for Secondary Schools | Scoop.it
  7. 4 Take-Aways from a Great Conversation on “Games in Schools” | Classroom Aid

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *