We are sitting in Barry Joseph's session on Games for Social Change. He started the session by asking us to interrupt him. He is providing a history of serious games and games for change. Mention's Senator Clinton's legislation regarding the indecency of games. He has stepped through and is now talking about SecondLife. Mention's program from MacAuthor Foundation.
Mentions Games For Change conference. MacAuthor announces a Game school in New York City. Scratch. - helps with game design.
Video clip of Principal who likes Global Kids.
Jan 2008 - interest in program continues.
Study said the making a game was useful for learning. A single game could teach a complex issue.
June 2008 - Library gaming... Librains guide to gaming.
AMD Foundation announces games initiative. "Changing the Game". Shows a video clip.
Gaming langauge has become acceptable over the past six years.
The question for us is.... Are we ready?
Rezed.org - best practices for education.
The Session continues....
Continued Live Blogging from Barry Joseph Session...
Barry is providing a quick overview of a list of games and we will decide what we want to play. We decided to play Free Rice. The game helps you with language and the rice you win will be donated to those in need. Heidi scored 560.
Idit discusses how we might be able to better show the community gain at large.
Next Game: Consumer Consequences... really not a game at all, but students experience it as a game. The main goal is to be aware of the concept. Just get the idea across. You have to make decisions in your own time and own space and that is often where issues come from.
Next Game: September 12... it is not really a game.... talked about issues around the game.
The session went into a great group activity that I will go into in another post soon.