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Game Jams in the Classroom: Teaching Empathy with Game Design

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Overview

Would you like way to teach your students design thinking, systems thinking, and empathy all at one time? Perhaps you don't typically think of these as going hand-in-hand, but this webinar will explore how game design can be used to cultivate all of these skills. Join Dr. Matthew Farber, author of "Gamify Your Classroom: A Field-Guide to Game-Based Learning," as he shares how his students remixed a social deduction game to align with course content. Matt will also show how students created interactive historical fiction stories using Twine. And while the examples Matt provides are history-related, this game-making approach can be applied to any content area.

Details

Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: ICT
Last aired on: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 @ 3:30 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Learning Theories & Strategies
Tags: design thinking, empathy, game design, games, history, stories, systems thinking

Reviews (7)

Full Member
 
Thank you for the resources and information!
Full Member
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Awesome presentation!!!! I thoroughly enjoyed the connection to Vgotsky and learning.
Games are fun and they are the ultimate social skills developer; particularly for students who
are otherwise unengaged or disconnected. Thank you for the webinar!!!
Full Member
+2
 
Awesome resource!
Full Member
 
Helpful information that can be used in various subject areas.
Full Member
+3
 
I originally thought this webinar was something else. but as I watched I realized it can work for me with students. Thanks
Basic Member
 
Normally, I would have never entertained gaming activities like this because it's spooky and promotes "those concepts" many educators are uncomfortable with delivering. However, this has been a most-rewarding experience for me. I will definitely share the ideas contained in this webinar with other educators. It was good to see how you evoked empathetic responses from your students by using new-age tools to trigger learner interests. Thanks
Full Member
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Great webinar! I really liked the integration of emotional development through empathy!
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