Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Video games in the classroom
We have been using video games in the classroom for a long time. I grew up playing "Oregon Trail" and "Where in the World is Carmen San Diego." I remember really enjoying computer time and playing these games. I think that using video games to learn is an excellent idea. I would love to have a game about the process of photosynthesis, cellular respiration, or even cell division. I already have ideas floating throughout my head, however, I have no clue how to make a video game. I agree with the speaker in that we need to engage our students. We do need content based video games. Our students would probably love them. Again, it's a great idea, but the speaker failed to tell us how, or even where we could find the tools to make these games. All he did was give me ideas. I don't know what to do with these ideas. I kind of feel let down.