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#6371242 Jul 10, 2012 at 07:37 AM
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Wow, it was amazing to see that Viking Quest is stilll around as I remember using that game during my prac in the early 00's during a unit on vikings. I hate to say though that I have not engaged in game based learning and have focused more on creative programs. Recently though I tried to use the Risk board game with a Social Studies class while we explored a unit on Alliances. It worked extremely well since I allowed them to create (and break) alliances while the game was being played. Lots of fun and opportunities for learning. I hope to find more games that could be used.
#6383267 Jul 12, 2012 at 05:53 PM
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Board games are so much fun! Since all my classes are online, I don't have an opportunity to play board games with students, but I would if I could!

In fact, I don't think I'm using any games right now. I'm on a bit of a sabbatical. I found that asking students to play games always resulted in arguments, and I got all worn out from the stress. So I'm taking a break until I can forget the unpleasantness and just remember the fun.

Do your students give you grief over games? Anyone else?

Beth Davies-Stofka, Ph.D.
twitter: eirwenes
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