Click here for the trailer and as much as I have right now for the Zombie Apocalypse, folks. I'm new to putting something like this together, so would love all the collaboration I can get, but I think it could be quite fun.
I'd like to figure out how to link as many classrooms as possible with this project, try to give students a sense that they, as subject experts, are participating in a global effort (right now the narrative is about the US because I wasn't thinking big enough when I started, but I can so see expanding it out if we have the interest). In addition to classroom teachers, I'd love to see people coming into the project to design quests or whatever seems good that would help build those skills that aren't discipline-specific (research skills, academic skills, media literacy, etc.).
The Zombie Apocalypse is Coming....Are You Ready? -DoZI
Next week, we're going to get more into engagement and immersion, but I have to make a quick comment on the theme. At our college, we have an online student union in our LMS. One of the most popular treads ever was the Zombie Defense League.
Students went on to apply for recognition as a club and part of the campus student government!
I love this idea. Actually had a similar one based on the movies Avatar and Wall-e, where students would study and learn about their future home, Earth, as they travel through space.
Would it be possible for me to lurk around your project to see how it progresses? I can't envision getting permission for my classes to participate because of the Zombie theme. I don't have a problem with the scenario, but knowing some of my parents from this past school year I suspect they might have a problem with the Zombie part.
Margaret M. Ridgeway, MSED Concentration: Integrating Technology Into the Classroom Teacher, St. Helena Central High School Greensburg, LA