I am happy to find this group and cannot wait to learn and share. I am the captain of a group in Edmodo called Education Gamification that has over 1000 teachers world-wide. We have been diving into the world of gamification and designing virtual worlds while figuring out the best ways to "game up" our classrooms. Interested? Here is our join the group link - http://edmodo.com/join/5c09b591c1b302c4c442780a0f51f5ae
I currently teach 10th grade Language Arts/Literature, Media, and Film Studies. I have a MA in Education and have my Principal Certification.
I am a serious noOb when it comes to World of Warcraft, Minecraft, and Second Life. I do have an extensive collection of video games and systems (18 at the moment), but PC games have never been my forte). So, I really have no idea what to do next, and I am reading, reading, reading...
I used to play more PC game when they were single player/first person shooter, etc., I like games with goals and challenges to meet, that is why I am having some problem with Minecraft, which we will go into in the fall, I keep saying what is the level of play, the objective, how do I gear up. Hard when it is open building, same with Second Life, I don't play that enough to have a life, probably too busy in this one LOL