Hi everyone, My name is Barbara Knab. This is very new to me so I will do my best. I am not a gamer although I did teach computer programming and had my students create games in order to learn how to code. I am returning to the classroom in September and will be teaching eighth grade math support so I have been researching gamifying my classroom.
What level of Education are you thinking of using GBL for? Eighth grade math support
What types of games are you thinking about using? I was thinking about using quests
How much experience do you have in gaming? none
What are your expectations of GBL's affect on your students / clients? Kids love games so I am trying to enter their world in order to motivate them to enjoy learning
Great to have a math teacher here. I love the idea of math quests!
Therese and I were just discussing designing math games last week. I want to someday make a "History of Zero" or "History of Math" sim/game or even ARG (Alternate Reality Game). Therese teaches humanities but she's totally a renaissance woman. So much so, that last week during our in-house conference, she was on a team that created and won our Game Camp competition.
The educational objective for their team was "learning functions"