NCDLA 2010 Presentation

World of Warcraft in School: Learning With The Lich King

The Presentation:

There are notes for each slide that are available when viewing at Slideshare.net.

The Video:

Website Resources:

wowinschool_iconThe WoWinSchool Wiki – http://wowinschool.pbworks.com – this is the official wiki for the project.  Here we share news, technical information about implementation, an extensive list of supporting research, and examples of student work.

What research supports this project? – http://wowinschool.pbworks.com/Supporting-Research - There’s a growing list of academic research that supports game-based learning and the use of virtual worlds and simulations in learning.  We also have some great videos available as well.

THEJournal_smThe Cognitive Dissonance Guild – http://cognitivedissonance.guildportal.com – Are you an educator interested in exploring World of Warcraft?  Maybe you already play and are looking to network with other educators.  Cognitive Dissonance is a guild designed to help educators learn about World of Warcraft and other virtual worlds.  This community is a great way to build your personal/professional learning network, and was even a feature story in the November 2009 issue of THE Journal.

What about the violence? – http://www.pbs.org/kcts/videogamerevolution/impact/myths.html – It’s a question that’s often asked when it comes to integrating video games like World of Warcraft into the school environment.  This is a link to an excellent article by Dr. Henry Jenkins of MIT.  There are more links and resources on the subject available in the Supporting Research section of the wiki.

The Official World of Warcraft Site – http://www.worldofwarcraft.com

Recommended Reading:

Don’t Bother Me Mom I’m Learning – Mark Prensky
Got Game:  How the Gamer Generation Is Reshaping Business Forever – John C. Beck and Mitchell Wade
What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy – James Paul Gee
Playing To Learn:  Video Games In The Classroom – David Hutchison (has lesson ideas revolving around video games)
A Whole New Mind:  Why Right-Brainers Will Rule The Future – Daniel H. Pink
Everything Bad Is Good For You – Steven Johnson

Don’t Bother Me Mom I’m Learning – Mark Prensky
Got Game:  How the Gamer Generation Is Reshaping Business Forever – John C. Beck and Mitchell Wade
What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy – James Paul Gee
Playing To Learn:  Video Games In The Classroom – David Hutchison (has lesson ideas revolving around video games)
A Whole New Mind:  Why Right-Brainers Will Rule The Future – Daniel H. Pink
Everything Bad Is Good For You – Steven Johnson

My Contact Information:

Twitter:  @PCSTech and @WoWinSchool

Skype:  lucas.gillispie

Email:  lucas at edurealms.com

My Avatars:

pantego_iconPantego – 80 Dranei Shaman, Harbingers of Light Guild, Sisters of Elune Server
Foghlum – 80 Gnome Warlock, Cognitive Dissonance Guild, Sisters of Elune Server
Erud – 80 Dranei Death Knight, Cognitive Dissonance Guild, Sisters of Elune Server
Hooda – 25 Human Priest, The Legacy Guild (WoWinSchool student guild), Sisters of Elune Server
Golyn, 80 Dwarf Hunter, Harbingers of Light Guild, Cenarion Circle Server
Verdra, 80 Human Paladin, Harbingers of Light Guild, Cenarion Circle Server

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