Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Being Able to Just Play: Systematic Learning and Enjoyment Through Games

Being Able to Just Play.

Give a listen to four crucial minutes discussing games and their systemic engagement characteristics. Colleen Macklin, Parsons The New School of Design has a limitless quote (at about .30)

“Games themselves are not going to contain all the learning…they provide players with the disposition for future learning about a topic.”

 

“Ultimately,” says Macklin,  “games are a cultural form of systems thinking and systems understanding.”

 

Being Able to Just Play. MTMDC 2014 | Digital Games: Persuasive Play for Social Impact

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Summer To-Do List~join a book club

Summer To-Do List: Join the Summer Reading Clubs @ Your Library!

It’s officially summer and libraries across the country have summer reading clubs, groups, ‘fests, and promotions. . Reading clubs are usually divided by age: (up to Grade 5), the Teen Reading Club (Grades 6-12), and the Adult Reading Club (Ages 18+) and by genre. There’s something for everyone this summer, and often you’ll have the chance to earn prizes for continuing to read during the summer break.

Not interested in dead tree reading? Go online and join a reading group. Goodreads has many, many, many engaging and welcoming reading clubs. I’ve blogged about the one I’m in and it is the best one!!

Don’t pass up on all of the great activities because, whatever you do, don’t be caught not being a part of our club!

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