Gaming, Gamification and Coding, Oh My!

#peel21st north network and twitter chat May 2014

Gaming most simply put is playing games. How can we capitalize on student interest and the science behind games in the classroom?

"It's called the hobbit. The player is bilbo bagging and he is in the mountains" #lovemyjob #peel21st

Understanding the Terminology

and Resources

Game Based Learning-Learning Through Games

Definition: playing with a determined outcome where there is a balance between gameplay and the subject matter players should retain, connections being made to the real world.

Gamification-Using the Elements of Games

Definition: the application of typical elements of game playing (e.g., point scoring, competition with others, rules of play) to other areas of activity

Coding-Looking Behind the Scenes

Definition: creating code that commands a computer to do a designed task (e.g. make your own games).