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Meeting Minutes 11/28/18

Game Based Learning (GBL) Faculty Interest Group (FIG) – Notes from Meeting

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 12:40pm, M391

Grace Axler-DiPerte, Facilitator


Participants:    Grace Axler-DiPerte, Lilja Nielsen, Mary Ortiz, Michael Ortiz

  1. Grace announced the CUNY Games Conference V5.0 on 1/182019 at BMCC. This year it is a one-day conference.  There will be workshops, a poster session and game demos.  Registration opens 12/2/2018.  Go on Peatix to register (about $40 to register).  For anyone interested, abstract submission for poster or presentation sessions is still open.
  2. Jeopardy Labs – Michael shared that there are already over 2 million templates for different fields (ex. psych, bio, soc) available, or you can make your own. He has tried it with 2 teams.  It works with points; you can modify them.  The web site is:  jeopardylabs.com.  Michael will use it for review this semester.
  3. Grace shared she had her BIO50 (Micro) class play the game she and Mary developed. She did it with diseases of the skin and the respiratory system.  The students enjoyed it so much they asked if they could stay after class to complete it, but another class was coming into the room so they could not do that.  Grace showed the group our disease cards.
  4. Michael shared he orders custom pens from Amsterdam.com for prizes. He got the idea from a previous GBL FIG meeting.  He feels prizes are better for the spirit of playing rather than points.
  5. Grace showed us the Vaccines card game she ordered from Australia.
  6. Michael has also used Pictionary and Charades in his classes.
  7. Grace told us about a game she uses in Micro class called, “Who would you talk to?” For example, one answer focused on Joseph Lister.  There is also a time line where you can put discoveries in order.  She also used riddles.
  8. Grace has used games in 2 ways: give the lecture then do the game, and do the game then give the lecture. She also uses IF AT KEYS cards, where students have to come up with the questions (ex. metabolism).
  9. Grace shared game cards from the CUNY Games Conference, “Complex Mechanic Games Cards”, by JoeBisz.com. She also talked about using, “What’s Your Game Plan?” to create a game.
  10. Mary may try doing a game with labeling the photos in BIO21 – Comparative Anatomy. She also discussed the OER she did for BIO21.
  11. Also discussed: Nerve Conduction Games, Bingo, “Go find the student with the matching word”.
  12. Mary shared her use of a skeleton puzzle in BIO11.
  13. We plan to meet again next semester to continue our discussions.
  14. Meeting ended at 1:40pm.

Notes respectfully submitted by Mary Theresa Ortiz

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