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Meeting Minutes 9/26/18

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

Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 12:40pm, M378

Grace Axler-DiPerte, Facilitator


Participants:    Grace Axler-DiPerte, Azure Faucette, Mary Ortiz

  1. Grace announced the CUNY Games Conference V5.0 on Jan 18, 2019, at BMCC. This year it is a one-day conference.  There will be workshops, a poster session and game demos.  Registration TBA.
  2. Grace provided background on the GBL group.
  3. We shared our experiences with using game-based activities in our classes:
    1. Mary shared using “A&P Feud” in BIO11.
    2. Azure shared using a form of charades in BIO12 with function cards for 2 points extra credit on quizzes. It is a good way to review.  Grace and Azure suggested using this type of charades game in BIO21 to compare vertebrates (ex. lamprey and shark).
    3. Azure shared using her bead activity for RBCs and WBCs. It is a simulation to learn about blood.
    4. Grace shared using riddles in BIO51 where the question is asked, “What bacterial structure is it?”
    5. Azure spoke about using “scratch off” quizzes.
  4. We discussed the level of games and problems when working with games (ex. student walked away).
  5. We discussed design projects and using physiology to explain superheroes powers.
  6. Grace will post a Doodle for our next meeting in October. We will use “What’s Your Game Plan” to work on an acid/base idea for BIO12.
  7. Meeting ended at 1:40pm.

Notes respectfully submitted by Mary Theresa Ortiz

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