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
- 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.
- Grace provided background on the GBL group.
- We shared our experiences with using game-based activities in our classes:
- Mary shared using “A&P Feud” in BIO11.
- 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).
- Azure shared using her bead activity for RBCs and WBCs. It is a simulation to learn about blood.
- Grace shared using riddles in BIO51 where the question is asked, “What bacterial structure is it?”
- Azure spoke about using “scratch off” quizzes.
- We discussed the level of games and problems when working with games (ex. student walked away).
- We discussed design projects and using physiology to explain superheroes powers.
- 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.
- Meeting ended at 1:40pm.
Notes respectfully submitted by Mary Theresa Ortiz