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Meeting Minutes 10/26/22

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

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022 at 12PM

Grace Axler-DiPerte, Facilitator

Participants: Grace Axler-DiPerte (KCC BIO), Mary Ortiz (KCC BIO), Thomas Lavazzi (KCC ENG), Victoria Somogyi (LGA ESL and ELA), Lilja Neilsen (KCC BIO)

Meeting began at 12:00PM.

  1. We focused some more on the tools at net.
    • Tom has a wheel to randomize prompts to create narratives around advertising using the randomizer wheel templates for things like, place and situation. Then students develop a narrative based on the randomized prompt.
    • Word clouds can be used to structure a brainstorm for an essay assignment
  2. We discussed how to make a flippity template shareable with a class, so that they can make their own tools for an assignment (like the word cloud or flashcards)
    • Save the Flippity Google Spreadsheet as a copy in your Drive
    • Change the name to the assignment name
    • Share as : anyone with link can edit
    • You can make the link smaller using tiny url or bit.ly .
    • Develop the template as needed.
    • Share the link with students with direct instructions to make a copy of the spreadsheet to their Drive first.
    • Remember to give the publishing and link instructions, students can share the link to submit the assignment OR upload the finished work as an assignment in Blackboard.
  3. Victoria shared some techniques for an online synchronous and hybrid classes.
    • Breakout room drawings, like Pictionary
    • A commercially available game for use as a conversation starter.
      1. Students write stories to practice writing and grammar (ESL) and other students have to guess which story belongs to which student.
      2. Similar ideas could be “Two Truths and a Lie”, which can be modified for a variety of topics.
  1. Grace did a demo of the Flippity Mad Libs function to create “Stories” where students can modify word problems to make them more random.
  2. The previously discussed paper on student-designed Escape Rooms was mentioned.
  3. Next time we will continue to share resources, and wrap up the semester. We will also discuss the TaleBlazer game design tool.
  4. The meeting ended at 1:00 PM. Please contact Grace for Zoom information, if you are interested in joining a future meeting.
    • Wednesday, November 30th at 12PM

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