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Meeting Minutes from 5-28-2024

Game Based Learning (GBL) Faculty Interest Group (FIG) – Notes from Meeting Three S24

Tuesday May 28th, 2024 at 12:00PM

Grace Axler-DiPerte, Facilitator

Location: Zoom

Participants: Grace Axler-DiPerte (BIO), Annice Paolino (BUS), Mary Ortiz (BIO), Tom Lavazzi (ENG), Lilja Nielsen (BIO), Nathan Cooper (ART), Jonathan Macagba (ART). This meeting was online.

  • The Reacting to the Past Annual Summer Institute will take place at Barnard College from June 6th-9th, 2024. More information can be found here: https://reactingconsortium.org/event-5616945
  • Reminder, please fill out the Post-Semester Survey, which will be sent out later today. It helps direct the group, and allows the facilitator to gather the appropriate tools for next semester.
  • Nate shared that he will help organize a “Hack-A-Thon” next Fall at KCC. It will be a hybrid event over the weekend of 10/5 and 10/6/24, as part of the NASA Space Apps Challenge.  This is a global event and this site will represent Brooklyn.  No coding experience is necessary.
  • Annice shared how she uses Kahoot! in her in-person business classes as a fun and engaging test review.
  • Grace demonstrated free and subscription versions of Kahoot!
    • How to find free games in the website’s library
    • How to find questions and write your own questions
    • We played a synchronous Kahoot! from the free Kahoot version.
    • Looked at free vs pay options of the software, and its capabilities
  • Tom shared randomizers for assignment prompts and word cloud assignments using flippity.net free tools.
    • A demonstration was done on how to set up the Randomizer and Name Picker tools.
  • Discussed TaleBlazer, which is now supported for iOS and Android v. 14+.
  • Jonathan shared a card game he uses in class to prompt students to create or discuss art. The flippity randomizer wheel can be used for this, and may allow instructors to add options more quickly than cards.
    • Nate shared that the card game “MockUps: A fast-paced game for people who build to think” is similar, but is currently out of print.
  • We looked at flippity manipulatives, which Nate shared is similar to Miro (and Jamboard, which is being phased out in Dec 24). Miro is a virtual whiteboard where you can create, share and manipulate “sticky notes”.




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