Friday, September 23, 2005

Marc Prensky

Marc Prensky has made available a video and power point slides of a talk he gave about games, engagement and learning available at
http://www.marcprensky.com/writing/default.asp

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It's very inspirational and useful. I could show these files to interested teachers and they would be persuaded by his material. I think there's a good chance of that.

I've also downloaded a collection of his pdf files from the same place. At the moment I'm looking at his papers on Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants and his plea to incorporate cell phones into education.

Also check out his social impact of games site at http://www.socialimpactgames.com/

In the Political and Social Games section, there is even a link to a game called "Escape from Woomera", about a refugee center in Australia.

There's an educational section as well. One of his current projects is to teach whole algebra curriculum using games.

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