8th Annual Games in Education Symposium
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Tuesday, August 5 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Are Standards Aligned with Game-based Learning? LIMITED

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If a game is assigned as homework, is it still a game? When does using games in the classroom make the games lose their fun value? Can games teach standards? Or even better, do standards allow for effective use of games in the classroom? Game-based learning principles embody what we know to be good learning environments, yet are often inconsistent with standards and a standardized-testing based system. This talk will explore what makes a game engaging and good for learning, what is the aim of introducing a standards-based schooling system, and whether standards and games can ever get along. This talk will not be a critique of our current Common Core standards or of current schools, but of the idea of standards as a whole. Whether you are new to games and intrigued by their potential or a long-time gamer wondering why games are so much more fun than school, come join this conversation about the challenges to integrating games, schools, and standards.


Kevin Miklasz

Director of Digital Learning, Iridescent
The science research interests of Kevin Miklasz are using physics and engineering to understand why organisms look the way they do. His PhD dissertation is on how size and shape effect the physics of small algae. He currently works for Iridescent as Director of Digital Learning... Read More →

Tuesday August 5, 2014 3:15pm - 4:00pm EDT
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