Creating Video Games, Technology Enhanced Scavenger Hunts, Oh My!

“Probably the most important thing for kids growing up today is the love of embracing change. In a world of rapid change, the need to memorize something is a 20th-Century skill. The need to navigate in a buzz of confusion and to figure out how to trust the information you find, if you can feel confident doing that, the world is yours.” John Seely Brown

 Dr. Brown (aka JSB not to confused with GSP 🙂 ) nicely summed up what is involved in  effective 21st-Century teaching. We now have a plethora amount of information at our finger tips. Students need to know how to discern what is reliable and what is not and how to apply this information.

In the Digital Media * New Learners of the 21st Century video they share a couple of different ways to incorporate technology into your classroom. I absolutely love the idea of incorporating video games and digital scavenger hunts into the classroom. Not only are they using technology, but they are using it in a way that requires students to work collaboratively, use higher level thinking, and problem solve.

 

 

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