When I go away to conferences like Games Based learning 2010 I like to write up what I’ve learned (hence this series of blog posts) and I also think that it is important to do this in order to share what I’ve found out with the wider education community.
As well as a write up I also like to set myself follow up goals and things that I need to act upon.
For GBL10 they are:
- Work harder to promote the Consolarium (I am absolutely convinced that we are leading the way with Games Based learning in Scotland, but we are not very good at promoting this – so I intend to work harder to promote the work of our Consolarium project).
- I’m going to read (and pay for) Matt Masons Book - The Pirate Dilemma. I found his talk fascinating.
- I want to become more confident using some of the game making tools that are available to schools including Sandbox and the Unreal Development Kit (UDK).
- I want to investigate the possibilities of getting Land of Me into some Scottish Schools to give it a robust evaluation in the hands of children.
- I am keen to promote some of the resources that I was reminded about from Channel 4 education and try and cross reference these to aspects of a Curriculum for Excellence (In particular Smokescreen).
- I want to find out more about the work of Jesse Schell – He was a real inspiration and I'm going to recomend he keynotes at the 2011 Scottish Learning Festival.