Serious Fun: An Educational Games Gathering

ImagePlease join us for some serious fun on Friday, April 11. UAA and UAF interested parties have come together to put on a one-day games conference at UAA in the Student Union Den. Serious Fun is a new event designed to bring together educators and university students interested in using games and/or game elements for teaching and learning. Find out more and register by April 1.

Enjoy a recent article on Game-based Learning from Edutopia:

Why Serious Games Are Not Chocolate-Covered Broccoli

ASTE resources

As requested, here are some resources and tools that I learned about at the recent ASTE (Alaska Society for Technology in Education) conference.

If you haven’t seen what you can do with Aurasma (augmented reality app), check out this video to get an idea. I attended a session where Aurasma was used to add an aura to student artwork. With the Aurasma app, we could hold our mobile device over the artwork and see the student information and/or a video of them describing the work. A great idea for your next poster session!

This year at ASTE, I co-presented iPhonography with Jeanette Renaudineau and co-presented Pitfalls and Solutions for Synchronous Mixed Delivery Classes with Lee Henrikson. I encourage you to consider presenting next year!