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Hi Everyone!

This is my first time posting... *oh so nervous*. Anyway, I'm an Instructional Designer / Educational Technologist at a health science specific college. I often have to teach faculty how to use a lot of tools with their curriculum. Coming up I have a faculty development (FD) session on Google Apps for the classroom and I desperately want to turn it into a game. I find traditional FD so boring!

Do you have any ideas for me? I typically get between 5 - 10 people attend my sessions. I was thinking of splitting up the participants into groups and each group would have access to their own computer.

I am also currently taking a grad course on Games and Learning, but it doesn't cover any game design concepts (mostly learning theory).

Thanks!
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Welcome!

What would you like them to get out of the session?

You could pair them up and have them play Battlesheets.

http://www.appsusergroup.org/news/battlesheets

I also found this ice breaker game on Google Sheets.

https://www.iste.org/explore/articledetail?articleid=184

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Peachey_Pie wrote:
Hi Everyone!
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Thanks!


Howdy back!

I see you have Codenames. Why not do a Codenames with the various Google Apps you intend to cover? It could be a YOU vs. THEM game...

(I say that having never played the game myselfwhistle )

But I've seen IDs come and go (I get to be one every now and then) and sat through (and run) more FD sessions than I care to think about....There usually is no "win" in them, just the end.

Good luck! (feel free to Geekmail me if you like- if this is too public for you)
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rekinom wrote:
Welcome!

What would you like them to get out of the session?

You could pair them up and have them play Battlesheets.

http://www.appsusergroup.org/news/battlesheets

I also found this ice breaker game on Google Sheets.

https://www.iste.org/explore/articledetail?articleid=184



These look awesome! At the end I want them to see the benefits of using Google apps in their courses. We're moving to a new building with quite a bit of new technology that will be BYOD, so theoretically all their students will be able to participate.

We are not a Google school, so I understand what we can do is limited.
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Also, don't forget Google Forms for things like peer grading.
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hmm, we need an ID/ ET microbadge ;-)

I'm torn...
OTOH: to an extent intro stuff about Google apps is always going to be "Intro stuff about Google Apps"

but OTOH:
Gameful design
If you have the chance to set up badging for tasks - some people love It some hate it but it adds a layer of interest.

Games
Word game-ish:
1) In teams get participants to write a list of steps to do task
2) Compare lists (score- maybe)

Sequencing:
1) List of steps to task on prepared tiles
2) Put in order

Matching:
How do I use x to do y? with some unusual combinations.

[Missing:]
An interesting way to gather problems/ questions and do something with them.

Bonus:
1) What other pieces can you useful integrate into this session as examples? e.g. adding the usage rights piece of advanced image search to touch on licensing?
2) Google forms for quick polls to check for understanding throughout the session neatly demonstrated use of the tool and good pedagogy ;-)
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Peachey_Pie wrote:
Hi Everyone!

This is my first time posting... *oh so nervous*.


oh and, more importantly, welcome and thank you for posting this!
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