Video Games, Part of the Curriculum, spotlight on Marilyn Lord

 

Click the image to the left for an article about Marilyn Lord, the Chair of History at Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire and a NAIS Teacher of the Future. She has been using video games as part of her curriculum for almost ten years.

Gaming as a teaching method is not only gaining acceptance, but many believe it is the wave of the future. The statistics for the amount of time teens spend playing video games are staggering. Imagine if those games were connected to pedagogically sound curriculum.

I asked Lyn to post on this blog about her experiences with gaming in the classroom, but at the moment she is busy with a series of interviews arranged by 2K / Firaxis ending with the Wall Street Journal!  They plan on sending a reporter to spend a day in the her class.

If you’d like to learn more, please see Family Friendly Gaming Interview  and Lyn’s video on Teachertube that describes the initial process of Civ.

Congratulations Lyn, I look forward to hearing more in the upcoming
Wall Street Journal article!

Kim Sivick

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2 Responses to Video Games, Part of the Curriculum, spotlight on Marilyn Lord

  1. Anthony says:

    Thanks for this. I tried CIV V in my classroom for the first time this year and I thought it was an amazing experience. I’m curious about how teachers assess and drill down for understanding with gaming.

  2. Loved the post and so spot on. 10 years of the gamification of your curriculum? #impressive and a #leader. Really behind the work of gaming from @KSivick @vincentday and @jennvermillion
    Imagine if we hired a true gamer what our schools could do?

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