Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
“Do not…keep children to their studies by compulsion but by play.”
– Platoscholarly work about games. He inspires people to look at different aspects of games with a more critical eye, particularly in an educational setting. And he helps fuel my interest in games for learning, using game experiences inside or outside a classroom to encourage people to expand their horizons. His latest project – EscapeIF – uses educational storytelling (in a familiar programmed text adventure format) to provide an innovative and engaging framework for classroom learning. In exploring EscapeIF I realized this format relies on three core elements – narrative, challenge, and reflection – all of which easily apply to teaching as well as our own game experiences.
Wednesday, April 6, 2022
“We do not stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing!”
– Benjamin Franklin
grandmother, who lived to be 100 years old, often gave me this
advice, with a mischievous look yet a tone of resignation in her
voice: “Don’t get old.” Now
I’m a bit
past 50 and have been feeling “old” creeping up on my weary,
a while now. Mostly it’s just aches and pains, sore muscles taking
longer to heal, my eyesight getting worse, my fingers a bit more
and then I notice some physical limitation or other while I’m
engaged in gaming activities. I
still enjoy numerous
of my adventure gaming hobby, but some are beginning to present
challenges. I often wish publishers might take such factors into
account, though for now I find my own ways to manage.
Am I getting old and crazy
like the hermit in B2? Probably....