Thursday, December 22, 2011
Today was a landmark day! My students finished presenting their game demos! I am so proud of them, and happy that they have accomplished something great. I spoke to them today about the entire experience. They did have mixed emotions. I was really surprised by the number of students that said they wished we had spent more time on the math end of things. I think that if they would have had more time to actually develop a game, they would have seen the connection more. I am going to work hard next semester to bring a better balance to the two sides of the coin.
I am also feeling accomplished, because I feel like I just reached a landmark as well. I have just successfully finished my first Globaloria course, and I am sad to see my students go. A few of my students really wish that they had more time to work on their game ideas, and I would like to see a finished product.
I almost forgot! I was going to write about my experience with the structured Powerpoint and gosoapbox.com. The two lessons that I presented this way really seemed to have a big impact. I am getting really excited to go full force with this teach-nology this coming semester!