Sometime during the first afternoon at ThatCamp Jersey Shore I attended a panel which started out about using games in the classroom, but then evolved into a discussion of various games and applications which have aided us as teachers.
- A very interesting game discussed was the High Tea game based on the British opium trade.
- Preloaded.com offers a lot of information about publishing games.
- One of the participants commented that they don’t “get” Civil War reenactment, but they get playing games about the Civil War. I completely agree with this.
- Gaming is very visual in history (I would argue literature too).
- At some point, I commented about some games ideas I have had in the past involving literary scavenger hunts and perhaps some geolocation.
- Playthepast.org is a historical gaming website.
- I think literature classrooms could use more games. Imagine Ibsen’s A Doll’s House The Game, with explanations of women’s issues. Nora tries to leave with children and screen comes up explaining why she can’t.
- We discussed Storify as a document of collections.