Hatch Creative Learning with Pokémon GO
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The Global Digital Citizen Foundation recently published this article outlining 30 content-aligned ways to use Pokémon GO to enhance student learning. Some of the ideas include:
ELA: Challenge students to explain how they could play the game if all cell phones stopped working.
Math: Students use game to learn Financial Literacy or vectors
Science: Students engage in a study of various Pokémon, their potential diet, and habitat.
Social Studies: Have students look at how the game is played in different countries and tie it in with GIS.
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Breakout of Your Normal Routine
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What are you doing with BYOD? How about the next PL meeting? Consider using GooseChase, a free app available for iOS and Android, to create group scavenger hunts. Participants can work in groups to find certain items or perform tasks that are photographed and uploaded to the app. Everyone participating votes on the best photos taken. Some ideas for using GooseChase include:
Students take pictures of examples of a content concept in real life (i.e. grammatical errors or states of matter)
In PL sessions:
Teachers capture images of using a new strategy in class or examples of building positive classroom environments
Click on the video above or use this link here to learn more.
The next time you want to review a concept or unit with your students, try doing a Breakout with Breakout Edu. It's like an escape room, except the clues you use are educationally-algined. The best part is that there are pre-made games. You can create your own kit here or buy a pre-made one.
More resources on Breakout Edu can be found here.
Go on a Wild Goose Chase!