It has been too long since my last post. Paris is behind me...sigh...we'll always have Paris!! And I will return! But for now it's back to reality! And my reality includes lots of kids and lots of computers! School is in full swing! I can't believe we are finishing week 5 tomorrow! If you find yourself needing to blend a real life environment (classroom) with a virtual world (game design and web design class) here are a few tips on warming up and personalizing an otherwise cold and techie space!
I find having these tools at the students finger tip very helpful to the design process. Also, In five weeks I haven't lost one pencil. At the end of class I ask the students closest to the pails to make sure there are four pencils. It's much easier to keep track of four pencils than 30!
I hope you found these suggestions for blending the real world classroom with the virtual world classroom.
Do you have any computer classroom management tips you'd like to share? I'd love to hear them!