Friday, May 6, 2011

Voices of Gamers

There were over 20 students, male and female,  in the lab at Nutrition Break today playing Minecraft.  For those who think that gaming is an isolating activity, you're wrong. Gaming is intensely social. Players remain focused, on task and in constant conversation as they work to help each other achieve goals. New learning spreads rapidly and calls for help are immediately answered.  There are frequent moments of success and satisfaction as players continuously work to solve problems.

Ian Chia suggested I put a mic in our lab so everyone can hear what I am privileged to hear. I used audacity to record bits and pieces of our conversation and then uploaded the podcast to to get an embed code in order to post it in blogger. We are noisy, learning and having fun!  0

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I found your blog via MinecraftEdu and I'm very interested in hearing your Minecraft Club in action, but the player doesn't seem to be working! Would it be possible for you the upload the audio somewhere else so that your readers can access it?