Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Get Students Involved

What better way to get students involved in information and how to find it than to have them create their own games. Here is some free and easy software from Carnegie Mellon that students can use to create their own games. http://www.alice.org

In course-integrated instruction, creating a game might be a nice way to break up a class into small groups and have them each work on different aspects of the library as it pertains to the different areas of info. lit. At the end, the students will have multiple games they can interact with to learn more information and improve their skills.

Play away!

1 comment:

Paul said...

Thanks for the link. It will be interesting to see how people make use of it. Opening up tools for librarians and students to use for game creation will (in time?) result in new opportunities to engage students with info lit.

Thanks and let's see what we can do with the Alice software.

paul