Nobel & computer games

Whether we like it or not, our students turn to the computer first when they need to know something. While we love the interaction of good classroom discussion, we do not diminish the worth of those good times when we embrace technological tools.

When we were reviewing Lord of the Flies for the traditional pencil and paper test, I found and introduced the review game the Nobel Prize site has for free download. It was not the only review we did, but it was the most enjoyable and it did engender a lot of discussion. I signed out the portable cart with a computer and projector, went to the site, and turned the mouse over to a student volunteer. To get more in the spirit of the game, we chose an object to use to give individuals the right to speak what they thought the answers were.

It was also a great way to model finding quality on the web.

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