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New year, new class, new run of Civilization 4.

Today, my grade 11 English and Social Science class had their first lesson of a four week unit where we will be using Civilization 4 as a learning tool. This will be the third year that I run this unit … Continue reading

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Other great resources on learning, games and play

As I take a short breather from the growing stack of tests and papers to assess, I want to recommend to the readers of this blog some other excellent resources on the use of games in education. Some of these … Continue reading

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Games in Education at Nordahl Grieg Upper Secondary School

During the span of the last two years, Nordahl Grieg Upper Secondary School has become one of the leading schools in the use of game based learning. I will briefly outline some of the projects that we have completed or … Continue reading

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Learning Activities Week 3 and 4

At this point, all students have a fairly good understanding of the mechanics of the game, and we are ready to set off on some juicier learning activities. Over the next two weeks there are 2 tasks that will take … Continue reading

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Vocabulary Lesson

Last class before spring break we ran a vocabulary unit related to Civilization 4. This is the task my students were working with: In this document I have listed all the different civics that can be used in Civilization 4 as well … Continue reading

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Learning Activities Week 2

These are the tasks our students will be working on in the coming week: 1. When a game in Civilization is won or lost, the player has the choice to either end the game or “one more turn”. Which qualities … Continue reading

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Let´s play!

The game is now, finally installed on all student computers. The issues I addressed in the previous post were quickly resolved by one of our students. We presented the problem to the class, and within hours a solution was on the table. … Continue reading

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