Rachel Smith is the Vice President, NMC Services the New Media Consortium, and has taken on the role as a community organizer for teachers on Evoke.
We've been learning about gaming from students this spring, and on this episode of Teachers Teaching Teachers we were joined by two ninth graders from Susan Ettenheim's class in NYC, a tenth grader from Paul Allison's class in Queens, an eleventh grader from Austin, Texas, and a senior from Chris Sloan's class in Salt Lake City.
We learned so much about gaming from Jake a few weeks ago (TTT #190) and Robin more recently (TTT #192) that we invited both of them back to talk more specifically about Alternate Reality Games and Evoke! On this episode, you'll hear Jake and Robin, and a few other students talk about their experience of playing Evoke!
Is Evoke a game? Or is it just a trick to get people to use a social network? Why do serious gamers seem to know what Jane McGonigal is up to (See recent TED talk.), and get engaged with this game, while other students are less engaged? We invite you to join us as we listen to our students and our colleagues respond to these questions.
Jake is a senior in Chris Sloan's New Media class at Judge Memorial High School in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Robin is a sophomore in Paul Allison's English class at the East-West School of International Studies in Flushing, NYC.
Perez and Phil are freshman in Susan Ettenheim's class at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, in New York City.
Nathan is a junior and he's a game-runner for Evoke from Austin, Texas.