It seemed that the only truly GBL session this year would be my 'showcase' presentation for the LTSIG PCE on using the game app Can You Escape? in the language classroom. That was not entirely true, however, as I was contacted ahead of the conference by Dave Gatrell, the online teacher development coordinator for the British Council in Hong Kong, who was also going to feature Can You Escape? in his session on mobile learning (already covered in part on my main blog). We had an interesting pre-conference exchange about our sessions and the ways in which we used the app. We then, of course, got to follow this up with a couple of face-to-face chats at the conference itself with plenty of intriguing ideas developing.
- Video Walkthroughs
- Out of Step Walkthroughs
In short, there are many, many ways to get students to engage with this simple yet challenging game. Someone should write a book about it (watch this space... ;-) )