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Thursday, June 12 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
'Text Adventure Creation Tool (TACT)' & 'The Ward Game: A Pervasive Novel Study'

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Facilitated by Courtney Francis and Jolene Zywica.

Text Adventure Creation Tool (TACT)
Evan Wright
TACT is a web-based, classroom friendly tool which allows students to easily create and play each others text-based adventure games. Teachers can provide feedback to students directly through the web interface and can get a complete dump of a project to facilitate grading it. The project has several classroom applications and can help teachers meet numerous Common Core ELA standards.

The Ward Game: A Pervasive Novel Study
Paul Darvasi
The Ward Game is a pervasive game where students experience the world of a novel in an embodied and immersive fashion. Designed to teach Ken Keseys One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, players are transformed into patients and the school's classrooms, corridors, bells and clocks became those of Nurse Ratched's ward. For 30 days, players are plunged into the world of the novel through a modular elixir of video game mechanics, videos, social media, interactive tools and locative activities.

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Paul Darvasi

Teacher, Royal St. George's College
Paul Darvasi teaches high school English and media studies at Royal St. George's College in Toronto, Canada. He's a PhD candidate in York University's Faculty of Education, with a focus on digital and pervasive games in educational environments. He experiments with video games and interactive technology in his classes, unpacking texts with student produced digital museums, hypertext and transmedia. He designed The Ward Game, a 30-day pervasive... Read More →
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Evan Wright

7th Grade Technology Teacher, Troy Middle School


Thursday June 12, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Class of '24

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