Cheryl Oakes’ must read post on online gaming

Cheryl Oakes has written a phenomenal post about online gaming over at Tech Learning today. It is an absolute MUST READ.

In this article she not only talks about Second Life but about some I'd never heard of Webkinz, Runescape, and Club Penguin.

I applaud Cheryl because of the three things that I think make her a great educator:

  • She is connected with her students.
  • She learns from them and has an open mind and is not ashamed of letting them teach her.
  • She is an encourager.

Add to this her willingness to document and share with the rest of us and she emulates an effective 21st century educator.

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5 thoughts on “Cheryl Oakes’ must read post on online gaming

  1. My partner and her 13 year old son play Runescape together. They are addicted! I don’t get the appeal and tend to called it “Runewhatever”. 🙂

  2. I was JUST having a conversation about Webkinz yesterday and Club Penguin too–when you talk about the 5-10 year olds being the largest growing set of internet users it is SO true!!!! And they are so adept and creative when it comes to these games. Thanks for pointing us to this article!

  3. Oh, Vicki, I can not wait until NECC when we all finally meet and get to smooze and talk and blog together! Thanks, maybe we can even Runescape or Webkinz!

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