Introduction
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Educational Game Design Timeline *Day 1: September 26*- Introductions
- Class Overview - Frank and Suzanne
- Overview: Flash Intro Project - Quincy
- Set-up time (Flash) and/or browse Math Tools site
- Flash Intro Project and Math Tools
*Day 2: September 28*- Math Tools - Suzanne
- Discussion about Math Education and Learning Theory Resources - Quincy and Suzanne
- Assignment 1: Math Tools tasks
*Day 3: October 3*- Game Exercise - Frank
*Day 4: October 5*- Overview of Math Topic for Flash Math Project - Suzanne
- Assign groups - Suzanne and Frank
- Project Time
*Day 5: October 10*- Flash Math Project - Frank
- Proportional Reasoning & Conceptual Understanding - Suzanne
*Day 6: October 12*- Proportional Reasoning & Games? - Frank
- Project Time
- Assignment 2: Math Tools tasks
*Day 7: October 17*- PDF document due (WebCT submission): Flash Math Project Proposal
- Group presentations: Flash Math Project Proposal
- Project Time
- Group Review 1
*Day 8: October 19*- Dimenxian
- Project Time
- Running beta version due by 5:00 pm (WebCT submission)
*Day 9: October 24*- All projects "tested" by 7th grade students at Drew Elementary School
*Day 10: October 26*- Group Debriefing:
9:30 - 9:45 Group 1 [Major, Ryan, Sam, Matt] 9:45 - 10:00 Group 2 [Melissa, Jonathan, Alex, Aaron] 10:00 - 10:15 Group 3 [Greg, Russell, AJ] 10:15 - 10:30 Group 4 [Jim, Gwen, Josh] 10:30 - 10:45 Group 5 [Bob, Iris, Stephen] - Assignment 3: classroom visit write-up and next steps for the Flash Math Project [due October 31]
*Day 11: October 31*- Project Time: discuss, modify Flash Math Project
*Day 12: November 2*- Project Time
- Group Review 2
*Day 13: November 7*- Flash Math Project presentations
- Post Mortem - individual - PDF - one to two pages stating what was learned, where did you succeed, where did you fall short (self-critique) - examples posted on WebCT [due November 9]
*Day 14: November 9*- Group Review 3
- Introduce the Final Math Project
- Assign Final Project groups
- Selection of topics for Final Project
*Day 15: November 14*- Games - Frank
- PDF document due by 6:00 pm
*Day 16: November 16*- Math Tools cataloging [Personal Shopper, Math Football, Ameba] - Suzanne
- changes in timeline and Final Math Project - Suzanne
- Teacher Feedback component - Suzanne
- Games - Frank
*Day 17: November 21*- Storyboard components due in class at 9:30
- Project Time: assembling components of StoryBoard
- Frank and Suzanne individually talking to each group
*Day 18: November 28*- Games - Frank
- due by 6:00 pm: First Teacher Feedback component - Education person(s) from each group initiate educational value of Final Math Project game.
*Day 19: November 30*- Games - Frank
- beta version of game (including HTML file) due by 6:00 pm
- beta version of game will be posted to Math Forum /te/exchange/hosted/ directory
- Second Teacher Feedback component - Education person(s) continue discussion with selected teacher including communicating about the beta version
*Day 20: December 5*- Project Time - education students share ideas from Teacher Feedback with the group
**December 6, midnight**- write up of how Teacher Feedback was used in PDF format is due
- Final Math Project prototype is due
*Day 21: December 7**Overview of the Class: Lessons Learned*- Frank- Play Day (Try each other's final projects/fill out evaluation form on each)
Group 1 - Bounce Group 2 - Panic Project Group 3 - Snowball Group 4 - Numbers Db - Time for class evaluation (15 minutes)
Questions/comments, please contact Suzanne Alejandre. [
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