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Zombies for educational gaming?

Posted on: March 17, 2010

I have been messing about with Zombie Farm on my iPhone during my interstitial time. My 5-year-old son has too. Below is a screenshot he took of his fledgling farm.

[from isaac’s posterous]

I have been struck by the possibilities of how teachers might use this as a context for the teaching and learning of languages, mathematics and science. Beyond specific content, I am more interested in how such a game can promote strategic thinking, delayed gratification and design aesthetics.

I might integrate this game into the educational gaming series of my ICT course next semester. There will be some who can download the game into their iPhones (if they haven’t done so already) and I can provide two of my own iPod Touches to those who visit the mobile gaming station. Might Apple sponsor a few more devices?

2 Responses to "Zombies for educational gaming?"

Hi Dr. Tan,
This post reminds me of how my group bankrupted McD many times over during our educational gaming week for ICT! Hope you are doing great in NIE (:

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Ah, yes… good times had by all!

I hope things are going well with you in school.

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