[Offtopic] Re: [Year 12 IT Apps] Totally Offtopic- Real Life Games

Roland Gesthuizen rgesthuizen at gmail.com
Mon Sep 3 12:29:25 EST 2007

Hello movers and shakers ;-)

I reckon this would be a fun project if you run it as a wiki with Wikispaces
and set yourself up with a blog using Edublogs . Both can be configured and
locked down to your class group only. (we do it internally with Moodle)

   - http://www.edublogs.org/
   - http://www.wikispaces.com/

This is part of a cool set of videos that explains why they should consider
using these web2.0 tools. It explains why a wiki is a ctool for planning a
project for organising a camping ativitity, social networking etc.
(TeacherTube has downloadable copies of these videos too)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=-dnL00TdmLY Wikis in Plain
 http://youtube.com/watch?v=6a_KF7TYKVc Social Networking in Plain
As a starter, you could consider adapting this cool activity for planning a
huge activity using a spreadsheet. I find that they relate to this better
than using a speadsheets for balance a budget. My students dont relate all
that well to money saving strategies .. they just want more of it.

   - instructables : How to Organize and Cook Holiday Dinner for a

Regards Roland

On 03/09/07, Clare, Ian J <Clare.Ian.J at edumail.vic.gov.au> wrote:
>  Sorry for the Off Topic posting but I know where the movers and shakers
> are (you guys get things done).
> Apart from my ICT classes I teach a subject called Life Skills (Work Ed).
> I us the Be Real Life Game in it. This is a simulation game where students
> assume a role. One of the tasks in this game is to prepare a budget. This
> budget is paper based and has some data costs in it like rent and car costs.
> I want to turn this game into a Web Based project where up to date costs can
> be incorporated as well as other features not possible in a paper based
> model.
> If any on the lists would be interested in working on this with me please
> drop me an e-mail. Also could you please pass this on to anyone in your
> school that may use the game.
> Thanks
> *Ian Clare*
> Information Technology Teacher
> *Casterton** Secondary College*
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Roland Gesthuizen - ICT Coordinator - Westall Secondary College

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