Connecting Play: Learning across People, Practices, and Spaces

Keynote speech by Professor Yasmin B. Kafai (one of the designer of Scratch!!!)

Here are some key takeaway:

(1)  Serious programming cannot be done in curriculum time!

(2)  Cheating can be good for you : Educational Games

(3) Scratch : Designing + Making + Playing. It is abt building community

(4) The new arithmetic for gamification in education Playing + Designing + Making = Learning

(5) Crucial learning principle that pple learn best when they hv the opp to talk and write abt what they are learning (Paul Gee, 2008)

Professor Yasmin B. Kafai with the New Arithmetic for Gamification (Thanks to Loo Kang for the picture)

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