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Event: Gamify One Thing! – March 5, 2021

Greetings from the CUNY Games Network!

The CGN has a new upcoming event.
Can you figure out the theme using this randomized announcement?
Scroll below for more info. Drop in any time using the Zoom link below – no registration necessary.

Idea Exchange: Friday March 5, 20201, 12:30-2 PM EST
Topic: Gamify One Small Thing! 

Gamification Idea #1: Add randomness to announcements, like we did here using Flippity: https://www.flippity.net/ra.asp?k=1YGhehKo1THkQo60AuCdgMe54aylxOe2htGxIeuTksBY 

Zoom link: http://bit.ly/CUNYGamesNetwork
Meeting ID: 827 9304 8309  ||  Passcode: 872312

Following our successful virtual conference, the CUNY Games Network aims to provide ongoing opportunities for our community to meet and brainstorm virtually in 2021. Join us Friday, March 5 from 12:30-2 PM EST for a “lunch break” idea exchange session.

The event will consist of four parts. Drop in for any or all portions:

12:30-12:45 PM: Check-In

Many of us are in the early stages of a new semester, or about to begin one. What GBL topics would you like to workshop with peers if we host more online events? If you attended our conference, are you implementing anything you learned? Share activities you’re using in the classroom and come prepared to discuss ideas for how the CUNY Games Network can support your pedagogy in 2021. 

12:45-1:30 PM: Gamify One Small Thing!

While we may dream of incorporating complex games and mechanics into our teaching, in reality we don’t always have time for in-depth design and implementation.In this idea exchange session, share small games or gamified activities that instructors can easily add to their curriculum. If you don’t have anything to share, that’s fine – collect new ideas from your peers. 

1:30-1:45 PM: What’s Your Game Plan?: “One Minute for One Small Thing!” 

Drop in for a lightning-speed variant of Joe Bisz’s What’s Your Game Plan? game design workshop.

1:45-2 PM: Debrief

Debrief on what you’ve learned. Make a plan for incorporating something new into your teaching, and share ideas for future CUNY Games Network online events. 

***Bonus! 2-3 PM: Gameplay***

Drop in for open gameplay, playtesting, and discussion of how to modify games for learning. Sign up to host or participate in games here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1UeyLB0X75_sbAbdYf_lIkyGC-aZFea8LjfQKMvsDplA/edit?usp=sharing 

Ongoing: Open Space

We are once again providing an “Open Space” for you to share ideas and resources. Feel free to add to the document at any time: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vJmEVTCdF9-0OYO58ioj-Ixa21k_Mj5FCdjPyLYorHk/edit?usp=sharing