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Digital divide game

Submitted by sverma on Sat, 2012-01-28 19:48

The California Association of Independent Schools (http://caisca.org) has a series of events as part of its professional development program. I will be at one of their events representing OLPC San Francisco and the the OLPC project in general. From their site:

 

 
Technology Professional Day

February 15, 2012 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
 

Location:

St.Matthew’s Episcopal Day School
16 Baldwin Ave
San Mateo, CA 94010
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Cost:

$40

Registration Deadline:

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Late Registration Cost:

$50

 

THE DIGITAL DIVIDE GAME: DEVELOPING 21ST CENTURY SKILLS USING TECHNOLOGY

This workshop will highlight and showcase “The Digital Divide Game.” Instructors and Administrators will learn how the game sets the stage for 21st century skills and also allows students to exercise those skills while playing this life skills game. In the game, students are forced to make alliances, assess risk, trade and share resources, make tough decisions and assume leadership roles in a hands-on simulation of cultures impacted by the digital divide: a global issue that focuses on the divide between those who have access to technology and those that don’t.

Sameer Verma from One Laptop Per Child ( OLPC SF) and Tina Lee, Director of Learning and Innovation, from Zero Divide San Francisco will be presenting, and will help us see this global issue through an educational lens. While observing the game in action in a classroom with middle school students, attendees will also have an opportunity for hands-on time with the game. Lunch will be provided. For more information contact Jennifer Gaspar-Santos at (650) 342-5436 or jgs@stmatthewsday.org.

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Here's a sample of their game from some time ago: http://vimeo.com/15887958