Experts Present #1: Michelle Zimmerman of Microsoft and Univ of Washington

  • April 8, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Michelle Zimmerman is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Master Trainer through Microsoft Partners in Learning, and the Assistant Principal of an Independent School in Seattle Washington, where she also teaches middle school. She also holds a PhD in Learning Sciences and Human Development from the University of Washington. For the past several years she has performed extensive research on best practices for integrating games into educational programming. Join us on April 8th as she shares her findings from an in depth analysis of a unique learning program that uses the free game Portal2 to engage, inspire, and challenge learners of various ages.

Michelle is an experienced presenter and GBLNYC is privileged to have her spend the evening with us!

(NYU students can attend free with their student ID)

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  • Michelle Z.

    Here are some of the YouTube videos

    This is the overview video:

    Student collaboratively created Behind the Scenes:

    Student collaboratively created Allegory of the Cave:

    Student created reflection of data, Scott: Portal Through Time:

    Jasmine's Portal Two Reflection:

    Student created Observing The Little Buddies II:

    Student created Portal 2 Reflections Alex:

    Student created Portal 2 Reflections Elijah:

    Student created Portal 2 Art and Design (Alan):

    April 10, 2014

  • Michelle Z.

    Thank you all for a great evening. I appreciate your feedback, comments, questions and energy in the room.

    1 · April 10, 2014

  • Joe B.

    I just connected with Michelle, and she said that she has a number of links to her work from her Linkedin profile. She suggests that if you want to check out what material she has made publicly available, that's the best way to find it!

    April 10, 2014

    • Michelle Z.

      I'll get links to the YouTube videos soon.

      April 10, 2014

  • Joe B.

    We'll follow up with Michelle and see if she can point us to a place where some or all of her presentation is viewable. Thanks everyone for coming, glad you had a good time!

    April 9, 2014

  • Masuma

    Great presentation. Would like to have access to the presentation charts.

    1 · April 9, 2014

  • Dan B.

    Great talk! Fascinating stuff. Michelle was wonderful. This was my first GBL meetup event and I'll definitely be back for more based on last night!

    3 · April 9, 2014

  • Brian

    Very interesting study and great presentation. Will Michelle be making her presentation available online?

    1 · April 9, 2014

  • Jay B.

    It was great seeing older kids have a chance to teach younger ones.

    3 · April 9, 2014

  • David M.

    Great presentation. It's impressive what has been accomplished over the period of the study. Found myself trying to figure out how to scale the results over a larger population of students.

    3 · April 9, 2014

  • Richard C.

    Michelle's presentation was excellent. It's rare to hear from someone who's both a dedicated teacher and a skilled researcher. She shared valuable insights about how and why games are effective for teaching and learning.

    3 · April 9, 2014

  • Mike E.

    Really terrific presentation! So much smart and compelling research on transfer and collaboration, I'm still getting my head around it. Thanks so much to Michelle for sharing her work and to the organizers for hosting!

    3 · April 9, 2014

  • Garrett F.

    Great material! Learned so much. Wish there could've been more time!

    3 · April 8, 2014

  • Liz J.

    We're looking forward to seeing you all tonight in the Lecture Hall at NYU Game Center -- look for signs when you arrive. Please keep in mind that paying online in advance can really help the door flow, so we'd really appreciate that! Get ready for an inspirational and informative evening, and follow us @Play2LearnNYC to join the Twitter conversation.

    1 · April 8, 2014

  • adam

    hey i want to get a friend who is 15 years old involved in this event, is this open to teenagers?

    March 31, 2014

    • Joe B.

      Hi Adam, if the teenager is accompanied by an adult meet up member as a guest, then that would be fine!

      April 1, 2014

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