05.21.07

Citizen Schools celebrations

Posted in community, technology at 11:01 pm by wingerz

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We made it. Two Mondays ago we had the Online WOW! at the MIT Media Lab. Students explained how their games worked to event attendees in a science fair-style setup. One of our students, John, participated in a web videoconference with some students from a classroom in California and got to show off his game to them. This past Monday was our last class, during which we reflected and celebrated by handing out game CDs and playing the Wii.

Last Wednesday we had the Gavin WOW! We got to see some of our students in the contexts of their other apprenticeships, like dance and TV production. Of course, there was also a lot of game-playing and explaining as well. Overall I was quite impressed by how much they retained, and I really enjoyed seeing the students take pride in their work as they showed off their games.

Will post some final thoughts in the days to come. It has been a great experience all around, and at least one student is intent on continuing work on his game, which we count as one of our successes.

2 Comments »

  1. Lee said,

    May 21, 2007 at 11:49 pm

    Thanks for involving me in this and doing it with me, Wing. I wouldn’t have nearly had as enjoyable a time as I had if it weren’t for you.

    Lee

  2. ~wingerz » Citizen Schools recap said,

    June 15, 2007 at 2:09 pm

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