Dice, Damage Counters, and Data: Board Games in the Classroom
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Room: 110
Presenters: Joe Mencarini
Audience: 6-12, 6-8
Description: Board games offer a low-tech classroom solution to teach a variety of concepts and skills while encouraging positive peer interaction. Come see how any subject area or grade level can benefit from using board games to enrich curriculum, encourage critical thinking, and motivate learners without breaking the budget.


Additionally, participants will get the opportunity to try out several games, including Love Letter, Why First?, and Dixit.

Joe Mencarini is a German and Spanish teacher at Martin Meylin Middle School in Lampeter, PA. He also runs the afterschool Board Game Club and is a Vanguard for Alderac Entertainment Group.

RESOURCES:
Play Play Learn: In-class game consultants

MNU Center for Games and Learning

Meet the New School Board: Board Games Are Back–and They’re Exactly What Your Curriculum Needs by C. Harris

AMAZON: Libraries Got Game: Aligned Learning Through Modern Board Games by B. Meyer and C. Harris


Top 10 Board games for your ESL Classroom

Board Game Geek forum: Games in the Classroom

Drive Thru Cards: Print-on-demand games

Thingiverse dice files for 3D printer

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