Karen Ibbitson contacted me by email back in October when she stumbled upon this blog. Karen served as the media tech at Oak Middle School in Los Alamitos (which is a well decorated school!) for 5 years before getting her multiple subject teaching credential. She is now working on her masters in education at Concordia University.) We’ve corresponded a bit since she contacted me, and she’s recently completed a paper as part of her masters degree on “The Use of Complex Digital Games and Simulations in the Classroom to Enhance Engagement and Learning.” She draws on many of the resources I’ve cited here, and her reference list (and discussion) include several new gems I need to spend some time with. She’s also been gracious enough to allow me to post the paper here (with her university’s permission) for others to share.
I appreciated how well she brought all of these ideas together into such a succinct paper. Enjoy.
Now I just hope she starts blogging…