Disaster Watch (Online Learning Game)

Posted: February 28, 2007 in Education, Educational Technology, Instructional Technology, School 2.0, Technology, Technology Integration

Global GangIn the latest issue of Tech Trends from the AECT was a review of the online Flash based game Disaster Watch. The game, from Christian Aid, shows students “how to limit damage to a local community when disaster strikes.” At the end of the game students are given an opportunity to read about real-life stories of children who have survived disasters. This game follows along the lines of the Third World Farmer Game I shared a few days ago. The game is part of a larger educational site called Global Gang that has other activities and resources that are interesting too. Although these role playing games are far from real life, they do surround and address important issues that can facilitate discussion and reflection on the everyday lives of people from around the world. Try Disaster Watch today!

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