July 24, 2016
Pokémon Go is the top trending virtual reality game right now. It has been making news since its release a few weeks ago and for us in education, the game is already promising. Several teachers and educators have already been experimenting with it in educational settings and the results seem to be positive so far. For the uninitiated of you, Pokemon Go is ‘an augmented reality game that you can play through your smart phone. The app uses the coordinates of your GPS to determine your location in the real world and provides you with Pokémon characters to view and catch.Pokémon are out there, and you need to find them. As you walk around a neighbourhood, your smartphone will vibrate when there’s a Pokémon nearby. Take aim and throw a Poké Ball… You’ll have to stay alert, or it might get away!’. To learn more about the educational potential of Pokémon Go, check out this resource.
We are also sharing with you this awesome find to help you learn more about how you can make the best of Pokémon Go in your teaching. Explore Everything with Pokémon Go is an iTunes U course ‘ has been put together for families and individuals to explore ten learning activities guided by Gardner's theory of Multiple Intelligences to help you engage more fully with the world of Pokemon GO. Learning activities use the Tag Journal app as well as other iPad apps and workflows to explore creative outcomes that relate to the experience of playing this phenomenal new Augmented Reality game. Course created by Craig Smith, Deputy Principal of Aspect Hunter School, Autism Spectrum Australia.’
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