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Wednesday, July 26 • 4:00pm - 5:05pm
Taylor - Developing Strategic and Critical Thinking Skills via Clash of Clans

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Clash of Clans is one of the world’s most popular strategic action games designed to pit players against artificial intelligence characters as well as real world opponents. Anyone can play for free but players can also pay for immediate upgrades (with real world cash) for troop training and base building. Whilst it is not mandatory, players are encouraged to buy in-game gems to effectively compete. It is a lesser-known fact that players can equally do so without having to pay for anything, but to do so requires thinking prior to clicking, analysis subject to experimentation. At Bangkok Patana School students take part in this extremely popular extra-curricular-activity in which the following areas are explored:

THINKING WITHOUT DIGITAL
LEARNING WITH DIGITAL
STRATEGIC COLLABORATION
DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP
COMPETING WHILST SHARING

In this session Brian will guide you through the journey of dovetailing the learning into a popular gaming ecosystem; engaging the students in their world. Time permitting we will set up live clans to invoke analysis and discussion of diverse strategies and future plans, combining metrics and ideas with actual game-play review of past events. Regardless of your gaming experience, you'll be able to clearly see how this platform can help develop valuable transferable strategic and critical thinking skills.

Speakers
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Brian Taylor

Assistant Principal, Cross Campus Curriculum Technology Integration, Bangkok Patana School
Brian has taught Science and ICT/Computing in the UK, Kenya, Togo, Oman, Qatar and Thailand. As a father of three young rascals he's passionate about mindfulness and all aspects of digital citizenship. He's presented to audiences all over the world on critical and computational... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 4:00pm - 5:05pm
St. James Boston Park Plaza
  • BLC Strand Teaching Global Communication Skills
  • Intended Audience General - All Audiences
  • Session Level All