Gamification, Makerspaces, and Minecraft: The Classroom of the Future is Now!

What does the classroom of the the future look like? How can we design learning environments that are flexible and accommodate different learning styles, approaches, and strengths? Learn the secrets that the best teachers and curriculum designers know, and find out how you can design your own classroom to maximize student engagement and make their learning meaningful and relevant.

Douglas Kiang is a dynamic speaker who focuses on topics from Game Dynamics, Challenge Based Learning, Publishing and Copyright, Programming, and Game Design. With over twenty years of teaching experience in independent schools at every grade level, he currently teaches computer science and heads the technology resource teachers group at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Douglas holds a Master's Degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education from Harvard and is an Apple Distinguished Educator. He is the author of five bestselling game strategy guides and his latest book on Minecraft in Education is soon to be published by Peachpit Press.

Other presentations by Doug:

  • Building a Learning Community with Minecraft
  • From Angry Birds to Minecraft: What Games Teach Us About Learning
  • The iPad Field Trip: Collaboration With iBooks Author

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