I was working on my web page in Ning and found some excellent resources for learning using games. Wanted to share these with you after my post on games yesterday.
In the late 18th century, tensions between the British Empire and its colonies on the eastern coast of North America were reaching a critical point. From Georgia to Massachusetts talk of revolt hung heavy in the air, and the threat of war lingered on the horizon. The colonists were about to suffer the bloody birth of a nation, a nation that would eventually shape the course of human history. But this couldn’t be known by the people of the time, who went about their everyday lives much as anyone had through the ages -- one day at a time, their only goal to make their way through the world into which they were born.
This a excellent of teacher quality as far as I'm concerned. Tim is using his creativity and technology to keep students engaged, which in turn helps them learn.
Watch this video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcaE5NwfgUA, from teacher using a virtual world in class to inspire students in creative writing assignments. The results speak for themselves.