July 10, 2012
Filament Games, the developers of GameUp games You Make Me Sick, Cell Command, and Crazy Plant Shop, is hosting a lesson plan contest! They are looking for educators who are supporters of game-based learning and who have created innovative lesson plans for You Make Me Sick. The best lesson designer will receive a full classroom set of Cell Command, You Make Me Sick, Crazy Plant Shop, and Prisoner of Echo. Additionally, two runner-ups will receive a full classroom set of the game of their choice from the collection of the four games. Judged by educational consultant, Andrew Miller, and a group of master educators, the lesson plans will be assessed using the following criteria: The game is used as a sound pedagogical tool to perform an intentional function in the classroom learning experience. The lesson presents the game as an innovative and engaging tool to learn. The lesson is aligned to key content standards and/or 21st century skills. The lesson includes clear, coherent directions and useful materials. Be sure to submit your lesson plans by September 7th! The winners will be notified on October 1st.