Games

Reality Game Questions of the Day: Mean Experimentations with Redundant Pedometers

eXperience Points Answer 1 question: 20XP Answer 2 questions: 80XP Answer 3 questions: 120XP Answer 4 questions: 200XP + 1 Lego™ for each question! Family Points YTD: 8,380 Why so “mean”? Dad wears two pedometers to measure how many steps he takes each day. Pedometer “A” recorded 6,350 steps. Pedometer “B” recorded 8,948 steps. What […]

Gamification of Home Education

Gamification is turning some process that is ordinary and mundane into a game. I’ve written before on my own experiments with gamifying home learning. Just search this blog for “Reality Games” and you’ll find all those posts. TechCruch writer and avid gamer Tim Chang has written a piece called “All the World’s A Game” on how […]

Reality Game Questions of the Day: Clever Hans, How It’s Made, WWW, and CRT vs. LCD

eXperience Points Answer 1 question: 20XP Answer 2 questions: 80XP Answer 3 questions: 120XP Answer 4 questions: 200XP + 1 Lego™ for each question! Horsin’ Around Read about Clever Hans and answer the three questions. How? Visit howitsmade.com and learn something. Tell us about it! When? …was the World Wide Web made? (Bonus 100XP if […]

Reality Game Questions of the Day: Occam, Caged Bird, Gunpowder, and Protestants

eXperience Points Answer 1 question: 20XP Answer 2 questions: 80XP Answer 3 questions: 120XP Answer 4 questions: 200XP + 1 Lego™ for each question! It’s a UFO! What is Occam’s Razor? Give an example. Why… Why does the caged bird sing? What else? Gunpowder had to be mixed to work well until someone figured out […]

Reality Game Questions of the Day: Aaliyah, Dickinson, Japanese Ice Cream, and Nat Geo

eXperience Points Answer 1 question: 20XP Answer 2 questions: 80XP Answer 3 questions: 120XP Answer 4 questions: 200XP + 1 Lego™ for each question! Back & Forth… …was a song by Aaliyah. Read about her plane crash and answer the three questions. Tasty! Emily Dickinson wrote a poem about something that “licks the valleys up.” […]

Reality Game Questions of the Day: Cholera, Latin, Ravens, and Wright

eXperience Points Answer 1 question: 20XP Answer 2 questions: 80XP Answer 3 questions: 120XP Answer 4 questions: 200XP + 1 Lego™ for each question! H2Ohhhhhh… Read about Dr. Snow & cholera. Answer the 3 questions. What’s the name? Can you give the Latin names of the four kinds of mammals in our family/ That’s so […]

Reality Game Questions of the Day: Shuttle, Fog, Rome, and Tongue Twisters

If you were there… Read about the Challenger disaster in the book and answer the three questions. Like what? Carl Sandburg compares fog to…what? Who founded it? Rome – Who is its namesake? Is there any evidence it could have been named after someone else? What did you say?!?! Find a tongue-twister you’ve never said […]