For the February 2015 Brownbag, Emily Rimland from the University Libraries and Kate Miffitt from the College of Liberal Arts will discuss badging initiatives aimed at developing skills such as information literacy, digital pedagogy and citizenship. Come learn about some of the latest projects in Penn State badging.

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March Brownbag: Games in a Latin Course

Gaming Brown Bag: Operation Lapis and CARD-tamen – Field Notes from Latin classes as an ARG/RPG (via

For the March 2015 Brownbag, Sam Findley, instructor in CAMS at PSU-Altoona will discuss his experiences piloting the “gamification” of introductory Latin, along with a deck-building approach to teaching history through rhetoric. He will explore the positives and the pitfalls he experienced with both methods.

The session will also introduce unique work of the Pericles Group and Roger Travis in developing games for Latin and ancient history, review progress of different games in development for teaching Classical subjects and provide an opportunity to explore the CARD-tamen approach in other subjects.

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How do you make foundational chemistry memorization interesting to students? Have them play Chemblaster – a game designed to make learning elemental symbols, ion charges and polyatomic compounds fun!