2 responses to “The secret to Sembl – prep for players and game instigators”

  1. ken cowan

    Dear Cath,
    I’m not sure if my comment posted, so I’ll repeat myself. Forgive me.
    This is the best “how it goes” description I’ve seen of the game since Charles and I made up a Hipbone game for second-graders (ca 1986).
    Now I am working with international students who want to do university study in the US. Is there a “beta” model of Sembl I could play with my “advanced” ESL students in our computer lab? I think there is an enormous potential for language learning here. I wouldn’t want to infringe on anybody’s patent rights or whatevers, but I’d like to get some of my students playing…
    What do you think?
    Be well,

  2. Charles Cameron (hipbone)

    Hi Cath & Ken:

    Here are some further resources:

    - the curriculum specific game that Kenny and I devised

    - the Cinderella Game, done with a friend of both, also for 2nd graders

    - curricula and papers of Eva Bures — see this course outline, this one and this one. And papers on HipBone Games in Higher Education: Supporting Critical and Creative Thinking and “Developing a perspective”, “inter‐connecting”, and “bringing it together”

    - papers and blog posts of Nancy McKeand on HipBone fun and learning – see here, here and here.

    - http://www.www.dekita.org/smielt/forum/plenum/social/hello-wayfarer
    - http://gwegner.edublogs.org/2007/02/15/the-viral-glass-bead-gameboard/