I think Tom and Jim, who blog at Bionic Teaching, are two of the freshest voices in educational blogging. I’m a little late on commenting on this post about Battledecks, a very funny and challenging powerpoint karaoke game played at the SXSW festival. What makes Tom’s post particularly helpful is he includes ideas for how this might be integrated in a variety of different classes. And, he makes an important caveat: you can’t do this well with just bulleted lists of information. I’m a visual learner so went looking for video of the Battledecks competition.

Here’s the video from Rocketboom:

I’m already thinking about doing this with my undergrads on Monday! Or, at least show them the video.

One thought on “Battledecks

  1. Tom


    You’re very kind. I appreciate it.

    I think Jim Groom is going to have battledecks at Mary Washington’s faculty academy. I’m pretty excited about giving it a shot.

    I’d be interested in hearing your students’ take on the idea. It sure makes me wish I had my own students to experiment on/with.

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