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One Game= A Thousand Words

Start by exploring the meaning of the word "Game"


Pawns, Wizards, Mushrooms, Dice, Power-Ups...What comes to your mind when you think of games? 
In this task you will have to create a word cloud using Wordle (or any other tool of your choice) to share what YOU think makes a game. Don't spend too much time on this, just quickly scrible the first few words that come to your mind. You can use your favorite game as a starting point. Here is an example:
Wordle: Games
To complete this task share a few words about yourself along with your wordle in the discussions {please embed the code at the bottom of the Wordle in your comment so we can see it}
And if you are so inclined, check what everybody else has written and create a new Wordle summing up the words your peers have used.  What patterns do you see?
*Photo: Claudio Midolo

Task Discussion

  • elsa said:

    My favorite kind of games are board games and games that can make you laugh. I belive that if you have a good time, then winning is not important! :)

    Wordle: my deffinition of game

    on April 19, 2012, 12:24 p.m.

    Shari said:

    Hi, Elsa! I completely agree. When I play with someone whose sole purpose is to win, it takes some of the fun about of the game for me.

    on April 22, 2012, 2:56 p.m. in reply to elsa
  • thanasix said:

    life is a game, with only one life though, so it's better to play games,

    and try to win but be prepared to lose, but wether you will learn, it's up to you to choose.

    i won! i won! isn't this a poetry contest? :-)

    Wordle: Games

    on March 30, 2012, 10:42 a.m.
  • Philipp said:

    Games remind me of being a kid in summer. The summer holidays were 6 weeks long and that seemed soooo long. We spent everyday playing on the streets in my neighborhood. 


    Wordle: PlayGames

    on March 30, 2012, 8:36 a.m.
  • Maria said:

    I experience gaming as an initiation to new states of imagination, creativity and personal challenge and heeere is my word cloud

    on March 30, 2012, 7:38 a.m.

    Chloe said:

    Wordle: Game I am embedding your lovely wordle in the comment so everyone can see it :) Great Work!
    on March 30, 2012, 7:42 a.m. in reply to Maria

    thanasix said:

    How can i embed mine?

    on March 30, 2012, 9:27 a.m. in reply to Chloe

    Chloe said:

    Just  click where it says "HTML" on the top left of this editor in the comments, 

    then copy and paste the code that is under your Wordle image, it looks something like this  

    <a href="" 

    title="Wordle: Game"><img
              alt="Wordle: Game"
              style="padding:4px;border:1px solid #ddd"></a>
    on March 30, 2012, 10:03 a.m. in reply to thanasix

    Jenifferhomes said:

    at times there are tasks are no longer in the proper order. This makes it difficult for new students. Does anyone know how to put them back in the proper order? And does anyone remember the right order of the tasks (a new student asked me).

    on May 3, 2012, 8:25 a.m. in reply to thanasix