Pokémon GO has only been available in Canada for about 10 days, but it’s become extremely popular, in a very short amount of time. Players should pay attention to their surroundings, and they should be considerate of people who live and work near Poké Stops & Gyms, where you collect weapons and have battles. Unlike other video games, players have to get out and move around their communities to play Pokémon GO. It’s very interesting to see how much exercise players are getting, and how much interaction is happening, when players meet each other. So many strangers have given me advice about how to play! Think about some skills that you want to learn and how you can use Pokémon GO to help you learn those skills. Prepositions are one area of vocabulary and grammar that are often difficult to learn. Ask for advice and give it about where to locate Pokéstops, gyms, and monsters! Find new places around your neighbourhood, as well as when you go someplace new.
A Pokémon gym in Fort Assiniboine, AB, also the world’s largest wagon wheel & pick!
Educators from around the web offer ideas for incorporating Pokémon GO into the classroom.
For teachers and for students, it’s really important to know as much as possible about the brain and how it works, so that we can get the most out of learning time. For me, some really important experiences that enhance learning are ones that incorporate movement, art, music, discussion, and storytelling. Read the article to learn more about why these are important.