Next ANNIE Connect: Follow Me — a tabletop card game to learn about the media ecosystem
The game also comes with a lesson plan and customisation options.
In our next monthly gathering on Feb. 16 (10:30-11:30 GMT+8), we are continuing our exploration of gamifying news/media literacy education.
We will have guest speakers from Malaysia’s Arus Academy. They will demonstrate their newest creation called Follow Me, a tabletop card game designed to teach/learn media literacy.
Here’s what David Chak, a co-founder and the curriculum director at ARUS (and also one of ANNIE’s Advisory Board members), said about it:
Follow Me card game is a media literacy game that is created to teach players aged 10 and up, including educators and students, about media literacy.
This game is designed with education in mind, as it comes with a lesson plan and ways to customize the gameplay to fit different audiences.
The game puts players in the shoes of media operators and pits them against each other in the ever-complex world of operating media to bid for followers.
I haven’t had a chance to play with it, but the idea is intriguing. It is certainly on my to-do list during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday next week!
For those of you who would like to join our group on Feb. 16 (10:30-11:30 GMT+8) and have never registered to get the group Zoom link before, you can register through the following link.
(Please note that you will be registered for all future meetings, but your attendance is always optional).
A Happy Year of the Dragons if you’re living in a country where you celebrate the Lunar New Year with the Chinese Zodiac symbols!