This presentation introduces the SAGA (Story and Game Academy) project. A program designed to enrich students’ experiences through the exploration of games and the storytelling in games. Lucas Gillispie built this SAGA presentation and some resources to go with it for Games in Education 2012 conference. Other resources include books to read, sites to visit, sources to explore(industry statistics), video to watch and funding ideas. Two sites provide game reviews for teachers and parents are recommended:
Common Sense Media’s Game Reviews
Plugged In Game Reviews
Lucas has been an educator for more than a decade now, working as a high school science for ten years before taking a position as a district-level instructional technology coordinator for Pender County Schools in southeastern North Carolina. Lucas holds a MS in Instructional Technology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington where he completed thesis work researching the effects of a 3D video game on middle school students’ achievement and attitude in mathematics. His interests include gaming in education particularly the use of MMORPG’s (Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplay Games), mobile game-based learning, virtual training and simulations.