Nomic: Games in Adult Basic Education

Glass Bead Game novel cover. I have not posted here in a while. I have moved back up to Washington State, set up an education consulting business, and am, gratefully, back teaching again. I have been very focused on my teaching at Green River Community College where I am teaching ABE (Language Arts/Social Studies and Language Arts/Science). I have always loved teaching at this level because this is where teachers can make a huge difference in the lives of others. Teach students how to read “The Compleat Angler” and you have fed them for a day. Teach them how to write an effective cover letter for a job and you can feed them and their families for a life time.

One of the cool things that I have had the opportunity to do is to update the Nomic game I used to use in English 101 and 102 for ABE. If you are not familiar with Nomic, I have posted here a few times earlier about it. I had the help of Jacqui Cain, who has a certificate in reading, my own humble experience, and the assistance of three students who read it for our three C’s: clarity, cohesion, and conciseness. The link to the old posting will give you the old game. The new version can be downloaded here from my site.

Okay, so I am interested in two things – any thoughts you may have on this game AND if you are using games in ABE or developing education in your classroom, I would love to hear about it.

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