Games and Simulations Network

Escape the Ordinary Playground


Escape the Ordinary playground

Tuesday, June 27th 2 to 5:30pm

Playground C (across from Room 214)

This playground is a place where games and virtual environments meet Escape Rooms, AR augmented reality,

VR virtual reality, mobile seamless learning and more!

If you are using these environments in or out of the classroom, please come share your story with us!


We might move these tables around a little.

Table 1  Virtual Environment Network

               Scott Merrick, Andrew Wheelock, Barbara Seaton and Mary Howard

Table 2  Space Virtual World ( 2 - 345 pm) David Fliesen
              DigIt! Games (345 - 530 pm) Jessica Mlyniec and Chris Magnuson


Table 3  Bloxels (2- 430 pm) Kim Martin, Ben Gallagher and Ann Ward
              Power Plays: Gamification Tools & Techniques to Boost Literacy (430 - 530 pm) Michele Haiken


Table 4   Classcraft


Table 5  Pokemon Go and Google Maps  (2 -345 pm) Adam Goodman and Cari Orts
              360 Video VR Immersion (345 - 5 pm) Richard Tran, Robert Nakama, Mark Yap and Matt Baylor


Table 6   VR and AR (2 - 530 pm) Len Scrogan and Jamie Connally

Side Table  Games & Sims Network
                    Escape Rooms - Escape the Ordinary
                    Kae Novak, Chris Luchs and Lauren Thurman

Presentation Station 2 - Snapbench

Playground Presentations

2:00 - 2:30: 3D Games with AgentCubes Online

Ryan Rasar and his son, Justin kick us off with discussing and playing student created 3D games from AgentCubes Online!

2:30 - 3:00: Fancy Bear! Yes…What Does Fancy Bear have to go with CyberSecurity, Tech Lit and Games?

Join Chris Luchs for a Rapid Response Special! If you’d like to learn more about our project on technology, culture and social justice. Email Kae Novak at

3:00 - 3:30: Designing Escape Rooms

We’d like you to go further than a box and bring tech, AR and VR into your Escape Room. Get the tech teacher and the theater teacher involved in creating something extraordinary! For resources go to our Escape Room Padlet

3:30 - 4:00: Classcraft

Make learning an adventure and manage, motivate and engage your students by transforming the classroom into a role-playing game.

4:00 - 4:30: ‘Space Virtual World David Fliesen leads a demo and discussion on Space Developer beta, an MMO for creatives.

4:00 - 5:00: GSN & VEN Closing Session Join Kim Martin, Ben Gallagher and Ann Ward to learn about creativity and innovation using Bloxels, Maker’s Empire. For additional info email