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Recent Activities

 

Mentor at Project 21 Hackathon

 Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, Beirut and Khartoum, 2021

Mentored the teams at the 2nd (Beirut Hub) and 3rd (Khartoum Hub) Project 21 Hackathons, with a focus on 'educational games perspective'. The teams from Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Egypt, Libya, Yemen, and Sudan were tasked to develop a game around the concept of how democracy functions, its main components, pitfalls, challenges, and rewards.

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Podcast with TheGameKid

ThePodBean, 2020

Talked about my research, the use of serious and comercial games as educational tools, and more in this podcast with TheGameKid on PodBean.

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Overview of GeoGebra Workshop

Directorate of Education, Government of Delhi, New Delhi, India, 2020

Facilitated an online GeoGebra workshop for school teachers and educators. It was attended by 100 teachers via Zoom and by over 400 teachers through Facebook Live.

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Introduction to GeoGebra Workshops

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, Noida, India, 2020

Facilitated two, 3-day online workshops for 50 (24+26) PGT math teachers from all 8 regions of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas across India. The 'master trainers' trained through these workshops will go on to train hundreds of other teachers from their respective regions. My co-facilitators were Tarun Aggarwal and Shafiq-Ur Rehman. These workshops were organized under the ambit of MATRIX, Mathematics Education Society, University of Delhi.

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Gamestorming Curricula

Games For Change Virtual Festival - Plenary Panel, New York, USA, 2020

The panel discussed the findings from the pilot study to test the effectiveness of the digital game-based course titled "Bury Me, My Love: Identity in Crisis" in India and the US. My co-panelists were Dr. Nandini Chatterjee Singh (Programme Specialist, UNESCO MGIEP), Dr. Matthew Farber (Assistant Professor, University of Northern Colorado).

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