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Game as a playful educational element in learning Spanish

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Participate and share : Poster

Sunday, June 23, 7:00–8:30 pm
Location: Posters: Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 21

Fabio Gondo   Rosemeire Carriel   Silvia Marchetto  
Learn about the educational game "Un Viaje por América del Sur," developed for students who take Spanish as a foreign language in São Paulo, Brazil. See how the project uses the game as a playful element, its results and challenges.

Audience: Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Tablet: iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials:
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Game-based learning and gamification
Grade level: 6-8
Subject area: World languages
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will get to know the game “Un Viaje por América Del Sur” developed for students of ages 11 to 16 who take Spanish as a foreign language in middle and high school in São Paulo, Brazil. They will learn how the game was used in the classroom, the results, difficulties and challenges. As the game is available, for free, at the App Store, participants will be able to replicate the strategies learned with their own students.


Game presentation.
Assumptions for the use of video games in the classroom.
Use of game for Spanish teaching.
General and specific objectives .
Work methodology.
Difficulties and challenges.

Supporting research

Dr. Clayton M. Christensen

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Fabio Gondo, Colegio Bandeirantes
Rosemeire Carriel, Colégio Bandeirantes
Silvia Marchetto, Colegio Bandeirantes

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