Category Archives: Session: Play

Proposal for a session in which you play a game, or in which you play around as a group with one or more technologies, or in which you do something fun or original.

Play: Tele-pictionary

I use this game in my classes as an ice-breaker and as a way of introducing non-traditional heuristics (weird ways of coming up with creative ideas). It started out as a drinking game with friends, but I’ve found it transfers nicely to the classroom. If we need a break and want to all play a game, it’s a pretty easy one to set up. It’s all the fun of telephone and pictionary. Players alternate writing and drawing as they pass a stack of pages around the room. For example: I write “Go frogs!”. The person to my left tries to draw that. Maybe it’s a frog and an arrow. The next person looks only at the drawing and writes what they think it means. Maybe, leap frog. So on and so on. By the time it gets back to me, it’s usually pretty funny.