Our most recent iteration:
“Where Are Your Keys?” is a collaborative game of high speed language learning, that uses sign language as a bridge for learning a targeted spoken language, along with employing a system of transparent teaching techniques used by both teachers and students to accelerate the learning process. This means we treat everyone as a potential teacher, because everyone who learns a language this way also learns to teach a language this way. This system of teaching techniques can then be applied to all learning endeavors. We essentially teach how to teach and learn anything.
On twitter, Marty Nelson (@martypdx) gave us the most recent piece of fairly consistent feedback we’ve been getting for a while now.
Namely: “How do I briefly explain WAYK to a complete newbie?” (or, in Marty’s case, “can someone briefly explain it to me? I don’t get it.”)
Evan and I have struggled for a while with the problem of “too much knowledge” about the game, and so we’re calling out to everyone who has played: How would you explain this game, quickly and succinctly? What do you wish someone else had said to you about it, to help you better understand it before you played? Does the above elevator speech work? How might you improve, as a newbie to the game?