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Monday, August 21

  1. page Place out of Time edited ... Place out of Time Place out of Time (aka POOT) is a trans-historical simulation in which the …
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    Place out of Time
    Place out of Time (aka POOT) is a trans-historical simulation in which the participants (be they MS/HS students or university mentors) participate "in character." Each of your students would either choose a historical or a contemporary figure whom they would learn about and ultimately portray in our simulated "trial." In a sense, POOT is an attempt to "bring the wisdom of history" to a contemporary issue--all of the participants are invited to the Alhambra Palace in Spain to be a part of the deliberations of the "Court of All Time."
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    our Winter 20162018 Scenario
    Our Winter 2016 trial is based on an issue that is on

    The centerpiece of
    the docket for the European Parliament,POOT program is a trial, which uses a fictional but plausible scenario involving questions of freedom, religion, security, or other challenging issues. In Winter 2018, the possibilityeyes of a complete banthe world will be on Spain’s Alhambra Palace, when the saleCourt of seal productsAll Time convenes in January to hear the EU. There had been an exemption for Inuit peoplesappeal of a case in Greenland to sell their products, butwhich Italy’s Supreme Court overturned the WTO wantsconviction of a full-scale ban enforced. Despite this exemption tohomeless man from the 2009 ban,Ukraine (Roman Ostriakov) for stealing approximately five dollars worth of food. The man acknowledged stealing the ban has wrought havoc onfood, but the Inuit economy (andcourt ruled that the man’s “need for nourishment” excused the theft. Genoan shopkeeper Gianna Bennato, owner of Greenland more generally). So much so,the grocery where the theft took place, is bringing the appeal. In a story published in fact,Italy’s La Repubblica, Bennato stated that Greenpeace--which originally pushed for the ban--has reversed course and now opposes it....butshe feels compassion towards people in Ostriakov’s circumstance, “but if this ruling is allowed to stand, I might as well throw away my cash register and replace it already too late? It's adds upwith a sign that says ‘aiuta te stesso’ (Help yourself!)” Great figures from across human history will gather in Granada to decide a complicated circumstance where issues of environmental stewardship, economics, culture,case that incorporates complex economic, legal and do-gooderism are all in the mix.
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    moral questions.
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    short, narrative "resume""profile" in the
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    Mandela and Senator Joseph McCarthyNapoleon (and many
    These videos provides a quick introduction to the project, from the perspective of student participants:
    Checking out POOT
    URL: http://poot.icsmich.org/
    demo login:milarepa@fall12login: guestteacher@terrace-W17
    demo password: umbrellaguest
    Feel free to explore, and/or to click on Guides and Materials on the main page of the site to download the Website Quick Guide, which will show you how to navigate the site.
    Here's a link to a recent article of ours about the "serious play" aspect of the simulation: {L06_6005_GamesSchoolandtheBenefitsofInefficiency_final.pdf}
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    10:14 am

Wednesday, April 26

  1. msg Who are you in real life? message posted Who are you in real life? I'm one of the participants from the Netherlands. The school system is different here so there's no…
    Who are you in real life?
    I'm one of the participants from the Netherlands. The school system is different here so there's not really a point in giving info about it. Even though I liked participating in the simulation, I am probably going to do something really different in the future. Right now I'm thinking about studying medicine or something technical.
    I played Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
  2. msg a New Outlook? message posted a New Outlook? It helped me understand the reasons behind some of the events in the Middle-East. Even though I do …
    a New Outlook?
    It helped me understand the reasons behind some of the events in the Middle-East. Even though I do not agree with most of them.
  3. msg Making AIC Better message posted Making AIC Better One of the things I expected to be more of was discussion. Most of the times, a country would send …
    Making AIC Better
    One of the things I expected to be more of was discussion. Most of the times, a country would send in a press release stating their vision on things and other countries would just say if they agree or not. It would have made it a lot more exciting if countries started debating why they don't agree with their vision. In my opinion most press releases were just blank statements, not really adding any action to the game.
    Another things that should be improved is the activity of the teams. Some of our press releases did not get the planned outcome just because there was no response. If the NSAs and game mentors urge those teams some more to be active, it would have made the simulation a lot more exciting.
  4. msg NSAs and Game Mentors message posted NSAs and Game Mentors One of the problems we had to face was the time difference between us and the USA. We often had to …
    NSAs and Game Mentors
    One of the problems we had to face was the time difference between us and the USA. We often had to wait for a response from our NSA which really delayed us sometimes. This isn't anyone's fault ofcourse.
    Nonetheless, he really helped us. It would have been nice to get some more spontaneous comments on what we were doing from time to time.
  5. msg Advice for future participants message posted Advice for future participants Read every bit of background info you can find. Our team talked with an expert on Iran beforehand a…
    Advice for future participants
    Read every bit of background info you can find. Our team talked with an expert on Iran beforehand and I can really advise future participants to do so. Hearing info directly and being able to ask questions really helps you understand the characters you portray.

Thursday, April 20

  1. msg AIC-Gold message posted AIC-Gold This simulation was one of the coolest in school projects I have ever participated in. It was very …
    AIC-Gold
    This simulation was one of the coolest in school projects I have ever participated in. It was very well put together and I liked the interactivity. It was a little hard to get the grasp of in the beginning, but after a couple of weeks my group and I got the hang of it. We all really enjoyed being put into something that was effected with current events. I thought it was cool that every decision you made effected the future of your country. This gave more respect for the men and women who work in stressful positions every day. Overall this was a very good opportunity and I hope it continues at our school.
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  3. msg Advice for future participants message posted Advice for future participants I would recommend to research about your character, history of your country, and what is happening …
    Advice for future participants
    I would recommend to research about your character, history of your country, and what is happening now on your country.
    9:52 am
  4. msg NSAs and Game Mentors message posted NSAs and Game Mentors NSA was very helpful, he commented us to how should we fix our goals,forms, and reports.
    NSAs and Game Mentors
    NSA was very helpful, he commented us to how should we fix our goals,forms, and reports.
    9:50 am

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