Gaming List

I am currently compiling a list of educational games and categorizing them according to age level, type of game [RPG, Immersive Experience, short term game design, etc.] as well as the intended content.  I think this will be helpful for all staff when selecting games to use in the class room and it can narrow down the search considerably.  I will post on Google Docs and share the link so everyone can post to it as well.

Few more shares:
http://centerforgamescience.org/games/ – a great deal of research in the designs of each of the games to effect change in students achieving learning goals

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1512701054/martha-madisons-marvelous-machines – physics at all age levels

http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052970203458604577263273943183932 – good article  to read through if you have not already come across it

http://www.dragonboxapp.com – this is featured above, but worth an individual mention

Allosaur Survival Game – http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1vLQ4dbpp2DcpBTy9bxy11f/planet-dinosaur-game – ideas about how to use it in the classroom – http://serc.carleton.edu/introgeo/games/examples/allosaur.html

The list goes on!

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2 comments

  1. Some immersive worlds –
    http://www.whyville.net/smmk/nice

    Minecraft – The core gameplay revolves around construction. The game world is essentially made up of cubical blocks arranged in a fixed grid pattern, that represent different materials, such as, dirt, stone, various ores, water, tree trunks, etc. While the players can move freely across the world, objects and items can only be placed at fixed locations relative to the grid. The player can gather these material “blocks” and place them elsewhere, thus potentially creating various constructions.
    Suitable for: All ages
    Resources:
    Learning with Minecraft – http://chatsworth.posterous.com/learning-with-minecraft
    Minecraft is educational – http://www.minecraftforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=54634
    Minecraft in school – http://edurealms.com/?p=304
    How to teach with Minecraft in an hour – http://deangroom.wordpress.com/2011/04/01/how-to-teach-with-minecraft-in-an-hour/
    Minecraft in School Wiki – http://minecraftinschool.pbworks.com/w/page/37244189/FrontPage
    Morrowcraft – http://morrowcraft.wikispaces.com/
    Minecraftedu –
    http://minecraftedu.com/
    Minecraft: Embracing the Inner Sandbox –
    http://gamingmatter.com/GM/strats/Entries/2011/8/30_Minecraft__Embracing_the_inner_sandbox.html

    http://www.secretbuilders.com/home.html – teacher resources can be found here where you can enroll your whole class and you have your own teacher console area – http://www.secretbuilders.com/teachers.html

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