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Play Historia with Rick Brennan and Jason Darnell on EdGamer

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From the Show notes from EDGAMER;

“EdGamer 120: Play Historia with Rick Brennan and Jason Darnell

This week on EdGamer 120 we have two fantastic guests from the new gaming initiative ‘Historia.’ New FOEs Jason Darnell and Rick Brennan to tell us how ‘Historia’ harnesses the power of history and games to prepare students for a rapidly changing world. You are going to want this in your classroom! But don’t take our word for it, tune-in and level-up!

Ender’s Game

Game Club and Links on Symbaloo

The Hour of Code

STEAM Machine

Historia

Historia at NCSS

Show Host: Zack Gilbert

Show Contributor/Producer: Gerry James  

Show Guest: Rick Brennan

Show Guest: Jason Darnell”

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The Serious Games Association has created a helpful list of educational games.

The Serious Games Association has developed a helpful list of educational games with detailed information about each one.  They also include an option to list new edgames. Enjoy!

“Games are changing the way children learn, helping them think differently and stimulating new ways people of all ages can use their minds. This section of the directory will list games created for use in schools and universities at home learning and vocational training.”

Here are the first three games;

CyberCIEGE
for PC
Education Level(s): 9-12, College/University Subject(s): Science
CyberCIEGE is a network security simulation packaged as a video game. It covers a broad range of cybersecurity topics. Players purchase and configure computers and network devices to keep demanding users happy (e.g., by providing Internet access) all while protecting assets from a variety of attacks.
Past/Present
for PC, MAC
Education Level(s): K-6, 9-12 Subject(s): History
Imagine a learning experience where players are thrust into the everyday hustle and bustle of life in America a century ago. That’s what happens in Past/Present, a fully realized interactive 3-D “virtual world” in which a player “becomes” a fictional character, or “avatar”, who is caught up in the big issues
Ludwig
for PC
Education Level(s): 9-12 Subject(s): Science, Physics
OVERVIEW Ludwig is a physics adventure on renewable energy for adventurers of 11 years old and up. It´s a new type of learning game, which not only conveys knowledge, but is also really fun! Ludwig was developed in cooperation with physics specialists, teachers and pupils and is based on the physics

To read their full list click here;

http://www.seriousgamesdirectory.com/proj/education/

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learn more and relieve stress through video games

Sophomores Conner Pulliam, Jacob Oatman and Kevin Case play video games in their Tom Brown/Pete Wright apartment on Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Photo by Lacey McKee.

Matt Johnston wrote about a Professor who affirms the power of video games.

“Johnny Nhan, an assistant professor of criminal justice and a part-time gamer, said that depending on the game being played, playing video games could be good. ”

To read the whole article click here.