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!
Game Club and Links on Symbaloo
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 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;
|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. …|
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 …|
|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;
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.
- Daphne Bavelier: Your brain on video games (lugenfamilyoffice.com)