Best Apps Games and Sites of the Last Year

Mobile: Best Apps, Games and Sites of the Last Year 01/05/16 GameMaker: Studio Grades: 5–12 Pricing: Free, paid Concepts: Digital creation, programming and coding, game design GameMaker: Studio is a robust game-making tool that appeals to both entry-level novices … Continue reading

games and learning

Four Inventive Games That Show Us the Future of Learning Earth Primer Designed by Chaim Gingold, a Ph.D. student at UC Santa Cruz, indie developer and designer of Spore’s creature creator, “Earth Primer” is a reinvention of the textbook. Unlike the … Continue reading

immersive journalism, games, and empathy

Virtual reality breathes life into immersive storytelling by Kate Abrosimova · January 11, 2015 Virtual Games Try To Generate Real Empathy For Faraway Conflict January 25, 2015 4:48 AM ET James Delahoussaye Project Syria, a virtual reality experience … Continue reading

LITA games at the library

Level up your Library Instruction through Games Ally Addison Schauer, Elaine Settergren, LITA 2015 Learning Objectives Primary ● Understand how Twine and Camtasia Studio softwares can be used for Library Instruction games Secondary ● Understand game design process … Continue reading

Games in the Classroom

Some Struggles Teachers Face Using Games in the Classroom the Joan Ganz Cooney Center found that 74 percent of K-8 teachers surveyed use digital games for instruction in some way and 55 percent use them weekly. Confused About Ed … Continue reading

Online Game-based Learning in Art History and Museum Contexts

The Games Art Historians Play: Online Game-based Learning in Art History and Museum Contexts game-based learning differs from gamification in several important ways. Sometimes the latter is reduced to bells and whistles such as gold stars and progress bars, … Continue reading


Can a Child’s Creativity and Persistence be Assessed by a Game? Evidence Based Design. For conscientiousness, researchers were looking for evidence of persistence, perfectionism, organization and carefulness. more on games, gaming and gamification in this blog at

games and psychometrics

Could Video Games Measure Skills That Tests Can’t Capture? applying the mechanics of games to the science of psychometrics — the measurement of the mind. Scholars like James Paul Gee believe video games actually come much closer to capturing … Continue reading