Best Apps Games and Sites of the Last Year

Mobile: Best Apps, Games and Sites of the Last Year 01/05/16 https://thejournal.com/Articles/2016/01/05/Best-AppsGames-and-Sites-of-the-Last-Year.aspx 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 http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/11/26/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 http://www.hypergridbusiness.com/2015/01/virtual-reality-breathes-life-into-immersive-storytelling/ Virtual Games Try To Generate Real Empathy For Faraway Conflict January 25, 2015 4:48 AM ET James Delahoussaye http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2015/01/25/379417927/virtual-games-try-to-generate-real-empathy-for-faraway-conflict 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 https://drive.google.com/file//0B_zfb_U6dSFJQVZuZlZ5Vk1NWnM/view http://www.libraryinnovation.org/article/view/148 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 http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/11/24/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 http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/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

DESIGNING A LEARNING GAME

Can a Child’s Creativity and Persistence be Assessed by a Game? http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/12/16/can-a-childs-creativity-and-persistence-be-assessed-by-a-game/ Evidence Based Design. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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 http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/?s=game&submit=Search

games and psychometrics

Could Video Games Measure Skills That Tests Can’t Capture? http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/08/11/could-video-games-measure-skills-that-tests-cant-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