Campaign: Great ideas

Multiplication Table Challenge

As a tutor who has worked in at a community college in Washington state for over 8 years, I have worked with High school students in the Running Start program, older adults returning to school, students who come from other countries, and mentally challenged students. The one thing they all have in common is that they have difficulty multiplying and it appears as if they've never learned the multiplication table. There ...more »

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Skyrim of the Smithsonians

I want to see Bethesda (the software company that made Skyrim) partner with the Smithsonian museums to create 3D, interactive repicas of museums where players can build and decorate their own museum just as they do for their houses in Skyrim. If you allow kids to explore, play and build - you will be amazed by what they learn on their own.

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FPS + Math + Physics

My short and to the point suggestion is to take the idea of Typing of the Dead, and expand upon that concept further with other high profile games and other subjects. It is a better approach to get at the attention of users and hold it for prolonged periods of time while educating. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typing_of_the_Dead House of the Dead was a popular game that, while violent, was entertaining for people of various ...more »

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Kids 2GTHR (game for children with diabetes)

Worldwide we are faced with major social, medical and economical challenges surrounding diabetes. I would like to propose a new game/reward concept for kids with diabetes and their social environment. Kids 2GTHR helps increase quality of life for kids with diabetes, encourages them in their intensive treatment while at the same time reducing costs of diabetes treatment. Most importantly, Kids 2GTHR creates empathy for ...more »

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Support Our Existing, Beautiful Games

The phrasing of this question misses the point in two critical ways. 1) The obvious one, while we can question explosions, cleavage and torture in games, what's more important is engaging DISCUSSION about topics children WILL encounter in extant popular games. 2) We already have beautiful games, often in the independent development scene (for just a few examples Proteus, Papers Please, Thomas Was Alone) which teach the ...more »

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Grandmas Games

Grandma's games is a Global winning project, Innovative Teacher (Washington D.C. by Microsoft). Project aims are to overcome the negative aspects of the passive cyber games with creative usage of technology and developing old forgotten kids games by moving their body and learning in the same time. Grandma's Games have manual guide for teachers which would help revive the child games played in many countries many generations. ...more »

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Try the Poietic Generator?

The Poietic Generator is a 100% human "Game of Life" known as one of the historical works of digital art (1986). It has not yet become mainstream because it probably raised questions which were quite ahead of its time. But its time may have come? The new version of the PG works on every mobile device and can be practiced by anyone, regardless of age, language, culture and level of education. The living image made by ...more »

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Positive Impact and Game Evangelism

I am interested in helping promote a long term, large-scale evolution of game design with a focus on content that encourages critical thinking, diversity, creativity, and much more. Drawing initially from great games of the past and present, I believe that we can influence present and future game designers, as well as future game consumers, to recognize that great content can create positive individual and social change. ...more »

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Stop the Infections (A Safe Sex Game)

I want to develop a game based around engaging teenagers in the key ideas for Safe Sex. Rather than focusing on abstinence only, the game would focus on teaching them about the importance of protection, being open with your partner, and getting tested regularly. Rather than only telling the players about the techniques, the game will initiate conversations between the teenagers, allowing them to understand the reasoning ...more »

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Games where ideas collide (& create new ideas)

The HipBone / Sembl games are board games which directly encourage and practice creative thinking, focusing on the "creative leap" which perceives similarities between two ideas. They can be played in any context where conversation occurs, across disciplines or between experts in a particular field, by children, grad students or grandparents. Don Oldenburg of the Washington Post once called the HipBone Games an "on-line ...more »

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CougarLearn

Fractions is one concept in Mathematics students struggle with. With the high usage of digital devices such as tablets and I-phones, Augmented Reality can be used to provide a rich adaptive education environment to young players. I am thinking of a Pokemon-like creature who inhabits another planet and comes to Earth to join the player in his real environment as the player's new friend. This creature is not only a friend ...more »

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