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Gamification Wiki

In doing some additional research on gaming techniques for education I came across the Gamification Wiki that has several knowledge resources. I thought I would share it with this community. WWW.GAMIFICATION.ORG was created to be the ultimate resource for the emerging Gamification Industry, creating a collaborative space for those interested to come together as a community and learn and explore what works and what doesn't ...more »

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Virtual Dissection & Biology Labs

Froguts Inc (www.froguts.com) is a leading provider of biology and science simulations for K-12 & Higher Education. Our computer simulations of dissections and labs for K-12 and higher education engage students with immersive and interactive 3-D simulations of anatomy and physiology. We believe integrating virtual labs into schools and home use significantly enhances content retention. We are working to ensure more schools ...more »

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Assessing and Teaching Social-Emotional Skills through Games

Many parents and educators have concerns about the potential negative effects of gaming on children’s social skills. But 3C Institute, a research and development company, is turning this idea on its head and developing evidence-based intelligent games designed to help children improve their social-emotional development. 3C Institute has created Zoo U Assessment, an evidence-based computer game that assesses social skills ...more »

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Eco Challenge 2.0 explores water management.

With the UNEP calling it a global water crisis the need for better understanding of water and sustainability has never been greater. In an effort to bridge the gap in understanding this game event seeks to engage 11-17 year old students in taking control of a water supply in a fictional world of "Aqua Republica". More details at http://curtin.edu.au/ecochallenge.

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Inside Disaster: Haiti Earthquake

While technically not a game, it is an incredible simulation that needs to be duplicated to represent other disasters in order to provide greater understanding surrounding reality, preparation, recovery, etc. Simulation asks - What decisions would you make as an earthquake survivor, aid worker, or journalist in Haiti after the earthquake?

 

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Teaching Digital Literacy & Tech With a Story-Game Series

Inanimate Alice http://inanimatealice.com/ is a born-digital, ever-expanding transmedia storyworld that tweens and teens can read/play online for free and (soon) on a number of platforms. They then use the assets (music, sound, images, interactives) and a range of tech tools, along with the story framework, to create their own interactive stories and simple games. The novel began as an entertainment, an exploration of ...more »

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Mission US

Mission US (www.mission-us.org) is a series of innovative role-playing games, available free online, that engage middle school students in U.S. history by putting them in the roles of peers from the past. Produced by THIRTEEN in partnership with the American Social History Project and Electric Funstuff, Mission US is part of a larger initiative by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), under its American History ...more »

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Educational Live Action Role Playing can change the world

My 501c3 non-profit company, Seekers Unlimited, makes custom-designed interactive, immersive analog games that are adaptive to any learning situation or environment, whether they have computers or not. I have been involved with larps, or Live Action Role Playing, for nearly 30 years. Although most people think of larp as a hobby where you play-pretend medieval warriors with foam swords, it is so much more than that. ...more »

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Math Snacks games for conceptual learning

Math Snacks games were funded through NSF to address the math concepts sixth grade students often struggle with. Games are free to play online at mathsnacks.com. Researchers are currently engaging in a large randomized control trial to investigate impacts on math content, teaching quality and self efficacy of the learner. So far, students playing games in class spend at least half as much time playing the games on their ...more »

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Siren: a serious game for conflict resolution in schools

Consider this scene: Jamie, a boy in Holly’s class, keeps calling Lucy “fat”. Lucy tries to argue back, and then they end up getting into an argument (normally in the classroom). Eventually Mr Williams (their class teacher) will tell them off, but they still keep on arguing, but more sneakily – sitting down and giving each other hostile glances. Holly thinks that afterwards they feel angry with each other, and a bit resentful ...more »

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Verb Challenge Spanish

Verb Challenge Spanish is a verb conjugation puzzle for iOS. It helps students to master the conjugation of the 100 most common verbs in the 5 most used Spanish tenses. The game helps students to practice and improve their conjugation exclusively through its game mechanics leaving behind boring mechanical drills, flashcards and multiple choice exercises.

 

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