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Learning about the game: designing science games for a generation of gamers

This is what happens when we bring ‘‘video games’’ into the classroom: youth insist on
playing them like video games. Continue reading

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Why I love teaching but can’t go back

Talking about game design allowed the kids to really shine in ways that reflected true STEAM thinking. Continue reading

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Gaming across the curriculum: Finding and evaluating educational games.

This post shares resources from Trevor and my games workshop at ISTE 2010. We kicked the workshop off with a brief talk. Here are the slides for that short presentation. ISTE Gaming Presentation View more presentations from tjowens. Integrating Games … Continue reading

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We won CODIEs!

We submitted our 3 energy unit games as one packet of games to the Software and Information Industry Association’s award for Best Educational Game. This is very much an “its just nice to be nominated” situation. Winning was highly unexpected … Continue reading

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