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Dec 17, 08

ISTE's Games and Simulations SIG now has a Ning: "This social network is focused on the use/design of games and simulations and how they can and are impacting both teaching and learning."

Aug 18, 08

From Clark Aldrich: "we need to nurture cultures around interactivity that are independent of any technology. We need vocabulary and expectations around interactivity itself." He follows up with a 6 level taxonomy of interactivity.

Jul 10, 08

I received an email about this, so I'm passing it on. This post "features an extensive look at children and the learning experiences available to them when they have the opportunity to explore a virtual world."

Jul 10, 08

Larry Ferlazzo is posting his best of the year list early and asking readers to participate. He asks, "Which do you think are the Top Ten Online Learning Games Of The Year?"

Jun 17, 08

The speaker list for this year's Games, Learning, Society conference looks to be the best yet. I can't believe how many of these names I know from reading their research. Wish I were going to be there.

Jun 13, 08

This is an article about innovative educators who teach kids to make their own video games. Thanks to Kenneth Shelton for passing it on.

Jun 13, 08

Here's a great annotated list of off the shelf games that can be used in various subject areas.

Jun 07, 08

David Warlick has picked up another serious games post. He summarizes and links to a post about 26 Learning Games to Change the World on Jeff Cobb’s Mission to Learn blog.

May 23, 08

Here's another new serious game: Immune Attack is an educational video game that introduces basic concepts of human immunology to high school and entry-level college students. Thanks, Clarence Fisher for the tweet.

May 21, 08

This is the coolest new serious game concept I've seen in a while. Thanks to John Pederson, who tweeted about it from this year's Games, Learning, Society conference in Madison, WI.

May 07, 08

A pointed post by Sylvia Martinez (and discussion in the comments) about why there will never be cutting edge video games made for educational purposes.

Apr 25, 08

Christy Tucker shared a list of tools for getting started in SL and I thought they were worth passing on here.

Apr 25, 08

I haven't had a chance to really dig into these yet, but Larry Ferlazzo has shared another detailed post about games in the classroom, this one focused on making games.

Apr 23, 08

An article from eSchool News not unlike my own dissertation study: "Online gaming can help students develop many of the skills they'll be required to use upon leaving school, such as critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity."

Mar 31, 08

This is a "mod" of Neverwinter Nights that allows players to experience the world of William Shakespeare. It looks similar to MIT's Revolution, a mod that recreates colonial Williamsburg.

Mar 31, 08

This article describes "a pilot curriculum built around a commercially available video game." Students are playing Restaurant Empire in Middle School. I hope to see more and more of this.

Mar 24, 08

This looks cool: "IBM recently launched a free multiplayer online game, PowerUp, that challenges teenagers to help save the planet “Helios” from ecological disaster." Thanks to Katie WInchell at CLMS for pointing it out.

Feb 25, 08

This is a report on a Teen Second Life pilot in the UK, sent to me via Mike Brusa and Claudia "Linden."

Feb 24, 08

A blog that "discusses the business of online worlds." Be sure to check out their online world atlas - a collection of information on various online worlds - including many that look education friendly.

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