Learning to Game and Gaming to Learn


This page was created to support a three-hour hands-on workshop at the 2007 CUE conference. Many of the following games will be used to offer participants hands-on experience and opportunities for discussion during the workshop.

Welcome Activity


What are your students learning from video games?
What is hard fun?
What do these things mean for your teaching?

Theoretical Overview


PowerUp: An Introduction to Video Games in Education

Free Online Games


Peter Packet teaches about IT and global poverty: http://www.peterpacket.org/
Dean for Iowa teaches about political activism: http://www.deanforamericagame.com/
http://www.funbrain.com
http://www.pbskids.com
http://www.nobelprize.org
http://www.furl.net/members/ewagner/ (Eva Wagner's archive of bookmarked free online games for kids)

Free Downloads


Food Force teaches about the UN's World Food Program: http://www.food-force.com
Anarchy Online: http://www.anarchyonline.com/ (Not Educational, but good way for teachers to experience an MMORPG for free)

Downloads


ImpactGames' PeaceMaker teaches about conflict in the Middle East: http://ww.peacemakergame.com
Muzzy Lane's Making History teaches about World War II: http://www.making-history.com/
Tabula Digita's Dimenxian teaches Algebra: http://www.dimenxian.com/

More Resources


http://www.seriousgames.org/index2.html
http://www.globalkids.org/olp/past/playing4keeps.jsp
http://www.games2train.com/
http://www.gamesparentsteachers.com/
http://www.socialimpactgames.com/

Reflection Activity

How might you use video games and simulations in your class?
What might your first step be?