Browsing Posts tagged game-based learning

Games for Change uses video games to directly affect positive change in the world. The games are free to play, and serve to inform and enlighten as well as entertain.

Moonbase Alpha puts students in the role of astronauts living on the first human base on the moon. A meteorite has debilitated the life-support system, and they’ve got 25 minutes to fix it before everyone runs out of air.

WolfQuest puts you in the role of a lonely wolf in the wild with two things on your mind: survive and start a family. Along the way you’ll learn about how a wolf perceives the world around him with “scent view” which shows trails of recent creatures and other territorial markers.

BY REBECCAH HAINES I have never been a big fan of physics.  I’m more of a biology gal.  However, if I did like physics, or if I were required by law to teach it (which of course, I am), I would definitely check out this website: Physics Central. I have to admit, despite my lack […]

In Karma Tycoon you build and maintain homeless shelters, performing arts centers, and other facilities designed to make a positive impact in a community. Apply for grants and loans to bankroll your philanthropy, and the more people you help, the better your karma score.

Let me start off by saying InterroBang is both ambitious and potentially time-consuming, but it’s also a really cool idea. In a nutshell, InterroBang is a game that sends you on real-life missions of discovery and learning.

BY JASON DON FORSYTHE Any time there is a good merger of the study of history and the use of technology, it’s a surefire Instructify post. This is the case with the site Show Me from our friends on the British Isle. Show Me is a cataloging of the best (and most fun) resources from […]

BY BILL FERRIS It’s amazing how pervasive advertising is in our culture. There are the obvious means — billboards, commercials, newspaper inserts — as well as the not-so-obvious channels, like logos on clothing, branded shopping bags, giveaway products, and lots more. Though advertising isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it’s important for students to recognize it […]

BY JASON DON FORSYTHE If you’re like me, you remember with fondness long nights with your friends, your trusty plastic icosahedron, pencils and paper, and junk food. I’m talking about Dungeons and Dragons of course, the game many of us geeks played when we were younger and had a lot more time on our hands. […]

BY JASON DON FORSYTHE Chemistry is one of those subjects that really can flourish with the addition of multimedia elements, but often requires you to blow the whole budget on supplies and equipment. What you end up with is a state-of-the-art chemistry lab in which you show instructional videos that run on those ancient 8mm […]