Educational Videogames and Other Repeats

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Far too many educational games out there are nothing more than template games skinned with educational content. I wonder why people make these kinds of games. Is it because they are easy to design, or do they really not understand what … Continue reading

Quickie Game Review: Frosty freakout

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Frosty freakout. OK. This one’s better than the last one. The time element comes into play when you start making your ice cream – the image of what you are supposed to make fades.   There’s a time limit, but … Continue reading

Quickie Game Review: Ice cream game

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute I’ve been checking out a lot of games recently for various reasons, and it occurred to me that I should keep a record of them. I’m putting them here because they might be of use to someone else too.. Ice … Continue reading

Learnlets » Kapp’s Gamification for Learning and Instruction

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Clark Quinn has written a well considered review of a new book on Gamification. It’s nice to see more people getting past all the superficial gamification hype. There’s some good stuff here. Learnlets » Kapp’s Gamification for Learning and Instruction. … Continue reading

In-Depth Game Reviews: Mathblaster

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes When I was working on my PhD (2003-2008), I found it very hard to find any decent reviews of educational games. There are plenty of reasons for this, including: Teachers aren’t, for the most part, gamers and so really have … Continue reading