Posts by Melanie Stegman

Stop reading this post

And go get this free download. www.videogamesandkids.com Parents no longer have an excuse not to know what is up with video games these days.  Parents and teachers can also see what GOOD things video games can do! Seriously, stop reading this and go get the download.  Stop back to discuss it if you’d like, though! […]

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Upcoming Event: What Can a Video Game Teach?

Melanie Stegman, yours truly, will be presenting her research on Immune Attack, development of the sequal and all about using game to teach and learn.  April 23, 6PM.  At the FabLab on North Capitol at P.  If you have made a game, bring it with you!  Please Register Here. Video Games can teach science by presenting […]

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Me betwen two astronauts!!

NSTA Science Rocks Pictures

What does a scientist look like?  See above. The National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) had a big Science Rocks event at their annual meeting last week.  A few of us lucky scientist types were invited to represent how cool being a scientist can be! Cindy Hasselbring (Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow & Math Teacher) and  […]

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Teaching Science Through Video Game Design

Project Based Learning works.  A project that your students are excited about works better.  A project that allows the students to build levels of abstract and complex concepts upon a stable scaffold is even better.  And a project with a robust scaffold that can address the true complexities of a scientific system is something that […]

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Teacher made an Immune Attack Demonstration video!

Check out this great Immune Attack demonstration video!! If you would like to see what Immune Attack is exactly like, watch MrKenbinkley’s video of himself playing Immune Attack! Spoiler alert!  This video is better if you are a teacher, and less interesting if you are a PLAYER!  If you are a student and you are […]

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December 2011 Newsletter

Hi Everyone! The The December Learning Technologies Newsletter is HERE! I forgot to mention that the annual STEM Video Game Challenge is ON!  Middle school and High School kids can program or design on paper their own video games, about STEM or about anything at all.  Go check it out and get your kids involved!  […]

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What is going on at FAS Learning Tech?

Here are a few places where you can hear Melanie Stegman speaking about Immune Attack2 development, how to use Immune Attack in a classroom and how learning games (should optimally) get made.  Melanie is also very interested in getting feedback from teachers, so if you are at any other these events, step up and say […]

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Another thoughtful blog post about the Supreme Court decision

http://kotaku.com/5815846/the-supreme-courts-best-arguments-for-and-against-violent-video-games?utm_source=Kotaku+Newsletter&utm_campaign=c3d6360a33-UA-142218-8&utm_medium=email#viewcomments This post excerpted what the author felt were the most compelling parts of the arguments on both sides.

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Supreme Court protects video games same as books and plays

Here is the press release from the Entertainment Software Association and the ESRB: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 27, 2011 ESA Welcomes Sweeping U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Constitutional Protections for Video Games Landmark Ruling Hailed as a Win for First Amendment and Artists June 27, 2011 – Washington, DC – The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) [...]

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