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Video Games in Class; A Professional Development Course-Part Two

Game Design Document Outline Part Two:  Integrating the design of a game into your lessons/Using video game design to get your students to interact and learn great amounts from a local scientist. 1.  Choose a topic you wish to address.  I chose “neurology.”   You can choose any topic, video game design works well in English, social […]

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Video Games in Class–A Professional Development Course Part One

Part One:  Integrating a game into your lessons 1.  Decide what to teach.  Start with your list of Principles and Concepts you want to teach in the semester.  Games are good for conveying vocabulary and facts, but their true advantage is in conveying abstract or complex concepts. 2.  Find a game.  Consult the list of video games […]

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Video games in Class–a Teacher Development Course Introduction

Video Games in the classroom-A Professional Development Course  Video Games like Immune Attack present scientific concepts in an intuitive format.  Watching a cell react to a chemical signal in a movie like Inner Life of the Cell is helpful in visualizing the concepts of cell biology.  But it is much more memorable if we must […]

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Here is the view from your Microbot cockpit.

Welcome to Immune Defense

Our new game is a two dimensional strategy game called Immune Defense.  Seven kinds of white bloods cells can be bought and deployed in the never-ending, always-escalating war against 15 viral and bacterial pathogens. Part 1 of Immune Defense to be released February 1, 2013.  Part 2 will be ready for beta testing In June, […]

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STEM Video Game Challenge and Teaching Youngsters to Program

Hi.  Do you have a kid at home who is 8?  Or are you a kid who is 8?  Perhaps you are a kid who is 14, or 34.   What would you like to do when you grow up?  Would you like to help the environment, work for major league baseball, or discover something about […]

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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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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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