Playing to Learn
When considering the centuries that humanity developed without cataloguing thought, speech, perceptions, and events the development of a human child must have closely resembled that of other primates. Without a true heightened understanding of cognitive functionality the perception of this ‘learning’ was considered natural. Learning how to be as the parent within the established community was developed through a system of call and response or basic cause and effect instilled by positive and negative reinforcement. Within these social clusters the value systems for what a child should want to develop to be is defined and judged. It is a proven fact that what has worked previously will usually work again.
This is to become a repository of assignments that have been used as a means to integrate game based ideas into a variety of subjects. From very basic word based game themes to the integration of full working online deployable game systems that interact with in class work.
References and Reading Suggestions
A listing of resources used in various studies regarding game based education and methods to develop assignments and conduct research. Included are reading materials, games that have been used and as area to submit material that should be added to the offerings. This list is constantly changing and growing.
Other Resources and Tools
There are many online communities and literacy methods others have used. They are listed on this page. Please email or submit new sites and locations if you find some that should be included for other educators to reference.
An area for educators, researches and students to discuss studies, research and other variables so that we may refine this system. Usually there will be listings of research summaries and thoughts to begin a discussion.