Tag Archives: educational games

Get Lost Angry Birds, I Have Zombies to Hunt….

Sweaty palms…nausea…darting eyes….racing heart…I’m in complete withdrawal. As I stare at my phone sitting on the counter I realize I am an addict…addicted to games. It all started with Pong. Pong, you were a deceptively simple game for a simple platform in much simpler times, but you had a complex hold on my heart. Years have gone by, color has been introduced, themes have developed but we still obsess over the most simple of games.… Read the rest

EdGamer Episode 6: Sending Our Kids to the Mines

You wanted more…you got it! Last week we on EdGamer we discussed a teacher from NYC who was using the game Minecraft in his elementary school classes. In this episode of EdGamer we are happy to introduce our first guest…the “Minecraft Teachr” himself…Joel Levin from Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in NYC. Listen in as Joel joins us and talks about his experiences with Minecraft, the benefits of gaming in education, and how to go about using Minecraft in YOUR classroom.… Read the rest

EdGamer Episode 5: Gerry and Zack should be knighted.

On Episode #5 of EdGamer we discuss three websites that caught our attention this week. We take a look at the new release of Sims Medieval from EA games and debate the possible educational uses for the program. Then we take some time to discuss a teacher from New York who is currently using the game Minecraft to help educate his elementary students.… Read the rest

EdGamer Episode 4: Do You Know What Your Kids Are Playing?

On Episode #4 of EdGamer we discuss the games our students are playing outside of our classrooms. Few teachers, or parents for that matter, have a solid idea of the types of games their children are playing. We take some time to look at the different types of games students are playing as well as discuss some informal research we did with our students about their gaming habits.… Read the rest

An Open Letter to STEAM: If You Build It, ED Will Come

To Whom it May Concern:

I am looking for an easy gaming platform to use in my classroom.  I would like it handle single, coop, and multiplayer versions of educational games.  I would like it to connect my classroom and other classrooms so interactions can take place between students.  As a Steam user, my thoughts came quickly to your platform and how easy it is to connect to other players. Read the rest