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Resources and links supporting a presentation given at the Jefferson West USD340 offices on Feb 17, 2010

Resources and links supporting a presentation given at the Jefferson West USD340 offices on Feb 17, 2010


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  • 1. Resources and Links This Handout & Presentation – http://www.slideshare.net/dadams.altec Don't Bother Me Mom--I'm Learning! by Marc Prensky – Paragon House Publishers (2006) What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy by James Paul Gee – Palgrave Macmillan; 2nd edition (2007) How Computer Games Help Children Learn by David Williamson Shaffer – Palgrave Macmillan (2008) Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives by John Palfrey – Basic Books (2008) Grand Theft Childhood: The Surprising Truth About Violent Video Games and What Parents Can Do by Lawrence Kutner – Simon & Schuster (2008) Brain Rules by John Medina – Pear Press (2008) http://www.brainrules.net/ “Reality Bytes: Eight Myths About Video Games Debunked” by Henry Jenkins http://www.pbs.org/kcts/videogamerevolution/impact/myths.html Federation of American Scientists - Summit on Educational Games (2006)http://www.fas.org/gamesummit/ “Games, Motivation, and Learning” - White Paper (PDF)http://caspianlearning.co.uk/Whtp_Games_Motivation_Learning.pdf “You Play World of Warcraft? You're Hired! Why multiplayer games may be the best kind of job training” by John Seely Brown and Douglas Thomas (Wired Magazine, April, 2006)http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.04/learn.html Marc Prensky’s Web site – http://www.marcprensky.com/writing/ Henry Jenkins’ blog – http://henryjenkins.org Games in Education video by Mark Wagner and Michael Guerena of the Orange County (CA) Department of Education's Educational Technology group -- http://video.google.com/videoplay? docid=6117726917684965691 Spider World, VR Therapy for Spider Phobia – http://www.hitl.washington.edu/research/exposure/ Snow World, Virtual Reality Pain Reducation – http://www.hitl.washington.edu/research/vrpain/ Virtual Walk on the Moon – http://www.digitalspace.com/papers/design-research-chapter/index.html Revolution! – http://www.educationarcade.org/node/357 4Kids – http://4kids.org Arcademic Skill Builders – http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com Matrix Games -- http://matrixgames.altec.org/ Mr. Nussbaum -- http://www.mrnussbaum.com/ Top 100 Interactive Educational Games – http://www.lethsd.ab.ca/mmh/games/top100.htm Oswego County School District – http://resources.oswego.org/games/
  • 2. “Education World: Sites to See” – http://www.educationworld.com/a_tech/sites/sites082.shtml “Span It” Basic Engineering – http://www.lethsd.ab.ca/lakeview/Classrooms/grade3t/games/spanit.htm “Big Al” Biology – http://serc.carleton.edu/introgeo/games/examples/allosaur.html “Design a Planet” Planet Characteristics – http://astroventure.arc.nasa.gov/ National Library of Virtual Manipulatives – http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html Club Penguin – http://clubpenguin.com Virtual Stock Exchange – http://vse.marketwatch.com/Game/Homepage.aspx Hollywood Stock Exchange – http://hsx.com/ Food Force – http://www.food-force.com Third World Farmer – http://www.3rdworldfarmer.com/ Darfur is Dying – http://www.darfurisdying.com Stop Disasters – http://www.stopdisastersgame.org Magic Pen – http://magic.pen.fizzlebot.com/ Crayon Physics Deluxe (pay, free demo) - http://www.crayonphysics.com/ Dimension Math (fee-based, free demos) -- http://www.dimensionm.com/ You Are the Historian (can run offline) – http://www.plimoth.org/education/olc/index_js2.html Team Treks – http://www.teamtreks.com/ Minyanland – http://www.minyanland.com/ ElectroCity – http://www.electrocity.co.nz/ Nanoquest – http://www.nanoquest.ie/ Real Lives – http://www.educationalsimulations.com/ Traveler IQ – http://www.travelpod.com/traveler-iq The Forbidden City – http://www.beyondspaceandtime.org Lunar Quest – http://www.seriousgamesresearch.com/ Web Rangers – http://www.nps.gov/webrangers/ Peacemaker (pay, free demos) – http://www.peacemakergame.com Budget Hero – http://americanpublicmedia.publicradio.org/engage08/budgethero/ Redistricting Game - http://www.redistrictinggame.org/ Thinking Worlds (pay, online demos) – http://www.thinkingworlds.com/

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