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USD340 Games Resources


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

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USD340 Games Resources

  1. 1. Resources and Links This Handout & Presentation – 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) “Reality Bytes: Eight Myths About Video Games Debunked” by Henry Jenkins Federation of American Scientists - Summit on Educational Games (2006) “Games, Motivation, and Learning” - White Paper (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) Marc Prensky’s Web site – Henry Jenkins’ blog – Games in Education video by Mark Wagner and Michael Guerena of the Orange County (CA) Department of Education's Educational Technology group -- docid=6117726917684965691 Spider World, VR Therapy for Spider Phobia – Snow World, Virtual Reality Pain Reducation – Virtual Walk on the Moon – Revolution! – 4Kids – Arcademic Skill Builders – Matrix Games -- Mr. Nussbaum -- Top 100 Interactive Educational Games – Oswego County School District –
  2. 2. “Education World: Sites to See” – “Span It” Basic Engineering – “Big Al” Biology – “Design a Planet” Planet Characteristics – National Library of Virtual Manipulatives – Club Penguin – Virtual Stock Exchange – Hollywood Stock Exchange – Food Force – Third World Farmer – Darfur is Dying – Stop Disasters – Magic Pen – Crayon Physics Deluxe (pay, free demo) - Dimension Math (fee-based, free demos) -- You Are the Historian (can run offline) – Team Treks – Minyanland – ElectroCity – Nanoquest – Real Lives – Traveler IQ – The Forbidden City – Lunar Quest – Web Rangers – Peacemaker (pay, free demos) – Budget Hero – Redistricting Game - Thinking Worlds (pay, online demos) –