The following resources focus on how gaming can be used in educational contexts.
A blog created by Victorian primary school teacher Lynette Bar. Incorporates descriptions of very practical ways that games and technology can be incorporated into the primary school classroom.
A fantastic blog focused on how to integrate technology into education. While the blog looks at how technology in general can be applied in the classroom, a simple term such as ‘games’ or ‘gaming’ in the search bar yields some great results on how gaming can be integrated for learning.
A comprehensive website that includes links to numerous games that can be used in education. Games can be browsed by age group or subject. Games for Change describes its mission as facilitating ‘the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and educational efforts’. The website also includes an interesting blog dedicated to all things gaming.
The Australian Centre for the Moving Image provides this games resource. It includes a Games Showcase which provides links to sites where you can play games as well as essays and guides on topics or issues pertinent to gaming.
A toolkit for building a culture of gaming in the library. Includes information on Tools and Resources and Best Practice.
Provides information on how to engage children in learning through the use of games.
Kurt Squire and Henry Jenkins discuss how computer and video games can be used pedagogically for K-16 students. They describe five scenarios where games are being used in the context of education.
Wiki dedicated to using gaming in the classroom. The wiki is easy to naviate through subject headings. Includes links to various game creation tools.
Another insightful games-based-learning blog.
A pinterest board that provides links to books, reports and videos on games for learning.
Common Sense Media review a number of games and gives them a star rating for ‘quality’ and ‘learning’. Included is an ‘Explore, Discuss, Enjoy’ section which provides prompts on educational topics or issues that can be discussed with kids.
A blog that documents one computer teachers use of Minecraft in the classroom.
Information and articles on using games in learning.
Looks at how video games can transform learning
A website ‘where gaming and education converge’.