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Link Name
Brief Description of Link Content
Submitted by
Date
Summit on EducationalGames
Provides an overview of the role of
games in education
Kris U
01/30/09
Military videogame use
Army uses video games to improve
basic math scores
Kris U
1/30/09
Review of Literature
This link will give you a review of the
literature and the effect of educational
video games.
Erika L
1/30/10
Game Research
How the developers of games view
the research and how games
enhance education.
Erika L
1/30/10
NY Times Article
Discusses the use of video games
as a support program after school
for students & upcoming cyber games
that aid in educational support
Erika L
1/30/10
Video Game Lesson
This site has a sample lesson incorporating
video games
Megan M
1/30/10
Free Rice
When students practice their vocabulary and
knowledge in various content areas they
feed third world nations!
Erika L
2/3/10
Fun Brain
My kids used to play this and I've seen it
used in the elementary school and students
seem to enjoy practicing their basic skills.
Erika L
2/3/10
Voice Thread
An excellent (and free if you don't sign up
for the educational use, but you should to
keep students safe!) resource for story
telling and allowing student comments!
Given to me by Professor Chris ;-p
Erika L
2/3/10
Quizlet
This site allows you to build flash cards
and play games to help with vocabulary
development (do you see a trend?!)
Erika L
2/3/10
The SIMS3
This guide tells you all about what to
expect in the game and how to facilitate
these changes
Erika L
2/6/10
What Kids Learn That’s POSITIVE
Positive aspects of playing video games in
a PDF article
Erika L
2/6/10
Animoto
Another cool digital storytelling area
Erika
2/6/10
Xtranormal Site
A text to video site - students type in the
text and create an animated video to go
along with the text - very cool
Erika
2/6/10