Playing Games in Class is not a new concept, even though the research has been growing on this topic. The question most educators have is not how good or effective games are for learning, but “how can I put it in my class without spending more time, money or energy than I really have?” We will play this game and all come out winners.
- What is a Game?
- In Class possibilities
- What I have used
- Where to Get stuff
- Games Sites To try
- Computer Games to play with NOW
- Support Options
Matching Game Template Files
CardBack.jpg ~ optional
FirstCardSound.aiff ~ sound not used
FirstCardSound.mp3 ~ Required, can use the one below instead
MatchCards.as ~ Required
MatchGame.fla ~ Required, main part of game, based on the matching game found in
MatchGame.html ~ Playable
MatchObject.as ~ Required
MatchSound.aiff ~ sound not used
MatchSound.mp3 ~ Required, can use the one below instead
MissSound.aiff ~ sound not used
MissSound.mp3 ~ Required, can use the one below instead
Modifying the Match Game ~ Video tutorial for modifying this version
ShowCardsObject.as ~ Required
AS3 Game Programing University, link below
Software ~ more in Game Engines, below
Game Building Sites
General Game Sites
FaceBook ~ has lots of casual games
Other Interesting Information
Developing the 3D Adventure Game-Based Assessment System with Wii Remote Interaction ~ Digiplay Initiative
Head Tracking for Desktop VR Displays using the WiiRemote ~ Great ideas!
Search for Game Tutorial and the application
Other Related Articles, Blogs & Such
60 Educational Game Sites That You’ve Probably Never Seen ~ Excellent resource
Digital Classroom Resources ~ MathDL Flash Forum
PPT Games ~ University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Other Peoples Games
Search Online for your field or topic & Game
Game Engines, Tools & Free Stuff to make games more enjoyable
Classroom Clipart – Free Clipart, Clip Art Pictures,Royalty Free Photographs Illustrations
Dover Publishing Clip Art ~ Sign up for Free Samples
FLYING YOGI Fun Stuff – SpriteLib GPL ~ Free
Frogames Game development resources, 3D models & content packs ~ may have ed licensing
Game Editor – the game design software for anyone interested in game developing.
GoAnimate – Create your own cartoons and animations easily.
Processing ~ Open Source Programming
Sumo Paint ~ Similar to Photoshop
The online royalty free clipart 20561 – vector clip art online, royalty free & public domain
UNITY: Overview ~ Game Engine ~ Free?
Xtranormal ~ Text-to-Movie
YoYo Games ~ Game Maker
Search Online for Royalty-Free or CopyRight Free music & art
Join your local users’ group!
If I missed any, you find more, think I put something in the wrong category or the link is broken, PLEASE let me know!
Some of the above require Adobe Flash, which I understand is being phased out.
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Annetta, L. (2008). Video Games in Education: Why They Should Be Used and How They Are Being Used. Theory Into Practice, 47(3), 229-239.
Berbank-Green, B., & Thompson, J. (2007). The Computer Game Design Course: Principles, Practices and Techniques for the Aspiring Game Designer. London: Thames & Hudson Ltd.
Borowski, E. J., & Borwein, J. (2006). Mathematics: Web-Linked Dictionary (Collins Web-Linked Dictionary). London: Collins.
Brathwaite, B., & Schreiber, I. (2008). Challenges for Game Designers (1 ed.). Rockland: Charles River Media.
Braunstein, R., Noble, J. J., & Wright, M. H. (2007). ActionScript 3.0 Bible (1 ed.). New York, NY: Wiley.
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Dille, F., & Platten, J. Z. (2008). The Ultimate Guide to Video Game Writing and Design. New York: Lone Eagle.
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Mayo, M. (2007). Games for Science and Engineering Education. Communications of the ACM, 50(7), 31- 35.
Meigs, T. (2003). Ultimate Game Design: Building Game Worlds (1 ed.). New York: Mcgraw-Hill Osborne Media.
Rieber, L., & Noah, D. (2008). Games, simulations, and visual metaphors in education: antagonism between enjoyment and learning. Educational Media International, 45(2), 77-92.
Rosenzweig, G. (2007). ActionScript 3.0 Game Programming University (1 ed.). Indianapolis: Que.
Rosser, Z., & Shupe, R. (2008). Learning ActionScript 3.0: A Beginner’s Guide (First ed.). -: Adobe Dev Library.
Sherrod, A. (2006). Ultimate 3D Game Engine Design & Architecture (Charles River Media Game Development) (1 ed.). Rockland: Charles River Media.
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Whitton, N. (2009). Learning with Digital Games: A Practical Guide to Engage Students in Higher Education (The Open and Flexible Learning Series) (1 ed.). New York: Routledge.
May 2010 @ Kaplan University Center for Teaching and Learning, online
April 2010 @ Kaplan University Department of Student Success, online
January 2010 @ Kaplan Winter Retreat, Miami, FL