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Bryan Graham replied to Brandon Bell's discussion What aspects of learning/educational games do Teachers see as important? in the group Games Created by Teachers
"HI Brandon, I really like when students can manipulate an environment to create things. I love that games naturally lend themselves to critical thinking and development. However, if a game can have an aspect where students have budgets design…"
Apr 5, 2015
Scott Jacobson replied to Brandon Bell's discussion What aspects of learning/educational games do Teachers see as important? in the group Games Created by Teachers
"if it was a computer game it'd be a combination of civ and sim city?"
Dec 26, 2014
Scott Jacobson replied to Brandon Bell's discussion What aspects of learning/educational games do Teachers see as important? in the group Games Created by Teachers
"As an educator I can say without hesitation and near absolute confidence, that there is a HUGE market for a 'World Peace Game' alternative.  We have been waiting for years now and there is no instruction manual or boxed curriculum…"
Dec 18, 2014
Andrew replied to Brandon Bell's discussion What aspects of learning/educational games do Teachers see as important? in the group Games Created by Teachers
"Hi Brandon.  I developed a simulation (using game mechanics and avatars) to train clinical staff how to use their electronic med record system (EMR).  There are multiple scenarios that are conducted on fake patients in a fake EMR. …"
Dec 17, 2014
Scott Jacobson replied to Brandon Bell's discussion What aspects of learning/educational games do Teachers see as important? in the group Games Created by Teachers
"I really want to provide a well thought out reply to this. Winter break starts thus weekend and I will be providing my list of software with pros & cons. I teach science and a game design class that caters to the writer and artist.  With a…"
Dec 17, 2014
Brandon Bell replied to Brandon Bell's discussion What aspects of learning/educational games do Teachers see as important? in the group Games Created by Teachers
"Thanks Andrew and Scott for replying. Andrew brings up a big point on more universal needs and sounds like you're familiar with accessibility issues. Could you share moments in your experience where access and freedom to fail were out of…"
Dec 16, 2014
Scott Jacobson replied to Brandon Bell's discussion What aspects of learning/educational games do Teachers see as important? in the group Games Created by Teachers
"Perhaps all the teachers that have used games successfully in their classroom, myself included, might list them with any helpful comments? Maybe even suggest games they'd like to use but can't and reasons for that?"
Dec 16, 2014
Andrew replied to Brandon Bell's discussion What aspects of learning/educational games do Teachers see as important? in the group Games Created by Teachers
"It really depends on the audience, the learning objectives, and the content itself.  I've taught in academia and in the private sector (health care), and the games that I would use in my tech college classes would be very different than…"
Dec 15, 2014
Brandon Bell added a discussion to the group Games Created by Teachers
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What aspects of learning/educational games do Teachers cherish?

Hello Teachers/Educators! I'm a game designer wanting to ask what matters to you in games for learning environments. Learning and Educational games have become two separate game styles. Some are better at engagement or fostering deep understanding with a topic. Some are geared toward strict curriculum, while others softly push students to explore a topic. Many claim to be fun and loved by students while others are clung to by teachers for a game's basis in research. Sometimes teacher and…See More
Nov 11, 2014
Brandon Bell joined Mantas Kavaliauskas's group
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Games Created by Teachers

Its a group for teachers who would like to create educational games. Me and my team is working on a tool which will let every teacher to create educational game with out programming skills. Please join our group and help to make it :)  See More
Nov 9, 2014
Brandon Bell joined Sarah Best's group
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Gaming in Libraries

Libraries are embracing gaming as a social activity, in service to their mandates to be a community hub, and to serve both educational and recreational needs. Rock Band and chess are common but the potential is much greater. Share ideas, develop games, and reach out to an audience of librarians and library patrons where the gameful principles that bring us all here can have powerful local impact.See More
Nov 9, 2014
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Games for Change

Founded in 2004, Games for Change facilitates the creation and distribution of social impact games that serve as critical tools in humanitarian and educational efforts.See More
Nov 9, 2014
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Game Developers

A collective of game development topics that may help educate anyone who is breaking into the industry or new fields within the industry itself.See More
Nov 9, 2014
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Women and Games

A group for discussing topics that particularly affect women and girls in games, gaming, and the game development industry. Gentlemen welcome.See More
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Nonprofit Games

Are you a nonprofit leader looking to create a game, or a developer looking to work with a nonprofit to create a transformational game or experience? This collaborative working group connects public sector NPOs creating games with those interested in making good games for change.See More
Nov 9, 2014
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Roll and Shuffle

Where publishers and designers of board games, card games, and dice games can meet up and combine super powers. Let’s share ideas, techniques, helpful links, fun new plays, and serious stuff, too (games for education, training, social issues).See More
Nov 9, 2014

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Your Pet Monster
Astro Monster
Location
Both Chicago, IL and Wash, DC
Affiliation (company, school, group, e.g.)
Game Development DePaul University
If my life story were a game, it would be a cross between ...
Art of War + Audio Surf + SpeedRunner + GameLife
Most people know me as a (check all that apply) ...
Game Developer, Game Designer, Teacher, IT guru, Lifelong Gamer
When it comes to my game-making career, I'm ...
up-and-coming (1-2 games on my resume)
Kinds of games I’m best known for making or want to be known for making someday (check all that apply) ...
Social games, Mobile games, Console Games, Art and Experimental games, Card games, Educational games
Will collaborate for
Creative fulfillment and fun, Experience and mentorship, A chance at a Nobel Prize
Anything else you want to say about the kinds of projects or people or organizations you’d like to work with?
I wantt to see first hand the inventive design process at the Institute of Play, New York where students are designers and learners. Games For Change--2013-2014 conference I'll be there, to promote, to spread the ideal of games the rise above. Jesse Schell, Jane McGonigal, Katie Sallen are just a few people of inspiration.

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At 8:41pm on June 19, 2013, Sarah Best said…

Hey Brandon! I'm not an admin but just did a lot of volunteer work when they were moving content from the old site to the new site. You should write the Mayor profile page. They are usually pretty quick to respond to questions.

 
 
 

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