Samuel A Macfarlane
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Samuel A Macfarlane replied to Saleem Khan's discussion Games as news and journalism in the group News Games | Games as a medium for news and journalism
"I'm imagining something like this game: Not sure how you could make this like real life though. perhaps get the students involved in local issues?"
Sep 24, 2013
Samuel A Macfarlane joined Saleem Khan's group

News Games | Games as a medium for news and journalism

I’ve long been interested in finding a way to combine serious journalism with games. I’m convinced it can be done. The question is: How?If you, like me, are concerned about young people’s retreat from news and high-quality verified sources of information, and think games might be part of the answer to re-engage them and others, please join us.- Saleem KhanSee More
Sep 24, 2013
Samuel A Macfarlane replied to Brandon Bell's discussion Is there a Market/Demand for Learning Games? in the group Games for Change
"I have seen and discussed with other high school teachers the use of basic games for teaching. In my case most of them were chemistry ed programs, like playing Majong to memorize poly-atomic ions. I think teachers would gladly use these sorts of…"
Sep 24, 2013
Samuel A Macfarlane replied to Garrett Hour's discussion Turning Online High School Into An MMO - The Sky Sanctuary Project in the group Games for Change
"I'd be glad to participate in this project. I am entering secondary education, teaching chemistry, math, and German. I had planned on creating interactive video lectures for my classes. I would love the chance to enhance that idea into…"
Sep 24, 2013
Samuel A Macfarlane joined Sarah Best's group

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
Sep 24, 2013
Samuel A Macfarlane is now a member of Gameful
Sep 23, 2013

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Affiliation (company, school, group, e.g.)
Most people know me as a (check all that apply) ...
Student, Teacher, Lifelong Gamer
When it comes to my game-making career, I'm ...
up-and-coming (1-2 games on my resume)
Will collaborate for
Creative fulfillment and fun, Free food, Experience and mentorship, School credit, Money
Anything else you want to say about the kinds of projects or people or organizations you’d like to work with?
I am an up and coming high school teacher, and would like to be involved in any way i can to create a better world, whether in education or innovative solutions to world problems.
Games you’ve worked on ...
Minor building and fixing of a no-name text-based game called FieryMud. This was lots of fun, and opened me up to the world of game administration.
What abilities would you bring to a collaboration?
I have strong abilities in teaching (focuses are Chemistry, Math, and German), problem solving, and team leadership.
Three games you’ve played that have changed your life:
Minecraft, FieryMud, Evo.

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