Five Reasons Why We Love Game-Based Learning ❤️

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends of Filament! 🎮🧠💕 (Image source: Tumblr) There’s a lot to love about game-based learning – so much, in fact, that we’re spending the annual holiday of fondness and affection celebrating some of our favorite aspects of the medium. Check out our lighthearted countdown of five reasons why we love game-based learning …

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A Guide to Game-Based Learning at SXSW EDU 2019

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Can you believe it? We’re less than one month away from SXSW EDU 2019! (Image source: Giphy) Held each year in Austin, TX from March 4–7, 2019 – the days leading up to famed interactive media, film, and music conference South By Southwest (SXSW) – the future-focused, education-themed event boasts an array of cutting-edge sessions, workshops, …

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What’s New in Game-Based Learning – February 2019

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Welcome to What’s New in Game-Based Learning – an all-new monthly series highlighting what’s 🔥HOT🔥 in the world of educational, serious, and AR/VR games for learning! Check out our curated roundup of news features, interviews, and articles below, then stay tuned on the Filament Games blog for next month’s featured stories! ⤵ For Today’s Kids, Playing Nintendo …

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Assistive Technology and Game-Based Learning

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Assistive technology is a vital, yet under-discussed segment of the educational technology landscape. From simple, straightforward alignments to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to more complex and significant assistive hardware solutions, there are a host of ways that assistive technology can allow the disabled to participate in technology-driven pedagogies – and game-based learning is no …

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Progressive Web Apps: Pros and Cons

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

If you work in or around web technologies, you may have heard a hot new phrase getting tossed around lately: Progressive Web App (complete with its own acronym: PWA). What is a progressive web app? In short, it’s an attempt to fuse the latest modern web and native app technologies, allowing you to use a web …

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5 Amazing English Language Arts (ELA) Learning Games

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

On the hunt for high-quality English language arts learning games? You’ve come to the right place! ✨ (Image source: Giphy) As you’re likely already aware, seeking out and identifying great ELA learning games can be a challenging prospect. Unlike math and science games when lend themselves in more obvious ways to game-based representation, designing English …

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UX vs. UI Design: What’s the Difference?

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Are you considering a career in UX or UI design, but are unsure of the difference between the two, or which one your interests would be best suited for? Maybe you have a product idea and are wondering if all this user-centered design mumbo-jumbo is really necessary. Or perhaps you’ve heard the terms UX and …

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Game Spotlight: Junior Achievement’s RoboSellers

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Today we’re highlighting the release of an all-new game created for our longtime partner Junior Achievement: RoboSellers, an economics and entrepreneurship learning game that teaches about the role of money in everyday life. In the game, players take on the role of a space-faring entrepreneur tasked with traveling between alien worlds, buying and selling robot …

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What’s New in Unity for 2019

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Behold: the future of learning games! 4.5M Mesh renderers 200K Unique objects per building 100K Individual audio sources 5K Dynamic vehicles 60 FPS Mega City is a project built on our preview data oriented design tech alongside tons of optimizations we’re aiming to bring to Unity in 2019. pic.twitter.com/qIzlXlCJ2h — Unity (@unity3d) October 24, 2018 …

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