FGP 10: Virtual Reality

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Welcome to Episode 10! Welcome to episode 10! In this episode we discuss the ins and outs of virtual reality and explore how VR could impact the classroom. Have a question, comment, or idea you’d like us to discuss? Get in touch with us via Facebook or Twitter and we’ll try to work it into …

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Yes, You Are a Gamer

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Sometimes video games get a bad rap. As a form of media, they’re often considered unserious, or childish, or any number of other negative descriptors implying that time spent on a video game is time better spent elsewhere. There is a stigma applied to games that is somehow more pointed and dismissive than the hesitations …

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5 Reasons You Should Be Using Games on Your School’s iPads

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Game-based learning is an incredible digital tool to introduce in the classroom, and if you’re an iPad-ready school, access to quality learning games is right at your fingertips. We’ve compiled five great reasons why (from the academic to the technological) you should make the most out of your iOS devices by using quality learning games. …

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FGP 9: Games, Game-Based Learning & Gamification

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Welcome to Episode 9! This week’s podcast covers exciting topics such as game-based learning trends from FETC & BETT and the differences between games, game-based learning, and gamification. You’ll also learn what snerfing is, what Dan would make with a 3D printer, and what it takes to earn points at Filament Games. Hot Topics in …

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How to Teach With Games

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

We spend a lot of time at Filament thinking about the best ways to use games in the classroom – our designers, engineers, and artists are all tirelessly invested in uncovering new ways that games can shine in a formal education setting. By far, our most reliable sources of inspiration are the teachers who are …

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FGP 8: Quality Assurance

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Welcome back to the Filament Games Podcast! We hope you’ve enjoyed the show! This week on the podcast, we invite quality assurance professional, Peter Rambo, into the studio to discuss how QA impacts game design. We also learn what Dan purchased with his first paycheck, which games the team has been playing, and what game …

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Introducing The Filament Games Podcast!

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Welcome to the Filament Games Podcast! Co-hosts Dan Norton and Brandon Pittser bring you trending game industry news, the inside scoop on Filament Games, and enough entertainment and sports talk to fill your week. We’ve released seven episodes for your listening enjoyment. New episodes are available weekly on our blog and downloadable through SoundCloud, iTunes, and …

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Elevating Your 1:1 Initiative: Chromebooks

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

It’s official. You’ve passed that referendum, approved that budget line item, or received the grant to implement new devices for your district. You’ve debated long and hard, you’ve put your decision through a panel, you’ve surveyed your department leaders and even asked your tech-savvy colleagues. You’ve probably spent more hours than you care to count …

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