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VR and Education in 2019

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

2019 has been a big year for VR so far – with the announcement of the Oculus Rift S and the Vive Cosmos, the titans of VR continue to duke it out for supremacy across a landscape of varying resolutions, cords (or not), and tracking styles. That being said, I know what you’re thinking – …

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

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Welcome to What’s New in Game-Based Learning – our monthly series where we highlight what’s 🔥HOT🔥 in the world of educational, serious, and AR/VR games for learning! Check out our hand-picked roundup of news features and articles below, then stay tuned on the Filament Games blog for next month’s featured stories! ⤵ What If Instead …

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Game Spotlight: Race to Ratify (iCivics)

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

To ratify? Or not to ratify? These questions serve as the core foundation of Race to Ratify, iCivics’ all-new learning game designed to teach players the core concepts of the ratification debate between the Federalists and Anti-Federalists as the United States ratified its Constitution. To celebrate the launch of Race to Ratify, we sat down with …

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Research Roundup: Game-Based Learning for Computer Science Education

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Game-based learning for computer science education…it’s super effective!  (Image source: Gifer) But don’t just take my word for it! Previously, our team has highlighted numerous research studies showcasing the power of learning games to improve engagement and learning outcomes among both K-12 and adult learners, as well as for more specific applications like language learning and VR for impact. Awesome, right? We think so, …

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

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Welcome to this month’s iteration of What’s New in Game-Based Learning – your trusted destination for the latest news and updates on all things educational, serious, and AR/VR games for learning! Check out our hand-picked selection of news features, interviews, and articles below, then stay tuned on the Filament Games blog for next month’s featured stories! ⤵ University Students …

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Game Spotlight: Columbia University’s Beats Empire

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Another month, another all-new learning game! This time, we’re shining a light on Beats Empire, a turn-based strategy game where players run a music studio and record label in a fictional city, reminiscent of New York. 🎤 Created in collaboration with Teachers College (Columbia University), UW–Madison, Georgia Tech, SRI, and Digital Promise as part of a …

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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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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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Research Roundup: K-12 Game-Based Learning

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Our team could talk all day about the many benefits of game-based learning in K-12 classrooms. From helping players develop key 21st century skills, to promoting social and emotional learning (SEL) outcomes, and even helping engage learners who struggle with more traditional instructional methods, it’s clear that educational video games hold incredible potential as teaching tools …

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