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5 Popular Video Games You Never Realized Were Educational

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

In the world of game-based learning, there exist a handful of games recognizable by players, teachers, and adults alike- titles like Minecraft: Education Edition, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, and The Oregon Trail, to name a few. But as those of us entrenched in the educational games space know, these titles are simply …

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Exploring Ancient Egypt Through Video Games – A Look at Assassin’s Creed Origins’ Discovery Mode

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

“We are really here to say ‘You know what? Video games can bring more than entertainment.’” – Jean Guesdon, Creative Director – Assassin’s Creed: Origins (2017) For more than a decade, Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series has immersed players in the stories, environments, and histories of settings such as the Italian Renaissance, Imperial China, and more. While the …

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Game-Based Learning Applications: CPR Training

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

The American Heart Association reports that more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur each year in the United States, with a mere 12% of afflicted individuals surviving such an event. While survival rates are dramatically increased for those who receive immediate CPR attention from a bystander, the fact remains that less than 1 in 5 American adults …

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5 Great Games That Teach Computer Science

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

We’ve previously written about some of the many ways you can teach yourself to code for free – but are there game-based learning solutions for those who seek a more playful programming learning experience? Whether you’re future-focused parent wishing to expose your child to the basics of programming or a computer science teacher attempting to level …

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Exploring the Future of Digital Curriculum with Explorabl.es

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Remember Arne Duncan? I do. He was the Education Secretary under the Obama administration, and in 2012 he (somewhat controversially) declared that “Over the next few years, textbooks should be obsolete.” From our 2018 vantage point, this statement seems a little silly. Textbooks are still relevant to today’s schools, but I can sympathize with the …

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Yoga For Teachers: An Interview with Breathe For Change

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

[Note: This is an interview transcript, and has been edited for length and clarity.] Breathe For Change is a growing movement of educators focused on teaching and learning for peace, love, and social justice. Their vision is to allow all people to be educated and empowered as their whole and brilliant selves in their lives, relationships, …

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VR in Industrial Training: Safe, Simulated Learning

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Our blog has previously examined some of the most groundbreaking applications of virtual reality in both medical and corporate training settings. This time, we thought we would highlight a few of our favorite VR learning applications utilized in an entirely different realm: industrial training. While many manufacturing companies have yet to fully embrace the potential of VR …

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