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5 Excellent Gaming Communities and Organizations

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Even if they’re more into single-player games, gamers need community! Communities serve vital roles in the gaming industry, whether they’re helping people connect to one another amidst a global pandemic, providing career mentorship, or looking out for the safety, enjoyment, and success of gamers who have been historically marginalized and left out of conversations around …

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Game-based Learning and Passion-based Learning

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

I think this is it. I think we’ve found it. A duo to rival the widely heralded perfect pair, game-based learning and STEM. What duo is this, you ask? Game-based learning and passion-based learning. via CBR Pictured from left to right: Passion-based learning, game-based learning, and STEM What is passion-based learning? We’re not referencing the …

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Using Digital Games to Teach Collaboration

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

For students or employees – for anyone who interacts with others on a regular basis, really – collaboration is a fundamental skill. It’s also one of the 4 Cs of 21st-century learning. Problem-solving, troubleshooting, and reaching goals can become even easier when one knows how to work well with others. Research (and more research!) has …

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Using Games to Teach Content Creation

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Gaming habits could lead a player right to their career path. In last week’s blog, we discussed the 4 C’s of 21st-century skills (or as we like to call them, “future-facing skills”): critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. There are plenty of educational games to help develop these skills, but how do these capabilities translate …

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Educational Games and Project-based Learning

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Educational games and project-based learning are a natural, delightful pairing – like peanut butter and jelly, or Wario and Waluigi.  Via Gfycat Whether you’re looking to teach coding, robotics, or maybe even some future-facing 21st century skills, a project-based approach to learning has proven potency. As rich multimedia offerings, games are an ideal medium for …

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Game-based Learning for 21st Century Skills

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

“21st century skills” is a funny phrase. In the education world, we use this terminology to represent the skills needed for success in the modern workforce, but in a very literal sense, the phrase 21st century skills might sound like a set of abilities you needed for success 20 years ago. (Come on people, we’re …

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