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5 Must-Play Math Learning Games for Middle Schoolers

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Move over Math Blaster!, Number Munchers, and Cool Math – and say hello to the new generation of high-quality, mobile-friendly math learning games! 💫 ‘Game Over’ screen from Math Blaster!, a bona fide game-based learning blast from the past. Don’t get us wrong – we still have tremendous respect for the educational games of yesteryear. …

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Game-Based Learning in the World Video Game Hall of Fame

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

What are some of your favorite video games of all time? 🤔 (Image credit: Giphy) Myself? I’m partial to the sprawling seascapes of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, a childhood favorite with a jaw-dropping cel shaded art style. My colleague Brandon Pittser, on the other hand, would likely point to the pure platforming …

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10 Free Game-Based Learning Resources for Educators

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Let’s be real for a moment: Teacher Appreciation Week should be every week. Seriously. On behalf of all of us at Filament Games… (Image source: Giphy) …for everything you do! ✨ As a token of our gratitude, we’re dedicating today’s blog to helping educators like you get set up for game-based learning success. That’s right …

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Why Students Hate Homework – And How Digital Games Can Help

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

We’ve previously discussed how modern institutional K-12 education commonly instills fear of failure among students. This phenomenon – largely driven by the rise of standards-based testing regimes – has conditioned learners to fear being wrong, rather than viewing mistakes as a necessary step in the process of learning something new. Homework assignments are a perfect …

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The Robots Are Coming

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Kai-Fu Lee, author of AI Superpowers, recently predicted that “within the next 15 years, 40-50% of routine jobs in the US will be replaced by artificial intelligence.” In other words, by the time today’s kindergartners graduate from high school, employers will care little about automatable competencies. As the founder of a fourteen-year-old company, I have …

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5 Awesome Environmental Science Learning Games

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Greetings fellow earthlings! 🌎 If there’s one thing that our planet is, it’s awesome. It’s beautiful. It’s spacious. It’s inhabited by more than 8.7 million species of plants and animals. And it makes for a great home to humankind! In conjunction with worldwide Earth Day celebrations, our team is dedicating today’s blog to highlight some …

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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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