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Alyssa Froehling

What’s New in Gaming Accessibility and Assistive Technology

We’ve covered developments in assistive technology and gaming accessibility previously on the blog, including hardware like the Xbox Adaptive Controller and software like Code Jumper. While accessibility in gaming still has a long way to go, new technology and innovation continue to emerge with each passing day. Here’s a roundup of recent updates and news…

Video Games and Civil Rights Learning

If you read our last post, you know why studying history is so important! As we conclude Black History Month and begin Women’s History Month, there are a lot of historical and present-day figures and events to remember and learn about. Though it probably goes without saying, learning about civil rights should not be regulated…

5 Excellent Games for K-12 Learners

As the back-to-school season rapidly approaches, teachers across the country are looking for new ways to keep students engaged and ready to learn. If you’re looking to give existing lesson plans a playful upgrade, educational video games are the perfect addition to your classroom.  With 70% of gamers under the age of 18, it’s safe…

The Educational Games of Our Youth

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Ah, sweet memories! via Giphy Previously, we’ve covered some shiny new educational games and gaming organizations that help build 21st century (future-facing) skills. From content creation to project-based learning, video games teach skills that are useful for a wide variety of careers. To further investigate how video games help us all grow, we asked our…

Educational Games and Internet Safety

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Because of the ever-growing, ever-changing, and sometimes nebulous nature of the internet, everyone can benefit from learning about internet safety! We’ve established before why media literacy (an individual’s ability to find, critically analyze, and actively engage with all forms of media) is so important. Media literacy relates to internet safety, but there are some key…

Esports in the K-12 Classroom

At this point, we’d be surprised if you haven’t heard of esports one way or another! With its total audience expected to surpass 640 million in 2025, competitive gaming is taking adult gamers, higher education, and schools by storm. At the beginning of 2021, we gave you an inside scoop on esports in the K-12…

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