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5 Great Music Education Games for Young Learners

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

On the hunt for high-quality music education learning games? You’ve come to the right place! ✨ (GIF Source: Tenor) Today, we’re emphasizing the ‘A’ in STEAM, highlighting a handful of introductory music education games designed with young learners in mind. Check out our roundup below, then let us know on Facebook or Twitter if you’d …

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Local Spotlight: WGA Professional Development Day

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Calling all Wisconsin-based game developers – the Wisconsin Games Alliance’s Professional Development Day kicks off on Friday October 18th, 2019! Hosted at StartingBlock Madison and featuring two unique workshops on Unreal Engine 4 development fundamentals and version control for game devs, the all-day event is a must-attend for developers of all backgrounds and levels of …

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

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Welcome back to What’s New in Game-Based Learning – our monthly roundup of the 🔥hottest🔥 news in the world of game-based learning, games for impact, and AR/VR for education! Check out our highlighted articles below, then let us know on our Facebook or Twitter if we missed anything! Classcraft Raises $7.5 Million to Turn Classrooms …

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Research Roundup: Video Gaming for Older Adults

Filament Games | Educational Game Developers

Worldwide, humans are living longer than any point in previous history…and we think that’s pretty awesome!  (Image credit: Giphy) According to the World Health Association, the world’s population aged 60+ is expected to grow from 900 million to 2 billion by 2050, a remarkable doubling of proportion from 12% to 22%. As a result, a …

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Esports EDU: Competitive Gaming in the K-12 Classroom

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Competitive video gaming – commonly referred to as esports – is a rapidly growing sector of the video game industry, and its momentum shows no signs of slowing anytime soon. According to analyst predictions, the global esports market is anticipated to exceed $1 billion in revenue in 2019, a remarkable growth of 26.7% from the …

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Play Games, Save the Planet: 5 Conservation Learning Games

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Like video games? Love planet Earth? Then you’re in the right place – today, we’re unearthing some of our favorite conservation-minded digital games available on the market! 🌎 And we’re not alone in our love for “green” games – in fact, research shows that sustainability-focused video games can serve as an excellent way to increase …

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Video Games and Mental Health

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Today, we’re stepping away from our usual focus on games for learning, instead highlighting a burgeoning field of serious games research: the intersection of mental health and gaming. Research supports the potential of video games as an appealing, engaging, and effective tool for promoting both mental health treatment outcomes and awareness among the general public …

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