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FGP3-6: Sun Prairie School District

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Today our dear friends Nate Grundahl and Annie Larson from the Sun Prairie Area School District stop by and chat with Brandon and Dan about their game-based learning program. They share their experience in rolling out a game-based learning programs, and offer helpful tips on how to get teachers onboard. Hot Topics in This Week’s …

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How Game-Based Learning Engages Struggling Students

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

In our game-based learning program overview, Sun Prairie Area School District educator Mary Headington shared the story of Susan, a student in her class who typically struggled with coursework. Susan was discouraged by her struggles with her coursework and consequently had a hard time believing she was smart. Mary often wrestled with the best way to help …

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FGP3-5: The Retro Review Manhole

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

The first Retro Review of the season brings an exciting foray into retro learning game Manhole. Matt Haselton joins us in the studio to talk about a VR version of the game and what students actually learn through gameplay. Don’t forget to check out our bonus video for a full playthrough of the game. Hot …

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FGP3-4: Gamifying Your Classroom with Matthew Farber

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Author and gamification aficionado Matthew Farber joins us this week to talk about his new book and what he’s learned through teaching with games. We also discuss the growth of the game-based learning community and revisit empathy in games. Hot Topics in This Week’s Episode Mario Kart 8 Skyrim Special Edition Dishonored iCivics Do I …

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Filament Games Podcast Season Three

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

We’re back – welcome to season three of the Filament Games Podcast! We have exciting things in store for you including interviews with Matthew Farber, Greg Toppo, Aaron San Flippo, and administrators from the Sun Prairie Area School District. We’re also thrilled to bring back The Retro Review and our on-air Game Design Challenge! We hope …

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Speed Sketch: Filadogs

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Game Art Team Lead Natasha Soglin created this adorable new Speed Sketch to introduce you to our office pets! Each of these furry friends makes a regular visit to the office and keeps us on our toes. Check it out and let us know what you think on our Facebook or Twitter! Want to watch Natasha …

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Implementing and Evaluating Your District Game-based Learning Program

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Last year we released the District Game-based Learning Implementation Guide to help administrators, Technology Directors, and Curriculum Specialists introduce game-based learning at a district-wide level. Since then, we’ve heard inspiring stories about how these game-based learning programs have engaged difficult to reach students, empowered educators, and inspired gaming clubs and projects! We thought it was …

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Speed Sketch! Spring Sunflowers

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

It’s officially Spring here in Wisconsin and we’re celebrating with a brand new Speed Sketch! In our latest video, Game Art Team Lead Natasha Soglin creates a beautiful work of art inspired by our plant structures and processes learning game Reach for the Sun. Check out the below video and let us know what you think on …

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Level Up Your LMC with Game-based Learning

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

We’ve shared classroom spotlights, efficacy studies, and testimonials that have demonstrated the benefits of using games in the classroom. But game-based learning can happen anywhere! We hear all the time that makerspaces and library media centers are also great places to try game-based learning. As an LMC Specialist, you might be in charge of some of the …

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Speed Sketch! Opposites Attract

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Newton’s Laws got nothin’ on the laws of attraction! Watch as Game Art Team Lead Natasha Soglin paints a special Valentine’s Day portrait for these two Motion Force characters. Have questions for Natasha? Get in touch via Facebook or Twitter! In the mood for more Speed Sketches? Check these out! Winter Wonderland Happy Thanksgiving from Filament Games Happy Hallowbee Landscape …

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