Games in Education

FWD News: Engaged Learning through STEM Games

Ko's Journey Title ScreenGames that challenge students in science, technology, engineering and math, known as STEM games, are finding a growing place in the curriculum and classrooms of educators across North America. Whether through the efforts of individual teachers or with the support of national education initiatives, creative games are showing kids of all ages that math and science can be exciting.

Such examples include two games developed by Salt Lake City educator Scott Laidlaw. Initially developing on his own, Laidlaw ended up giving up his teaching job to start Imagine Education, a game company dedicated to creating educational games that have given students a new outlook on applying their math knowledge. Read More...

FWD News: Acquiring Life Skills through Video Games

Image of a Brain's Prefrontal CortexWhile video games often get a bad rap, in many cases they transmit valuable skills, sometimes without our noticing it. To better understand this trend, some experts have focused their efforts on uncovering just how games bring these skills to light.

Action games in particular are found to promote greater hand-eye co-ordination, faster reflexes and quicker reaction times, in addition to requiring a number of complex mental tasks. For example, shooting and driving games have been shown to improve a person's ability to monitor more objects in their visual field and to do so faster. Read More...

FWD News: Language and Literacy are Missions of the Game

Image from Operation LAPISUsing video games in education is an increasingly popular means of engaging students. While science and math lend themselves particularly well to this medium, literacy and language education is also benefiting games and related research.

Whether through the games themselves or by using video games as a segue to improving literacy skills, educators are finding ways to make language acquisition an integral mission of gaming. Read More...

Tabula Digital Releases Literacy Game

DimensionL LogoEducational game developer Tabula Digita announced the release of a new software focusing on literacy skills. Entitled DimensionL, the reading and writing program is part of the DimensionU Learning System which also includes the award-winning DimensionM series.

DimensionL gives students an exciting way to practice their essential literacy skills. The software tackles nearly 200 different sets of skills on topics ranging from language conventions, parts of speech and reading to writing processes, spelling, and vocabulary. Read More...