Games in Education

Video Games Find a Growing Place in Classrooms

A Student With a Nintendo DSVideo games are gaining a larger place in American schools as a useful and exciting tool to help students acquire knowledge. Though some educators still question the best method to introduce these games in the classroom, one professor at Parsons School of Design in New York is proposing the creation of a new public school whose curriculum would be entirely based on games.

The proposed school, which would be named Quest to Learn is the brainchild of Katie Salen, associate professor of design and technology at Parsons. If the project is approved, the school which would be part of the New York public school system will teach students grades 6-12 though exploration of various educational-themed video games. Salen hopes the school will be open in time for fall 2009. Read More...

Classroom Game to Make Ancient History Fun

Rome RebornA new edutainment game is currently in development, which focuses on teaching teenagers about ancient history. Past4Ward has licensed the rights to Rome Reborn, a detailed 3D model of the historic city, to create the first module of a history education game to be used in schools.

The Rome Reborn model will be integrated into a wider ancient history education tool for middle and high school students. Creating an immersive experience based on the popular Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) video game genre, the game is set to become a supplement to traditional textbook learning. Read More...