Online Resources: Arcademic Skill Builders

Arcademic Skill Builders is an online educational portal that utilises video games to approach learning basic math, language arts, vocabulary, and thinking skills (see: Gamification in Education). By blending video game features into instructional research, Arcademic increases time-on-task and engagement in order to achieve a high rate of student learning. Arcademic offers a large selection free games that youContinue reading “Online Resources: Arcademic Skill Builders”

Gamification: Using Games to Learn

Gamification is the concept of applying game mechanics and game design techniques to engage and motivate people to achieve their goals. Badgeville Gamification is not a new idea. In fact, it has been around longer than the term has existed. Anyone who has ever learned geography playing Carmen Sandiego can attest to that. However, it isContinue reading “Gamification: Using Games to Learn”