What are they playing in June?

What are they playing in June?

Nitrohaul has been a popular game around the library this month. It is a physics based game where players need to use the available tools to create a hauler that can transport explosives to the end of each map, with various terrain…

Games for the Brain

Games for the Brain

Games for the Brain is a website of quiz, memory, and brain games. A great site to let students explore and play. An ‘All language’ tab is available to change the text to any language, so LOTE and ESL classes can use…

Worth watching - Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world

Worth watching – Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world

Jane McGonigal spoke at a TED conference in February 2010 on how gaming can be used to make a better world. This was a very controversial talk (as can be seen by the online comments).   Gaming could engage students in learning who…

Worth reading - 'Lyn finds fun plus learning equals smart kids'

Worth reading – ‘Lyn finds fun plus learning equals smart kids’

‘Lyn finds fun plus learning equals smart kids’ is an interview by the Melton Weekly with the inspirational 2011 Victoria Teachers Credit Union Outstanding Primary Teacher Award Winner, Lynette Barr. Lynette is a teacher at Rosyln Primary School and uses 3D games to provide engaging,…

What game is hot in May?

What game is hot in May?

During the month of May, the game that appeared most often on the screens of the students’s computers at Mooroopna Secondary College’s Library has been Wooden Path 2. It is a logic game where the player has to make a wooden path across…

Digital Play: Ideas for ESL teachers (and others)

Digital Play: Ideas for ESL teachers (and others)

Digital Play is a blog by Kyle Mawer and Graham Stanley that provides computer game activities and ideas for, specifically, EFL/ESL teachers to use with their students. Any educator, however, would find something useful on this blog. Their latest post…

What game is hot in March?

March has continued to see tower defense games being played in our secondary school library before school and at lunchtimes (and during class time if they can sneak it). Bloons Tower Defense has taken a back-seat this month to Plants vs…

Making maths fun

Making maths fun

Coolmath-Games.com is where students can play games and learn math skills at the same time. The site has something for everyone, from learning how addition works (some activities are for children to do with their parents), to being taught about algebra and precalculus. A note…

Games in Education

Games in Education

Games in Education is a brilliant wiki by Adrian Camm (educator, innovator, presenter). As Camm says on the site, “Using gaming as a vehicle for learning is a very powerful idea and one that is under-utilised”. Gaming is possibly under-utilised because many eductors do not…

What's been hot in gaming during February?

What’s been hot in gaming during February?

Knowing what students are playing helps when trying to connect with them. You can suggest good games to play and let staff know of any games that relate to their key learning area. During February students have been madly playing Bloons Tower…