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    Results from the Who Do You Love, Educationally Speaking Poll this spring! 130 pm ET We will be reporting out Who Do You Love, Educationally Speaking? poll that we collaboratively did. Come and get your educational theory and theorist love!
    200 pm ET We will also have a quick paced discussion/debate on Coding, Gaming, IoT, and Wearables: New Student Success Technologies, or Chocolate-Covered Broccoli? We’ll be using WebEx, so if it is your first time using it you may want to login a little early.

  • Annual ISTE Games and Simulations Excellence Award!

     This award recognizes individuals and their contributions to ISTE Games and Simulations Network. It is an opportunity to also share the great work they are doing with others. Nominations are due by midnight on March 15th. 

  • Happy Valentine's Day!

    Who Do You Love (Educationally Speaking...of course)

    To celebrate the season, we are doing another collaborative poll and are asking "Who Do You Love?"  Don't worry, we are not trying to get personal. Instead we're asking what's your favorite educational theory, educational theorist and of course what's your favorite pedagogy.


    If you think we missed anything please go ahead and add it as an option!

    We’ll keep this poll open until the end of February - so vote with your heart!!!!!

    Speaking of who do you love - nominate that great educator who has been working so hard for games and simulations in the ISTE community.

    For more information check out the following links.

    Awards Criteria:

    Nomination Form:

Community Blogs

  • Hello Everyone, We have a lot going on during the start of this year. We are doing rapid responses to current events from a Games & Sims perspective. Last Friday we collaborated on a Games and Multiculturalism: Immigrants and Refugee ...

  • Join us Friday, February 3 for a Google Hangout on Games & Multiculturalism . We will be discussing the affective domain and interactive fiction for raising students' awareness of multiculturalism. The focus will be on the immigrant and refugee ...

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    Happy Holidays!

    Hello Everyone, On behalf on the ISTE Games & Sims Network Officers wed like to wish everyone a wonderful and safe holiday break! Whether you are staying home, braving the highways or airports, we hope you are able to spend some quality time ...

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  • Heres our Games & Sims Network Weekly Just released today! EDSIM Challenge opens! US Department of Education is seeking next-generation educational simulations that strengthen career and technical skills. ...

  • Heres our Games & Sims Network Weekly This is an interesting article from Gamasutra last week, Title How I found a definition of games after searching for 16 years. ...