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The Games and Simulations Network is dedicated to understanding and advancing the use, integration, design, development and evaluation of games, simulations and virtual environments for learning and teaching.


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  • VR Grab Bag Items

    Check out the discussion in the Games & Sims Network! Dr. Len Scrogan is sharing news, information and resources with us in his short VR Grab Bag Items.

  • Hybrid Playful Experiences: Playing Between Material and Digital Report

    here is a free digital report from the University of Tampere in Finland titled Hybrid Playful Experiences: Playing Between Material and Digital on hybrid experiences in play. By hybrid experiences, the report look at playful experiences and design in 3D printing, miniaturization of technology, the Internet of Things and the maker movement. You might not have time, especially with the school year starting to read the full 118 page report but might like to save the link for future references.

  • Virtual Education Journal (VEJ) looking for submissions by Aug 20th

    The Virtual Education Journal (VEJ) invites Games & Sims to contribute each issue. While the focus generally is on virtual worlds, video games, AR and VR they have always been very open to anything game related we have submitted. We have also put in articles about coding.  This is a practitioner journal. It is not peer reviewed. It is also open to anything that your students may have written also. I have had undergrads submit write-ups of their projects. I know some other people have had their k-12 students write about Minecraft. It’s a place for you to highlight projects, professional development and even book reviews. They also love screenshots and pictures.

    If you want to submit anything, email as a word doc or docx single spaced to Roxie Vojtek  rvojtek@edovation.com  Include pictures as .png or .jpg in the highest resolution possible.

    Here’s last year’s issue that came out before last year’s ISTE conference

    Summer 2016 https://issuu.com/edovation/docs/vej_summer_2016_denver

Community Blogs

  • Hello Everyone, If there is something Games & Sims related that you would like us to get out into the wider world, VEJ would like to know.. If you can write something about the ISTE conference or NotatISTE even better! The Virtual Education Journal ...

  • Friday July 28 and Saturday July 29 EdChange Global, a free online conference goes live at 730 pm CT http://edcampglobal.wixsite.com/edcamp edCamp Global is 24 hours in Hangouts, twitter, voxer and flipgrid. Follow it on twitter using hashtag ...

  • Hello Everyone, Here’s the Virtual Connected Educator for the Week of July 24!   TODAY! VSTE Virginia Society of Technology in Education July 24 at 8 pm ET/5pm SLT Join the VSTE VE PLN on VSTE Island in Second LifeArt Sim ...

  • Games and Education    No one minds when you as a teacher are wandering around during a rainy day, with games most of the pieces lost. Few people object to certain games in the classroom. Teaching chess to sixth graders is fun because as they ...

  • Escape the Ordinary playground Tuesday, June 27th 2 to 5:30pm Playground C (across from Room 214) This playground is a place where games and virtual environments meet Escape Rooms, AR augmented reality, VR virtual reality, ...