Games and Simulations Network

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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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Upcoming Events


  • Ethics & Games Webinar Sun May 27 at 7 pm ET

    Join us for Ethics & Games with Sherry Jones as she presents To The Moon on Sunday May 27 at 7 pm ET.

    The indie game above received a 10/10 score from steam folks.
  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Recording - Ethics & Games

    For the monthly Ethics & Games webinar from the ISTE Games & Sims Network, Sherry Jones @autnes led us through the Vanishing of Ethan Carter. The game won the Best Game Innovation Award at 2015 British Academy Games Award (BAFTA).
    The visuals in the game are beautiful, the plot twist is mind-blowing and Sherry as a philosophy instructor is able to bring in Spinoza’s Ethics.
  • Step Into the Halls of Story

    Join us for a livestream and if you want to come into Second Life, a tour of Fantasy Faire  at 9 pm ET/ 6 pm PT. We'll be meeting at the Halls of Story. 

    The Halls of Story is where the Literary Festival of this year takes place.  It also features the docks for the dragon-borne party ship Fairechylde, where the Fairelanders gather to dance the night away!

Community Blogs

  • Hello Everyone, We are in the process of finalizing our leadership team. We didn't want to miss anyone, so If you are interested, we want to invite you to collaborate with us. Our vision for next year is to continue to build the network, increase the ...

  • Hello Everyone, Here is the Virtual Connected Educator for the week of May 16th! Congratulations to this year’s Games and Simulations Excellence Award Winner: Chris Luchs Chris Luchs has been one of the key leadership members of ISTE ...

  • Hello Everyone, Here is the virtual connected educator for the week of May 9th! Help Wanted! Amber has a question about where you are having your students share code? Please help her out with ideas ! Michelle is looking ...

  • This is the virtual connected educator for the week of May 2, 2018 Help Wanted! Do you live in the Chicago area? We could use some on the ground help. We are designing the Mobile Learning Photo Quest for the ISTE conference. We will ...

  • Help Wanted We’re looking for Games & Sims network volunteers and leadership members for next year 2018 -2019. For our network we need people who want to help with creating and distributing social media, doing professional development facilitation ...