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  1. The game that was created was called ' The Tower of Babel' and included a story designed to engage the target student group. The students had to save the planet by completing specific quests, collaboratively and internationally. The project has been a huge success with over 400 teachers and students from 17 countries playing the game ' The Tower of Babel'. In the final pilot over 9,000 quests were answered and 800 files uploaded. The project has created a number of resources that are available online, these include: A re-usable game platform (on a Moodle platform) that includes multiple languages http://ictthatworks.net:8080/moodle/ - you can view inside the platform by sending an email to me. Please place in the subject line of the email – TofB platform A project website with additional information http://www.arg-education.eu . On the website are papers to download including: A methodology to make and use Alternate Reality Games in education A set of case studies of other ARGs and serious games with empirical evidence of results A set of use case scenarios that show examples of how ARGs could be used for other subjects or cross-subjects An online teacher training course to enable educators to use the ARG the project produced Summaries of papers on the pedagogy, evaluation and the technology employed. (full papers are available in the conference proceedings of the 3rd European Conference on Games Based Learning http://academic-conferences.org/ecgbl/ecgb...proceedings.htm ) The project team are also offering consultancy services to other educators interested in using ARGs in education.
  2. Yesterday I expanded the Kindersite http://www.kindersite.org , that already has 100s of games, songs and stories targeted at 2 to 7 years (for introduction to technology) and 5 to 13 (for ESL and EFL). I have added a new directory targeted at 7 to 12 year olds, with direct links to Educational Games, You will be able to locate the new section from the Image link at the top of the Home page, Educational Games. The new content includes: English (first and second language) Innovative uses of technology Sciences Environment Mathematics Art Music History I would be very grateful for feedback on this new section and, of course, you suggestions for additional content. (Content parameters - freely available and does not require registration). Thank you Joel Josephson Kindersite Project http://www.kindersite.org
  3. I have been recommended, from Australia, an Internet resource to use with my Nursery and Primary children, apparently it is very highly thought of there. I like many aspects of it but would like to hear other teachers opinions. The site is at Kindersite.org The site will use accumulated user data as the basis of studies by qualified academic researchers on the introduction of technology to young children. They wish to answer the questions that surround this area properly and study the outcomes of usage. I look forward to your thoughts. edited to enable hyperlink
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