Here are some resources on this area of rapid development and heavy consideration for schools.

Gaming

Links

Fantastic Contraption: A fun online physics puzzle game
TypeRacer great game for keyboarding.
FreeTypingGame.net - Free typing games, lessons and tests. Learn to type with our lesson based training.
* Educators and Stagecast Creator
Welcome to Line Rider™ | Line Rider

Research

* Becta Government and Partners - Research - All publications - Emerging technologies for learning
Games-based Learning - Games design introduction
LIC Sunshine Coast (the games in learning project)
Great article on games in schools "Game On" by Doug Johnson

Game Making

* Gamemaker
* gamemaker - Google Video
* Schoolgamemaker
Kerpoof™ Home Great creative avatar and movie making site for younger kids.
* ICT Mindtools
* Educators and Stagecast Creator

Virtual Worlds

Virtual Worlds and Video games being used to teach valuable lessons.
Secondlife education project on VoiceThread.
Quest Atlantis Project
Info about the Secondlife Island for International Schools.
The next online training for the global Quest Atlantis 3D virtual world ( http://www.QuestAtlantis.org ) for students aged 8-14 will start next week and set teachers up ready to implement virtual world learning from the start of term.
If you are interested go to
http://atlantis.crlt.indiana.edu/public/pdInfo.pl and register with the registration code. Please note - this is not a commercial program and is has no $ cost - just a commitment to train before implementing.
Contact Bron Stuckey for more information
Online Workshop: Asia-Pacific January
Instructor:
Bronwyn Stuckey
*Details:* This online workshop is for teachers in Asia-Pacific region and will run at 7.00 pm (Sydney) each Monday from January 12th. Pairs of teachers from each school are required to register and train in order to build a local support network.
The training is conducted online in four 60-90 minute sessions using QA and Skype technology. Further details will be emailed upon registration.
Contact Bronwyn Stuckey for course details bestucke@indiana.edu
*Registration Code:* 997242
*Sessions:*
1) January 12, 2009 - 07:00 PM
2) January 19, 2009 - 07:00 PM
3) February 02, 2009 - 07:00 PM
4) February 09, 2009 - 07:00 PM
*Timezone:* Classes show are 7pm Sydney daylight saving time
Bron Stuckey
International Liaison Quest Atlantis
Indiana University
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