Constructivist and Situated Theory as Related to Game Based Learning

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Game Based Learning Web-Sites for Students
Game Creation Web Sites for All
Joyce McCawley

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/bitesize/
One of the games on this site is found under KS2 and called Questionaut. It has all of the elements of a video game. There are strategies required to move from one level to another, the students answer various questions to move on and they are rewarded when they meet the goal. The designers change the questions frequently so the student is playing a new game when they return to it. The other games on this site are also quite engaging. Levels range from Kindergarten through high school.

http://www.mission-us.org/
This is a simulation game site that offers two missions. One takes place during the Revolutionary War featuring a young boy of 14 finding his way as an apprentice to a printer. The next features a young girl during slavery that is planning to run away with another slave. Both games give the player an idea of what life was at that time. They collect badges of different kinds and vocabulary is highlighted throughout the games.

www.youjoinus.com/energyville
This is a game that requires the player to power a city and still stay within environmental requirements to keep the city safe from pollution. It has continuous information available to help the player make a good decision. It is attached to a site created by Chevron (interesting) and The Economist Group http://www.energyville.com/.

http://www.squidoo.com/gamemaking#module2054341
This link helps find tools and other links to game creation. Some of the creation sites are simple; others require the creation of your characters, laying out a path and levels, as well as the reward badges and systems. This should lead to need tools in the creation of a classroom game.

http://www.sploder.com/
This link is a game creation site that allows the student to play, create, and publish games. The players choose games by searching tags and rate them after...
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