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January 24, 2020

The Climate Trail – making a game of the climate apocalypse

I was teaching an introductory-level climate science course last semester, and a conference opportunity came up for me that would require I miss one day of classes. I decided to have students play The Climate Trail and write up a review of the game for an assignment.


August 27, 2011

+1Me for +1 Curiosity

I’m currently reading Jane McGonigal’s book Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better And How They Can Change The World, a fascinating exploration of the psychology of games and how we can use the lessons in games to change…


December 15, 2010

How to Create a Game

A recent Penn State Teaching and Learning with Technology post on How to create a game for your Penn State course (hint: it’s not as hard as you think) reminds me of the fun I’ve had working on a game…


November 17, 2010

Children’s Music Play and Video Game Technology

For 2010-2011, I was selected as one of four Penn State faculty members for the Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) Fellowship program. This experience in having my own 3-member “design team” work with me on develop new and innovative…