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Thursday, August 07, 2008

More Educational Games

I had a lot of positive feedback on my list of educational games in my post It's All Fun and Games and Then Students Learn.

So, here are some more educational games that might be of interest. If you know of any more, please let me know and I'll post them.

Darfur is Dying

This game is a narrative-based simulation where the player, from the perspective of a displaced Darfurian, negotiates forces that threathn the survival of his or her refugee camp. It offers some insight into what it's like for more than 2.5 million who have been diplaced by the crisis in Sudan.


In this game, you learn about wolf ecology by living the life of a wild wolf in Yellowstone National Park. You can play alone or in a group in on-line multiplayer missions. The game lets you explore the wilderness, hunt elk, and encounter stranger wolves in your quest to find a mate. Ultimately, your success will depend on forming a family pack, raising pups, and ensuring the survival of your pack.


In this game, you play a secret agent infiltrating a top-secret neuroscience research facility. In the game, your mission is to track down and root out the Nanobots that have invaded the brains of the scientists there. If you fail as a player, the Nanobots and the secret entity that spawned them will take over the Earth, reprogramming the human brain into docile submission. The game teaches basic information about the structures/functions of the brain, it shows how brain cells and synapses work and demonstrates basic brain functionality. Ages 11-14.

Free Rice

This a simple game coupled with an interesting concept. The idea is that you play the game and provide free rice to hungry people around the world. To play the game click on the answer that best defines the word. Then, if you get it right, you get a harder word. If wrong, you get an easier word. Good for teaching vocabulary. For each word you get right, they donate 20 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.

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