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Monday, November 02, 2009

Become an Investigator with Online Games

One of my favorite shows on TV is CSI because I like the mystery and putting together the clues to solve the crime. You can recreate those feelings with a couple of online games.

The first is called Fraud Scene Investigator (FSI). This game is created in a comic book style with stylized images and events. The movement from one scene to another is done by shifting from one frame to another. This is well done example of using a comic book approach to a serious subject.

It looks like Grandma is a victim of a stock scam.

Let's investigate further.

The entire scenario progresses like
 you are reading a comic book.

The site is called Finance University and is developed by the West Virgina State Auditor office, Newspapers in Education and NASSA.

Check it out as a good example of incorporating a discovery learning, online simulation and a stylized approach to online learning. Additionally, there is a teacher mode and a student mode so as a teacher you can gain some insights for presenting the concepts in class.

Over at Edheads, you can become the lead officer of a crash scene investigation. You get to help the highway patrol recreate a deadly crash by examining the evidence and calculating the forces of the accident. There is a teachers' guide and other resources to help you lead the investigation.

Gaining an understanding of the accident.

Determining the velocity of the cars at the time of the crash.

This simulation allows the learner to run calculations make determinations and investigate the cause of the crash.

These games will bring out your inner Crime Scene Investigator. If you know of any others, please share.

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1 comment:

ricky said...

I like to play the games and mostly find some info about gaming...
Because i am fond of gaming so this article is really helpful for me...
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