Tag Archives: Games & Simulations

Virtual Play Patterns

My colleague Scott Traylor of 360 Kid regularly writes thoughtful and timely pieces about kids, toys and digital media, and his latest article for the May 2009 issue of Playthings […]

Serious Games Showcase

Serious games and simulations embrace subjects as diverse as health care, emergency preparedness, world history, algebra, ethics, emotional intelligence, team building. Thanks to Eliane Alhadeff for showcasing some of this […]

The Future of Learning

Beginning this September New York City will be home to Quest to Learn, one of the most innovative 6-12th grade public schools in the country, that will use game design […]

Is There a Downside to the Upside of Social Media?

Between the Susan Boyle phenomenon, participating in a panel discussion on the importance of social media in business as part of NYC Entrepreneur Week and watching clients eyes cross when […]

Sleepless in New York

I spent the last weekend in January participating in the first Global Game Jam at New York’s Columbia University (there were 1,650 participants at 54 locations in 23 countries in […]

Brand You According to Google

Let’s face it, the ability to manage and control our personal and professional identities has taken a big hit thanks to web services like Google, MySpace, Facebook, social bookmarking and […]

Using Games in the Classroom

Should video games be used in the classroom? Can they support a standards-based curriculum and do they improve learning outcomes? My colleague and collaborator Lee Wilson has written a white […]

Live from the Global Game Jam

It’s day three, two hours and counting to the end of Game Jam 2009 and I’m reporting this morning from the world wide headquarters of Team High Concept. For the […]

Global Game Jam 2009

Join the Global Game Jam, an intense 48-hour journey of creativity, innovation, collaboration, and experimentation. Maximize your creativity by designing games within specified constraints, in a limited period of time, […]

Videogames Eclipse Other Media

In his keynote at CES this week Activision’s Mike Griffith predicted that video games would overtake all other media in popularity within a decade. Social gaming, more interactivity and better […]