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The Games and Simulations Network is dedicated to understanding and advancing the use, integration, design, development and evaluation of games, simulations and virtual environments for learning and teaching.

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  • Virtual Connected Educator Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone had an enjoyable winter break. Here is what we've been watching, reading, and participating in! To start the new year off right, here are some great online PD happening through ...

  • Hello Everyone, The Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Electronic Village Online (EVO) begins this week for free! They welcome all participants and not solely ESOL teachers. These are led to experts in the field. The 2019 workshops ...

  • Happy 2019 everyone! I hope you're all off with a blast. Gamifying the classroom is something a lot of students, teachers, and classrooms can benefit from, and I'd love to share some of my experiences with my game design background. I have taught gamification ...

  • Thank you, James! We love to see examples of game-based learning and park-based learning strategies and cool tools! Looking forward to hearing more from your work. Several of us post on Twitter at @GmSimNetwork and for those who are not attending ISTE ...


  • JAN 16 - Why Fun Matters: In Search of Emergent Playful Experiences

    First tweetchat of the year!!!!  January 16 at 630 pm ET. We're reading the chapter Why Fun Matters: In Search of Emergent Playful Experiences. We're using the hashtag #Read4Games. Read More
  • Open Sim conference will be livestreaming!

    You can also watch the events live video streamed from the OpenSim virtual world to YouTube. Read More
  • #Read4Games Tweetchat Wed at 630 pm ET.

    If you  are interested, this will be the last *Read4Games* tweetchat for Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World.

    If you haven’t already watched Jane McGonigal’s TED TALK on Gaming can make a better world, you might have a little time before Wednesday to take a look or even re-watch it!

    For warm-up on Wed, we ask you to intro yourself, let us know what your favorite game is and then maybe do a pop-quiz. Then we'll have some quick question and then some that will require a little more thought. You can take a look at the link below. Read More
  • Second Reality is Broken Tweetchat

    This Wednesday, November 14 at 630 pm there will be another Reality is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World book club tweetchat using the hashtag #Read4Games. Chapters 7 - 10 will covered. For more information go to Read More
  • Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better Tweetchat Wednesday November 7th

    Tweetchats will take place from 630 pm - 730 pm ET. Discussions are moderated by @GamerrLinguist using the hashtag #Read4Games. Read More