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A new year and some new games

Posted in Games in education on 01 - September 2005 at 06:55 PM (18 years ago). 204 views.

We’ve just finished installing three new games on the computers in the computer lab.  Zoo Tycoon, The Sims 2 and Never Winter nights.  These games join our other games, Civilization 3, Age of Empires 2 and Sim City 4 (there are others, of course, but these are mainstream, AAA titles).

I think the easiest game to target learning objectives will be Zoo Tycoon.  I’ll be using the Revolution modification for NeverWinter nights…as far as the Sims2, I can’t wait to speak with our health and relationships teacher.  I think this game is perfect for kids to understand relationships and lifestyle choices.

Of course the really fun part of this is playing all these games so I can teach them to the kids. very cool stuff.