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How Educational Video Games Can Help Foster Social and Emotional Learning

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Previously, we’ve written about how game-based learning is proven to develop 21st century skills, help engage struggling learners, and – when supplemented with a mix of educator-led activities and reflections – improve learning outcomes. But can educational video games help foster social and emotional learning (SEL) among young learners? According to a research study conducted …

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iCivics’ NewsFeed Defenders: Game-Based News Literacy Learning

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Did you hear? Our longtime partner iCivics recently launched their first all-new game in 5 years: news literacy learning game NewsFeed Defenders! Created in partnership with Annenberg Public Policy Center (FactCheck.org) and developed by Filament Games, iCivics’ NewsFeed Defenders tasks players with moderating a fictional social media website focused on news and information, attempting to grow a flourishing …

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Creating a Coding Kit for Kids – An Interview with Publications International

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

To commemorate the recent launch of Learn to Code Kit – featuring four hardcover books & our accompanying Android/iOS app – we sat down with Publications International’s Caroline Delbert to discuss the inspiration behind the project as well as her experiences working on a collaborative project with a game development studio. Check out their responses below! Tell …

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3 Easy Ways to Bring AR into Your Classroom

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Augmented reality is – literally – reshaping the world around us. (Image credit: Giphy) From catching creatures in Pokémon GO to making silly faces with Snapchat and Facebook picture filters, AR has infiltrated the mainstream, with combined hardware and software revenues set to exceed that of VR by the year 2021. As developers of custom-built game-based learning experiences, much …

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An Interview with the Team Behind Intel’s Tech Learning Lab

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Intel’s Tech Learning Lab multi-city tour launches today, bringing cutting-edge immersive technologies and experiences to students and educators across the country – including our in-development STEM and robotics VR game RoboEngineers. Want to learn more about the initiative? Check out our exclusive interview with the Intel team: Give us an overview of Intel’s exciting Tech Learning …

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Game-Based Learning for Homeschoolers: A How-To Guide

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Our team spends a lot of time guiding teachers through the process of implementing high-quality learning games in their K12 classrooms – but we simply can’t forget about our homeschooling friends! Which is exactly why we created this article: a complete how-to guide for getting started with our award-winning library of Filament Learning games! Let’s jump …

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The Perfect Platform for Personalized Learning: Video Games

Filament Games | Educational Game Developer

Marketing Director Brandon Pittser tapped 2018 as a big year for personalized learning in our most recent EdTech predictions article, citing a series of sizable investments from the Facebook-backed philanthropic powerhouse Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. For those unfamiliar with personalized learning, the term refers to the idea that each learner needs a learning experience that is …

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