Tammie Schrader

Why is Esports Important for STEM Educators?


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This session aired at ScIC6 Science is Cool Virtual Unconference on Thursday, July 29, 2021.

Games in education is not a new idea however, it is now becoming a critical tool in education as a way to help students access content and information. Tammie discusses the reasons why gaming and Esports make sense in STEM education.



Tammie Schrader  Science Coordinator | Washington State Service District 101

Tammie is a Regional Science and Computer Science Coordinator for Northeast Washington Education Service District 101 in Washington State. Tammie was a science teacher at Cheney Middle School, in Cheney, Washington for 15 years. She is currently an adjunct science methods instructor at Whitworth University. She taught Life Science as well as Computer Programming, Gaming Programming, Robotics as well as coaching the Science Olympiad Team, Robotics Club, SeaPerch Team as well as Future Business Leaders of America at her middle school. She has her B.A. in Education as well as a B.S. in Biology. She earned her M.A. in Education and Teaching At-Risk Students from Gonzaga University. She is currently enrolled as a Ph.D. candidate and is writing her dissertation on Leadership and Game-Based Education in the Classroom.

Notes and Resources:

Science plus philosophy game - math and science simulations.

PhET simulations

Minecraft Education - good game for science and math

ED Games Expo

Games for Change Awards

Little Alchemy 2

The Concord Consortium - have some simulations similar to Phet

UW Earth Games for earth science

Games for our Future climate change game

Teach Engineering - activities can be adapted to games.

Game for circuits and electricity

Bioman Games

Tammie's Trashing the Planet Game

Planet Mechanic

Tyto Online

W Center for Game Science

Civilizations - history game

Learn about Facebook's emotional contagion study

Game Builder Garage


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