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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:
Explorelearning.com - math and science simulations.
Minecraft Education - good game for science and math
The Concord Consortium - have some simulations similar to Phet
UW Earth Games for earth science
Teach Engineering - activities can be adapted to games.
Tammie's Trashing the Planet Game
Civilizations - history game