Simulating Utopia: Critical Simulation and the Teaching of Utopia, a new article by CUNY Games Network co-founder Francesco Crocco, was just released in the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, an open-source, online journal. The article theorizes a new approach to simulation-based pedagogies that emphasizes critical thinking and interactive design. It models this approach for teaching a utopian literature course. Please read and share!
Great piece from the Washington Post about a new book that discusses the attempt to replace standardized testing with video games that embed testing in the game.
ChangeGamer is a volunteer organization that specializes in finding existing digital games and creating teacher-ready curriculum for those games. They have games sorted by theme (e.g. energy management, climate change, natural disasters, the environment, politics, economics, history and science), with student activities over 30 games. See http://www.changegamer.ca/