Welcome to The Educational Games Database (TEGD), a website catering to educators who want to learn more about the educational potential of video games. TEGD is a resource for educators at all grade levels, and with all types of backgrounds related to technology and video games. Whether you play games in your free time, or haven't touched a video game since Pac-Man, you'll find information that is helpful for you.
First time here? Begin with the articles below!
TEGD also offers:
- explanations of common game genres;
- explanations of common game rules, attributes and dynamics ("game mechanics");
- articles about specific games that have been used to teach, or have educational potential;
- and a glossary of common games-related words and phrases.
On the horizon
TEGD has just recently become a wiki, and we are soliciting new content including:
- definitions of gaming terms, rules, and genres;
- case studies detailing your use of games to teach, in or out of the classroom;
- lesson or unit plans incorporating games;
- and reviews, analyses and "close readings" of games with a focus educational potential.
User registration is currently open upon request, so if you'd like to contribute to the site, please email site administrator Max Lieberman.