This Friday, April 5th, Nonprofit Commons is happy to feature Josephine Dorado (Josephine Junot in Second Life) who will report on her recent work leading TechCamp international workshops and webinars for the US State Department on innovation,...
Players aged 8-14 shape the future of a new society while learning how to recognize ethical issues and deal with challenging situations in their own lives.
Players lead a new human colony on a distant planet. They must make difficult decisions in which there are no clear right or wrong answers but important consequences – to themselves, to others in the colony and to the planet Braxos. Players develop skills such as critical thinking, perspective-taking and decision-making. Quandary provides a framework for how to approach ethical decision-making without telling players what to think.
Quandary is a free, online game that engages your students in ethical decision-making and develops skills that will help them recognize ethical issues and deal with challenging situations in their own lives.
We’ve made it easy for you to get started on our teachers’ page with a handy teacher guide and video. We’ve also mapped Quandary to the Common Core State Standards and provided a sample lesson plan and worksheet.
Build a village and go on 3D safari adventures, all the while earning real-world impact.
Calling itself a “free online game with a conscience,” Safari Challenge is a single-player Facebook game that lets players build a village in Africa and go on safari adventures, all the while earning impact points that they can invest into African aid projects from constructing water wells and playgrounds to providing meals to communities or homes to orphans. These projects are then carried out by organizations in Africa like Warm Blankets, Kids Around the World, and World Vision.
Players build villages by collecting resources in the game and using them to construct a variety of buildings—huts, farms, wood mills, animal enclosures, safari tours, and photo buildings to name a few—which then provide more resources or unlock activities like safari adventures. During a safari adventure, the game changes from a 2D isometric perspective to 3D (a first for isometric Facebook games), and players can take their cameras with them into the wild, taking photographs of animals in an African landscape.
TED Talks Games like World of Warcraft give players the means to save worlds, and incentive to learn the habits of heroes. What if we could harness this gamer power to solve real-world problems? Jane McGonigal says we can, and explains how.
2098. Mankind has consumed all the earth’s fossil fuels and is forced to live on gigantic city ships that orbit the planet. A collision with an unknown flying object means an emergency landing is unavoidable. But without a helper down on earth, that's as good as impossible...
Do you have what it takes to be this hero?
Immerse yourself in the world of Ludwig and get to know about renewable energy and its secrets. Explore the area where the spaceship crashed or an enormous dam, travel by balloon through the snow and ice or cross an almost endless desert. There’s so much to discover!
The on-line game aims at teaching children how to build safer villages and cities against disasters. Children will learn playing how the location and the construction materials of houses can make a difference when disasters strike and how early warning systems, evacuation plans and education can save lives. Children are the future architects, mayors, doctors, and parents of the world of tomorrow, if they know what to do to reduce the impact of disasters, they will create a safer world
The report highlights the ten most important frontiers that will define the future of engagement for marketers, entrepreneurs and changemakers: Crowdfunding, Behavior Change Games, Collaborative Social Innovation, Grassroots Change Movements,...
In an interview with Asi Burak, Co-President of Games for Change, we discussed the past, present and future of gaming for social change. As Co-President of Games for Change, Asi leads on the curation, development and execution of programs and services...
Behind all those leaves, roots, and petals is an intelligent bio-machine of starch, nutrients, and water. Help a young seedling grow and reproduce before winter approaches. Carefully gather and manage three key resources needed to create flowers and fruits. You’ll never look at these organisms the same way again!
TED Talks When game designer Jane McGonigal found herself bedridden and suicidal following a severe concussion, she had a fascinating idea for how to get better. She dove into the scientific research and created the healing game, SuperBetter.
TED Talks In "THE 99," Naif Al-Mutawa's new generation of comic book heroes fight more than crime -- they smash stereotypes and battle extremism.
In "THE 99," Naif Al-Mutawa's new generation of comic book heroes fight more than crime -- they smash stereotypes and battle extremism. Named after the 99 attributes of Allah, his characters reinforce positive messages of Islam and cross cultures to create a new moral framework for confronting evil, even teaming up with the Justice League of America.
Naif Al-Mutawa has created a group of comic superheroes based on Islamic culture and religion. They derive their superpowers from the 99 attributes of Allah.