Going with Xenaqueen as my username. I am a technology integrator at an elementary school. I'm in love with games in education. They are my passion. I personally am not a online multiplayer type - I have really enjoyed games like Riven, Myst, Oblivion, Skyrim... But there are so many educational games - and the idea of gamification intrigues me. Just starting to tap into Mindcraft now. So I'm here to learn and participate as much as I can.
A skilled teacher knows that technology implementations won't have any impact as long as you try and retrofit them on to outdated teaching methods. Only when combined with the creativity and ingenuity of dedicated teachers can technology have a truly disruptive and transformative effect. "
Hi, Xenaqueen. You mentioned so many past favorite games I'm going to have to investigate Skyrim; I've never played it. My boys and I are currently exploring "A boy and his blob" on the Wii and Machinarium on our iPads.
Here's a great post I found on games for those who liked Myst - it's where I found out about Machinarium:
Hi Xenaqueen, I purchased Skyrim, but it's still in the shrinkwrap. I've heard such great things, but haven't had the nerve to unwrap it and devote the time just yet. Maybe this summer :) I've heard great things about machinarium as well.
As for minecraft (you called it mindcraft - interesting...perhaps the name should be changed)...
I just received word that the PTO in our district approved funding for minecraft in my computer lab. I plan to start incorporating it in a variety of ways once I get it up and running.
You might want to give some of the MMORPGs a try. I have found that they have enhanced my PLN in a way I never imagined possible. Playing and networking (kind of like peanut butter and chocolate).