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Exploring the World of Walking Simulators: Using Games as Narrative Text

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Welcome to another edition of the TESOL Games and Learning Blog. In this month’s blog, I wanted to dive into the genre of video games commonly referred to as “walking simulators.” These games are first-person narrative games that task players … Continue reading

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A Series of Interesting Choices With The Oregon Trail for ESL

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of the TESOL Games and Learning blog! Sid Meier, creator of the classic video game series Civilization, once described video games as a series of interesting choices. It is a wonderful way to think about how … Continue reading

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Learning Argument and Persuasion With Quandary

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Hello and welcome to another edition of the TESOL Games and Learning Blog. This month’s blog post explores far future and the space colony of Braxos in the game Quandary, first featured in my November 2019 blog post. Quandary’s straightforward design, section-based structure, and potential for expansion into classroom activities make … Continue reading

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Building Language Learning Games With Scratch

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Welcome to another edition of the TESOL Games and Learning Blog! Last month we explored Twine, a text-based interface for creating interactive stories. Twine is a great tool for older students or more advanced language learners, but perhaps not the best choice for younger … Continue reading

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Creating Interactive Stories With Twine

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Welcome to another edition of the TESOL Games and Learning Blog! This month I wanted to dive into Twine, a browser-based tool for creating interactive stories. Twine first appeared on the October 2020 Interactive Fiction for Reading, Writing, and Grammar … Continue reading

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Language Learning With Among Us

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

This month, I had the opportunity to work with the U.S. Department of State’s Regional English Language Office in Belgrade Serbia to deliver a series of talks on games and learning. Teachers from around the world shared games they found … Continue reading

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Gaming to Meet the TESOL Technology Standards

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

It has been a decade since the publication of the TESOL Technology Standards. Since then, the technology landscape has shifted, but the relevance of the standards remains. What keeps them relevant is their restraint. Instead of focusing on specific technology, the standards advocate for educators to adopt … Continue reading

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Bringing Civics to the Classroom With iCivics

Jeff Kuhn
Jeff Kuhn

Hello and welcome to another edition of the TESOL Games and Learning blog! In this month’s post, we’ll explore iCivics, a website of classroom-friendly games that teach students about the workings of government. Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor founded iCivics in 2009 in response to what … Continue reading

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