Healthy Gaming – One Solution to Homebound Gaming – Isolating It is Not

One element of school that many are finding when at home is gaming. I know many associate unhealthy screentimes to gaming, but I thought – What if games existed that tied into educational branches we see at school Is it possible?  I touched base with a  gamer and she helped me brainstorm free and interesting options out there that many might not be aware of.
Contrary to popular opinion, gaming is a social activity.  As active gamer FeralF0XX goes on to say,
Many people believe most gamers are antisocial and exclude interactions, yet we all communicate vocally or through chats online. MMOs (Massively Multiplayer Online games) require teamwork after joining a specific group in order to run through missions or obtain online resources to craft items.”
Some examples of free gaming that delve into various categories are below:
“What’s interesting is the different factions/syndicates that players choose from to obtain exclusive rewards.
I found each syndicates objectives depends on the players beliefs and personalities.”
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HISTORY article on Games Involving History
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An excellent collection of games here – from becoming an Amazon tree to music-based rhythm games!
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WOW!  “When Rivers Were Trails is a 2D adventure game in which Oregon Trail meets Where the Water Tastes Like Wine. An Anishinaabeg in the 1890’s is displaced from their traditional territory in Minnesota and heads west to California due to the impact of allotment acts on Indigenous communities, facing Indian Agents, meeting people from different nations, and hunting, fishing, and canoeing along the way as they balance their wellbeing.”
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A ton of cool alternatives to history here!
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What games have you found?  What games are free, safe, and educational?  Please comment your suggestions! 

About Harry Brake

Employee of Woodbridge High School, Library Media Specialist, Media crazy! :)
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