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Jamestown History Noun Game

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Overview: Students will review their knowledge of Jamestown by interacting with primary source artifacts and connecting them to corresponding places and people; hence the name: Jamestown Noun.  Students must connect the artifact, place and/or people cards with facts and stories that show a level of understanding of the events and historical reality of life in the Jamestown settlement.

 

Goal:

Collect the most sets of cards by offering a justifiable and historically accurate explanation of how they connect.  Three cards make a set of cards.

 


ExoTrex – Scientific Adventure Game

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The human race is on the brink of extinction and it’s up to YOU to find a new, habitable planet. Use the revolutionary B.E.A.K.E.R. (Basic Element Analysis Kinetic Energy Reactor) fuel cell developed by universe- renowned scientist Dr. Gerald Burke to evaluate exoplanets and find humanity a new home. However, the adventure will require your best chemistry and critical thinking skills. Are you up to the challenge? Then, go play ExoTrex today!

Build Skills in chemistry, planetary science, math, and more

Puzzles and problem-solving exercises empower students in grades 8-10 to engage in active thinking and deeper learning as they build college and career readiness across STEM content areas
• Physical Sciences • Planetary Sciences • Mathematics
• Literacy • Analytical Thinking • Problem Solving

ExoTrex is Standards Aligned

Next Generation Science Standards (Physical and Planetary Sciences Grades 8-10); Common Core State Standards, Literacy (Science and Technical Subjects Grades 8-10)

If you want more, try out Episode 2 of ExoTrex.


Excavate! MesoAmerica Education Game

Welcome to the shop site for Excavate! MesoAmerica, our ancient MesoAmerica education game. As part of the world history and social studies series Excavate!, this game focuses on aspects of ancient MesoAmerican civilizations including the Maya, Inca, and Aztecs. Purchase this product for online (HTML 5), for iOS (Apple App Store), or for Android (Google Play and Amazon).  For a full description of the game, including reviews, lesson plans and other general information, please visit the Excavate! MesoAmerica product page by following this link.

This game supports game-based learning data collection for educators using the industry standard GBLxAPI format.

If you need the accompanying lesson materials, find the free download links below.

Teacher Guide

Artifact Based Questions

Inquiry Analysis Lesson

Game Description and Education Standards

Please visit the Excavate! MesoAmerica educational game site for for a full description supported C3 and ELA standards. As part of their standards, all Excavate! games feature game play that aligns with these educational standards.

Part of six civilizations in the Excavate! series, the Excavate! MesoAmerica game incorporates the science of archaeology into social studies learning.  For those interested, we offer discount pricing for bundles of 3 or more world history games.

A leader in social studies game-based learning, we at Dig-iT! Games focus our passion on world history games. The Excavate! games help make learning fun for students and teaching easy for teachers.

Classroom Discounts

For purchases of 30 licenses or more, we offer educational discounts.  If you want multiple licenses, please contact us for a quote.

The online version (HTML5 browser) can be purchased from this page.  If preferred, see other app store options below.

Apple App Store (iPad, iPhone)

Android Google Play Store (tablet or phone)

Amazon Appstore (Fire tablets)

The license is per individual. However, it can be installed on multiple devices for same-user use. App Store licenses may be different

 


Loot Pursuit: EA

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2016 Holiday Giving Campaign

Are you giving a gift to your child’s teacher this year?  What if you could give a gift to your child’s whole classroom and to a classroom of underserved students for the same price?  With our Get One Give One Program you can give two classroom’s worth of games for less than $25.  For a limited time, purchase 25 copies of Excavate!™, Excavate!™ Egypt, Loot Pursuit™ Maya, or Loot Pursuit™ Early America for a 67% discount off the individual price. You send the games to the teacher of your choice and we will donate a classroom’s worth of games to a teacher at an underserved school.  Just add the game of your choice to your cart, apply the discount code TEACHER2016 and send the license keys you receive to your teacher.  It’s the gift that truly keeps on giving and with your help we can eradicate summer learning loss.  Offer expires 12/31/2016.  For more information on our campaign to fight summer learning loss, visit our GOGO Learn page.


ElemenTable: Chemistry Review Game

ElemenTable is a reinforcement game for chemistry science teachers and their students.  Match the right elements to their location on the periodic table.  Through this simple game play, students learn more about chemistry and the structure of each element. It’s a great way to review before a test!

For more science games, try out ExoTrex and ExoTrex 2.


I HAVE A WORD™

I have a word in mind, can you guess it? It’s a five letter word between FACET and FADED, what is it? To guess the word, you must use all your deductive reasoning skills in this fun word game for all ages.

Like 20 Questions for words, I HAVE A WORD™ uses deductive reasoning to build vocabulary. Start by guessing a word with the appropriate number of letters. For each guess, you will be told if the mystery word is alphabetically before or after your guess. Use critical thinking to narrow down your options alphabetically. You’ll soon find yourself using words you rarely think about. I HAVE A WORD™ is a fun way to stretch your vocabulary.

With over 2500 words in its database, you will never see the same mystery word twice. 3 difficulty levels challenge even the most advanced wordsmith.

Get it on the App Store.


Roman Town™

Ladrone is on the loose!

Explore Pompeii, play games and solve puzzles to track down the master thief.  Gather clues by solving challenging mini-games that push your logic and creative thinking skills to the limit.  You’ll need to use all your expertise to beat Ladrone at her own game.

  • 35 unique, replayable puzzles
  • Investigate clues to track Ladrone
  • Play ancient Roman games
  • Detailed factual information about Roman life
  • Explore Pompeii
  • Free to download

Roman Town meets National Education Standards

UPDATE: A revamped version of Roman Town is coming soon! Look out for the update and then return to Fiona and Charlie and their quest to stop Ladrone!


Mayan Mysteries™

Explore the mysterious world of the ancient Maya!

Put your puzzle skills to the test, gather clues and solve the mystery in this hands-on archaeological adventure.  Explore Maya pyramids, investigate the Mayan calendar, excavate priceless artifacts, and travel back in time to explore Maya cities as you track down the mysterious Ladrone.  Will you be the one to locate the mythical city of Ich’aak, revealed only to those with pure hearts and the knowledge to protect the artifacts, sites and culture of the Maya?  The adventure awaits!

  • Become an archaeologist
  • Investigate clues to solve the mystery
  • Travel back in time and visit 8 real Maya cities
  • 25+ challenging puzzles
  • Beautiful graphics and original music transport you to the Maya world
  • 200+ Maya topics to explore
  • Immersive, interactive learning
  • Standards-based content

This game is now only available for older iOS ipads.  Please check availability at this link.

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Mayan Mysteries™ aligns to NCSS and CCSS standards

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Loot Pursuit: Pompeii™

Looters are stealing ancient Roman artifacts and it’s up to your math skills to stop them! Play Loot Pursuit: Pompeii today! 

Use your math skills to stop the looters and recover the priceless artifacts in this fast-paced journey through Pompeii.  Solve challenging problems, collect authentic Roman artifacts and learn fun facts about Roman life.

  • Math skills practice
  • Detailed factual information for over 75 real Roman artifacts
  • Standards based
  • Beautiful graphics and original music for immersive learning
  • Engaging story
  • Randomized problems encourage repeat play

Aligns to Grades 6 and 7 Common Core Mathematics Standards: Algebraic Thinking, Fractions, Geometry, The Number System, Ratios and Proportions

Get it for iOS on the App Store.


Can U Dig It!™

Collect rare Maya artifacts in this addictive, math-based puzzle game that will have you asking yourself: Can I Dig It?

Put your logic skills to the test to excavate artifacts at exotic ancient sites.  Have you always wanted to be an archaeologist?  Here’s your chance, but be careful: one wrong move and you’ll destroy a priceless artifact!  Math, logic and strategy come together in this unique dig-em-up adventure.  How many artifacts can you collect?  Learn about authentic Maya tools, weapons, jewelry and Maya culture as you work your way through increasingly difficult challenges.   Can U Dig It!™ meets National Education Standards

  • More than 50 unique puzzles
  • Learn about 40+ authentic Maya artifacts
  • 2 play modes for additional challenges
  • Engaging graphics and original music
  • Free to download

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CAN U DIG IT!™ MEETS NATIONAL EDUCATION STANDARDS