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This paper describes <i>Wordplay Games</i>, a project involving two iterations of a two-game educational module. Each module, composed of the games <i>Code Invaders</i> and <i>Cipher Force</i>, is meant to supplement traditional classroom practices and improve middle-grade student vocabulary knowledge. The original version of the <i>Wordplay Games</i>(More)
This paper provided the context for a workshop that introduced attendees to a distinctive approach to building games to support middle-grades science learning. This IES-funded project is creating Nintendo DSi games that combine familiar casual game genres, high quality production and careful instructional design. The games are played by students prior to(More)
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