My work

 

Books, Articles, and Chapters

Gaming the Past: Using Video Games to Teach Secondary History (Amazon Link)  (Routledge 2011)

Teaching History With Digital Historical Games: An Introduction to the Field and Best Practices, Simulation and Gaming 2016 (Online at SAGE)

Navigating the Problem Space: The Medium of Simulation Games in the Teaching of History , The History Teacher 2012

Historical Simulations as Problem Spaces: Criticism and Classroom Use , Journal of Digital Humanities 2012 (original at the Journal of Digital Humanities)

Simulation Games and the Study of the Past: Classroom Guidelines (from PastPlay: Teaching and Learning History With Technology)

PlaythePast Essays

“Twine, Inform, and Designing Interactive History Texts,” 2016 (here, Playthepast.org)

“Twine Teacher Diary” 2016 (here, Playthepast.org)

“Meaningful Choices (Twine Developer Diary),” 2016 (here, Playthepast.org)

“A Teacher’s Design Notes: Using Civilization IV to Teach about Agrarian Societies,” (here, Playthepast.org)

“Historical Simulations as Problem Spaces: Some Guidelines for Criticism, ” 2012 (here,  Playthepast.org  )

“Problem Spaces Part 2: The History Class (here, Playthepast.org)

“Hegemony: Philip of Macedon and the Inspiration of Simulation Games,” 2012 (here, Playthepast.org)

“The Unexamined Game is Not Worth Playing?” 2010 (here, Playthepast.org)

“The Happiness Metric in CivCity Rome and the Critique of Simulation Games,” 2010  (here, Playthepast.org)

Gaming the Past Essays

Student-designed text-based simulation games for learning history: A practical approach to using Inform 7 in the history classroom.

Student Created Sims as Historical Interpretations

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