The Top 10 Most Influential Educational Video Games from the 1980s
I came across this post from the Educational Games Research blog and thought it would be fitting to share.
Oregon Trail, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, and one of my personal favorites, Number Munchers, all made the list. Sure, the graphics may not have been the best, but looking back the educational value was priceless. Carmen Sandiego took us on whirlwind trips around the globe, SimCity taught us how taxes go to pay for new roads, and the Oregon Trail made us all aware of the importance of axels and the dangers of amoebic dysentery.
My childhood just wouldn't have been the same without these. Does anyone know what the popular elementary school educational computer games are these days?
The list sans commentary for the lazy:
- The Oregon Trail
- Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?
- Reader Rabbit
- Math Blaster
- Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing
- Lemonade Stand
- Number Munchers
- Windows Solitaire