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• The best educational Videogames and mobile apps available on the market
• The most suitable Videogames and Apps that, even if not specifically designed for educational purpose, can be used as teaching or learning tools with students

Videogames and apps are categorized, analyzed and assessed in order to provide the teachers with all the necessary information and hints to make full use of the Videogames and Apps in teaching contexts.

Partners' Institution
Universidad de Valencia
Author
Andres Paya and Santiago Mengual

APPS/VIDEOGAMES

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Product type
Educational videogame
Name of the videogame/app
Jurassic World Evolution
Name of the producer
Frontier Developments
Year
2018
How to find it
To be Purchased
Main technical requirements
Windows, Xbox
Other PS4
Native Virtual Reality Support
No
Single/Multiplayer
Single
Type
Educational, Strategy
Target Audience
12-17 years, 18+ years
Augmented Reality
No
PEGI Clasification
16

Use in Educational contexts

Degree of required tutoring
Autonomous use after teacher introduction/explanation
Subjects involved
History, Natural Sciences, Chemistry, Geography, Technology
Educational Potential
Inspired by the film Jurasic World, this simulator allows you to build and manage a Jurassic park from scratch.

In this challenge, students will have to create containment measures and make decisions on bioengineering research to increase the number of species in the park.
The simulator is an excuse to approach historical and natural science contents as well as to introduce students to palentology and the study of dinosaurs and the Earth's past.

As managers we will have to manage five islands, each with different climatic conditions and characteristics, which will require good management for the survival of the different species.

Between the playful and the educational, it is an extremely interesting proposal for the initiation in palentology and, especially, in dinosaurology.
Learning Object / Suggested activities with students
Reproduce the historical chronology of dinosaurs.
Create sections (tours) according to the type of dinosaurs (VELOCIRAPTOR, SAURISKIES, ALOSAURIUM, Bitterness, etc.)
To make different species coexist to analyze the prey-predatory effect.

Skills and competences

Skills and competences acquired
Generic conceptual concepts derived from the study of dinosaurs, history, extinction and present.
To analyze the ethical consequences of the reproduction of species by DNA.
Soft skills
Critical thinking, Problem solving, Creativity, Time management, Team working, Innovation

1 Comments


Partners' Institution
Xano Chanel
Author of the comments
Ignacio Pachés Giner
This game can benefit from the hype that dinosaurs are getting again and since first Jurasic World Movie. The game has several skills associated with it. It may be considered a good choice and getting kids into it should be easy because of the hype.
The game itself is a bit difficult however, which in turn makes it more challenging.



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