Links about computer games, football and other sports

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Computer games etc

Background information, organisations and game descriptions
* BBC Radio 4 article on South Korea's obsession with e-sport and the social problems it can cause:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/crossing_continents/7167890.stm

* Education Arcade: http://www.educationarcade.org/
* Elearning Guild:
www.elearningguild.com/
* Future Lab paper on using off the shelf games for educational purposes:
http://archive.futurelab.org.uk/projects/teaching-with-games/
* Games for Health: www.gamesforhealth.org/
* Global warming games: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_warming_game
* Hungry planet nutrition game for children:
www.commonsensemedia.org/game-reviews/Hungry-Red-Planet.html
* Interactive Digital Out of Home Media i.e. Wii sports games on a huge out door screen on a lorry for hire: www.digiadvans.com/index.php 
* Marc Prensky, computer game and learning writer:
www.marcprensky.com/ and http://www.twitchspeed.com/
* Media Trust and ICT Hub documents on social uses of new media etc. e.g. Save the Children's use of Second Life to raise money with virtual Yaks:  www.icthub.org.uk/publications/New_media_case_studies.pdf and www.icthub.org.uk/research/NewMediaCaseStudies2008.pdf 
* Persuasive Games: www.persuasivegames.com/
* Second Life, virtual world website with possible potential for health education:
http://secondlife.com/businesseducation/ (Under-18s and projects catering for this age group could try http://teen.secondlife.com/)
* Serious Games website: 
www.seriousgamessource.com/
* Simulearn's site has games on leadership that maybe useful for health managers: www.simulearn.net/ 
* Social Impact Games website: 
www.socialimpactgames.com/
* Rock Health's site about IT and health innovation: http://rockhealth.com/
* Water Cooler website on serious games:
www.watercoolergames.org/archives/cat_health_medicine_games.shtml 

Games to play now

The below list is not a recommendation of good practice but is simply links to existing sites.
Alcohol
* Not a game but still fun, a test to see the effects of alcohol: www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/12254668  
Fire safety
*
Five different games connected with fire safety: www.clevelandfire.gov.uk/red-zone/  
Food
* Fatworld obesity game: www.fatworld.org/
* Food force game about foreign food aid: http://cmsdownload.com/softwares/894564 

* The Good Food Fight shows how to use an email game to attract people to a health site:  www.thegoodfoodfight.com/
 * Game about the fast food industry: www.mcvideogame.com/
 Mental health
* Earthquake in Zipland demo of game about divorce for children:
www.ziplandinteractive.com/download-free-demo/
* Mah Jong Quest 2 is a free game with adverts. It is the traditional matching game. Although it may increase problem solving skills I only highlight it because it has some interesting 'meaningful' quotes after each section. It may be a fun game to play at the end of a personal, social and health education lession for a few pupils. There are two other games in the series. I don't know if they have quotes or not. For this version go to www.iwin.com/games/mah-jong-quest-ii
* Reach Out! question and answer style game about mental health:
http://roc.reachout.com.au/flash/index.html 
Safety
* Department of Transport activities for primary school children: www.dft.gov.uk/think/education/early-years-and-primary/
Sex
* Brook Advisory Centres sexual health games:
www.brook.org.uk/content/M1_game.asp 
Smoking
* Cigarette Killer:click here  
Specific conditions etc
* The Great Ormond Street Hospital for children, in the UK, has a related site that contains games: www.getwellfriends.co.uk/games.php
* Mastermind type game for people with MS:
www.webmd.com/multiple-sclerosis/ms-patterns-puzzler-game
Wider determinants
*
Fatworld obesity game: www.fatworld.org/
* Food force game about foreign food aid: 
http://cmsdownload.com/softwares/894564
* Game about the fast food industry: www.mcvideogame.com/
* Jigsaw puzzles online with health themes: http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/preventive-care/health-puzzles.htm
* Simhealth game about health policy for 1996 presidential election:
http://free-game-downloads.mosw.com/abandonware/pc/simulations/games_s/simhealth.html 
* Sprout Adventure: The website about this game allows you to play a taster of it for quite a while. It can be used to introduce children to a range of topics including physical and mental aspects of health from both a lifestyle and wider determinants perspective, problem solving, cause and effect and ethical issues such as who should be prioritised those in need or those creating wealth or a better society? I doubt if these issues were in the game developers' minds when they wrote it, but it is engrossing and educational: www.sproutsadventure.com/webgame.html
* Traces of Hope, British Red Cross refugee game: http://tracesofhope.com/

* The Transaid Challenge game about health workers delivering medical supplies in the Third World:
www.transaid.org/challenge/
* Yoobot vs Yoonot, British Heart Foundation nutrition and physical activity game: http://www.yoobot.co.uk/

Game and other Apps
The belows are not all about health, but demonstrate what can be done.
* Charity Miles, an app to exericse and raise money for charity: www.charitymiles.org/
* Flame graphic novel on Ethiopia and the Olympics: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/flame-inspirational-graphic/id514312045?mt=8
* iHobo youth homelessness: www.depauluk.org/supportus/getinvolved/our-initiatives/ihobo/
 * My Life as a Refugee: http://mylifeasarefugee.org/

 Ecards
General
* Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://t.cdc.gov/ecards/
* Discovery Health: http://health.discovery.com/tools/ecards/ecards.html
* Healthfinder.gov: www.healthfinder.gov/ecards/cards.aspx?jscript=1
Sexual health
 InSpot STD Notification eCards: www.inspot.org/TellThem/tabid/58/language/en-US/Default.aspx   
Smoking

*  Tobacco Free California: www.tobaccofreeca.com/ecards.html  

 Football and sport
* Asian Football Network (in the UK): www.asianfootballnetwork.org.uk/about-us/   
* Balls without Borders international play therapy project: www.ballswithoutborders.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi?start.tmpl  
* The Commonwealth War Graves Commission website is a great example of how to use football for a non-sporting purpose:
www.cwgc.org/glorydays/flash.html 
* Cultural Olympiad (The 2012 London Olympics includes relevant cultural events before and during the games): www.london2012.com/get-involved/cultural-olympiad/index.php
* Football as an example of spurious health research: www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/325/7377/1378/b
* Football Beyond Borders international social change project: www.footballbeyondborders.org/
* Football Foundation community grant scheme: http://www.footballfoundation.org.uk/apply/community-grants/community-grant-over-9k/
* Homeless World Cup:
www.homelessworldcup.org/
* House of Commons on role models: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200304/cmselect/cmcumeds/499/49908.htm 
* Kickstart! health project aimed at fathers: www.kickstartdads.blogspot.com/ 
* Laureus Sport for Good Foundation: www.laureus.com/foundation
* Olympic ambush marketing: www.themarketer.co.uk/articles/features/ambush-marketing-and-the-law/?utm_source=%20GEIHE2F&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Olympics,%20ambush%20marketing,%20Scottish%20Widows,%20Wallace%20&%20Gromit&utm_campaign=MB4309 
* Newcastle United Foundation: www.nufc.co.uk/page/ProgrammesIndex
* Philosophy Football:
www.philosophyfootball.com/ 
* St.Pauli football club in Germany, where the fans are as concerned with the values of the club as results: www.guardian.co.uk/travel/video/2011/mar/16/st-pauli-socialist-football-hamburg-video
* Street League uses the power of football to get the disadvantaged into work or training, as well as dealing with health education:  www.streetleague.co.uk/index.php
* Sports for Health Equity: www.healthequityinitiative.org/hei/what-we-do/sports-for-health-equity
* University of Ballarat report on role models:
 http://fulltext.ausport.gov.au/fulltext/2002/vic/Role_Model.pdf


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