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The writing game
I have yet to see an app that adequately teaches and assesses writing skills. However, the realm of computer games can help. The students don’t play a ‘writing’ game, but they write the scenarios of the game itself. The more … Continue reading
Posted in Fiction in education, Gaming in education, Writer's resource Tagged Game Design, game script, Games, Non-player character, Video game, Writing 1 Comment
Farmville or Battlefield?
The of use video and computer games in education has sparked a bit of debate. On one side teachers see students doing something that they love to do, and hope games will promote this kind of engagement in learning. On … Continue reading
Games make you smarter at what?
If you have been paying any attention to news about using games for education, you’ve heard of Dr. Daphne Bavelier. There have been numerous articles repeating what she summarized in her TED Talk – that research shows playing video games (the … Continue reading
Posted in Education trends, Gaming in education Tagged Bavelier, Brain, Daphne Bavelier, Lev Vygotsky, TED, Video game Leave a comment
Gaming the educational system
Over the past few weeks, I’ve been reviewing research on playing video games in education. Actually, research on this topic has been going on for a while; it just has not been very conclusive. For example, in 2002, researcher Ricardo … Continue reading
Posted in Education trends, Gaming in education Tagged Education, Educational game, Game Studies, Games, Learning, Oregon Trail, Video game Leave a comment