Games and learning

Video Games and the Future of the Textbook

Video Games and the Future of the Textbook

| August 15, 2014 | 17 Comments

Curriculum designers are rethinking not only the textbook, but educational content delivery in general.

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Screen Time That’s Valuable For Young Kids

Screen Time That’s Valuable For Young Kids

| August 8, 2014 | 4 Comments

Most people agree that implementing game-based learning makes sense for older students, but what about really young kids?

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Welcome to Epic, A School Where Students Are Heroes On a Quest

Welcome to Epic, A School Where Students Are Heroes On a Quest

| August 4, 2014 | 20 Comments

At Epic charter middle school in Oakland, students are immersed in a game as soon as they step into the school on the first day.

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In the Bustling, Interactive Classroom, A Place for Digital Games

In the Bustling, Interactive Classroom, A Place for Digital Games

| August 1, 2014 | 8 Comments

Teachers can use games as a supplement that enables increased one-on-one learning between teacher and student.

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What Happens When School Design Looks Like Game Design

What Happens When School Design Looks Like Game Design

| July 24, 2014 | 6 Comments

At the Quest To Learn School, curriculum experts and game designers work together to reimagine what school might look like if it drew its inspiration from video games.

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Literature, Ethics, Physics: It’s All In Video Games At This Norwegian School

Literature, Ethics, Physics: It’s All In Video Games At This Norwegian School

| July 21, 2014 | 19 Comments

Teachers at a Norwegian school use video games to teach everything from language and literature, to ethics, art, and science.

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How Teachers Can Use Video Games In The Humanities Classroom

How Teachers Can Use Video Games In The Humanities Classroom

| July 17, 2014 | 9 Comments

What if teachers used video games as texts? How can educators teach kids to think critically about the underlying messages in commercial games and leverage video games for their ability to engage students and provoke conversation.

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From Mars to Minecraft: Teachers Bring the Arcade to the Classroom

From Mars to Minecraft: Teachers Bring the Arcade to the Classroom

| July 10, 2014 | 4 Comments

Teachers have found many different ways of using digital games in the classroom. But what kind of games are these students playing? And how are teachers incorporating them in the classroom?

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A School That Ditches All the Rules, But Not the Rigor

A School That Ditches All the Rules, But Not the Rigor

| July 9, 2014 | 28 Comments

How can we make school a joyful experience without sacrificing rigor? What’s the best way to measure true learning? What’s the purpose of school? The founders and teachers at the PlayMaker School, an all-game based school in Los Angeles, are asking those big, hairy questions that all teachers grapple with. At the PlayMaker School, they’re trying to find their own answers through their constantly morphing, complex experiment. Here are their thoughts about these issues, in their own words.

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A School Day That’s All About Play

A School Day That’s All About Play

| July 9, 2014 | 7 Comments

Imagine a school where the students’ day revolves around playing games, all day long. Video games, live action role-playing games, board games, building games. At the PlayMaker School in Los Angeles, the school day takes kids from one game activity to the next, as they explore any number of different subjects and ideas, from the […]

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