Educators from around the country share their favorite educational apps.
Researchers are looking into how well “stealth assessments” embedded in video games could help measure less tangible qualities like creativity and persistence.
One student speaks up about his experience of video games in the classroom.
Check your hardware, find suitable games, play and learn from colleagues – tips for getting started with game-based learning.
Play can release code from the rules and structures that drive it.
Devlin argues that video games are the perfect tool for teaching math: “The problems we need mathematics for today come in a messy, real-world context, and part of making progress is to figure out just what you need from that context.”
Getting under a kid’s skin has become science. Some parents say their children are addicted to video games, but it’s no accident that kids can get lost in them. Game developers are studying gamers’ actions as they play in order to make the games more compelling — and lucrative.
Playing an action video game “can virtually eliminate” the gender difference in a basic capacity researchers call spatial attention, while at the same time reducing the gender difference in the ability to mentally rotate objects, a higher-level spatial skill.