Hunched over a keyboard in the classroom he clicks away furiously with the mouse whilst simultaneously sweeping the virtual room from side-to-side. Game tiles fall before his lightning-quick reflexes. He’s done it, in record time! The fastest student to complete the vocabulary matching game since…the last person! That he didn’t read any of the vocabulary hardly seems to matter. He was a hero!
Steven L. Thorne is the Associate Professor of Second Language Acquisition at Portland State University and also works for the Department of Applied Linguistics at the university of Groningen, the Netherlands. We wanted to write about Steven L. …
The days of purely teaching students through text books is something that should be found in a history book, or more likely, an online history course or app. The tried-and-true, and ancient, method of teaching through books alone has been forever changed by technology. McGraw-Hill Education has been investing a lot of time, money and research into the 21st Century classroom and is releasing new educational video games that introduce new ways for kids of all ages to learn everything from politics to Spanish.
I’ve become a focus junkie.If I see something written in a legit publication about techniques or technologies to improve mental focus, I freebase it—mainly because the forces draining focus are unrelenting, and I’m convinced that the only way to regain...
Digital Play's insight:
Check out the links running down the left hand sight for more reading.
It almost seems peculiar that an institution as intimidating and high-profile as the US Federal Bureau of Investigation would involve video games at any level of their establishment - after all, aren't games generally considered entertainment? Aren't FBI agents trained by having The Knowledge Of The Law Enforcement Universe zapped straight into their brains in the womb? Perhaps this particular writer has engaged a bit too much with popular culture. According to Pargman, I'm not alone.
New York, NY (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 Ben Liu, a father who has also worked as a teacher for 20 years, has just launched a fundraiser on Indiegogo to try to raise money to market his innovative and educational