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By: Exploring the cultural shift in the way we view librariesQuill & Quirk | Quill & Quirk

By: Exploring the cultural shift in the way we view librariesQuill & Quirk | Quill & Quirk | Library Electronic Resource Usage: Gaming | Scoop.it
 [...] programming. In the beginning, libraries used game events as what some critics call a a “bait and switch” tactic to get kids on the doors and eventually to the [...]
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Study Of 11K Children: Video Games Probably Don't Alter Behavior | Techdirt.com

Study Of 11K Children: Video Games Probably Don't Alter Behavior | Techdirt.com | Library Electronic Resource Usage: Gaming | Scoop.it

As humanity continues to grapple with the question of how video games impact behavior in children, we find ourselves with no shortage of studies. From the Macbeth Effect, to the studies themselves causing aggression, to studies directly looking at a potential link between violent games and real-life violence, we have plenty of data points, yet the results tend to range from ambiguous to non-existent. That tends to be a problem for everyone involved, because it creates an intelligence vacuum ripe to be filled with supposition and grand-standing. What we really need is more studies of a longer nature and with a greater sample size that go further in demonstrating a concrete answer.

Here to provide a study of a longer nature and with a greater sample size to demonstrate a concrete answer is the University of Glasgow, who used Great Britain's enormous ten-year Millenium Cohort Study to study the link or absence of a link between playing video games and real-life behavior. Their findings were a resounding affirmation for all of us who believe in common sense.

 

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Gov. Signs Waldron's Bill Targeting Those Using Public Computers for Child Porn - Patch.com

Gov. Signs Waldron's Bill Targeting Those Using Public Computers for Child Porn Patch.com Those convicted of child pornography-related offenses when those crimes take place on a government-owned computer or computer network, such as public...
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Public internet access tricky balance for Windsor Public Library - Windsor Star (blog)

Public internet access tricky balance for Windsor Public Library - Windsor Star (blog) | Library Electronic Resource Usage: Gaming | Scoop.it
Public internet access tricky balance for Windsor Public Library Windsor Star (blog) After being accused of being homophobic over blocked access to a website catering to gay and lesbian news and activism issues, Windsor Public Library defended...
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Should Videogames be in Libraries?

Should Videogames be in Libraries? | Library Electronic Resource Usage: Gaming | Scoop.it
Why don’t libraries have videogames? As both a gamer and librarian, I am concerned with the lack of acknowledgement of studies demonstrating the positive impacts of gaming or the remarkable project...
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Libraries are for free books, not free porn - Chicago Tribune

Libraries are for free books, not free porn - Chicago Tribune | Library Electronic Resource Usage: Gaming | Scoop.it
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There's nothing like taking some family time at the local public library when the kids are out of school during the holidays.
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Video games provide rest, create community - Chimes

Video games provide rest, create community - Chimes | Library Electronic Resource Usage: Gaming | Scoop.it
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Games like Grand Theft Auto 5, BioShock Infinite and The Last of Us have debuted in the past year and gained popularity among young adults and many Biola students.

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You should read this because you like to play video games. So I want you to answer this question. Does Video Gmaes provide rest?  Video Games is something you get entertained with.

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124 AWE Early Literacy Station Computers for Children Now in Kansas Public ... - PR Web (press release)

124 AWE Early Literacy Station Computers for Children Now in Kansas Public ... - PR Web (press release) | Library Electronic Resource Usage: Gaming | Scoop.it
124 AWE Early Literacy Station Computers for Children Now in Kansas Public ...
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In September of 2013, SLK made available a non-competitive grant for Kansas public libraries interested in AWE's Early Literacy Stations.
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At Libraries Across America, It's Game On

At Libraries Across America, It's Game On | Library Electronic Resource Usage: Gaming | Scoop.it
Libraries are using video games to attract millennials — and the goal isn't always educational.
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Do video games belong in libraries?

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Ruben Navarrette says games can help lure teens to libraries, a key for survival in the digital age.
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