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Video Games and Social Emotional Learning

Video Games and Social Emotional Learning | Psychology: How technology effects learning | Scoop.it

"A lot of talk, press, and focus in this era of learning is on common core standards and 21st century skills and literacies.  What is often neglected is the importance of building social emotional skills within the classroom."


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Nancy Jones's curator insight, February 17, 2013 10:48 AM

There is a lot to be said for teaching the whole student by making sure these skills are developed and encouraged as an equally important part of 21st century learning.

Hilda Cáceres's curator insight, February 20, 2013 1:12 PM

´Destaca que la construcción de habilidades sociales y emocionales asegura mayores resultados académicos y personales

Dreamcatchers India's curator insight, February 25, 2013 2:21 AM

Are you interested in designing e-learning and video based games for children and youth in India that impact social emotional learning. Get in touch with us at Dreamcatchers so that we can work together.

 

The following article outlines the gains from social emotional learning and the use of video games as is being discovered in the West.

 

 

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Math, Physics, Languages: Minecraft is the Teachers’ Ultimate Multi-Tool | MindShift

Math, Physics, Languages: Minecraft is the Teachers’ Ultimate Multi-Tool  | MindShift | Psychology: How technology effects learning | Scoop.it

"Need more convincing that Minecraft can be a powerful tool for learning? Check out this fun video from PBS Idea Channel's Mike Rugnetta, who specifically (and very quickly) lists a number of ways the video game can and has been used to learn everything from physics to history."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 17, 2013 9:36 PM

Check out this video that discusses why you might use Minecraft to teach physics to history. Gamification anyone?

davidconover's curator insight, March 18, 2013 6:28 PM

Gamification taught right here in North Austin!

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6 Basic Benefits Of Game-Based Learning

6 Basic Benefits Of Game-Based Learning | Psychology: How technology effects learning | Scoop.it

"There seems to be a perception that online gaming has a detrimental impact on children’s development. Nothing could be further from the truth, and there are countless–and complex–reasons for this, but it also makes sense at the basic benefits of game-based learning."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 16, 2013 10:45 PM

Can games increase a child's learning and development? It appears that answer is yes. Below are six benefits and additional information is available in the post.

* Increases A Child’s Memory Capacity

* Computer & Simulation Fluency

* Helps With Fast Strategic Thinking & Problem-Solving

* Develops Hand-Eye Coordination

* Beneficial Specifically For Children With Attention Disorders

* Helps Children With Particular Skills (e.g. map reading)


davidconover's curator insight, March 18, 2013 6:33 PM

The next task is to bring these game-based benefits and apply them to learning the common core subjects.

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When Gaming Is Good for You

When Gaming Is Good for You | Psychology: How technology effects learning | Scoop.it

Videogames can change a person's brain and, as researchers are finding, often that change is for the better.

 

A growing body of university research suggests that gaming improves creativity, decision-making and perception. The specific benefits are wide ranging, from improved hand-eye coordination in surgeons to vision changes that boost night driving ability.


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The most important thing about this article is that research suggests that playing video games improves creativity, decision-making and perception

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donald william riden's comment, March 18, 2013 10:09 AM
that is very true dominic