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Teaching Empathy Through Digital Game Play

Teaching Empathy Through Digital Game Play | Smart Media |
Video games can offer a playful approach to learning a new concept, providing a jumping off point for diving deeply into a topic. Games can’t do all the teaching, but they are an engaging way to get kids thinking -- even about ethics.

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Karen B Wehner's insight:

Bravo to the award-winning Quandary ( for recognition as a unique vehicle for game-based learning of tricky but essential skills such as empathy and appreciation for alternative points of view.


We created The Time Tribe ( with the same emotional and cultural literacy skills in mind!  

Karen B Wehner's comment, November 6, 2013 5:50 PM
This is a great example of game-based education in the essential but tricky-to-teach skill of empathy and openness to aternative points of view. We aim to do the same with The Time Tribe, our time travel adventure game based on real history and archaeology, currently in beta:
Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 10, 2014 11:42 AM

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Kelly Kc's curator insight, April 10, 2014 9:01 AM

Video games are good for you

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Can an Online Game Crack the Code to Language Learning? | MindShift

Can an Online Game Crack the Code to Language Learning? | MindShift | Smart Media |

RPG / ARG adventure approaches Latin instruction from the novel angle of requiring students to learn how to think and act like a Roman - and to use the language accordingly.

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