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The effectiveness of video games as a form of teaching.
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Games in Education Symposium

Free symposium about gaming in education August 1 to 2, 2012 in Troy, NJ.  Focus appears to be on using video games but a look at last year's schedule shows session on the general idea of using gaming in the classroom.


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Games & Learning Reading List | Institute of Play

Games & Learning Reading List | Institute of Play | Video games as teaching tools | Scoop.it

The list was a year old (published in Nov. 2011) when I posted this. I don't know if there is an update in the works.


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Should Computer Games Be Used for Classroom Instruction?

Should Computer Games Be Used for Classroom Instruction? | Video games as teaching tools | Scoop.it
What have video games taught you? (RT @19Pencils: "Should Computer Games Be Used For Teaching? http://t.co/HZmcpcnPZE" What do you think?
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6 Basic Benefits Of Game-Based Learning

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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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Shanika Journey's curator insight, April 12, 2013 1:18 PM

These benefits also apply to adults using game-based learning for business or personal develoment.

Dr.Revathi Viswanath's curator insight, April 19, 2013 7:07 AM

Very true. It does help children to be more attentive and develops their level of concentration.

Tamra Dollar's curator insight, July 21, 2013 1:22 PM

Game-based-learning lines up with Marzano's brain-based-strategies. While games in and of themselves (like any technology) are a vehicle for learning that must be follow-up with real life connections and applications or we've given our students..well..just another game to play.

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Teachers' Quick Guide on The Use of Games in Education

Teachers' Quick Guide on The Use of Games in Education | Video games as teaching tools | Scoop.it

Includes a checklist for selecting learning games.


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Can computer games sharpen your mind? | Better teaching, more learning

Can computer games sharpen your mind? | Better teaching, more learning | Video games as teaching tools | Scoop.it
Answering the Call of Duty may not be every student's idea of fun, but you can pick up some valuable skills while you chill out (Can computer games sharpen your mind? (Can computer games sharpen your mind?
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Reading, Writing and Video Games | Spanish learning & teaching

Reading, Writing and Video Games | Spanish learning & teaching | Video games as teaching tools | Scoop.it
The concepts of work and play have become farcically reversed: schoolwork is meant to be superfun and play, like homework, is meant to teach.
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