Category Archives: Games

The String Maze for Critical Thinking

There is something elegant about string mazes. Boys in 4th-6th grade really love the challenge. This summer we used a string maze as a daily challenge for our Super Hero Summer Camp. Now many staff do not like string mazes. … Continue reading

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Forbes: How Video Games in the Classroom Will Make Students Smarter

by Jordan Shapiro Around a billion and a half people all play video games of some sort. That’s more than 20% of the world’s population. Video games have become a part of life. They are now more than just leisure … Continue reading

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Edurealms

Not much to say other than this site is really cool!   Edurealms is another awesome resource you HAVE to check out!  

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What Does Game-based Learning Offer Higher Education?

By Justin Marquis Ph.D. As someone interested in learning and video games, one of the most inspirational things I have seen, read, or heard lately, is the TED talk by game designer Jane McGonigal, “Gaming can make a better world.” You … Continue reading

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USATODAY: Colleges’ latest thrust: Video games

This is a great article and the comments are quite interesting. It lets us know that there is still a lot of outreach to be done to change the way society looks at the use of contemporary technology in traditional … Continue reading

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Fantasy football adds up for students

Okay this one is a little older but its got some good content and I figured it was timely. By John Barr Special to ESPN.com SAN JOSE, Calif. — Jeneva Westendorf walks briskly through the courtyard of Foothill High School, … Continue reading

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New York Times: Learning by Playing: Video Games in the Classroom 9/15/2010

Learning by Playing: Video Games in the Classroom Gillian Laub for The New York Times Class Media Nicole Dodson, Dakota Jerome Solbakken and Nadine Clements, students at Quest to Learn, a New York City public school, play a game they … Continue reading

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