Category Archives: Games

Edutopia Summer Professional Development: Making Lessons Come Alive in the Classroom with the Xbox Kinect

By Dan Jones 6/1/11 Today’s guest blogger, Dan Jones, is a middle school social studies and language arts teacher in Mansfield, OH. Something about movie magic intrigues me. It was fascinating, for instance, to find out that actors in my … Continue reading

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The Classroom of Popular Culture

What video games can teach us about making students want to learn by James Paul Gee Why is it that many children can’t sit still long enough to finish their homework and yet will spend hours playing games on the … Continue reading

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Using Farmville to Teach Standards | Edutopia

When I was given the opportunity to create a thematic unit for a course in the Master of Educational Technology program at Boise State University, Instructional Message Design, my goal was to create a unit that was informative, could be … Continue reading

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Play a game…fight a disease

John Roach writes:Video games might make some of us fat and depressed, but Canadian researchers are hoping gamers will find an online puzzle challenge addictive enough to help them figure out the origins of genetic diseases. The game, called Phylo, … Continue reading

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Book Review-Playing to Learn: Video Games in the Classroom

Playing to Learn: Video Games in the Classroom by David Hutchison is a well thought out resource designed to promote media literacy through the exploration of video games as pop culture artifacts. Hutchison explains in his introduction: “Many students are … Continue reading

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