“What are video games doing? If you have an age-appropriate game that’s not too easy or too hard, a video game is teaching a child how to cope with failure, deal with frustration, delay gratification, and often doing it in a social context, where they’re learning to negotiate with their friends, working as a team, … Continue reading Good Read: The Risks And Rewards Of Growing Up Gaming →
TB By Aran Levassur “When people learn to play video games,” said James Paul Gee, “they are learning a new literacy.” This is one of the reason kids love playing them: They are learning a new interactive language that grants them access to virtual worlds that are filled with intrigue, engagement and meaningful challenges. And … Continue reading Is Gaming the New Essential Literacy? →
Dave Herholz For many high school students, the fall semester means it’s time to get serious about the college admissions process. While some graduating seniors have a good idea of which school they’d like to attend, many don’t. And even if the student has a stellar academic record and hopes to score an acceptance letter … Continue reading “Gaming” the College Admissions Process →
Big thinkers and innovators in education have gathered at the Games & Learning Society Conference in Madison, Wisconsin this week. I wish I could’ve gone to this conference, but here’s just a taste of what’s happening on day one. We’ll continue updating throughout the day.
It’s always gratifying to hear from students commenting on MindShift articles. The Huffington Post’s publishing of “Ten Surprising Truths About Video Games,” received a slew of responses. My two favorites: One who pointed to a video putting James Gee’s theories of gaming and learning to action by creating a movie made from World of Warcraft … Continue reading Gaming and Learning: Canterbury Tales Meets World of Warcraft →
The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning explains key ideas in game-based learning, pedagogy, implementation, and assessment. This guide makes sense of the available research and provides suggestions for practical use.