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Video Games: Don’t Just Play, Create!

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

As I discussed in a recent post, video games can provide a window into motivation and learning. While most students have experienced gaming as a player, very few have had the opportunity to create a game of their own design. Fortunately, there is an abundance of tools that can promote creativity and critical thinking in [...]

Video Games: Lessons For Learning

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

For the past week, I’ve been home enjoying Spring Break with my two elementary-age children. Free from the specter of homework, we indulged ourselves with movies, fast food, backyard sports, and a healthy dose of video games. Although my fingers have slowed down a bit with age, I can still hold my own in Madden [...]