Video Games

On Gender Views, Language Barriers, And Teaching With Video Games

On Gender Views, Language Barriers, And Teaching With Video Games In Japan by Andrew Ross, Language Teacher in Japan Part 1: Video Games Can Teach Your Students Part 2: Video Games Engage, But Accessibility Can Be A Challenge Part 3: On Gender Views, Language Barriers, And Teaching With Video Games In Japan In part 1, we argued …

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Video Games Engage, But Accessibility Can Be A Challenge

Video Games Engage, But Accessibility Can Be A Challenge by Andrew Ross, Language Teacher in Japan Part 1: Video Games Can Teach Your Students Part 2: Video Games Engage, But Accessibility Can Be A Challenge Part 3: On Gender Views, Language Barriers, And Teaching With Video Games In Japan In part 1, we argued that video games …

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2,589 Classic MS-DOS Video Games You Can Play From Your Browser

2,589 Classic MS-DOS Video Games You Can Play From Your Browser by TeachThought Staff If you’re of the correct vintage, you probably remember a game called Oregon Trail. It was a video game that let you drown, starve to death, and suffer from dysentery while depending on a wagon with wheels apparently made of glass. …

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Spatial Thinking & Critical Analysis: Teaching With Portal 2

Spatial Thinking & Critical Analysis: Teaching With Portal 2 by Michael Catelli Educators know that students need hands on, engaging activities to help enhance their learning and the right video games are the best way offer this opportunity. When I played Portal 2 a few years ago I found the game thought provoking and fun, …

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Video: Using Video Games To Reconnect With Male Learners

Using Video Games To Reconnect With A Lost Generation Of Male Learners by TeachThought Staff Video games continue to suffer from a juvenile connotation, but as Ali Carr Chellman explains, by looking at how video games engage the brain, we just might be able to re-connect with a lost generation of male learners. Particularly interesting …

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50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning

50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning by TeachThought Staff We’ve discussed the merits and utility of video games in the classroom before, so we won’t beleaguer the point. If you’re interested in the possibility of video games for learning–that is, teaching and learning with video games to master both academic and non-academic content–than …

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What’s A Learning Simulation?

What’s A Learning Simulation? by TeachThought Staff This post has been updated from a 2012 post. Clark Aldrich is an enthusiastic advocate for new learning forms, and leading thinker on the power of learning simulations and author of Learning Online with Games, Simulations, and Virtual Worlds and Unschooling Rules: 55 Ways to Unlearn What We Know About Schools and Rediscover …

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100 Of The Best Educational Games For iPad

100 Of The Best Educational Games For iPad by TeachThought Staff For some reason, educational games are getting an increasingly bad rap. Educators are questioning their merits on social media. Studies are popping up saying they don’t help. Psychologists are cautioning parents about impact on attention span. Part of this could be over-inflated expectations. If …

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Game-Based Learning Apps: Universe Sandbox

Game-Based Learning Apps: Universe Sandbox App: Universe Sandbox Platform: PC Price: $9.99 on Steam (though they often have sales–put it in on your wishlist and they’ll notify you when it goes on sale) Grade Levels: Ages to 5 to however old you are Content Area: Science, Math, Astronomy What Is It? Technically this isn’t a game, but an actual …

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Teach Like Minecraft: 5 Strategies To Craft Creative Students

Teach Like Minecraft: 5 Strategies To Craft Creative Students by Terry Heick At this point, some of you are probably sick of hearing about Minecraft. It has gone from game to phenomenon, selling bajillions of copies and crowding the mindscape of 6th graders everywhere for what seems like centuries. But before you go, there may …

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How To Help Your Students Embrace Failure Through Game-Based Learning

How To Help Your Students Embrace Failure Through Game-Based Learning contributed by Justin W. Marquis, Ph.D. Whether our students fear the dark, monsters, heights, some other imagined horror, or something more real such as family troubles or bullying, everyone is afraid of something. For students in our schools those fears probably include something that is …

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