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ERIC Number: EJ1059312
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-0040-5841
Video Games as Tillers of Soil
Arena, Dylan
Theory Into Practice, v54 n2 p94-100 2015
Video games are pervasive in today's culture, and the time kids spend playing them may seem, from a teacher's perspective, as time that is lost to education. Sometimes, sadly, this is true. But many good video games, although not explicitly educational in focus, provide powerful experiences that are rich fodder for subsequent instruction. Looking at game play this way--as a source of rich prior experiences that can be brought to bear to illuminate curricular concepts--frees teachers to explore the potential benefits of having a classroom full of gamers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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