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ERIC Number: EJ816676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2395
Teacher Directed Active Learning Games
Scarlatos, Lori L.; Scarlatos, Tony
Journal of Educational Technology Systems, v37 n1 p3-18 2008-2009
Games are widely recognized for their potential to enhance students' learning. Yet they are only rarely used in classrooms because they cannot be modified to meet the needs of a particular class. This article describes a novel approach to creating educational software that addresses this problem: provide an interface specifically for teachers that enables them to define the content of the games, and track the impact on their students' learning. The games themselves use physical interfaces and multimedia to encourage collaboration and keep students active and engaged. Two specific applications are described, along with results of field-testing the applications in local elementary schools. A system for disseminating and sharing the teacher-defined content is also presented. (Contains 7 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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