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ERIC Number: EJ879600
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1074-4762
Creating Video Games in a Middle School Language Arts Classroom: A Narrative Account
Oldaker, Adam
Voices from the Middle, v17 n3 p19-26 Mar 2010
This article describes the author's experience co-facilitating a project for which seventh-grade students designed and created original video games based on Madeleine L'Engle's "A Wrinkle in Time". The author provides an overview of recent literature on video game implementation in the classroom and explains how the project was designed and facilitated, how student engagement changed over time, and how learning outcomes (both expected and unexpected) were assessed. He also reveals how students were encouraged to reflect on the learning process through writing a narrative essay and completing a survey, and concludes with a call for more quantitative research on the topic of using game play for learning purposes. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 7; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A