ERIC Number: EJ894830
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
What's Your Game Plan?
T.H.E. Journal, v37 n5 p32-34, 36, 38 May 2010
For the Garland Independent School District, a tournament was the tipping point. With too many of its students failing the math portion of state-mandated exams and in danger of being held back, the suburban Dallas district was determined to raise scores. The students lacked motivation, and Garland was seeking a better method of engaging them. Jaime Arizaleta, the district's facilitator for online education, believed educational video games were the way to go. This article discusses that implementing a program to bring video games into instruction requires thoughtful preparation. Success hinges on appealing to game-savvy students, fretful teachers, and dubious parents and administrators.
Descriptors: Video Games, Mathematics Achievement, Computers, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Algebra, Teaching Methods, Middle Schools, Mathematical Concepts
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
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