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ERIC Number: EJ945715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1049-5851
Play to Learn: Great Projects to Try, Websites to Bookmark, and a World of Learning to Share with Students
Adams, Caralee
Instructor, v120 n5 p64-66 Spr 2011
When kids play video games, they want to perfect their skills, advance to the next level, and become a master. It is the kind of focus that many teachers would love to see in their classrooms. From elementary through high school, computer games are being woven into the curriculum to engage students in new ways. However, many schools lack the equipment and teachers do not have the expertise. In this article, the author stresses that serious and purposeful games can help students develop important skills such as critical thinking. To get started, experts suggest teachers play the games themselves and then tap into the free resources online. The author offers tips on how to make the most of classroom gaming and presents 6 video game activities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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