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ERIC Number: EJ959765
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Evaluating Educational Computer Games in Geography: What Is the Relationship to Curriculum Requirements?
Brysch, Carmen P.; Huynh, Niem Tu; Scholz, Michael
Journal of Geography, v111 n3 p102-112 2012
Computer games, whether accessed online or through commercial software, have learning potential in educational settings. However, alignment with national, state, or local curriculum requirements can create a barrier. The purpose of this study was to conduct a content analysis of selected games that could be used in a sixth grade geography or social studies classroom. Analysis showed that the content of the games align with curriculum requirements set forth in the sixth grade social studies Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) as well as Geography for Life: National Standards in Geography (1994). This study also highlights implementation strategies that could be used with the games. With proper implementation, it is possible that the learning potential of games can be achieved in a formal classroom. Further studies should be undertaken to demonstrate this notion. (Contains 6 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 6; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills