An Unexplored Opportunity: Video Games as Educational Tools

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Jackie Mader of The Hechinger Report’s HechingerEd blog wrote of a panel at last month’s NBC Education Nation summit where many educators brought up some concerns about the emerging technology of video games in the classroom. One teacher faced a Continue reading

How Games Influence Student Learning [Infographic]

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One of the leading schools of thought surrounding game playing in the classroom is MIT’s Education Arcade. In one of their most popular white papers, researchers found that “Game players regularly exhibit persistence, risk-taking, attention to detail, and problem solving, Continue reading

Infographic: The Gamification of Education

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Adaptive learning and education technology company Knewton published an infographic titled The Gamification of Education, drawing on sources from MIT’s Education Arcade. As Lisa Guernsey of Slate Magazine writes about her daughter’s obsession with Minecraft, it’s worth taking a look Continue reading