Magazine article Internet@Schools

Gaming in Education

Magazine article Internet@Schools

Gaming in Education

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Learning should be fun, right? Seriously. And that's how the industry that creates software, hardware, websites, and activities for game-based learning is approaching this phenomenon: seriously! Gaming in education has been around for quite a while, and it has had its skeptics as well as its advocates among educators. Of course, the students who've participated in educational gaming seem firmly in the advocate camp, based on reports and on demonstrations we witnessed recently at ISTE in San Antonio. Developers, publishers, and their products were there in force.

So this issue we offer in our Tools for Learning feature a discussion of educational gaming and a collection of resources for looking deeper, plus an unusually thorough list of "Games, Games, Games." See Victor Rivero's "Spirit of Play: Game- Based Learning" (page 4). …

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