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Education Game And Fun

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It is quite interesting upon playing video games that is very educative and kids will learn something there are many games nowadays has been created just for good education for the kids and if you want to play games try this http://www.gamescrack.org/subway-surfers-crack/

K-12 Math and Science Teacher

Video gaming in the classroom

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Video gaming in the classroom can certainly liven up a lecture, get the kids amped up and teach complicated subjects by involving the kids in various visual activities. However, I think there is a far simpler way to do the same thing and have it be even more effective. This is old school but still the most effective natural teacher we ever had--the board game, but not an adventure board game. It is a board game for STEM subjects. You can check it out here if you are interested: www.collegeprepgames.com. I have played it with my junior high and high school kids for years, and sent it to other colleagues in other schools with different demographics. The result has been the same every time. The knowledge improvement shows up on tests. Natural competition is the best teacher there is.

Math Whisperer

What happened to get the increase in kids liking math?

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Donald, a 24% increase is terrific. What specific games did you use? How did that large increase happen?

By the way, I'm totally impressed with Canada's scores on PISA, especially since some provinces use the same textbooks as we do in the States. Your explanation for that would also be appreciated!

Ontario

Donald - We have results.

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Donald - We have results. 15% skill improvement over a 4 week pilot period with a 24% increase in kids saying they like or love math. Next up, a board level study to isloate under what geographic and demographic circumstances users receive the most benefit.

Game based learning is here. Go to http://www.smarteacher.ca to join the rapidly expanding number of educators who have implemented this in their classrooms.

Want to know the best part? Its completely free for teachers.

HS Social Studies/English teacher

Really? Our students don't

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Really? Our students don't stay up till all hours of the night already playing these games? Whatever value the games might have are already part of the student's skill set outside the classroom. What we need to do is engineer games that hammer home the skills and content that they aren't mastering.

High School Instructor

God forbid you actually SHOW

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God forbid you actually SHOW us an example of this being successful. Anyone can theorize and say "this works." Why would you advocate for something without showing anyone a living example of how one can apply this to their content?

math

Game-Base learning would be a

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Game-Base learning would be a perfect way to revive and engage students who lack interest in math and are subsequently low achievers in this discipline. A student will complain about completing simple problem-solving task yet, that student will sleep in class because he was up all night playing the new Call of Duty. I believe Game-Base learning is on the horizon and will be one of the 21st century learning innovations. Education Researchers, Game-Developers will play a very important role in this change. good article, good ideas

8th and 9th Grade Math teacher

Call of Duty?

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I like the ideas about using games. I just want to raise a question about if Call of Duty or other war simulation games are the ideal candidates. If given a choice, I would prefer games that don't involve simulated killing of other human beings.

Gaming in Education

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I found this article interesting enough to follow up with my own piece on my blog.
http://www.theschoolspeechtherapist.com/?p=380

Sometimes we need to think out of the box either to motivate kids, make things fun or just to provide them with a well rounded experience. I didn't add this in the article but core curriculum and mandated testing is going to ruin this for all creative teachers.

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Great articles.
In my experience games are fun and very effective in the process of learning for both young and adult learners.
On one hand you want to learner to have fun and not feel "Being taught" on the other hand you want the learner to come away with meaningful new insights or knowledge.
A tricky point I have found is letting learners/players have fun but still take insights and knowledge with them into real world situations.

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