- Todd Finley, Blogger
- James Paul Gee on Learning with Video Games
- Teaching is really complicated. Absent rich contexts, kids view learning as shoveling smoke; words and concepts float away. However, when instruction aligns with gaming mechanics, learning zealots are manifested. In this eight-minute video, genius education researcher James Gee is not saying that teachers should bring "Call of Duty" into the classroom. However, they can motivate their students by incorporating principles of gaming: roles, rich contexts, challenges, cooperation, meaningful tools, responsive environments, and problem solving. Gee says that the problem with schools is that they "have handed kids all the manuals, without the games."