Friday, December 23, 2011

December Reader on Gaming in Education

How Gaming Is Changing the Classroom [GOOD] - I've seen some of the ideas discussed here in action as my students have begun using Khan Academy to supplement what we're doing in the classroom.  It's powerful stuff.

If Only My Class Were a Video Game…Game Design for the Classroom [The 21st Century Principal] - Mr. Robinson reflects on Jane McGonigal's book Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World and more.

GOOD Video: Can Learning Be as Fun as Playing Video Games? - Education [GOOD] - An innovator talks about using game mechanics to inspire intrinsic motivation. We need more people who think like this.

Game Creation for Kids With Wario Ware DIY [Wired: GeekDad]

Motion Math: Helping Drive iPad and Education Research [Wired: GeekDad]

BONUS: I also wrote on this topic last year for Educational Games Research: read No Need to Reinvent the Wheel to Revolutionize Educational Video Games.

BONUS #2: Read  Your #Snowpocalypse Reader: Video Games & Education from last December for even more links on this topic!