Gaming in the Classroom...
Being married to a gamer, and teaching a generation of gamers, I often find myself wondering "what are people getting out of these games?" The articles below are all related to gaming in the classroom, and reveal some really cool things about what effects gaming is having on our minds. I would love to use games in the classroom, and have been thinking particularly about using Call of Duty - World at War to look at the nature of warfare in WWII. That being said, the majority of the games that my husband and students are playing is that they are rated Mature for violent content. Tough call - I'll leave it up to each of you to decide for yourselves
- Gaming in the Twenty First Century Classroom by Ivy Jean Waite
- Game Based Teaching - What Educators Can Learn From Videogames by Janna Jackson
- Not Just Fun, But Serious Strategies - Using Meta-cognitive Strategies in Game-Based Learning by Bokyeong Kim, Hyungsung Park & Youngkyun Baek
- Teaching with Games: Using Commercial Off-the-Shelf Games in Formal Education from Futurelab, 2006
- Student's Perceptions About the Use of Video Games in the Classroom by Jeroen Bourgonjon, Martin Valcke, Ronald Soetaert & Tammy Schellens
- Video Games and Real-Life Agression - A Review of the Literature by Lillian Bensley & Juliet Van Eenwyk, 2001