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Educational Video Games

The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs - What Are the Top Games That Can Help Students Learn?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.25.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

I asked Susanna Pollack, President of Games for Change, what she believes are the key improvements needed in the next decade to make games better educational tools. "If we want kids to play games for learning, the games need to be as compelling as Call of Duty, Skyrim, and DDR."

24 Video Games You Can Say Yes to After School

Common Sense Media | Posted 12.06.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

New studies on the effects that playing games has on kids indicate positive benefits for learning, thinking, social-emotional skills building, and, yes, even school performance.

Big Brand Game Companies See New Audience in Youngest Gamers

Robin Raskin | Posted 05.25.2014 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Choosing to design themselves as either a dog or a cat, the child's character learns to interact with a group of fanciful on-screen animals in socially acceptable ways. For example, there's a scene where you hold your breath rather than get angry.

Video Game Can Help Kids Learn Signs Of A Stroke

Posted 01.31.2014 | Parents

By: By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 01/30/2014 04:02 PM EST on LiveScience A short video game may help children identify the signs ...

How Far Are We From the First Great Educational Video Game Console for the Home?

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact
Marcus T. Wright

Using a variety of design principles and mechanics, video games and virtual worlds have served as the epitome of the digital learning experience long before iPad apps, MOOCs and other digital learning environments invaded the educational world.

Building Global Competency and Helping to Reach Education for All Through Games and Apps

Ed Gragert | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Ed Gragert

Although educational interactive games are not new, I am encouraged that there may be an exciting trend developing to enable young people to learn about and take action to impact the world and its issues.

Can Video Games Help Your Kids?

Rich Taylor | Posted 11.25.2012 | Education
Rich Taylor

In a tough economy where painful education cuts are the norm, it is more important than ever to create an affordable -- and in this case fun -- engine for teaching skills to our children. Why does this work so well?

Why Educators Aren't Sold On Video Games

| Jackie Mader | Posted 11.25.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Video games are increasingly popular learning tools in classrooms, but ...

Gamification in Education: Should We Play?

Daniel Donahoo | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education
Daniel Donahoo

In an education system and learning culture so entrenched in standardized testing, the role and value of play and games is still finding a place.