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Educational Video Games

Big Brand Game Companies See New Audience in Youngest Gamers

Robin Raskin | Posted 03.25.2014 | 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.