California School Integrates Games and Learning

 

From PBS – News Hour

“At first glance, it might seem like the students who attend the private K-12 New Roads School in Santa Monica, California, are simply playing video and computer games all day. But these students are actually taking part in a new experiment in educational innovation. The NewsHour’s April Brown reports on one school’s approach to keep students engaged all day.”
PBS – News Hour
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About Gaming and Education

Through my research, I have found that games are a powerful tool for learning for players of all ages. Last year I earned my doctorate in Educational Leadership at Azusa Pacific University. My dissertation was entitled - Higher Order Thinking Skills in Digital Games. I have presented my research at the annual convention of the California Educational Research Association. In addition to teaching, I assist other researchers who are working in the field of games and Learning.

Posted on July 11, 2014, in games in school and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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  2. It is exciting to see that more and more schools are opening their programs for games. The benefits are multiple and integrating gaming in school is also one of the ways to regulate the way children interact with technology and to ensure they will build moderate habits make the most of playing games. Many specialists are recently talking about gamification, which an unique method to motivate students.

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