What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy. Second Edition

What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy. Second Edition
Title What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy. Second Edition PDF eBook
Author James Paul Gee
Publisher Macmillan
Pages 233
Release 2014-12-02
Genre Education
ISBN 1466886420

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Cognitive Development in a Digital Age James Paul Gee begins his classic book with "I want to talk about video games–yes, even violent video games–and say some positive things about them." With this simple but explosive statement, one of America's most well-respected educators looks seriously at the good that can come from playing video games. This revised edition expands beyond mere gaming, introducing readers to fresh perspectives based on games like World of Warcraft and Half-Life 2. It delves deeper into cognitive development, discussing how video games can shape our understanding of the world. An undisputed must-read for those interested in the intersection of education, technology, and pop culture, What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy challenges traditional norms, examines the educational potential of video games, and opens up a discussion on the far-reaching impacts of this ubiquitous aspect of modern life.




What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy. Second Edition

What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy. Second Edition
Title What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy. Second Edition PDF eBook
Author James Paul Gee
Publisher Macmillan
Pages 260
Release 2007-12-26
Genre Computers
ISBN 9781403984531

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The definitive look at all that can be learned from video games




Connected Gaming

Connected Gaming
Title Connected Gaming PDF eBook
Author Yasmin B. Kafai
Publisher MIT Press
Pages 221
Release 2024-03-19
Genre Education
ISBN 0262551551

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How making and sharing video games offer educational benefits for coding, collaboration, and creativity. Over the last decade, video games designed to teach academic content have multiplied. Students can learn about Newtonian physics from a game or prep for entry into the army. An emphasis on the instructionist approach to gaming, however, has overshadowed the constructionist approach, in which students learn by designing their own games themselves. In this book, Yasmin Kafai and Quinn Burke discuss the educational benefits of constructionist gaming—coding, collaboration, and creativity—and the move from “computational thinking” toward “computational participation.” Kafai and Burke point to recent developments that support a shift to game making from game playing, including the game industry's acceptance, and even promotion, of “modding” and the growth of a DIY culture. Kafai and Burke show that student-designed games teach not only such technical skills as programming but also academic subjects. Making games also teaches collaboration, as students frequently work in teams to produce content and then share their games with in class or with others online. Yet Kafai and Burke don't advocate abandoning instructionist for constructionist approaches. Rather, they argue for a more comprehensive, inclusive idea of connected gaming in which both making and gaming play a part.




Good Video Games + Good Learning

Good Video Games + Good Learning
Title Good Video Games + Good Learning PDF eBook
Author James Paul Gee
Publisher Peter Lang
Pages 212
Release 2007
Genre Education
ISBN 9780820497037

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Why Video Games are Good for Your Soul

Why Video Games are Good for Your Soul
Title Why Video Games are Good for Your Soul PDF eBook
Author James Paul Gee
Publisher Common Ground
Pages 132
Release 2005
Genre Computers
ISBN 186335574X

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Imprint. In this text, built entirely around computer games and game play, the author shows how good video games marry pleasure and learning and, at the same time, have the potential to empower people.




The Game Believes in You

The Game Believes in You
Title The Game Believes in You PDF eBook
Author Greg Toppo
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Pages 258
Release 2015-04-21
Genre Computers
ISBN 1466879459

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What if schools, from the wealthiest suburban nursery school to the grittiest urban high school, thrummed with the sounds of deep immersion? More and more people believe that can happen - with the aid of video games. Greg Toppo's The Game Believes in You presents the story of a small group of visionaries who, for the past 40 years, have been pushing to get game controllers into the hands of learners. Among the game revolutionaries you'll meet in this book: *A game designer at the University of Southern California leading a team to design a video-game version of Thoreau's Walden Pond. *A young neuroscientist and game designer whose research on "Math Without Words" is revolutionizing how the subject is taught, especially to students with limited English abilities. *A Virginia Tech music instructor who is leading a group of high school-aged boys through the creation of an original opera staged totally in the online game Minecraft. Experts argue that games do truly "believe in you." They focus, inspire and reassure people in ways that many teachers can't. Games give people a chance to learn at their own pace, take risks, cultivate deeper understanding, fail and want to try again—right away—and ultimately, succeed in ways that too often elude them in school. This book is sure to excite and inspire educators and parents, as well as provoke some passionate debate.




Good Video Games + Good Learning

Good Video Games + Good Learning
Title Good Video Games + Good Learning PDF eBook
Author James Paul Gee
Publisher New Literacies and Digital Epistemologies
Pages 0
Release 2013
Genre Apprentissage cognitif
ISBN 9781433123931

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The chapters in this book argue that good games teach through well-designed problem-solving experiences. In the end, the book offers a model of collaborative, interactive, and embodied learning centered on problem solving, a model that can be enhanced by games, but which can be accomplished in many different ways with or without games.