Video Games in the Classroom?! Part 2

A great read on gaming in the classroom by Zach Startup!

Zack Startup

Over the last few days, I’ve been doing a little bit of research into using video games in schools. It’s a really novel idea, I think, and a great way to make technology feel accessible and authentic, believe it or not, versus using it as 1:1 replacement for an existing teaching strategy. Make sense?

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Last week I stumbled across this image on Twitter, and I promptly passed it on to my classmates. Basically, when teachers choose to use technology in the classroom, they don’t always use it in the same way, or to the same degree, or to achieve the same goal. On the far left, we have teachers who approach technology as a way of replacing something they were already doing, with no clear added benefits. It’s a novelty, and maybe it gets learners more engaged – but I also have had some practice with this approach, and it…

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