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How Do You Bring Board Games Into a Middle School Technology Class?
Gaming is a powerful tool that can be harnessed by teachers and educators in different ways. Over the past few years, I have become increasingly interested in the pedagogical approach of game-based learning. I was fortunate this school year to be able to access some additional funding to bring some extra tabletop/board games into my... Continue Reading →
Game-Based Learning with Table Top Games-Exploring the Research and Literature
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Video Games: An Educational Exploration by a Teacher/Gamer/Graduate Student
On my fifth birthday I received a Nintendo Entertainment System which came with Super Mario Bros. and Duck Hunt. Eventually I moved up to other systems such as a Sega Genesis and a Super Nintendo. I even played some of the first massive multiplayer online games such as Ultima Online and Everquest as a teenager. So naturally growing up, video games were part of my life. Image... Continue Reading →
It’s a cold winter Saturday night in Winnipeg. The hometown hockey team, the Winnipeg Jets are not playing, with the Saturday time slot on Hockey Night in Canada usually taken by the Toronto Maple Leafs and other Canadian NHL teams. At my kitchen table sit a couple of teachers, a welder, an accountant, and a... Continue Reading →