The State of Games in the American Classroom
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
From FoldIt to Angry Birds, games are a big trend in education and play an increasingly large part in the daily lives of our students. With over 90% of students playing them, teachers seem of two opinions: they'll save the world or rot your brain. Join the Academy to hear more about the current state and future of how games can shape learning environments, bring communities together, and potentially change your classroom practice.
In late 2011, PSFK completed a global research project on the future of gaming and identified key trends that have the potential to impact how we educate students. The brave new world of gaming need not terrify parents and educators, though: an increasing body of scientific research demonstrates social, neurological, and learning benefits to people who play games. And there's more good news: game designers have used that knowledge to target specific learning objectives! Join us as we discuss the future of gaming and how it can be applied to the classroom and to growing minds.
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