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The game believes in you : how digital play can make our kids smarter

Author: Greg Toppo
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. From Greg Toppo, USA Today's national K-12 education and demographics reporter, The Game Believes in You presents the story of a small group of visionaries who, for the past 40 years, have been pushing  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Toppo
ISBN: 9781137279576 1137279575
OCLC Number: 902726625
Description: 252 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : Hard fun --
A kind of ultimate decadence : how I got curious about video games --
To the moon and back in five minutes : how disdain for centralized authority and an impulse to play brought us "supercomputers everywhere" --
"Don't kiss the engine, Daddy, or the carriages won't think it's real" : how games work by getting us a little high --
The game layer : how three inventive teachers use game principles to engage students --
Math without words : how Euclid would have taught math if he'd had an iPad --
Rube Goldberg brought us together : how a group of New York City teachers and game designers are redefining school --
"I'm not good at math, but my avatar is" : how a subversive suburban teacher is using World of Warcraft to teach humanities --
Project Unicorn : how a heartless media conglomerate could spark a new golden age of educational gaming --
A walk in the woods : how a first-person game based on Thoreau's "Walden" can make Transcendentalism--
and reading--
cool again --
Throw trucks with your mind : how video games can help heal ADHD, PTSD, and depression--
and help kids relax --
The opposite of fighting : how violent video games really affect kids --
The ludic loop : how to talk to your kids about their gaming habits --
Epilogue : Games everywhere.
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"USA Today" journalist and former public school teacher Greg Toppo defies the technology-resistant attitude of today's educators and shows how game designers are revolutionizing learning  Read more...

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