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Simulation game helps students understand traumatic brain injury

Simulation game helps students understand traumatic brain injury

11/07/2014

Topics: Gamification, Gaming, Standards

From a tackle in a football game to a fall on an icy sidewalk or a car accident, the dangers of traumatic brain injury are real and sometimes even fatal. To help educate students about traumatic brain injury and heighten their awareness and ability to make informed decisions,…

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Minecraft 101: The Underwater Dome Project

Minecraft 101: The Underwater Dome Project

09/15/2014

Topics: Gaming

At Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii, where I teach high school computer science, I gave my students an assignment to play Minecraft together, hoping it would…

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What is the future of gaming in education?

What is the future of gaming in education?

07/01/2014

Topics: Gamification, Gaming, STEM & STEAM

After asking around the ISTE 2014 conference floor, I discovered some great predictions and big dreams for the future of digital gaming and virtual environments in learning.

Educators discussed the potential of wearable technology with excitement. Improved efficiency and access to…

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Student hacking: Awesome or awful? Awesome

Student hacking: Awesome or awful? Awesome

06/09/2014

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Digital Citizenship, Education leadership, Gaming, Robotics

While hackers appear frequently in the news and other media as criminals who steal vast amounts of data ranging from email passwords to Social…

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Teach kids to find the math in video games

Teach kids to find the math in video games

10/22/2013

Topics: Gaming, STEM & STEAM

Imagine: Students take turns bowling a frame on the Nintendo Wii. The teacher then asks how the score can be represented as a fraction. As a class, they discuss what each digit in the fraction represents and reach the conclusion that the numerator represents the number of pins knocked down…

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