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An overview of using video games in educational environments.

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This page provides a general overview to resources on Games and Learning. You will find a great introductory video from Prof. James Paul Gee of Arizona State University, talking about the qualities of games for learning. The left side of the page has general searches you can do to find either books or scholarly articles on games and learning. The tabs up top will have the main categories covered in this resource guide. Please do feel free to leave feedback on what you would or would not like see added to this page. 

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Sir Ken Robinson: Changing Education Paradigms

In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools' dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers.

James Paul Gee on video games

James Paul Gee, Professor of Literacy Studies in the Department of English at Arizona State University, describes how complex gaming environments can help young people solve problems and innovate in a world that is constantly changing.

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