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14 Video Games That Tackle Important Social Issues

14 Video Games That Tackle Important Social Issues by TeachThought Staff While they have the connotation of children’s toys and time-wasting ‘interactions,’ video games and simulations provide useful and compelling platforms for narratives (think Uncharted 4), problem-solving (think Portal 2), experiential learning (think The Sims), simulations (read more on learning simulations), ‘tinker-learning’ possibilities (think Minecraft), […]

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Never Alone: A Beautiful Game About The Inupiat Alaskan Native People

Never Alone: A Beautiful Game About The Inupiat Alaskan Native People by TeachThought Staff What is a video game? This is an increasingly relevant questions as new hardware enables new software. Video games have traditionally been played on and through standalone systems–in arcades, or on home consoles from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, and other manufacturers that come and […]

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A Game That’s Actually A Kind Of Hacking Simulator

A Game That’s Actually A Kind Of Hacking Simulator by TeachThought Staff From a press release; Grade Level: 9-12+ A version of a PC game that has players fill the shoes of a computer hacker is being developed for use as a training tool in schools and workplaces. Hacknet was released in August 2015 and has already […]

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10 Strategies To Make Learning Feel More Like A Game

10 Strategies To Make Learning Feel More Like A Game by TeachThought Staff We’ve talked about gamification quite a bit, which is different than game-based learning, if you’ll recall. (The definition of gamification is the application of game-like mechanics to non-game entities to encourage a specific behavior. You can read more if you’d like.) Making your classroom […]

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On Gender Views, Language Barriers, And Teaching With Video Games

On Gender Views, Language Barriers, And Teaching With Video Games In Japan by Andrew Ross, Language Teacher in Japan Part 1: Video Games Can Teach Your Students Part 2: Video Games Engage, But Accessibility Can Be A Challenge Part 3: On Gender Views, Language Barriers, And Teaching With Video Games In Japan In part 1, we argued […]

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How Games Naturally Promote A Growth Mindset

How Games Naturally Promote A Growth Mindset by Mary Wissinger Let’s face it: our students are playing games. Lots of them. It’s easy to vilify games and say they are the cause of shorter attention spans and behavior issues, but for better or worse, games are not going anywhere. As educators, we have the chance […]

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