Sunday, January 11, 2009

Teachers use video games for classroom lessons

Jasmine Frazier, 18, and Kevin Curtis, 17, talk to Marshall High finance teacher Kimberly Fields about how their strategy didn't work out the way they planned during a discussion about the Virtual Team Challenge game

Educational video games designed to teach teamwork and other 21st-century skills alongside academic lessons are becoming more popular at many schools. "There is a revolution in the understanding of the educational community that video games have a lot of what we need," said Jan Plass, co-director of New York University's Games for Learning Institute. The Washington Post

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