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Video Games in Class; A Professional Development Course-Part Two

Game Design Document Outline Part Two:  Integrating the design of a game into your lessons/Using video game design to get your students to interact and learn great amounts from a local scientist. 1.  Choose a topic you wish to address.  I chose “neurology.”   You can choose any topic, video game design works well in English, social […]

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Video Games in Class–A Professional Development Course Part One

Part One:  Integrating a game into your lessons 1.  Decide what to teach.  Start with your list of Principles and Concepts you want to teach in the semester.  Games are good for conveying vocabulary and facts, but their true advantage is in conveying abstract or complex concepts. 2.  Find a game.  Consult the list of video games […]

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Video games in Class–a Teacher Development Course Introduction

Video Games in the classroom-A Professional Development Course  Video Games like Immune Attack present scientific concepts in an intuitive format.  Watching a cell react to a chemical signal in a movie like Inner Life of the Cell is helpful in visualizing the concepts of cell biology.  But it is much more memorable if we must […]

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