Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter

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By Greg Toppo

What if schools thrummed with the sounds of deep immersion? More and more people believe that can happen … with the aid of video games. Greg Toppo presents the story of a small group of visionaries who, for the past 40 years, have been pushing to get game controllers into the hands of learners. Among the game revolutionaries you’ll meet in this book are a music instructor who’s leading a group of high school-aged boys through the creation of an original opera staged totally in the online game Minecraft and a neuroscientist and game designer teaching maths to students with limited English abilities.

Experts argue that games do truly ‘believe in you’. They focus, inspire and reassure people in ways that many teachers can’t. Games give people a chance to learn at their own pace, take risks, cultivate deeper understanding, fail and want to try again-right away-and ultimately, succeed in ways that too often elude them in school. This book is sure to excite and inspire educators and parents, as well as provoke some passionate debate.

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Published: May 2015

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