Here’s a brief description of ten online articles about how video games have been seen to successfully teach or educate for real life skills.
An article from the online UK Guardian newsgroup about how a school in nottinghamshire is developing lesson plans and activities for the wii sport. The console game is being used as a platform to enrichstudents learning experience in a maths class and seems to be proving very popular with students.
Homepage for the MYST writing project which sees a visually stimulating adventure video game called MYST to stimulate writing. It is being used in over 200 schools in Kent, England.
BBC article that talks about a study stating that video games may be more effective than reading written text. Looks at a video game set in Victorian England and how pupils retain facts from the game.
Article by the American newsgroup USATODAY on how viddeo games are being used to improve hand eye coordination skills in surgeons. Playing video games before going into surgery increases a surgeon’s success rate.
Scotland’s Derek Robertson explains how gaming education projects with the Nintendo DS are motivating and improving attainment in Scottish Students.
Online technology article by Techcrunch about a South American fun learning community project that seeks to target a wide range of the curriculum using educational games.
Tech and learning article by Larry Ferlazzo, an teacher, blogger and materials developer. He talks on how he has successfully incorporated gaming into the English language learning classroom with young learners..
Wired article on how an American football game win owed its winning strategy to a video game inspired move.
Gaming website Gamasutra interviews Edd Schneider and Kai Zeng who presented their idea for ‘ English Speaking Players as In-Game Content: New Ideas for Marketing to Youth in Asia at a Game Developer’s Conference.
This is a reading intervention program based in the United States that claims to not only improve literacy skills but also leads to stronger memory and greater self esteem. Have a look at some of the sample games they have.