Parents: What you need to know about video games in the classroom

Here is a great link from Wow in school that highlights a bunch of good resources for parents who are concerned about a ‘video’ game being used in their childs classroom. Even my undergrads just think video games are ‘mindless’ entertainment until I show them how games can be used to promote all types of learning objectives while motivating the students. Anyway here is the link:

Here is some same sources from the site that I really liked:

Tips for Smart Video GamingĀ – by Connect Safely

Guide to Parental Controls on the XBox 360

Powerful Play: A Mom and Son in World of Warcraft

Why Kids Love Video Games and What Parents Can Do About It

The Serious Need for Play – Scientific American

The Video Game Revolution (PBS Series)

8 Myths About Video Games Debunked (by Henry Jenkins, MIT)

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