Teaching with Tabletops

In our last discussion we took a look at a radical new approach to education that treats it like a game. It embraces kids’ needs for engagement and success in a safe environment, where they can learn from failure instead of being punished for it. This is one of the reasons kids gravitate towards games. […]

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Why Games Are Addictive

“In the study of Game Addiction, or any addiction, it is always good to understand the hows and whys the addiction. I talked about it a bit before when I brought up the Skinner Box details, but wanted to go into further detail into that,” Drraagh says as he sets a button on the top […]

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Making School the Game

When I first began thinking about exactly what I wanted to discuss with you this week, I was thinking about how games are incorporated into classrooms to help aid learning. While I will comment on this topic somewhat throughout our little discussion, I actually found that I want to focus on something else. So much […]

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Identifying Video Game Addicts

“Now, I’ve talked about the WHO’s defining of Video Game addiction as a disorder and touched on how it can be able to become a disorder due to losing yourself in the whole world where what you do matters compared to a world where nothing you do matters,” Drraagh says, stretching out in his chair, […]

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Gaming’s Place in Education

Once upon a time I was a teacher. I served students for many years through trying to engage their minds, spark curiosity in the world around them, and teach problem solving skills so that they could tackle whatever problems the world would throw at them. Although it had its many stresses, it was a good […]

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