Wednesday, October 8, 2008

NY Times Reports on How Video Games Enhance Reading and Math

I had the pleasure this week of listening to Marc Prensky during the keynote I arranged for him to join us at for our first Software Expo. Those familiar with Prensky know that among the topics he speaks about is using video games in instruction. I first read about and heard Prensky (known for coining the terms Digital Natives/Digital Immigrants) in 2001 and have felt he was on the money in many of his ways of thinking. Lately, the New York Times has agreed with the value of video games in instruction, specifically math and reading and you can read about in two of this week’s articles.

New York Region

Video Game Helps Math Students Vanquish an Archfiend: Algebra


Published: October 8, 2008

This fall, schools in the New York area will test video game prototypes focusing on math and science.

The Future of Reading

Using Video Games as Bait to Hook Readers


Published: October 6, 2008

Publishers, authors and even libraries are embracing video games to promote books to young readers.

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