Can Gaming Help You Score Better in School? *
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AbstractCan computer games be used to educate? Pick a game that incorporates educational material. There are a variety of educational computer games on the market in the areas of math, history, science, and language, as well as many simpler versions free on the Internet. Make up a test based on the subject area covered by the computer game. Have your volunteers take the test before and after playing the game. Does playing the computer game improve people's score on the test?
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Here are a couple of websites about educational computer games to get you started:
- McDivitt, D. (2006, May 16). Do Gamers Score Better in School? Retrieved May 28, 2008 from http://seriousgamessource.com/features/feature_051606.php
- Math Playground. (2008). Retrieved May 28, 2008 from http://www.mathplayground.com/games.html
- Rice, J. (2007, December 15). The Top 10 Free Educational Video Games. Educational Games Research. Retrieved May 28, 2008 from http://edugamesblog.wordpress.com/2007/12/15/the-top-10-free-educational-video-games/
- Arcademic Skill Builders. (n.d.) Arcademic Games. Retrieved May 28, 2008 from http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/games.htm
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