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Teaching With The Game

In "The Game Believes in You," Greg Toppo, the education writer for USA Today looks at videos games as a way to revolutionize learning, and maybe our schools too. We all know kids who spend hours immersed in those games, a pursuit that often takes intense concentration as well as brain power. Why not use games as a way to teach problem solving and school content? As Toppo shows, some schools are doing just that. And some game designers are coming up with games that challenge and inform. This exciting book took me into a world I hadn't considered. It's upbeat and encouraging.
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