Meaningful Fun: Why Video Games Should be Used in the Classroom (Part 2 of 3)

June 13, 2011

Along with developing in gamers new methods of low-level but useful information processing, games can do an excellent job of teaching content material.  Playing the PC game Civilization can teach pla...

Meaningful Fun: Why Video Games Should be Used in the Classroom (Part 1 of 3)

June 13, 2011

Video games get a bad rap.  Parents ban their children from ever playing them, social critics bemoan them for their violence, and teachers view them as brain-killing devices par excellence. And yet, ...

Augmented Reality Meets Education

June 9, 2011

  Augmented Reality has tremendous potential in the educational world. PBS Kids partnered with AR development company Ogmento to create the game Hatchling Party.  "Every new technology is an o...