Educators say let the children play

Educators say let the children play

Dec 1, 2014

As reported over at smh.com.au, although most homes have video games there’s been a lot of resistance to them entering the classroom, but that’s changing as teachers recognise the educational benefits of games. Some schools in Victoria have been involved in recent trials and research to advance evidence and understanding of how video games-based...

Let the kids play!

Let the kids play!

Nov 10, 2014

Over at www.smh.com.au today, Amy McNeilage suggests that pulling children away from their consoles can be exhausting – and it’s probably counterproductive. Parents are in fact being encouraged not to disregard the benefits of video games, with a growing recognition among educators they can be powerful learning tools for fostering creativity and...

Research Review – The Benefits of Playing Video Games

Research Review – The Benefits of Playing Video Games

Mar 13, 2014

We recently came across this Research Review on the Benefits of Playing Video Games on the Digital Education Research Network (DERN) site. The Review has been published by the American Psychological Association and the Authors conclusions are not consistent with the view that video games cause harmful effects in child development which we often see reported....

As featured at the Conversation -Edu-games hit the market, but not all are are created equal

As featured at the Conversation -Edu-games hit the market, but not all are are created equal

Dec 10, 2013

Dean Groom, Manger Educational Development at the University of NSW has written a great piece for The Conversation about games, in and for, education.  You can read the full article here. Share...

Engaging kids through interactive learning

Engaging kids through interactive learning

Jun 7, 2013

Recently the AFR ran a  piece on Rowan Kunz who is the founder of myED Online who uses interctive learning techniques, including games, to engage students.  You can read the article here.   Rowan Kunz is the founder of myEd Online, a provider of interactive digital courses delivered to learners via a gamified, e-learning platform, and Art of Smart...

Do teacher attitudes towards gaming influence learning?

Do teacher attitudes towards gaming influence learning?

Nov 8, 2012

This article was written by Carol Marks and recently appeared in the Education Gazette New Zealand.  Permission was granted to publish the article on our site as well. Carol Marks is a project facilitator of the Educational Leadership Project (Ltd), a provider of professional development for early childhood educators. For more information, please go to their...