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Board Games are Alive and Well, Thanks in Part to Video Games

It’s natural to assume that, with the advent of digital games, board games will soon be going the way of the tape cassette. Mobile games are convenient for anyone with...Read More

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The Evolution of Console Video Games

Everyone’s excited for the Next Gen of console gaming, but what about generations one through seven? Here’s a primer on everything you need to know to put the PS4 and...Read More

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You Should Keep an Eye on Esports

Is the day coming when you could sit down with your family to watch a video game competition on your TV? Maybe so.Read More

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Teachers Easily Make Games & Kids Have Fun Learning With Kahoot!

Check out this cute video of kids playing Kahoot! in the classroom. Who knew anybody could be so enthusiastic about a quiz?Read More

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6 History-Based Games You Should Play With Your Kids, Part 1

It’s no secret that video games have a bad rap as a hobby. The image of the stereotypical gamer is a teen or 20-something male (even though 47% of gamers...Read More

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Why You Need to Understand the Online Habits of Preteens

What exactly do preteens do online? Nobody really knows, and that’s a problem. It’s a problem not just because of our fears–stranger danger, porn, and phishing–but because of lost opportunities...Read More

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Infographic: Gaming Teens Have More Diverse Friendships

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Sex in Video Games: A Series

David Gaider, game designer and writer for Bioware, has a lot to say about sex. You may know Bioware as the Canadian game company that produced some of the most...Read More

Siblings Watch Each Other Play, Forge Closer Bonds

Regan McMahon’s kids love video games. McMahon was surprised when she realized that gaming was helping them get along with each other. They weren’t competing much. Instead, they were helping...Read More

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A Master Teacher Advocates Powerful Games for Powerful Learning

When I started my teaching career 15 years ago, a scenario in which teachers and their students were engaged together playing popular commercial video games sounded like a cool but...Read More

The Learning Game That Is Right for You

How do you define learning? That’s the question Sylvia Martinez asks when teachers want recommendations for “good learning games.” Martinez writes on the Generation YES blog. The problem with most...Read More

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Console vs. Computer Gaming: What’s the Big Deal?

We’re on the cusp of a new era, with the launches of both the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One this month. Both consoles have been preordered into oblivion—people waited...Read More

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How Games Teach Scientific Thinking

What do games have in common with science? More than you might think. Expert James Paul Gee tackles the issue in his article, “Games, Learning, and 21st Century Survival Skills.”...Read More