From Angry Birds to Minecraft, gaming holds extraordinary potential for today’s students


gaming-educationGaming. It’s more than a buzzword in today’s schools, but it still sometimes carries a stigma--is gaming really an effective way for students to learn?

The answer, according to computer science teacher Douglas Kiang: Games are powerful motivators.

“As teachers, we need to learn how games do what they do, and how we make that into productive learning by using those game dynamics to accomplish our purpose,” Kiang said during an in-demand ISTE 2014 session.

Students frequently walk...

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