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August 30, 2018

Video Game Design Meets Black Lives Matter and #MeToo

At Oakland, Calif.-based Gameheads, young people work at the intersection of media, technology, and culture to make video games that often have strong social messages.

June 26, 2018

Educators Share Hopes, Concerns About Virtual Reality at ISTE

Ed-tech companies are pushing VR for learning, but educators say content is limited and research is scarce detailing how the technology will impact children.

May 31, 2018

Fortnite May Be Addictive, But Could Also Promote Learning, Say Stanford Experts

Three researchers at the Stanford Graduate School of Education offer their insights on the popular video game.

May 10, 2018

Decoding Fortnite: 5 Things Educators Need to Know About the Hit Video Game

How can schools prevent distractions and survive the Fortnite craze? Educators offer their best tips.

July 20, 2017

Minecraft Party to Raise Money for Technology in Philly Schools

Philadelphia's mayor and superintendent announced a "kid-safe gaming event" aimed at raising funds for teacher-led classroom technology projects.

January 05, 2017

Robotic 'Infant Simulators' Actually Promote Teen Pregnancy, Study Finds

A widely used simulation technology in schools appears to have backfired.

July 19, 2016

Evaluating the Power of Pokémon Go: Q&A with James Gee

James Gee, a pioneer of educational video game theory, talks about the benefits and potential downsides of the Pokémon Go phenomenon.

July 18, 2016

As Pokémon Go Becomes a Sensation, Ed. Experts Weigh Pros and Cons

Proponents point to increased attention to cultural landmarks and opportunities to weave math and reading into the game, but skeptics raise concerns about data privacy and pricing.

June 27, 2016

Can Digital Games Help Students Conquer the Toughest Science Content?

Games offer the possibility of helping students master some of the broadest and most difficult concepts in science, an education official for NOVA contends.

June 09, 2016

Microsoft Releases Early Version of Minecraft for Educators

In the education version of the popular game, students can explore subjects ranging from science and engineering to history as they re-create places and events.

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