Video Games the New 21st-Century Literacy —A Webinar with ConnectedLearning.tv

September 11, 2014
11:00 am - 12:00 am PDT
By Educator Innovator

This was the first webinar in the series “Embracing Video Games for Interest-Powered Learning,” which will discuss and unpack questions about how video games are inspiring deep, engaging learning. How has navigating & designing video games, as a form of digital literacy, opened up a new world of possibilities for engagement, problem solving & critical thinking for young learners? Webinar participants work through these questions and more.

Guests for this webinar included:
Matthew Farber – Social Studies teacher at Valleyview Middle School, in Denville, New Jersey
Erin Hoffman – Game Design Lead at GlassLab Games
Kylie Peppler – Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences; Director of The Creativity Labs at Indiana University Bloomington

Resources:
Q&A with Katie Salen: Seeing Games as a Vital Part of 21st Century Literacy and Assessment
Exploring interest-powered learning in informal game design clubs
“Gaming the System: Designing with Gamestar Mechanic”
#connectedlearning chat on Twitter

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