column | Technology in School

The Connection Between Gaming and Literacy

Jul 11, 2014

THE GAME OF LEARNING: Games can advance literacy, according to theoretical linguistics researcher (and GBL kingpin) James Paul Gee. In a recent interview with Mindshift, Gee explains that “understanding oral and written language involves essentially running video-game like simulations in our heads,” and similar things can be said around gaming as a means of teaching kids how to deep-read, think and process.

The Connection Between Gaming and Literacy

column | Technology in School

The Connection Between Gaming and Literacy

Jul 11, 2014

THE GAME OF LEARNING: Games can advance literacy, according to theoretical linguistics researcher (and GBL kingpin) James Paul Gee. In a recent interview with Mindshift, Gee explains that “understanding oral and written language involves essentially running video-game like simulations in our heads,” and similar things can be said around gaming as a means of teaching kids how to deep-read, think and process.

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