21st century skills mario to the rescue

MARIO TO THE RESCUE: Cute infographic How Video Games are Changing Education from infosite, OnlineColleges, weaves a map of games from Angry Birds to Minesweeper (two of our most popular time-wasting nemeses) and what they can teach. The taxonomy identifies life skills seldom explicitly taught in school and hard to quantify--but appreciated by employers nonetheless. (You’ve gotta know how to work together if you’re going to dominate the world, right?) We also liked the tidbits about prevailing opinions about games in schools and how they’re being used. One day, in the future, Tony will probably have his kids play Portal 2 as a spatial logic problem-solving assessment. ‘Fess up: how many of these have you played?

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