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Video games have 'role in school'

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by temi, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    The report found technical obstacles needed to be overcome
    Video games could have a serious role to play in the classroom, a survey of teachers and students suggests.
    The Teaching with Games report was commissioned by games giant Electronic Arts (EA) and carried out by FutureLab.

    It surveyed almost 1,000 teachers and more than 2,300 primary and secondary school students in the UK.

    The survey found 59% of teachers would consider using off-the-shelf games in the classroom while 62% of students wanted to use games at school.

    Jules Clarkson, international marketing director at Electronic Arts, said: "EA has recognised for a long time the potential for computer games to stimulate teachers and students

    full story: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/5398230.stm
  2. I hera some american schools are adding in games to their gyms to help stimulate kids enthusiasm. They had xbox racing games hooked up to a treadmill, and the speed you ran at affected the speed of the car! You didn't need to run too fast though to get to top speed :D
  3. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    I'm sure more children especially the truants will go to school more if they know they will play games :)

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