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Initial post: Nov 13, 2012 5:31:34 AM PST
GAR says:
So with games always getting a bad rap most of the time, do you think that you could use games (I talking top titles not games designed to teach) as a way to teach a group of school kids. Which games do you think could be used as a way to teach them something worthwhile?

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 5:35:06 AM PST
Voice of god says:
They already use top titles to teach children how to be violent and kill people because video games made them do it.

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 5:36:01 AM PST
Riyoshi says:
Depends on what you want to teach them.

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 5:41:21 AM PST
Kin-foot says:
Teach with Portals!

http://www.teachwithportals.com/

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 5:49:01 AM PST
Definitely.

HotD Overkill = vocabulary building
Dante's Inferno = great books
L.A. Noire = American history
LittleBigPlanet = physics lesson

There's a lot out there for kids.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 6:26:45 AM PST
"LittleBigPlanet = physics lesson"

Teacher: See kids, this is NOT how physics works in any real place. Please don't ever think it is.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 6:28:05 AM PST
LOL, yeah, that was the idea. ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 6:29:29 AM PST
Haha!

Wait, you're an English teacher, what are you doing teaching physics!?!

:P

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 6:30:01 AM PST
Soulshine says:
Tokyo Jungle = Animal Husbandry

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 6:30:52 AM PST
Flower = Introduction to Horticulture

Posted on Nov 13, 2012 6:31:44 AM PST
Kin-foot says:
Get a bit inventive. If you can teach a college class on Skyrim, I'm sure you could come up with anything

http://www.themarysue.com/skyrim-college-course/

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 13, 2012 6:32:39 AM PST
It's early. I'd rather be sarcastic than inventive.
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