The game believes in you : how digital play can make our kids smarter
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New York : Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2015.
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252 pages ; 24 cm
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English

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"What if schools, from the wealthiest suburban nursery school to the grittiest urban high school, thrummed with the sounds of deep immersion? More and more people believe that can happen - with the aid of video games. From Greg Toppo, USA Today's national K-12 education and demographics reporter, The Game Believes in You presents the story of a small group of visionaries who, for the past 40 years, have been pushing to get game controllers into the hands of learners. Among the game revolutionaries you'll meet in this book: *A game designer at the University of Southern California leading a team to design a video-game version of Thoreau's Walden Pond. *A young neuroscientist and game designer whose research on "Math Without Words" is revolutionizing how the subject is taught, especially to students with limited English abilities. *A Virginia Tech music instructor who is leading a group of high school-aged boys through the creation of an original opera staged totally in the online game Minecraft. Experts argue that games do truly "believe in you." They focus, inspire and reassure people in ways that many teachers can't. Games give people a chance to learn at their own pace, take risks, cultivate deeper understanding, fail and want to try again--right away--and ultimately, succeed in ways that too often elude them in school. This book is sure to excite and inspire educators and parents, as well as provoke some passionate debate."--Publisher information.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Toppo, G. (2015). The game believes in you: how digital play can make our kids smarter . Palgrave Macmillan Trade.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Toppo, Greg. 2015. The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter. New York: Palgrave Macmillan Trade.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Toppo, Greg. The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter New York: Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Toppo, Greg. The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2015.

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