Everything I need to know in life I learned at Games in Education 2013

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  1. Katrinka says:

    The games mentioned are amazing, but don’t forget those ‘simple’ games. Learning vocabulary is more fun as a crossword puzzle or when trying not to hang from a hangman’s noose! Learning important theories and who wrote them is more fun when turned into a ‘speed dating theorists’ activity. I love to play in my classroom because I have more fun, and my kids have more fun, and their more likely to remember what I’m teaching if they have to do something with it. I sure do love the shiny and new, but don’t toss those blocks on your way to the computer. 🙂

    • admin says:


      Those are great points! Let’s not forget that games were hands on before they were ever on a computer. I’ve always loved games and I agree that there did seem to be a lack of traditional “gaming” at this conference, as reflected in my blog post. Great observation. Did you have any favorite games growing up that influenced you?


  2. Kelly says:

    So cool Alex. I want to hear more about it!

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