Can A Video Game Replace A Textbook?
“Educators typically think of using digital and video games as the actual learning tool, but one teacher is using video games for something else entirely — as a replacement for the textbook…”
To bring it into the classroom, Jeff Mummert who is a social studies teacher and department chair at Hershey High School in Pennsylvania implemented this change.
Why Video Games?
According to Mummert, “…game designers put a lot of time and thought into developing aesthetically appealing games that they think will draw players into an imaginary world.
His interest in games in the classroom focuses entirely on asking students to think critically about the game in the same way they would analyze a text or work of art…”
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