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Friday, September 1 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Literacy and Gaming - The value of bringing play into the classroom

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The initial idea of LaG was simple: use games to bolster students' analytic and writing skills.  Once a week, a group of students and I would play curated games, then analyze and write about them.  With a minimal amount of encouragement, the students to began making connections between videogames and other works (novels, poems, etc.).  As a result, their ability to thoughtfully and meaningfully write went through the roof.  Throughout this panel, I'll share what can happen when students realize that the things they like (games) are strikingly similar to the things they don't (essays, English class, school).

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Eric Guadara

The Administrator of This Facility, Dashing Cape Games
Eric Guadara has been working in games since 2010.  He started out as a journalist and has been published in Well Played, an academic games journal.  Eric has been making games for two years, specializing in audio production and programming.  His notable works can be found at ... Read More →


Friday September 1, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm PDT
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