A carpenter I worked with once sent me to fetch the “board stretcher” from his toolbox after I had cut one too short. As I returned puzzled through a grinning group of contractors, he observed that “Any tool is only as good as the guy using it… measure twice, cut once.” I never forgot this […]
I have a good friend, Eric, who is a math professor and respected teacher. (He was one of a half dozen primary contributors to a National Science Foundation textbook project in the 90’s.) He’s been aware of my family’s work with the game EQUATIONS for decades. In a talk several years ago about our online […]
“What kind of games teach students the stuff we want them to learn?” is a better one… An awful lot of current academic study of online gaming seems to be focused on identifying what is actually being taught by popular offerings. Do Minecraft and World of Warcraft develop and exercise certain cognitive abilities? Of course, […]
Games, Gods and Grades (Fred Goodman, Professor of Education, Emeritus, University of Michigan 1/27/07) Games are to puzzles as mysteries are to secrets… School grades may be misleading because the problems students learn to solve in school may not be the kind of problems they face after they graduate. Solving a puzzle brings closure to […]
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