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Are Video Games Harmful? (In Controversy) by Hal Marcovitz PDF

By Hal Marcovitz

ISBN-10: 1601521251

ISBN-13: 9781601521255

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65 Using Games to Teach Many experts have recognized that video games and similar distractions are a fact of life in the 2010s and have proposed that teachers find ways to use video games for instructional purposes. In fact, some schools have designed video games into their curricula—not games like Gears of War, certainly, but educational games designed to help students learn about math, physics, and other subjects. Edward O. Wilson, a Harvard University biology professor who has advanced theories on human evolution, believes games could be designed to provide students with virtual looks back into history, showing them different stages of the development of the planet.

Months before the shooting, Harris and Klebold were arrested for breaking into a van. At Columbine, they joined a group of social outcasts and misfits who called themselves the “Trench Coat Mafia”—as the name suggests, members dressed in black trench coats. The two boys were known to detest Columbine’s student athletes. “There’s something deeply wrong Sara Schweitzberger, a 15-year-old Columbine student, said about anyone’s she took a gym class with Klebold and could tell he was a taking for granted troubled individual.

65 Using Games to Teach Many experts have recognized that video games and similar distractions are a fact of life in the 2010s and have proposed that teachers find ways to use video games for instructional purposes. In fact, some schools have designed video games into their curricula—not games like Gears of War, certainly, but educational games designed to help students learn about math, physics, and other subjects. Edward O. Wilson, a Harvard University biology professor who has advanced theories on human evolution, believes games could be designed to provide students with virtual looks back into history, showing them different stages of the development of the planet.

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