KQED Radio
KQED Newssee more
Latest Newscasts:KQEDNPR
Player Sponsored By
upper waypoint

What Parents And Teachers Should Know About Educational Video Games

Save ArticleSave Article
Failed to save article

Please try again

 (Erin Scott/KQED)

Do video games belong in the classroom? A growing body of research suggests that game-based learning fosters student engagement, motivation and collaboration and may help teachers to develop more effective assessments. But are the benefits worth the added screen time? We discuss a new guide developed by KQED’s MindShift blog for teachers and parents to decide whether and how to incorporate game-based learning into their classrooms and homes.


Michael Levine, executive director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, an independent non-profit organization based at Sesame Workshop, creator of Sesame Street

Ki Sung, editor of MindShift, a KQED blog covering education and technology

Jordan Shapiro, teacher and digital learning coordinator for Temple University's Intellectual Heritage Department and a columnist for Forbes.com, where he covers ed-tech, parenting and game-based learning

Lucien Vattel, CEO of Gamedesk, a nonprofit organization focused on reshaping K-12 education through games and game development


lower waypoint
next waypoint
The Explosion of Beirut’s Port Told Through the Lives of Women in “All She Lost”Concerns about Joe Biden Focus Spotlight on Kamala HarrisPerformance Reviews are Underperforming. What Should Replace Them?Tommy Orange’s ‘Wandering Stars’ Examines the Legacy and Consequences of Cultural ErasureUCSF’s Gretchen Sisson Spotlights Experiences of Birth Mothers in ‘Relinquished’Charles Duhigg's “Supercommunicators” Breaks Down How to Talk Better and Forge ConnectionsU.S. to Impose Major New Sanctions on Russia After Death of Alexei NavalnyWhen a Friendship, Not a Romantic Partner, is the Center of Your WorldElectronic Music Composer Suzanne Ciani Celebrates Groundbreaking CareerBumpy Financial Aid Rollout Worrying Students, Colleges