Internationally known speaker that offers a unique philosophical perspective on education, game-based learning, technology, and culture.


Author and editor of multiple books and articles. His Forbes blog has been visited by millions of readers.


Instructor and Digital Learning Coordinator in Temple University\'s Intellectual Heritage Department. Lead administrator at the Project Learn School.

Video Games, Henry Ford, And The Problems Of Modern Education

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor VideoPresumably, the way the human animal learns stays more or less constant. Still, reformers, policy makers, and curriculum designers fight over what’s best for our schools. That’s because, although the …read more Source: Forbes 2

How Can We Honor The Teachers Who Shape Tomorrow's World?

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Sunday, October 5 is World Teachers’ Day. Unesco organized the global celebration in 1994 as an opportunity to honor the teachers who commit their lives to educating our children. The …read more Source: Forbes 2

Video Game Thinking Can Help Us Build Hands-On Math Toys For The Classroom

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Here’s a great example of how gamification, or video game inspired thinking, can be integrated into non-digital learning. SumBlox is one of those ideas that seems so simple it is …read more Source: Forbes 2

Playful Education In The Age Of Video Games, Binary Thinking, And Social Media

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor One of the hardest things to teach in my humanities classroom at Temple University is that there are no right answers. It doesn’t matter how many times I say it. …read more Source: Forbes 2

You Are Asking The Wrong Questions About Education Technology

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Education technology is trendy. Hardly a day goes by that I don’t read an article or have a conversation in which someone makes the familiar argument that “education is the …read more Source: Forbes 2

Trip Hawkins: How Empathy Became His Ultimate Game

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Trip Hawkins founded Electronic Arts in 1982, where he created the first John Madden Football video game. Now the Madden games are among the bestselling video game franchises of all …read more Source: Forbes 2

Zynga.org's Game-Based Learning Accelerator Pairs Newbies With Experienced Players

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor VideoCo.lab is a start-up accelerator that focuses on learning games. A partnership between Zynga.org and the New School Venture Fund, co.lab “works with startups leveraging the power of digital games …read more Source: Forbes 2

This Video Game Blurs The Line Between Education And Entertainment

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor VideoWhen I speak and consult about games and education, I regularly use Amplify Learning’s games as examples. The games are fantastic. Often with one glance, teachers, administrators, policy makers, curriculum …read more Source: Forbes 2

Racism, Video Games, And The Ukraine: Teaching Children How Think About The World

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor VideoHow do we talk about current events with our children? What are they old enough to comprehend? Video games can help you contextualize the conversation. My seven year old has …read more Source: Forbes 2

The Truth About Parenting And Smartphones

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Recently, journalists and researchers have been blaming smartphones for bad parenting. They want us to put down our devices and focus on our children. But they’ve got it all wrong. …read more Source: Forbes 2



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