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.

5 Things You Need To Know About The Future Of Math

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Believe it or not, math is changing. Or at least the way we use math in the context of our daily lives is changing. The way you learned math will …read more Source: Forbes 2

Generation Blockhead: How Minecraft Mods The Grown-Ups Of Tomorrow

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor At the time of this writing, Minecraft had sold over 16.2 Million copies of the desktop PC/Mac edition. The “Pocket Edition” (for tablets and smartphones): 21 Million copies. Add in …read more Source: Forbes 2

New Video Games Teach Caring And Compassion

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Shovel Knight is hard to stop playing. It is a super stylized tribute to the epic platformers of the video game industry’s early days. My kids and I have been …read more Source: Forbes 2

Too Many Games And Apps? Pediatricians Say Read Aloud To Your Children

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor You have probably heard the terms “summer slide” or “summer slump.” These terms refer to the learning loss that happens when kids are not in school. The National Summer Learning …read more Source: Forbes 2

What Disneyland Means To The Video Game Generation

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Disney characters are not as familiar to my kids as they were to me when I was their age. Perhaps it is because they have tablets, gaming consoles, and laptops. …read more Source: Forbes 2

The Hidden Moral Messages In Video Games

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Things get confusing when thinking about video games because the narrative content and the mechanics are rarely aligned. Still, both are transmitting lessons to players. Because they’re interactive, video games …read more Source: Forbes 2

Nintendo And The Future Of Kids' Games: E3 From A Father's Perspective

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor For those of you that are unfamiliar with E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo), all you need to know is that it is a giant larger-than-life video game convention. I didn’t attend …read more Source: Forbes 2

Why Disney's 'Maleficent' Matters

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Disney’s Maleficent brought in $70 Million at the box office during its opening weekend. The real significance of the film, however, has nothing to do with revenue. Instead, it represents …read more Source: Forbes 2

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Technology And Video Games Make Kids Think Differently About Old Questions

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor It is popular to write about how the internet is changing the way we think. Education and parenting journalists like to speculate about what new technology is doing to our …read more Source: Forbes 2



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