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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

A Surprising New Study On How Video Games Impact Children

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Parents tend to approach video games like junk food: games are fine in moderation but ultimately they are an evil temptation that’s more bad than good. But according to an …read more Source: Forbes 2

3 Reasons Children Need A Video Game Vacation And 1 Reason They Don't

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor Our fondness for digital connectivity exists in parallel to our skeptical apprehension. We’re tortured by our own anxiety. These days, most adults spend the majority of their time staring at …read more Source: Forbes 2

Your Five Year Old Can Learn To Code With An IPad App

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor The MIT Media Lab recently released ScratchJr, a free iPad app that helps children 5-8 learn how to code. The app is a collaboration between the MIT Media Lab, Tufts …read more Source: Forbes 2

Our Schools Are Un-American. Video Games Can Fix That

By Jordan Shapiro, Contributor “Game based learning” is a misleading term. After all, gaming always involves learning. You learn who the bad guys are, how to shoot, how to jump, how to run, where …read more Source: Forbes 2