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Your Brain on Video Games

by Administrator
December 5, 2012

Did you know that research shows that people who play video games tend to have better vision than those who don’t? According to cognitive researcher Daphne Bavelier, who studies the impact of video games on the brain, gamers have quite a few advantages over those who don’t play often. Check … 







What in the World Happened to Carmen Sandiego? The Edutainment Era: Debunking Myths and Sharing Lessons Learned

by Carly Shuler
October 2, 2012

Developers and others in the video game industry often attribute the failure of the “edutainment” industry in the 1990’s either to a lack of market demand or the difficulty of creating great products. In reality neither of these assertions is correct. This case study debunks some of the misconceptions around … 







Game Design for Kids: Exploring Opportunities for Connectivity

by Aaron Morris
August 27, 2012

Since my post a couple of weeks ago about Scratch, Meagan Bromley has contributed two really wonderful posts about her work with Gamestar Mechanic and their Online Learning Program where she is currently serving as a mentor/teacher.  Between Gamestar Mechanic, Scratch, Meagan’s posts and mine, one very clear throughline that … 







Can Video Games Unite Generations in Learning?

What makers of technology for early education can learn from Sesame Street. Whether you’re at a restaurant or on an airplane, you can’t miss changes in adult-child interactions from just a generation ago. Everyone is plugged in. It seems almost quaint to see kids and adults engaged together in screen-free play. … 







Designing Games for Students

by Martin Esterman
July 25, 2012

Hello again! When I wrote my blog post on my experiences as one of the Educator Winners from the 2012 STEM Video Game Challenge, I didn’t have a chance to discuss my method for designing games for students. I’ve thought about this quite a bit, and wanted to share some of … 







Math Teacher Designs Winning Game for Students

by Martin Esterman
July 16, 2012

Hello everyone! My name is Marty Esterman and I am the Educator Grand Prize winner for the PBS Kids stream in this year’s STEM Video Game Challenge event for my entry, AdditionBlocks. I have been quite humbled by this whole experience-and I want to thank The Joan Ganz Cooney Center, PBS … 







Calling All Girls: Their Future, Our Responsibility

by Idit Harel Caperton
June 8, 2012

Dr. Idit Harel Caperton, President and Founder of the World Wide Workshop, is passionate about getting more young girls and women excited about becoming leaders in STEM-related fields.This piece originally appeared in the Huffington Post and is reprinted here with permission. This is the second of two posts about integrating … 







Congratulations to the Winners of the 2012 National STEM Video Game Challenge

by Cooney Center Team
June 4, 2012

This year’s National STEM Video Game Challenge was a record-breaking event for the Cooney Center and our partners at E-Line Media. With more categories and subcategories than ever before, we counted more than 3,700 entries from middle and high school students and nearly 100 within the adult categories from all over the … 







National STEM Video Game Challenge: Celebrating Success

by Brian Alspach
May 23, 2012

An adventure game where your character moves around by manipulating the attractive and repulsive forces of the atom. A 3D battle against pathogens inside the human body. An early learning game starring a shark that teaches first graders about inequalities. They could be the latest releases from a premiere educational game studio, but these and … 







Game Design Camp: Lessons Learned

by Allison Mishkin
May 21, 2012

Allison Mishkin teaches at a game design camp for middle school students. Here she shares some of the lessons that she’s learned — and tries to impart — to her students during this week-long sessions.   A group of students stumble into a computer lab on a bright spring day, …