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The Literacy of Video Games: What Kids Learn, How We Can Help & Why It Matters


Catalogue Number:  300026
Producer:  Tremain Media Inc.
Subject:  Professional Development
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Educators
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2009
Running Time:  40


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Video games have received considerable attention in recent years, mostly negative. Is this criticism warranted, or are we overlooking the positive aspects of video game play? Are video games entertainment, or are they also powerful learning tools? There are effective ways to connect with our students and children in their video game play. Why is it crucial that we do so?  This DVD includes expert guidance for both teachers and parents about how to value the literacies already inherent in video games while addressing the more controversial aspects of game play.  As teachers and parents, how do we connect with our students and our children around video game play and why it is imperative that we do so?

Features Dr. Kathy Sanford, associate professor in the Faculty of Education, University of Victoria, Associate Dean Teacher Education, and the President of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education; Leanna Madill, doctorial student and author, Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria; Kevin Harrison, principal and winner of the Prime Minister's Awards for Teaching Excellence in 2003, and the Marshall McLuhan Distinguished Teacher Award.


an excellent resource that should encourage communication between parents, teachers and kids - Resource Links


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