New Games That Inspire Learning in Kids

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on May 29, 2014
New Games That Inspire Learning in Kids

We’ve been talking a lot recently about how playing games with kids can be great for family bonding and for identifying and exploiting learning opportunities. Even entertainment games can be excellent starting points for exploration of particular topics, and the educational potential can go well beyond the game itself. In this article we will explore …Read more

Building a Better Brain, One Game at a Time

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on May 19, 2014
Building a Better Brain, One Game at a Time

Do you have a New Year’s resolution to improve your brain’s performance?  If so, playing more games might just be the answer! In a previous article I provided an overview of the types of skills we develop from game play.  In this article I will take it a bit deeper, looking specifically at cognitive development …Read more

What’s So Serious About ‘Serious’ Games?

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on January 22, 2014
What’s So Serious About ‘Serious’ Games?

‘Serious’ games are a genre of educational games that focus on creating unique learning contexts for difficult subjects. In this article I will explore the premise for serious games as tools for learning, and highlight some of the most exciting projects out there. What is Learning? It is obvious that we expect the outcome of …Read more

Ten Ways We Learn From Games

Posted by Lisa Galarneau on January 2, 2014
Ten Ways We Learn From Games

One of the things that has most amazed me about studying gamers is just how fertile their learning skills are. The gamer generation has developed a range of skills that result from gameplay. From hard skills (hand-eye coordination, scientific thinking, problem-solving) to soft ones (collaboration, teamwork, leadership), games are solid ground for developing a range …Read more