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Games motivate students to read beyond their grade level

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Kids spend a lot of time playing video games, and it's paying off for their education. Hannah Gerber, a literacy researcher at Sam Houston State University, observed 10th grade students and found while they only read about 10 minutes a day in English class—they spent 70 minutes reading at home. They're not devouring novels but instead websites and guides devoted to their favorite video games, like Minecraft or World of W
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4 ways games have inspired real teachers (and a geologist)

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Kids love games. But it's surprising how many adults love them, too—and how many of those adults grew up to be teachers that use game-based learning (GBL) or gamification in their own classrooms. We spoke to three teachers and (for fun) a geologist, who all remember how games have shaped them as learners and creative thinkers. World of Warcraft Teacher Bobby Song from California says: Whoeve