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What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy by James Paul Gee
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Jul 27, 07

Recommended for: teachers, video game makers, gamers, cognitive psychologists
Read in February, 2005

This book is about how video games are becoming a new type of literacy. The book goes on to discuss how video games are very good at teaching users how to do complex things quickly, and that some of the techniques employed by video games could be adopted by educators to teach children.

This is reminiscent of how children were trained to be soldiers with video games in the book Ender's Game.

It is a dense book to read, it is somewhere between a textbook and nonfiction. Despite the fact that it is hard to read, this book is very interesting.

I read this book because my mom gave it to me for Hanukkah, and because it looked interesting.
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