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The Game Believes in You by Greg Toppo
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it was amazing

Books about education can often depress the reader. This one is ultimately hopeful and uplifting, as Toppo describes the power of video games to draw young people into active, engaged learning on any subject. Consider this passage from the epilogue, about teenagers using the game Minecraft as the basis for an elaborate opera performance.
Toppo writes: "This isn't the same old thing done more efficiently, or, heaven forbid, the same old _stupid_ thing done more efficiently. These aren't better flash cards or gamified toothbrushes with points attached. This is cutting-edge technology applied to something totally new and strange and beautiful."
Toppo's passion for the topic comes through and I came away convinced that video games really can help all of us learn.
This is also a fast read and frequently funny. Worth your time!

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