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The Resource "Don't bother me Mom, I'm learning!" : how computer and video games are preparing your kids for twenty-first century success and how you can help!, Marc Prensky ; with a foreword and contributions by James Paul Gee

"Don't bother me Mom, I'm learning!" : how computer and video games are preparing your kids for twenty-first century success and how you can help!, Marc Prensky ; with a foreword and contributions by James Paul Gee

Label
"Don't bother me Mom, I'm learning!" : how computer and video games are preparing your kids for twenty-first century success and how you can help!
Title
"Don't bother me Mom, I'm learning!"
Title remainder
how computer and video games are preparing your kids for twenty-first century success and how you can help!
Statement of responsibility
Marc Prensky ; with a foreword and contributions by James Paul Gee
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prensky, Marc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Electronic games
  • Video games and children
  • Social learning
Label
"Don't bother me Mom, I'm learning!" : how computer and video games are preparing your kids for twenty-first century success and how you can help!, Marc Prensky ; with a foreword and contributions by James Paul Gee
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-242) and index
Contents
pt. I. Games are NOT the enemy -- 1. Of course you're worried : you have no idea what's going on! -- 2. The really good news about your kids' games -- 3. But wait--what about all that bad stuff I hear about in the press? -- pt. II. The rise of the digital native -- 4. Our kids are not like us : they're natives, we're immigrants -- 5. Do they really think differently? -- 6. The emerging online life of the digital native -- pt. III. What's different about today's games -- 7. Complexity matters : what most adults don't understand about games -- 8. What kids learn that's POSITIVE from playing computer games -- 9. The motivation of gameplay -- 10. Adaptivity in games--really leaving no child behind -- 11. It's not just the games--it's the system -- pt. IV. What our kids are learning (on their own) -- 12. Economics and business lessons for a 10-year-old from a computer game -- 13. How kids learn to cooperate in video games -- 14. Video games are our kids' first ethics lessons (believe it or not!) -- 15. The seven games of highly effective people -- 16. Making games of their own : modding -- 17. Playing video games to stay healthy (yes, video games!) -- 18. What our kids could be learning from their cell phones -- pt. V. How parents, teachers, and all adults can get in the game! -- 19. Talk to your kids : value what they know -- 20. The new language--a digital immigrant remedial vocabulary -- 21. How parents who "get it" are educating their kids about games -- 22. Girls, boys, parents, grandparents--there are games for everyone -- 23. Moving past "edutainment" : curricular games are coming -- 24. For teachers : using games in the curriculum and classroom -- 25. What can kids learn on their own? -- 26. Are you as brave as your kids?--try it yourself! -- 27. What to do right now -- Conclusion -- Epilogue -- Appendix. A parent-teacher toolkit
Control code
62324684
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 254 p.
Isbn
9781557788580
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005032636
Other control number
9781557788580
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)62324684
Label
"Don't bother me Mom, I'm learning!" : how computer and video games are preparing your kids for twenty-first century success and how you can help!, Marc Prensky ; with a foreword and contributions by James Paul Gee
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [223]-242) and index
Contents
pt. I. Games are NOT the enemy -- 1. Of course you're worried : you have no idea what's going on! -- 2. The really good news about your kids' games -- 3. But wait--what about all that bad stuff I hear about in the press? -- pt. II. The rise of the digital native -- 4. Our kids are not like us : they're natives, we're immigrants -- 5. Do they really think differently? -- 6. The emerging online life of the digital native -- pt. III. What's different about today's games -- 7. Complexity matters : what most adults don't understand about games -- 8. What kids learn that's POSITIVE from playing computer games -- 9. The motivation of gameplay -- 10. Adaptivity in games--really leaving no child behind -- 11. It's not just the games--it's the system -- pt. IV. What our kids are learning (on their own) -- 12. Economics and business lessons for a 10-year-old from a computer game -- 13. How kids learn to cooperate in video games -- 14. Video games are our kids' first ethics lessons (believe it or not!) -- 15. The seven games of highly effective people -- 16. Making games of their own : modding -- 17. Playing video games to stay healthy (yes, video games!) -- 18. What our kids could be learning from their cell phones -- pt. V. How parents, teachers, and all adults can get in the game! -- 19. Talk to your kids : value what they know -- 20. The new language--a digital immigrant remedial vocabulary -- 21. How parents who "get it" are educating their kids about games -- 22. Girls, boys, parents, grandparents--there are games for everyone -- 23. Moving past "edutainment" : curricular games are coming -- 24. For teachers : using games in the curriculum and classroom -- 25. What can kids learn on their own? -- 26. Are you as brave as your kids?--try it yourself! -- 27. What to do right now -- Conclusion -- Epilogue -- Appendix. A parent-teacher toolkit
Control code
62324684
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxi, 254 p.
Isbn
9781557788580
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005032636
Other control number
9781557788580
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)62324684

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