Tuesday, March 17, 2009

How Kids Learn from Video Games



"Here’s a clip from SXSW 2009 on YouTube where Henry Jenkins is interviewed by The Guardian UK about learning from video games.

He says in the clip that every game has an online community and it’s there where people start to trade information and learn from each other.

Henry also argues that there is a learning ecology that takes place outside of the classroom and that schools cut themselves off from this learning by blocking games and YouTube - leaving students disconnected with the best ways of learning. This hinders students from becoming technically literate and be prepared for the future." [via]

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

PBwiki Weekly Webinar

This week on her News 9 segment, Amy shared lots of exciting and interesting ways to use a wiki to manage your family schedule. While there are lots of different companies who provide wiki clients, our favorite is PBwiki.

Did you know that PBwiki hosts complimentary Office Hours each week? Yep, it's true.

Join PBwiki every – Wednesday at 1 P.M EST to speak to the staff and get help getting the most out of using a wiki with your family.

Subscribe to KE.TV on iTunes

Did you know that Knowledge Essentials founder Amy James has a weekly segment on CBS News affiliate News 9 in Oklahoma City? Yep, it's true.

Each week Amy shares ideas, suggestions or resources designed to help parents learn the art and science of teaching their children so that they can apply these skills at home, school and the community.

We're happy to announce that we've added Amy's segments to iTunes! Now it's easy as ever to subscribe to her weekly segments and learn on the go!

Subscribe to KE.TV on iTunes

Did you know that Knowledge Essentials founder Amy James has a weekly segment on CBS News affiliate News 9 in Oklahoma City? Yep, it's true.

Each week Amy shares ideas, suggestions or resources designed to help parents

We're happy to announce that we've added Amy's segments to iTunes! Now it's easy as ever to subscribe to her weekly segments on the go!

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