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Educators Are Well Positioned to Be Game Designers

Educators are well positioned to be game designers, but a lot of times teachers don’t feel that way because they don’t play games. Raymond Yan, senior vice president of DigiPen Institute of Technology and 2012 NAIS ( National Association of Independent Schools) Annual Conference speaker talks about how you can teach with games.
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He discussed the game-making process and how students can learn during this process. Game development as a teaching tool isn’t necessarily using high technologies. Teachers could just bring the concepts and set the rules to facilitate the iterations of learning.

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The game helps to put the context and create visual connection, so the likelihood the learners are going to remember the information is significantly higher than just passively looking at a bunch of letters.
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Are you inspired by game designer Raymond Yan after watching his talks about how learning can be fostered though the use of game play?

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