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Even though educational video games have been used in classrooms for 50 years - and despite the fact that research shows educational games can be effective - they are not that common in classrooms today.
To download the app for iOS or Android, CLICK HERE.TERC has supplied teachers with accompanying educational materials for the game HERE.? But if you have any new thoughts or creative ideas on how to best integrate the Zoombinis into the classroom, share them in the comments below!
Review by Keith Lambert, Education World Contributor.Lambert is a certified English Language Arts teacher and teacher trainer in Connecticut.College Station (Texas): In an effort to curtail how much time young people spend playing video games, China has banned students from playing them during the school week and limits them to just one hour per day on Fridays, weekends and holidays. The new rule took effect Sept 1, 2021. From my standpoint as a video game designer and scholar who specialises in game-based learning, I don't see a need to limit video game play among students during the school week. Instead, I see a need to expand it — and to do so during the regular school day.
Commercial video games could help treat mental health issues: StudyVideo games are one of the most popular mediums of our times. One estimate shows that by 2025, the global gaming market will amount to USD 268.8 billion annually — significantly higher than the USD 178 billion it is in 2021. The money spent on gaming does not just facilitate a virtual escape from the real world.
Scholars such as James Paul Gee, a longtime literacy professor, have repeatedly shown that video games can be used to facilitate learning in the K-12 classroom. Education writer Greg Toppo reached the same conclusion in his critically acclaimed book, "The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter."
A long historyThe Virtual Choral Trail returns with the inclusion of local, national and international choirs. Following a hugely successful online-only festival last year, which generated an unprecedented 250,000 views from 50 countries worldwide, choirs and ensembles can take part by submitting their best performance through the Festival website to secure their place in the 2021 online programme.
Online audiences will also enjoy the sounds of previous international winners of the Festival in a special virtual concert, as well as a series of podcasts with guest artists and a virtual symposium on the theme of words, music and composition.Welcoming this year’s programme of events, the festival’s Artistic Director,?Dónal?Doherty, said:
“There is a real sense of hope among singers everywhere that we will soon be able to return to regular rehearsals and performances. Singing together is our life-blood and this shared experience has been sorely missed over the past 18 months. We cannot wait to perform together again, or to enjoy the performance of other groups, whether outdoors or in one of the beautiful indoor venues that we’ll be using for this year’s festival.”?Dónal?shares how in-person and virtual events has created a new dynamic to the festival’s programme: