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Video games increasing your sight.

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

You CAN teach an old neuron new tricks.  How do you manage this great feat?  How do you get your brain to function better than it currently does?  You can play video games! Daphne Bavelier and her lab at the University of Rochester have demonstrated that playing video games can improve your eyesight, in particular, […]

My Game IQ

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

“Play Smart. Play on mygameIQ.”  mygameIQ is out and I recommend it to all gamers on PC’s. mygameIQ was developed by Pragmatic Solutions, and is a download manager for video games.  A download manager is something that makes it simpler for you to play a bunch of files…  just like iTunes manages all your MP3 […]

Gamestar Mechanic released!

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Gamestar Mechanic is now available.  Gamestar Mechanic is a game that you play that teaches you how to design video games.   Designed for 4th – 9th grade students, and intended to teach systems thinking, iterative design and collaborative skills, Gamestar Mechanic is lots of fun.  You can check it out on their website, or […]

NIAID and Innovative Education Programs

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Immune Attack 2.0 is being developed with funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).  The NIAID funds research in everything from basic viral replication mechanisms to innovative AIDS treatments, from basic To read more about the NIAID and their work, you can download their PDF, or see their website.   Today, […]

The benefits of playing videogames may surprise you.

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Here is a current article that talks about the different benefits of playing video games. The Office of Naval Research posted an article about its program officer Dr. Ray Perez and his research discussing the benefits of playing video games. If you’re interested in the subject I found a great paper from 2005 about Learning […]

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