Using Video Games for Learning
January 3, 2014
Did your kids get the new Play Station 4 for the holidays or do you have to fight your kids to stop playing their video games? Until recently, the perspective that video games lacked any educational value and was mere entertainment, dominated adults' understanding of the role video games played in children's lives. However, research suggests that video games can teach children academic and non-academic content as well as transferable skills such as problem solving and critical thinking. Join Drs. Sinem Siyahhan and Elisabeth Hayes from Arizona State University for a discussion of how video games teach children, and what adults can do to help children learn using video games.
*Seating is limited and granted on a first-come, first-serve basis
5:30 p.m. - Doors open
5:30-9 p.m. - Arts Under the Stars with artist Chelsea Davis in the Dorrance Planetarium
5:30-9 p.m. – “Learning How to Use Minecraft and Other Video Games for Science Learning” in My Digital World.
7-8 p.m. - " Using Video Games for Learning” with Drs. Sinem Siyahhan and Elisabeth Hayes
8-9 p.m. - "Rescue 3D" in our IMAX theater!