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Don't Bother Me Mom-I'm Learning!: How Computer And Video Games Are Preparing Your Kids for Twenty-First Century Success - And How You Can Help!,9781557788580

Don't Bother Me Mom-I'm Learning!: How Computer And Video Games Are Preparing Your Kids for Twenty-First Century Success - And How You Can Help!

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9781557788580

ISBN10:
1557788588
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
3/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Continuum Intl Pub Group
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Summary

The positive guide for parents concerned about their kid's video and computer game-playing.

Table of Contents

Introduction xv
Foreword xix
Part I: Games Are NOT The Enemy 1(24)
1 Of Course You're Worried: You Have No Idea What's Going On!
3(4)
2 The Really Good News About Your Kids' Games
7(9)
3 But Wait—What about All That Bad Stuff I Hear About in the Press
16(9)
Part II: The Rise of the Digital Native 25(28)
4 Our Kids Are Not Like Us: They're Natives, We're Immigrants
27(5)
5 Do They Really Think Differently?
32(8)
6 The Emerging Online Life of the Digital Native
40(13)
Part III: What's Different About Today's Games 53(48)
7 Complexity Matters: What Most Adults Don't Understand About Games
55(9)
8 What Kids Learn That's POSITIVE From Playing Computer Games
64(20)
9 The Motivation of Gameplay
84(7)
10 Adaptivity in Games Really Leaving No Child Behind
91(5)
11 It's Not Just the Games—It's the System
96(5)
Part IV: What Kids Are Learning (On Their Own) 101(36)
12 Economics and Business Lessons for a 10-Year-Old From a Computer Game
103(3)
13 How Kids Learn to Cooperate in Video Games
106(3)
14 Video Games Are Our Kids' First Ethics Lessons (Believe it or Not!)
109(4)
15 The Seven Games of Highly Effective People
113(4)
16 Making Games of Their Own: Modding
117(5)
17 Playing Video Games to Stay Healthy (Yes, Video Games!)
122(6)
18 What Our Kids Could Be Learning from Their Cell Phones
128(9)
Part IV: How Parents, Teachers, and All Adults Can Get In The Game! 137(80)
19 Talk to Your Kids; Value What They Know
139(11)
20 The New Language—A Digital immigrant Remedial Vocabulary.
150(10)
21 How Parents Who "Get It" Are Educating Their Kids about Games
160(12)
22 Girls, Boys, Parents, Grandparents There Are Games for Everyone
172(11)
23 Moving Past "Edutainment": Curricular Games Are Coming
183(4)
24 For Teachers: Using Games in the Curriculum and Classroom
187(9)
25 What Can Kids Learn On Their Own?
196(8)
26 Are You as Brave as Your Kids?—Try It Yourself!
204(6)
27 What to Do 'Right Now
210(7)
Conclusion 217(2)
Epilogue 219(2)
Appendix: A Parent-Teacher Toolkit 221(2)
Notes 223(16)
Further Reading 239(4)
Index 243(11)
About the Author 254


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