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Games you wouldn't think had the potential for educational value Part 2

(Note: Sorry it took so long to get to the next one, but the holiday madness hit pretty hard this year, not to mention some family troubles so I've had a lot on my mind recently. Thank you all for your patience and I hope you enjoy the next installment of my blog.)

The Pheonix Wright Series



This game series is very near and dear to me for many reasons. Not only does it have a fun set of stories and lovable characters, but it hones and sharpens a…

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Added by Rachael Ward on December 30, 2011 at 11:11am — No Comments

Games you wouldn't think had the potential for educational value Part 1

This is probably going to be the first in a series of blog posts that I'm going to do on this site to share my ideas with you all. In the time I've spent exploring this site, I really enjoyed looking at all the different ideas and video games to use in teaching and I'm very tempted to check them  out myself (if I had the chance do so along with the copious amount of school work I have to do). However, I haven't seen to many ideas on including more mainstream video games, such as Legend of…

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Added by Rachael Ward on December 12, 2011 at 6:47pm — 2 Comments

Rise of Internet Reviewing

One thing that has continued to capture my attention as I research for information on how to write lesson plans to include new media, is the fact that numerous people on the internet seem to be becoming more critical of current media and media from their past. Certain sites such as thatguywiththeglasses.com and cinemassacre.com have teams of people, of various ages who all review different types of films, games, comics, etc. Mind you it is presented in a format which will give audiences a…

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Added by Rachael Ward on November 23, 2011 at 12:52pm — No Comments

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