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Parental Involvement

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Here are sample parent information and permission letters that will be used in the Suffern Middle implementation.  Feel free to use and edit.  Please feel free to provide yours or give feedback!


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Articles and Resources:


About Those Little Gamers - by Anne Collier of NetFamilyNews - http://www.netfamilynews.org/?p=31705


Tips for Smart Video Gaming - by Connect Safely -  http://www.connectsafely.org/Safety-Tips/smart-tips-for-videogaming.html


Guide to Parental Controls on the XBox 360 - http://www.getgamesmart.com/tools/setcontrols/


Sony's Guide for Parents (PlayStation 3) - http://us.playstation.com/support/parents/index.htm


Plugged-in Game Reviews - http://www.pluggedin.com/games.aspx


Common Sense Media Game Reviews - http://www.commonsensemedia.org/game-reviews


Powerful Play:  A Mom & Son in World of Warcraft - by Anne Collier of NetFamilyNews- http://www.netfamilynews.org/?p=31128


Why Kids Love Video Games and What Parents Can Do About It - by Anne Collier of NetFamilyNews - http://www.netfamilynews.org/?p=31146


The Serious Need for Play - Scientific American - http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=the-serious-need-for-play


The Video Game Revolution - PBS Series - http://www.pbs.org/kcts/videogamerevolution/index.html


8 Myths About Video Games Debunked - by Henry Jenkins, MIT - http://www.pbs.org/kcts/videogamerevolution/impact/myths.html




Don't Bother Me Mom -- I'm Learning by Marc Prensky


What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning and Literacy by James Paul Gee


Reality is Broken:  Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change The World by Jane McGonigal




James Paul Gee - Video Games, Learning, and Literacy



Constance Steinkuhler on Interest-Driven Learning Using Video Games



Kurt Squire - How Video Games Can Encourage Civic Engagement



John Seely Brown on New Ways of Learning in a Rapidly Changing World



Jane McGonigal Discusses Skills Students Are Learning From Games



Immersive Learning:  It's Game On!



James Paul Gee on Grading With Games




Image Source:  http://www.futurelooks.com/video-games-are-a-family-affair/



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