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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

 

Books:

 

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

 

Videos:

 

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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