Benefits of gaming, coding extend beyond computer science

04/29/2014 | Edutopia.org

Integrating coding and gaming in classroom lessons offers benefits that extend beyond computer science, teacher Douglas Kiang writes. In this blog post, he offers three examples of how coding and gaming can enhance learning, such as how fifth-grade students learned about the pilgrims coming to the New World and the Magna Carta through the context of drafting a "Minecraft Compact," which includes rules intended to guide students' behavior within the game.

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