Archive | April 2014

Minecraft as an educational tool…

16disrupt-span-tmagArticleMinecraft as an educational tool…

A NYT article on games and learning…

I would like to find out more about the studies mentioned in the following paragraphs:

Earlier this year, for example, a school in Stockholm made Minecraft compulsory for 13-year-old students. “They learn about city planning, environmental issues, getting things done, and even how to plan for the future,” said Monica Ekman, a teacher at the Viktor Rydberg school.”

A study by S.R.I. International, a Silicon Valley research group that specializes in technology, found that game-based play could raise cognitive learning for students by as much as 12 percent and improve hand-eye coordination, problem-solving ability and memory.”

And children who play games could even become better doctors. No joke. Neuroscientists performed a study at Iowa State University that found that surgeons performed better, and were more accurate on the operating table, when they regularly played video games.”

With Fire TV, Amazon is ready to fight for your living room

It would be interesting to see what all competitors have planned against #Netflix. #Apple, #Amazon, and #Hulu through devices such as the Google #ChromeCast, #AppleTV, #Roku.