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12 Tips for Bringing Video Games into Your Classroom

This presentation introduces the SAGA (Story and Game Academy) project. A program designed to enrich students’ experiences through the exploration of games and the storytelling in games. Lucas Gillispie built this SAGA presentation and some resources to go with it for Games in Education 2012 conference. Other resources include books to read, sites to visit, sources to explore(industry statistics), video to watch and funding ideas. Two sites provide game reviews for teachers and parents are recommended:

Common Sense Media’s Game Reviews

Plugged In Game Reviews



Lucas has been an educator for more than a decade now, working as a high school science for ten years before taking a position as a district-level instructional technology coordinator for Pender County Schools in southeastern North Carolina.  Lucas holds a MS in Instructional Technology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington where he completed thesis work researching the effects of a 3D video game on middle school students’ achievement and attitude in mathematics.  His interests include gaming in education particularly the use of MMORPG’s (Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplay Games), mobile game-based learning, virtual training and simulations.


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“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will understand.” -------- Chinese Wisdom "Games are the most elevated form of investigation." -------- Albert Einstein
"I'm calling for investments in educational technology that will help create digital tutors that are as effective as personal tutors, educational software as compelling as the best video game," President Barack Obama said while touring a tech-focused Boston school (year 2011).
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