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Video Game Blog Post 6: Sketchpad- An Advanced Digital Art Website

Although I think Paint-a-Long is a great starting resource for a 1st grade classroom, I think the website overall has its limitations. In addition to the lack of several components of great digital games and learning opportunities, the website always has a lack of tools for players. For example, there are not many drawing tools …

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Video Game Post 5: Supplemental Learning Activities

As Gee argued for the importance of video games as “action-and-goal-directed preparations for, and simulations of, embodied experience,” I believe that Paint-a-Long with supplemental learning activities can lead to a meaningful learning experience. A great way to apply this video game to incorporate elements and concepts in both Gee’s and Squire’s work would be to …

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