Games Highlighted at Educational Tech Conference

By Aaron Linde, Jan 22, 2008 12:45pm PST Educational software company Tabula Digita announced that three concurrent sessions at this week's Florida Educational Technology Conference will be dedicated to the use of games as educational tools. The conference kicks off in Orlando, Florida today and runs through the 25th.

"While it's an interesting contradiction that fun and exciting games are being discussed in an esteemed academic forum, it nonetheless proves that educational gaming is a serious tool for helping today's technology-savvy students," said Tabula Digita co-founder Ntiedo Etuk.

Etuk will speak on "Leading Digital Immigrants to Teach Math to the Video Game Generation" on January 25, which explores the gaming medium and demonstrates how it can help teachers reach students and engage them in mathematics.

Another session, entitled "Using Educational Games to Develop Student's Content Knowledge," will highlight instructional strategies associated with gaming. "Why Game Development Matters" focuses on the educational benefits of prompting students to develop their own video games.

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