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Wednesday, July 8 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
An Inside Look at Getting and Using Games in Classrooms

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An Inside Look at Getting and Using Games in Classrooms
Matthew Farber, Steve Isaacs, Jessica Millstone, Jordan Shapiro

The use of games in the classroom has gained attention and momentum in recent years, but despite the growing understanding of the value of games, its use has yet to become a mainstream approach to teaching and learning. There remain a number of barriers to get games into the classroom. Through this panel, we would like to share positive approaches to using games to enhance student learning, as well as to discuss strategies to overcome barriers. This panel will also address practical and logistical solutions to encourage games in education to become ubiquitous, as well as ideas to spread best practices through teacher communities.

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Matthew Farber

Teacher and Adjunct, New Jersey City University
Matthew Farber, Ed.D. teaches social studies at Valleyview Middle School, in Denville, New Jersey. He holds a doctorate degree in Educational Technology Leadership. His research pertains to how experts in game-based learning communities use games in their classrooms. Farber is a recipient of the HistoryQuest Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and the Institute of Play, an Edutopia blogger, cohost of Ed Got Game on BAM Radio, and a... Read More →
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Steve Isaacs

Teacher, Bernards Township Board of Ed
Steve has been a gamer since the days of Atari and his Apple II+. His parents were initially concerned with how consumed he was with technology. Now they chuckle as he has created a career around his passion. Steve has been teaching Video Game Design and Development for 15 years, starting with his innovative programming at Liberty Corner Computing, the interactive training and gaming center that he and his wife owned and operated for 10 years... Read More →

Jessica Millstone

Director of Engagement, BrainPOP

Wednesday July 8, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Lounge

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