Welcome to Our Virtual Worlds

February 28, 2009

Source: Educational Leadership March 2009 | Volume 66 | Number 6 Literacy 2.0 Pages 48-52 Abstract: The United States is witnessing a growing student engagement crisis. With dropout rates approaching 50 percent in many urban school districts (Swanson, 2008) and recent education surveys showing that students are overwhelmingly bored in


Deep Learning Properties of Good Digital Games: How Far Can They Go?

December 31, 2008

Source: Originally published in Theories and Mechanisms: Serious Games for Learning


Democracy for Some: The Civic Opportunity Gap in High School

January 31, 2008

In our study of high school civic opportunities, we found that a student’s race and academic track, and a school’s average socioeconomic status (SES) determines the availability of the school-based civic learning opportunities that promote voting and broader forms of civic engagement. High school students attending higher SES schools, those