We know that young people find computer games incredibly engaging, but what is it about gaming that hooks them in? Come and explore with Mark Osborne (DP at Albany Senior High School).New research into the brain is revealing a lot about the chemical processes that take place when playing computer games, and the good news is that we can use the same science to make lessons more engaging. This workshop will look at the science behind the brain and games as well as a lot of the games available free of charge for educators to use in their classroom across all learning areas. Come prepared to play - bring your own device. Time will be allotted for you to explore by yourself or in teams, and to work with Mark to talk about questions, issues and ideas pertaining to your particular teaching environment.
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