To Learn is a wonderful new addition to the world of media literacy...Because
it is aimed at the elementary-12th grade audience, it would be a welcome addition
to any school library media center collection. -
The Journal of Media Literacy
to the official website for the book, Playing to Learn: Video Games in the
Classroom by David Hutchison.
to Learn is one of first practical resources that helps teachers integrate the
study of video games into the classroom.
250+ page book features over 100 video game activity ideas appropriate for Grades
4 to 12. Virtually every subject area is addressed, including language arts,
mathematics, science, social studies, history, geography, health & physical
education, drama, music, visual arts, computers, and business.
book is augmented with several discussion articles contributed by scholars, journalists,
and bloggers who routinely write about video games.
included are dozens of activity modification and extension ideas, Web links,
data tables, and photos.
2009: David launches VideoGameWorlds.com,
a Web portal for video game news, reviews, and previews and information about
David's video game-related projects.
2009: Over the last few years, David has delivered a number of invited presentations
on the topic of video games and education. Download an
excerpted PDF outline of one of David's PowerPoint presentations.
19, 2008: David is interviewed by
Electric Playground on the topic of video games and learning.
2008: David appears on a number of Canadian TV news programs talking about the
book and video games and learning.
of Youth Magazine publishes an extended review of the book.
9, 2007: David is interviewed by GameSpot on
the topic of video games and education.
22, 2007: David is interviewed (part one and two)
by Henry Jenkins, MIT Professor and media theorist, on the topic of video games
2007: The September, 2007 issue of GameInformer Magazine features an opinion
article by David on the topic of video games and education.