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  1. Why learning games? • Kids play computer games regularly • Ages 2-7 play ~43 minutes/day • Ages 8-12 play ~56 minutes/day • Ages 13-17 play ~78 minutes/day • Mostkids play computer games • 92% of kids ages 2-17 play video and computer games (Gentile & Walsh, 2002) • Low income kids play computer games at home • Game play is their primary reason for using computers (Jackson et al., 2005) Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  2. Don Tapscott Growing Up Digital The Rise of the Net Generation Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  3. "You can learn more about a man in one hour of playthan in one year of conversation.” -Plato Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  4. “One of the most difficult tasks men can perform, however much others may despise it,is the invention of good games. And it cannot be done by men out of touch with their instinctive selves.” -Carl Gustav Jung & Laurens van der Post Jung and the Story of Our Time Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  5. Allison Druin The Design of Children's Technology Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  6. “Literature on school improvement is full of exhortations to make the content of instruction "relevant." .... But if one does belong to a culture in which video games are important, transforming oneself from a consumer to a producer of games may well be an even more powerful way for some children to find importance in what they are doing.” -Yasmin Kafai Minds in Play Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  7. “You must train the children to their studies in a playful manner, and without any air of constraint, with the further object of discerning more readily the natural bent of their respective characters.” - Plato Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  8. Chris Crawford The Art of Interactive Design A Euphonious and Illuminating Guide to Building Successful Software Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  9. “If you must play, decide on three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.” -Chinese proverb Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  10. “Competition is a by-product of productive work, not its goal. A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” -Ayn Rand, The Moratorium on Brains Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  11. Lee Sheldon Character Development & Storytelling For Games Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  12. “That's what learning is, after all; not whether we lose the game, but how we lose and how we've changed because of it and what we take away from it that we never had before, to apply to other games. Losing, in a curious way, is winning.” -Richard Bach The Bridge Across Forever Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  13. “It should be noted that children at play are not playing about; their games should be seen as their most serious-minded activity.” -Michel de Montaigne Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  14. Raph Koster A Theory of Fun For Game Design Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  15. “Anyone who makes a distinction between games and learning doesn't know the first thing about either.” - Marshall McLuhan Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  16. “Games are thus the most ancient and time-honored vehicle for education… We don't see mother lions lecturing cubs at the chalkboard; we don't see senior lions writing their memoirs for posterity. In light of this, the question, ‘Can games have educational value?’ becomes absurd. It is not games but schools that are the newfangled notion, the untested fad, the violator of tradition.” - Chris Crawford The Art of Computer Game Design Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  17. Katie Salen & Eric Zimmerman Rules of Play Game Design Fundamentals Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  18. “The computer is a medium of human expression and if it has not yet had its Shakespeares, its Michelangelos or its Einsteins, it will. .. We have scarcely begun to grasp its human and social implications.” -Seymour Papert Computer Criticism vs. Technocentric Thinking Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  19. “The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.” -Plutarch Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  20. Marc Prensky • Digital Game Based Learning Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  21. “Why are we even talking about ‘educational games?’ - as if games weren't already educational!” -Will Wright Sim City & The Sims Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  22. “Game designers have a lot better take on the nature of learning than instructional designers.” -Seymour Papert Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  23. Brenda Laurel (ed) • Design Research Methods and Perspectives Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  24. “I believe learning comes from passion, not discipline.” -Nicholas Negroponte Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  25. “You can't really fail at play.” -J.C. Herz Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  26. Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  27. “The technology at hand today is more interesting than technology has ever been. The things we can achieve with technology make the present day the most exciting time to be alive in the history of art.” -Peter Sellars Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  28. “There's so much comedyon television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?” -Dick Cavett Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  29. Steven Johnson Everything Bad is Good for You How Today’s Pop Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  30. “Never let formal education get in the way of your learning.” -Mark Twain Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  31. “It is one thing to remember, another to know. Remembering is merely safeguarding something entrusted to the memory; knowing means making everything your own.” -Seneca Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab

  32. James Gee What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy Game Quotes and Resources Learning Games Lab