Wednesday, October 18, 2006

No Child Left Unstimulated

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Video games can reshape education
Games teach team building, multitasking and problem-solving under duress

By Ben Feller
Updated: 7:10 p.m. ET Oct 17, 2006
WASHINGTON - Scientists call it the next great discovery, a way to captivate students so much they will spend hours learning on their own. It's the new vision of video games.

The Federation of American Scientists — which typically weighs in on matters of nuclear weaponry and government secrecy declared Tuesday that video games can redefine education.

Capping a year of study, the group called for federal research into how the addictive pizazz of video games can be converted into serious learning tools for schools.

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