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Thursday, July 16 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Seven F Words You Can Use in School

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What can educators do to understand games and make school a more rigorous, vital and enjoyable place? Building on decades of research, this session looks at the seven essential nutrients that games provide: 1. Failure 2. Feedback 3. Fairness 4. Flow 5. Fantasy 6. Freedom 7. Fellowship. Understanding these “seven F’s” can help teachers make their classrooms more successful places, even if they don’t like video games or are uncomfortable bringing them into the classroom.

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Greg Toppo

Journalist, Paragraph Factory LLC
Greg Toppo is the author of The Game Believes In You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter (St. Martin’s Press, 2015) and a journalist with 25 years of experience, most of it covering education. He was a 2016 Yale University Poynter Fellow and a 2010 Spencer Fellow at Columbia... Read More →

Thursday July 16, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT