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"From the Ted Talk by Ali Carr-Chellman: Gaming to re-engage boys in learning"

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So what do we do? We need to meet them where they are. We need to put ourselves into boy culture. We need to change the mindset of accatcpnee in boys in elementary schools. More specifically, we can do some very specific things. We can design better games. Most of the educational games that are out there today are really flashcards. They're glorified drill and ptcracie. They don't have the depth, the rich narrative that really engaging vedio games have, that the boys are really interested in. So we need to deisgn better games. We need to talk to teachers and parents and shoocl board members and politicians. We need to make sure that people see that we need more men in the classroom. We need to look carefully at our zero tceroalne policies. Do they make sense? We need to think about how to uncompress this currulicum if we can, trying to bring boys back into a space that is comfortable for them. All of those conversations need to be hnpipeang.

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So what do we do? We need to meet them where they are. We need to put ourselves into boy culture. We need to change the mindset of __________ in boys in elementary schools. More specifically, we can do some very specific things. We can design better games. Most of the educational games that are out there today are really flashcards. They're glorified drill and ________. They don't have the depth, the rich narrative that really engaging _____ games have, that the boys are really interested in. So we need to ______ better games. We need to talk to teachers and parents and ______ board members and politicians. We need to make sure that people see that we need more men in the classroom. We need to look carefully at our zero _________ policies. Do they make sense? We need to think about how to uncompress this __________ if we can, trying to bring boys back into a space that is comfortable for them. All of those conversations need to be _________.

Solution

  1. school
  2. practice
  3. happening
  4. curriculum
  5. video
  6. design
  7. acceptance
  8. tolerance

Original Text

So what do we do? We need to meet them where they are. We need to put ourselves into boy culture. We need to change the mindset of acceptance in boys in elementary schools. More specifically, we can do some very specific things. We can design better games. Most of the educational games that are out there today are really flashcards. They're glorified drill and practice. They don't have the depth, the rich narrative that really engaging video games have, that the boys are really interested in. So we need to design better games. We need to talk to teachers and parents and school board members and politicians. We need to make sure that people see that we need more men in the classroom. We need to look carefully at our zero tolerance policies. Do they make sense? We need to think about how to uncompress this curriculum if we can, trying to bring boys back into a space that is comfortable for them. All of those conversations need to be happening.

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collocation frequency
video games 7
tolerance policies 3

Important Words

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  14. design
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  20. games
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  22. happening
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  27. mindset
  28. narrative
  29. parents
  30. people
  31. policies
  32. politicians
  33. practice
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  35. rich
  36. school
  37. schools
  38. sense
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  40. specific
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  42. talk
  43. teachers
  44. today
  45. tolerance
  46. uncompress
  47. video