If you were to ask yourself which skills you would need to earn a Boy Scout merit badge, you might think of pitching a tent or building a fire. But how about designing a video game? The Boy Scouts introduced their newest merit badge this month. The badge, which features playing cards, a chess piece and a video game controller, is called “Game Design.” To earn it, Scouts must...
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John Hunter is a 4th grade school teacher from Virginia who was inspired to instruct his students on global conflict. He talks to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about the World Peace Game he created, and his new book, "World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements."
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Mike Jeffries, CEO of Abercrombie & Fitch, has gotten a lot of attention for a nasty-sounding comment he made in 2006: “In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and
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It’s a sad fact of life that as we age, our cognitive skills decline. In particular, the “executive function” of our mind diminishes – this function is a key aspect of our memory, attention, perception, and problem solving skills. There may be help, however. Scientists from the University of Iowa are now claiming that by playing a specific video game, test subjects aged 50...
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"Music is about ... connecting different people, and building bridges and breaking the rules," LL Cool J says
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Get the kids off the bus and into the car after school Tuesday for a treat that's literally "cool" -- it's Free Cone Day at Haagen-Dazs stores nationwide. Cones are available from 4-8 p.m. at participating Long Island stores.
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THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Here's one possible treatment for dyslexia that kids won't complain about: video games.Italian researchers report that they found that children with the reading disability scored better on tests after they played an action video game for hours, possibly because their minds temporarily became more focused.It's not clear if video games...
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Now in its third year, the National STEM Video Game Challenge is a competition among middle school and high school kids who design their own video games.
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Think video games are bad for kids? You might have to reconsider. A team from the University of Padua published a paper Thursday called "Action Video Games Make Dyslexic Children Read Better," which presents evidence that playing action-oriented video games can increase the reading comprehension skills of children with dyslexia. In its experiment, the team separated...
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S pecial Olympics basketball players will participate in individual skills competition and play a full game at Pack the Gym night at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bonney Lake High School, 10920 199th Ave, Court E. The Community Transition Program is sponsoring the event. Admission is free, but a donation of canned foods is encouraged. Compiled by Mary Anderson and Sabina...
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