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Mrs. Dowdell

We are examining these questions:
  • Do violent video games cause violence?
  • Are video games addictive?
  • What's good about video games?

Use the articles below to explore these questions.

Video Game Survey - Mrs. Dowdell


Opposing Viewpoints in Context database
Click on "Browse Issues" and go to Video Games page

Gaming Addiction

Video Game Addition No Fun - Web MD

When Playing Video Games Means Sitting On Life's Sidelines - NPR

Video Game Culture

Are Video Games Killing Childhood? - Wall St. Journal blog

Gaming in Education

The concepts of work and play have become farcically reversed: schoolwork is meant to be superfun and play, like homework, is meant to teach.

Should Computer Games Be Used for Classroom Instruction?

Teachers and parents are using Minecraft, a video game popular with children, to help teach science, history, languages and ethics.

6Q's About the News: Minecraft as an Educational Tool

A small study finds that certain action video games may help improve reading skills in children with dyslexia.

Violence in Games

Shooting in the Dark
New research suggests violent games can stir hostile urges and aggressive behavior in the short term, but it is not clear whether the habit increases the likelihood of committing a violent crime.