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According to a 2008 Pew survey, 97% of kids play videogames. And by the age of 21, the average person has spent more than 10,000 hours playing videogames! Surprisingly, these games are often social, requiring both collaboration and competition to win. What does all this mean? It means that the next generation of learners/workers are virtuoso videogamers. They have grown up playing videogames and have never lived in a world without computers, cell phones and digital media. This generation needs another way to learn! The solution? Play To Teach!
In this presentation you will see how the Council for Economic Education is using games and cooperative team play to teach middle and high school students about economics and personal finance