Books to Read

There are some great books out there that relate to games and learning.  Some of these are even fiction titles, because I feel they have some inspirational ideas!

Books on Video Games in Education

What Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy – James Paul Gee Don’t Bother Me Mom — I’m Learning – Marc Prensky Digital Game-Based Learning – Marc Prensky How Computer Games Help Children Learn – David Williamson Shaffer Playing to Learn:  Video Games in the Classrom – David Hutchinson Video Games and Learning:  Teaching and Participatory Culture in The Digital Age – Kurt Squire

Books on Video Games

A Theory of Fun – Raph Koster Fun, Inc. – Tom Chatfield Got Game:  How The Gamer Generation Is Reshaping Business – John C. Beck and Mitchell Wade Reality Is Broken – Jane McGonigal Extra Lives – Why Video Games Matter – Tom Bissell

Books on Gamification

The Multiplayer Classroom – Lee Sheldon The Gamification of Learning and Instruction:  Game-based Strategies for Training and Education – Karl Kapp The Gamification Revolution – Gabe Zichermann and Joselin Linder For The Win:  How Game Thinking Can Revolutionize Your Business – Kevin Werbach

Fiction Books for Inspiration

Ready Player One – Ernest Cline Ender’s Game – Orson Scott Card Snowcrash – Neil Stephenson (not for young readers!)

Other Books That Relate

A Whole New Mind:  Why Right-Brainers Will Rule The Future – Dan Pink Punished By Rewards – Alfie Kohn Everything Bad Is Good for You:  How Today’s Pop Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter – Stephen Johnson Disrupting Class:  How Disruptive Innovation Will Change The Way The World Learns – Clayton Christensen Teaching Digital Natives:  Partnering for Real Learning – Marc Prensky


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