Video Games - Social Studies (rebroadcast)
Can video games help students learn more about social studies? New York Public TV station WNET is testing out that theory with "Mission US," an interactive game that puts young players in different eras across American history. WUSF and the USF College of Education are working with WNET to get the game into Bay area classrooms. Find out how on this rebroadcast of University Beat on WUSF TV.
James Welsh, the Director of the Florida Center for Instructional Technology at the USF College of Education, talks about the FCIT and how technology can be used in the classroom.
Mission US website
You can play the game for free after registering
Florida Center for Instructional Technology at USF College of Education
University Beat Radio report on Video Games - Social Studies
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Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.