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Using Video Games to Get Kids Excited About Science

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Using Video Games to Get Kids Excited About Science

Using Video Games to Get Kids Excited About Science

Using Video Games to Get Kids Excited About Science

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Can video games help kids develop in meaningful ways? How can gaming and other digital technology serve as a portal to learning about math and science?

Farai Chideya puts those questions to three experts: Jerone Mitchell, who teaches computer science, engineering and statistics at W.T. White High school in Dallas, Texas; Tara McPherson, an associate professor at the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California; and News & Notes tech guru Mario Armstrong.

Armstrong has created a program dedicated to inspiring students to pursue science, technology and engineering, called "Dream, Create, Go."

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