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Teaching Tree-thinking Through Touch


June 4, 2012

image of a touch screen game A pair of new studies by computer scientists, biologists and cognitive psychologists at Harvard, Northwestern, Wellesley and Tufts Universities suggest that collaborative touch-screen games have value beyond just play. Two games, developed with the goal of teaching important evolutionary concepts, were tested on families in a busy museum environment and on pairs of college students. Full Story

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