In Playground Games, having fun is no joke

5C students spend most of their time studying for college courses — but that doesn’t mean they’ve completely graduated from elementary school. That’s where Pomona’s Playground Games class comes in.

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‘The opposite of play is depression,’ and other theories on gamification

CW: Mentions of depression In “Ender’s Game,” kids play war games under the expectation that they are training. In reality, they are fighting a war. Without knowing it, they commit xenocide. What are the real stakes to the games we play? Dr. Jane McGonigal, director of game research and development

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