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Audio from GLLS2007: Using Gaming to Educate Children

Submitted by Jenny Levine on August 23, 2007 - 9:02am

By Stephanie Publicker, Lyn Allen
Presented July 23, 2007

Stephanie Publicker talks about gaming at the National Library of Medicine ToxMystery: Using a Game to Make Learning about Chmicals Fun for Kids: "ToxMystery (http://toxmystery.nlm.nih.gov) is the National Library of Medicine's interactive learning site for 8-11 year old children. It provides a fun, game-like experience while introducing potential environmental health hazards sometimes found in the home.

'Toxie' the cat helps find the hazards hidden in each room, and offers hints when needed. The objective is to find all the hazards. Players are treated to fun animations when they complete each area. When all the hazards in the house have been discovered, Toxie delivers an animated celebration, and players can print a personalized certificate." More info....

Lyn Allen talks about gaming to teach kids online safety Using Gaming to Keep Middle-School Children Safe on the Internet: "A unique, interactive game will be demonstrated that focuses on preventing middle school children from becoming victims of Internet predators. How this award-winning game could be an effective tool for librarians will be offered for consideration." More info....

Listen to an MP3 audio file of this session (29MB, 32:04)

tags: glls2007, gaming in libraries