Topic: Digital play

James H.H. Morgan, Author provided.

Take the tram into a more playable city

Playable cities connect people and place in creative ways. They appropriate urban environments and infrastructure and provide ways for citizens to participate in smart cities. While people may be aware of smart cities, these are...Read more
|Comment|author: Troy Innocent
Credit: CC Flickr Ed Ivanushkin

CITC Weekly Roundup: Friday April 6

Here is our weekly collection of worldwide stories highlighting the importance of promoting and protecting children’s rights and strengthening the position of children in cities. This week’s round-up includes stories from across the globe that...Read more
|Comment|author: Julia Zvobgo

What students can learn from studying videogames

Are videogames the missing element in the English curriculum? Debates about the purpose of English are not new. Perhaps the most highly politicised subject in the curriculum, English is tasked with developing literacy skills so today’s...Read more
|Comment|author: Dr Alex Bacalja

What are kids getting out of playing Minecraft?

Parents are made to worry that their children are spending too much time on their screens playing games, but maybe they’re just… playing. A 2015 poll found that Australian adults rated “excessive screen time” as their...Read more
|Comment|author: Jane Mavoa

Are smart phones really the death of children’s play?

Many of the current conversations on children’s use of mobile phones sound dire warnings, even foretelling the ‘death of childhood’ itself. However, argues playworker and geographer Chris Martin, different standpoints can contribute alternative, more complex perspectives,...Read more
|Comment|author: Chris Martin