• Sarah Shorter

Growth in All Mediums

Working at a library gives you an appreciation for the various ways people learn. Some people need pictures. Some need videos. Some can't handle any of those things and just need words.


There's so many options. I love that graphic novels and comics are being used more for nonfiction. It's great for kids who don't like reading or have trouble reading, absolutely, but it's great for adults too.


The point is, educational materials can be packaged all kinds of ways. One of these ways is through games. Educational gaming isn't anything new, as anyone who played Oregon Trail in school can attest to. With computer programming becoming more accessible, what these games will educate you on has expanded. Anyone, in theory, can make a game, so you get lots of different viewpoints and ideas that you rarely see in mainstream gaming.


And so, I'd like to introduce you to one of my favorite educational games: You Are Jeff Bezos.


The game is a few years old at this point, and so it's not as accurate in a post-covid world, but it is one of the best ways to illustrate income disparity and what it actually means to be a billionaire.


Plus, it's kind of funny.


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