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MinecraftEdu: From game room to classroom

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An educational version of the wildly popular Minecraft take kids' passion for the game and directs it toward their educational experience.
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A must read for those who think Minecraft helps students in their learning... Me amongst them :-)

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Teachers enlivening classrooms with free role-playing game

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Young people naturally gravitate towards games, but how can teachers gamify learning without making a huge commitment? The team behind hit RPG Classcraft have an innovative solution to this problem.


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Good article on the use of Classcraft in the classroom!!

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 21, 3:43 PM

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For oral practicing, for socialization, for changing the boring aspect of expository lessons, for improving your classes…

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A School That Ditches All the Rules, But Not the Rigor

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How can we make school a joyful experience without sacrificing rigor? What's the best way to measure true learning? What's the purpose of school? The founders and teachers at the PlayMaker School, an all-game based school in Los Angeles, are asking those big, hairy questions that all teachers grapple with. At the PlayMaker School, they're trying to find their own answers through their constantly morphing, complex experiment. Here are their thoughts about these issues, in their own words.
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Utopia? Well, they seem to be successful... and happy!

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Minecraft en el aula | Nuevas tecnologías aplicadas a la educación | Educa con TIC

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Good example of best practices. How to use Minecraft in the classroom (in Spanish)

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Civic Mirror: Simulated Nation Building for Middle Schoolers

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When I was in middle school, I had a U.S. history class that I can remember almost nothing about. The only thing I recall was that during a really exciting jeopardy game, the teacher asked me about a
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Nice initiative to introduce civic education through a simulation game!

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Game-Based Learning: Resource Roundup

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Resources by Topic:

Games in the Classroom
Tips and Tools to Get Started
Using Games for Learning and Assessment
Engaging Students with Innovative Programs
Games for Social Good
Straightforward Ga
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Good compendium of articles and links in a comprehensive showcase of all we need to understand the use of videogames in the classroom.

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Urgent Evoke

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Evoke is a crash course in changing the world. Play your way through EVOKE's quests to learn all about social entrepreneurship.
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Gaming & Education at its best. Role-playing, simulation, communication, sharing... and LEARNING!!!

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Games Support Multiple Learning Styles

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When we talk about "games," that term covers a huge range. From video games to board games, from Kinect to pencil-and-paper games, all of these can contribute to student learning.

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A good article showing how games can be used to help different learning styles... very interesting!!

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What Teachers Really Think About Game Based Learning

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WeAreTeachers, an educational resource website, have released the results of a survey of 309 K–12 classroom teachers from public, private and religious schools across the country about their views on game based learning. We thought the results were very interesting, especially the statement ’81% of teachers feel students are more engaged when they are playing games’.  


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Ricard Garcia's comment, December 10, 2012 2:09 AM
I can't find the complete report in their website, just the infographic.
Rudy Azcuy's comment, December 10, 2012 8:55 AM
Ricard Garcia... I checked for the report on the WeAreTeachers site and they don't have it posted. They only have info on what is in the graphic...
EduClick_España's comment, April 22, 2013 6:18 AM
I'm affraid the full text report is not available. Will be checking for updating asap!
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Online Environmental Management Game

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Play Catchment Detox to see if you successfully manage a river catchment and create a sustainable and thriving economy. It's an online game where you're in charge of the whole catchment. You get to decide what activities you undertake - whether to plant crops, log forests, build factories or set up national parks. The aim is to avoid environmental problems and provide food and wealth for the population. Nice way to make students read and speak in English


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ACMI Story Monster

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Ask your students to create a monster. It will then fly to an adventure where it will eat the right word to make up a sentence. Easy game for children and young beginners to learn about basic word categories

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A Must-Have Guide To Gaming In The Classroom

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Gaming, wikis, blogs, social media, interactive polls and QR codes: just some of the technologies that teachers are bringing into the classroom.
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The 50 Best Videos For Teachers Interested In Gamification | Edudemic

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Gaming in education is a really big deal, and a very fun way to get students more involved and interested in education.

Board games, video games, even active outdoor games all have an important place in education, and these videos share more about their role in learning.

Check out our list of 50 awesome videos for gaming teachers to discover what experts, teachers, and even students have to say about using games for education.

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Playfully

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Good platform to introduce the use of webgames in the classroom... have a look at Simcity edu!!! Create groups, assign tasks and assess your students.

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8 Play-Based Strategies to Engage Youth in Learning

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Play is something that comes naturally to young people, so why not enhance their learning opportunities by engaging them to play with purpose?
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Simple, very clarifying... tips and ideas everyone should always bear in mind.

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Make it - Crear y compartir actividades y juegos educativos con cualquiera, en cualquier lugar.

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Create activities and educational games for iOS

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An excellent app created by la Factoria d'imatges. Creativity and fun blended into a catchy application for iPad. Kids and teens, and even adults will easily get engaged into creation with this easy and intuitive tool.

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Create a Simple E-Learning Game - E-Learning Heroes

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E-Learning Heroes: Step-by-step tutorials for building better courses, fast answers to your e-learning questions, free downloads for your e-learning projects.

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How can we build e-learning games? Useful guidelines and tips.

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Sieg Holle's curator insight, February 28, 10:09 AM

Will try to use this to make a government cancer treatment game.

 

Alison Hewett's curator insight, February 28, 3:51 PM

Interesting ideas for presenting questions in a board game format.

Anju Patel's curator insight, September 22, 4:31 AM

These templates are really good.

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20 iPad Gaming Apps to Boost Kids Critical Thinking Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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"Gaming is an important component of the child's cognitive and emotional growth. In his wonderful book " What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy. Second Edition: Revised and Updated Edition " http://amzn.to/1bOeA48 James Paul Gee argued for the importance of game play for the learners' developing personalty and the honing of their thinking capacities. Gee analyzed several of the popular video and online games like Sims City, and War of Warcraft, to mention but a few , and found out that the learning design informing these games  are behind their sweeping popularity among gamers in all around the world. Gee further claimed that investing time in playing these games does impinge positively on the learning skills of kids. It, among many other things, help them develop strategic thinking, problem solving, active critical thinking, and meta-level thinking. Check out this post http://bit.ly/19nKi7H ; to learn more about the learning principles embedded in game play as conceptualized by Gee."


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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, December 15, 2013 2:47 AM
There very well might be some good truth to this.
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Getting the Facts on Game Based Learning (INFOGRAPHIC)

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The Knowledge Guru team knows how effective serious games and game based learning are, that's why we've developed an entire learning game engine focused on making game based learning easier to impleme...

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This infographic shows proof of how useful it is to use games in education. Worth a look.

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Florence MOZZO's comment, August 9, 2013 3:10 AM
Thank you for this infographic and the sources you used, the importance of having fun while learning seems to increase in education. Good news !
Ines Evaristo's curator insight, August 21, 2013 6:53 PM

Una buena infografía que resume estudios con resultados del efecto de los videojuegos en el aprendizaje de la educacion superior, cosa que no habia visto mucho.  Además, el inicio es bastante claro, hacer un videojuego "serio" o educativo es doble reto: lograr los objetivos de aprendizaje propuestos y diseñar un gameplay igualmente divertido, motivador, estimulante... es la diferencia entre un videojuego educativo de un juego didactico.

Taryn Coxall's curator insight, October 8, 2013 10:24 PM

This article gives great insight into the upcoming phenominon of "Game Based Learning".Although i have never seen it in my practises, after reading abit about it, i believe game based learning is something i would incoperate into my own classroom. Game Based learning provides a stimulating and engaging way of learning for children on a wide range of educational areas and topics. It is proven through this approach to learning students aremore likely to become motivated to learn, become increasingly engage and excel in their learning. 
Although many peoleay belive an "old school" approach to teaching is best, i feel it is highly necassary to kepp up with the fast moving pace of technology on offer, and use theseresources to help student in the classroom. Most learners that i have come aross are kinaesthetic learning, being one myself i can see how these games will help a variety of different learners and create opportunity for divergent thinking.

great resource which has iven me great insight.  

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Best Practices: Gamify Your Class with Moodle

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According to gamification.org, gamification “typically involves applying game design thinking to non-game applications to make them more fun and engaging.” In education, teachers have gamified the running of their classrooms as well as incorporating game design into the curriculum itself. In this blog post, we’ll explore why you might want to gamify your classroom, examples of gamification, and how to gamify with Moodle.


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A nice way to make Moodle catchier ;-)

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Chris Legg's curator insight, May 21, 2013 5:47 AM
Why shouldn't learning be engaging and motivational. Statement, not question.
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24 Game Based Sites That Make Studying More Fun

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The words “final exam” and “fun” rarely find themselves in close proximity, but with the advent of new game-based learning sites, that may be changing. There are numerous ways that you can now combine studying for your exams or just practicing skills for a course with having fun playing games and hanging out online. Really! Here are just a few of the great sites that are embracing game-based learning. Give them a try — they might just make you actually want to stay in to study for a change.


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Gamification In Learning | Upside Learning Blog

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Game Based Learning (GBL) or Gamification in Learning has been creating some news recently. Find basic principles that can drive Gamification In Learning.
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Best English Language Games (Play Games at English Lessons)

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Nice blog with good examples of activities for students to have fun and learnEnglish at the same time. Clear instructions and guidelines for teachers.

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10 Of The Best Educational Online Games

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10 great educational online games to use with students. From climate change to surgery, every child will find something to engage and excite.
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Integrating Games-based Learning: A Conversation with Tim Rylands

GETideas' GETinsight expert Ewan McIntosh continues his conversation on games-based learning with Tim Rylands, an award-winning teacher from near Bristol, U.K.--a teacher with a love of the creative potential of technology and one who has an excellent rapport with the students and teachers with whom he works. He's best known for his inspiring use of video games such as Myst and now iPad games as a medium for improving attainment and giving students the opportunity to express their creativity.

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