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Columbia News Service » Blog Archive » Really, Mom, My Physics Homework Is to Play ‘Tomb Raider’

Columbia News Service » Blog Archive » Really, Mom, My Physics Homework Is to Play ‘Tomb Raider’ | A HA Gaming! | Scoop.it
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Four college freshmen crowd around a TV,  jostling around a video game that involves grabbing shapes to fill the cube on the screen. A “blip blip” sound fills the room, and players argue over whose turn it is. As much as this scene might seem to be kids taking a break from schoolwork, they’re actually doing schoolwork: learning about rotational motion in their college physics course.

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The Grading Game Free

Get The Grading Game Free on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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☆ The Grading Game: Race to find typos and grammar errors! ☆
"Super addicting. [It's] making me better at my job." - Wired.com
"★★★★...Unique idea. Hilarious writing." - Gamezebo.com
"★★★★...Ideal to play while on the move...immensely satisfying." - 148apps.com
"It's a concept that just hasn't been done before, executed beautifully, and hysterically" - AppAdvice.com
"The perfect piece of entertainment for grammar fiends" - Jay Is Games

Progress through more than 100 stimulating and unusual topics as you race against time to mark mistakes.

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Dutch government gamifies job hunt | Gamifier

Dutch government gamifies job hunt | Gamifier | A HA Gaming! | Scoop.it

An organization of the government (UWV) that takes care of unemployed people recently launched a job interview game. This organization wants to reach out to youngsters with a low and medium education, because this is the group with the highest unemployment rate.

With the job interview game the government wants to improve 5 skills. Every skill consists of a ‘fun game’ that motivates the player to go on playing. After a while this turns into a serious game with concrete targets: the set-up of a CV, writing a business network plan or making a personal list with tips and tricks to find a job.

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Why are games good for learning?

Why are games good for learning? | A HA Gaming! | Scoop.it
Ever wondered what all the fuss is about around serious games? Take a look at the infographic below for an overview of why games are good for learning.
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Teach with Portals -- STEM -- Portal 2

Teach with Portals -- STEM -- Portal 2 | A HA Gaming! | Scoop.it

Finally, it's out! Thank you Valve and Gabe Newell!

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When Gaming Is Good for You

When Gaming Is Good for You | A HA Gaming! | Scoop.it
A growing body of university research suggests that gaming improves creativity, decision-making and perception.
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Kouply: This mobile game might just save your marriage

Kouply: This mobile game might just save your marriage | A HA Gaming! | Scoop.it
Love's little moments are the inspiration for Kouply.
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Meaningful Play. Getting »Gamification« Right.

Google Tech Talk given on January 24, 2011 in Mountain View, CA on gamification and how to get three »missing ingredients« right: meaning, mastery, and autono...
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Video Games: An Hour A Day Is Key To Success In Life

Video Games: An Hour A Day Is Key To Success In Life | A HA Gaming! | Scoop.it
The single biggest misconception about games is that they're an escapist waste of time. But more than a decade's worth of scientific research shows that gaming is actually one of the most productive ways we can spend time.
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James Gee: What Do Video Games Have to Do with Project-Based Learning? | Edutopia

James Gee: What Do Video Games Have to Do with Project-Based Learning? | Edutopia | A HA Gaming! | Scoop.it
A conversation between John Larmer and David Ross of the Buck Institute about project based learning, video games, and the work of James Paul Gee.
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Let the Avatars Rejoice – White House Acknowledges Gaming | Online Universities

Let the Avatars Rejoice – White House Acknowledges Gaming | Online Universities | A HA Gaming! | Scoop.it
Though few noticed it, September of 2011 marked the dawn of a new age in respectability for computer games.
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GDC 2012: 10 tutorial tips from Plants vs. Zombies creator George Fan

GDC 2012: 10 tutorial tips from Plants vs. Zombies creator George Fan | A HA Gaming! | Scoop.it
In a jam-packed session at GDC 2012, Plants vs. Zombies creator George Fan outlined 10 tips for improving in-game tutorials and attracting both inexperienced and hardcore players.
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San José Citizens Use Innovation Games® to Make Tough Budget Choices

San José Citizens Use Innovation Games® to Make Tough Budget Choices | A HA Gaming! | Scoop.it
Serious games for market research...
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Columbia News Service » Blog Archive » Really, Mom, My Physics Homework Is to Play ‘Tomb Raider’

Columbia News Service » Blog Archive » Really, Mom, My Physics Homework Is to Play ‘Tomb Raider’ | A HA Gaming! | Scoop.it
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Finally higher ed is getting on board! 

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Mojang and UN presents: Block by Block

Mojang and UN presents: Block by Block | A HA Gaming! | Scoop.it
You may rembember our project Mina Kvarter (My Blocks) that we’re doing together with Svensk Byggtjänst (Swedish Building Services).
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English course at Rice University requires students to play Skyrim

English course at Rice University requires students to play Skyrim | A HA Gaming! | Scoop.it

"Extracurricular" would be a generous word to describe my gaming career in college. At Rice, games are aparently part of the curriculum — I guess I went to the wrong school. This is the course description for English 312:

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Games, Learning and Society | Aspen Ideas Festival

Games, Learning and Society | Aspen Ideas Festival | A HA Gaming! | Scoop.it
For the same reason people once referred to the television as the “vast wasteland”, some today consider the world of gaming as frivolous and time wasting. But is it?
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Show Me the Science! Resilience, games, post-traumatic growth, and more | blog.superbetter.com

Show Me the Science! Resilience, games, post-traumatic growth, and more | blog.superbetter.com | A HA Gaming! | Scoop.it

Jane McGonigal's research site on games.  Thank you Jane for making my life easier and SuperBetter!

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Goalpost -- The Game to Stop Smoking

Goalpost -- The Game to Stop Smoking | A HA Gaming! | Scoop.it

Goalpost makes it social by connecting you with friends, expert advice and game play. We’ll keep you on track with tips, tasks, challenges and rewards, and supporters to cheer you on!

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Puzzle Clubhouse - Crowd Designed. Crowd Supported.

Puzzle Clubhouse - Crowd Designed. Crowd Supported. | A HA Gaming! | Scoop.it
Puzzle Clubhouse is an experiment in crowd designed, episodic game development from Schell Games. Check out our Kickstarter to help us make this happen!
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'SimCity' educational? Ontario Grade 3s learn social studies with iPad game

'SimCity' educational? Ontario Grade 3s learn social studies with iPad game | A HA Gaming! | Scoop.it
TORONTO - Ontario's elementary school curriculum spells out that all Grade 3 students must learn abo... - Science & Technology - Winnipeg Free Press.

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The Gamification of Education Infographic #gamification #edtech

Gamification has tremendous potential in the education space. How can we use it to deliver truly meaningful experiences to students? Learn all about the impact of gaming on education in this infographic.
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Serious Tips for Using Serious Games in Class | Edutopia

Experts on issue-oriented computer simulations offer advice on how to do it right.
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4see

Activists & entrepreneurs learn how to build and lead teams through game play.
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White House office studies benefits of video games

White House office studies benefits of video games | A HA Gaming! | Scoop.it
New advisory post shapes the Obama administration's policies around video games that improve health, education and the environment.
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