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Beyond Angry Birds, Five Apps That Test Your Physics Skills

Beyond Angry Birds, Five Apps That Test Your Physics Skills | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Here are five other games for the Angry Birds fan that do an even better job of integrating physics and problem solving into addictive, just-one-more-try experiences.
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My Son, The Dragon Slayer: The Risks And Rewards Of Growing Up Gaming

My Son, The Dragon Slayer: The Risks And Rewards Of Growing Up Gaming | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
What does it mean to grow up gaming? Critics warn that games may be addictive and lead to aggression. Supporters say that games may be the best educational tools ever.
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GlassLab and Beyond: Who's the Designer and Who's the Learner of the Next-Gen Game-Based Ed-Tech

GlassLab and Beyond: Who's the Designer and Who's the Learner of the Next-Gen Game-Based Ed-Tech | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

"The "gamification of education" has taken on multiple forms as laptops and tablets become more common in classrooms, and as games are becoming a dominant media technology in our lives. At the root of all "game-based learning" is the unique opportunity to engage students in learning where they want to be: inside video games."

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Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom

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A Minecraft workshop was a big hit with our students at our recent Technology Day--here's what Andrew Miller (@betamiller on Twitter) says about how you can leverage this interest in gaming for learning in your classroom.

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