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Why games make people happy ~ stuff.co.nz

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by Daniel Johnson

 

"Our research has shown a range of benefits associated with playing video games, whatever their content.

 

"We have shown improvements in mood, reductions in stress, and feelings of competence and autonomy resulting from playing video games.

 

"Our studies of play with others have revealed benefits for young people in terms of social wellbeing and feelings of relatedness.

But importantly, we have also found co-operative video game play to be associated with increased brain activity for younger people.

 

"More broadly, using a well validated measure of mental health and wellbeing, we have found evidence that for adult players, a positive impact on wellbeing resulted from playing video games with other people.

 

"In a randomised controlled trial with a clinically depressed sample of adults, the positive influences of video games have been shown to include a reduction in tension, anger, depression and fatigue and increase in vigour."


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Darryl Barnaby's curator insight, October 30, 2013 7:35 AM

Benefits of gaming seem similar to the mental health benefits of reading as well as gaining feelings of well being they also gain a sense of competence and autonomy. See also http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBpcTw7pzJs for this TEDx talk from Erik Martin on the benfits of gamification.

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Out of School Stem Learning Summit: National Academy of Sciences

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By Bonnie Bracey Sutton Associate Editor What I liked about this summit was that it was representative of various places in the US and very diverse. It was interesting that all of the researchers u...
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After school learning projects of relevance.

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The future of homework is ... video games

GuestChances are that someone has a game out there that could help your child with their homework.

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National Geographic Future of Food Series

In our rapidly changing, globalized world, we all need to understand how food has made us who we are today and how it shapes our future. Starting with the May issue of National Geographic magazine and continuing through 2014, National Geographic explores our complex relationship with what we eat and where our food comes from.
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12 Sources for Free Images to Use on Your Blog and Social Media Posts

12 Sources for Free Images to Use on Your Blog and Social Media Posts | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

“ The right image may be just the added touch your blog post or social media update needs to get noticed, but finding free, high-quality photos that you can use is challenging. You'll want to bookmark all of these resources to use time and again.”


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 21, 2:36 PM

A 12 resources list that may be very helpful for anyone doing blogs, posts or even digital presentations for the lectures

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Δωρεάν φωτογραφίες, με άδεια πνευματικών δικαιωμάτων για παρουσιάσεις, ιστολόγια, αφίσες. 12 πηγές ενδιάφερουσες. Από μια γρήγορη ματιά μου άρεσαν οι σελίδες unsplash & gratisography. Ανάλογα όμως με το τι ψάχνετε θα βρείτε και στις υπόλοιπες 10 τη φωτογραφία που εκφράζει καλύτερα το μήνυμά σας!

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Historic $1.5 billion increase for school broadband proposed

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has proposed boosting annual E-Rate funding by $1.5 billion. The commission is scheduled to vote on the proposal Dec. 11.
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Will online learning melt snow days?

Will online learning melt snow days? | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

now Indiana thinks so. Last year, the state launched a 'virtual option' for inclement weather. 


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ExtensionEngine's curator insight, November 17, 11:28 AM

With winter approaching in New England, the idea of creating an online option for snow days makes a lot of sense.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 17, 6:42 PM

Good teachers have used digital technologies effectively for school days where students cannot attend.

 

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, November 17, 7:33 PM

What about our area and others that can never expect a snow day? Maybe we could have optional "virtual" days to help ease school overcrowding or traffic snarls. We could seriously consider having virtual days for air quality warning days.

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Search Is Different Than Inquiry; Google Is Different Than A Library

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Search Is Different Than Inquiry; Google Is Different Than A Library

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Weather Forecasting - Part 4: #HPCmatters Series - YouTube

HPC is helping meteorologists to make more accurate weather predictions as well as to more rapidly warn people of dangerous and dynamic conditions including ...
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High Performance Computing.. What do you know about it. You use it every day to get a weather forecast.

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#HPC helps create Heroes! #BigHero6 @DisneyAnimation #SC14 - YouTube

#HPC is helping artists to develop and realize more rich life-like animation environments like those seen in Disney's Frozen, Tangled and its latest release ...
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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, November 17, 8:53 AM

Personalize the uses of high performance computing.That way we inspire students to get involved.

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▶ Shutdown due to GOP Gerrymandering - YouTube

An investigation traces the Shutdown to the fact the GOP used extensive Gerrymandering to win the House despite receiving over a MILLION (actually THREE mill...

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, November 16, 2:25 PM

More on gerrymandering

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Gerrymandering

 

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The Map Apps That Move You in the Right Direction

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Improvements to navigation systems keep on coming, and a new rival may mean the competition will heat up.

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The 50 Absolute Best iPad Apps - TIME

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Essentials every iPad owner should strongly consider


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Mapping Our World for ArcGIS Online

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Obama announces more efforts to bring high-speed broadband to schools - CBS News

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As the rest of the world outpaces the U.S. at technologically equipping its students, Obama on Wednesday announced new steps to bring the U.S. up to speed
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Mapping Migration in the United States

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An interactive map showing nationwide migration patterns in the United States since 1900.
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PD Series: Creating More With Google Drive - (Nov. 2014 archive)

“ -------------- EasyBib.com is a Free Citation Generator that automatically formats your works cited and bibliography for MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian citati...”


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6 elements of a successful iPad implementation

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Boulder Valley School District’s creative approach to implementing 1:1 iPads includes enticing public funders by providing equitable access to digital devices.

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Take it from Temple: 5 Tips for Working with Children with Autism - PresenceLearning

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Applying iPad Apps in the Classroom

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MarkCapecchi's curator insight, November 18, 10:56 AM

There are a lot of great music apps for the iPad that you can use in the classroom.  I love garage band and there is a nice free tuner.

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One more time.

Det går inte att nog understryka hur viktigt det är att hitta det rätta verktyget för varje individ.

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This article shares some great ways that iPad apps can help your students learn in the classroom. How many do you use already?

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Hey, college kids: Major in John Oliver and Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Politicians of both parties deride the humanities. Instead, let's support critical thinking, deride underpaid labor
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Global Digital Citizenship - collection of resources on Issuu

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Virtual labs replace hands-on science experiments

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Cal State L.A. biology students are breeding fruit flies to learn how mutations, such as white eyes or curved wings, are passed to future generations.

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Wiper app promises you can delete online data when you want

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The app Wiper promises that you have control over your information, and you can delete it when you want.
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7 reasons digital equity is a social justice issue | eSchool News | eSchool News

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Digital equity is more than just a must-have for students--here are 7 reasons why it is also a social justice issue.
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Struggle to teach students '21st century skills' when classroom technology isn't up to speed

Struggle to teach students '21st century skills' when classroom technology isn't up to speed | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

"Teachers trying to integrate more technology into their lessons — through games that build their math skills or a quick online quiz to see if students have understood what’s been taught in the last 10 minutes — can get frustrated when the momentum needed to keep students on task fizzles because a program fails to launch."


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The First 5s with iPads

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This is just a quick nod to my EdTechTeacher friend Beth Holland, who has written another excellent post updating ideas around what teachers might do in the first 5 hours, days and weeks with iPads...


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