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Australian Study Points to Benefits of Games-Based Math

Australian Study Points to Benefits of Games-Based Math | Digital Play | Scoop.it
Recognition that "games can provide challenging experiences that incorporate effective learning principles and sustained engagement," led Dr.
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Olga Varlamov's curator insight, October 9, 2013 9:28 AM

This article is under Intellectual/Arts becuse it is written about education. A study based in Australia has led many to believe that games bases on math, will benefit the students in many different ways.

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How do I start playing video games? A beginner's guide

How do I start playing video games? A beginner's guide | Digital Play | Scoop.it
Heard a lot about Grand Theft Auto or Uncharted? Want to give games a go but not sure where to start? Here’s a quick introduction
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To begin, begin.

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Fingerprint talks the future of edutainment and educational games for children

Fingerprint talks the future of edutainment and educational games for children | Digital Play | Scoop.it
A new form of video entertainment is starting to take hold on the industry.
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With the influence of casual games is there a revival set for language games?

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Who’s Really Holding Back Innovation in Schools—Teachers or Administrators?

Who’s Really Holding Back Innovation in Schools—Teachers or Administrators? | Digital Play | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard all the buzzwords: inquiry- or project-based learning, blended classrooms, gamification, play, etc. Whether the cheerleaders shout “21st-century skills,” “character education,” or “entrepreneurship,” it is clear that we want children to have a school experience that is not only about facts and content, but also about empowering thoughtful...
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Livingstone School will focus on 'games-based learning'

Livingstone School will focus on 'games-based learning' | Digital Play | Scoop.it
Breaking news from the global game development industry
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Games are safe environments where learning through mistakes are part and parcel of the puzzle.

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Game-based Approach to Teacher Education at ASU Builds Essential Skills

Game-based Approach to Teacher Education at ASU Builds Essential Skills | Digital Play | Scoop.it
This week gamesandlearning.org along with the Institute of Play will be reporting on how games are changing the way new and current teachers learn to teach and what that means for the use of games in the classroom. The series,
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Influent Review: The Flash Card Game

Influent Review: The Flash Card Game | Digital Play | Scoop.it
Influent is more of an educational aid than a full on way to learn a language.
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It costs a little bit of money but it looks cool.

 

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Technology skills only scratch the surface of the digital divide - The Hechinger Report

Technology skills only scratch the surface of the digital divide - The Hechinger Report | Digital Play | Scoop.it
The realities of the “digital divide” are increasingly apparent. In a consumer culture that equates status with early adoption of the newest iPhone, access to new technology necessarily splits pretty clearly along socio-economic class lines. According to U.S. census data, for example, more than 30 million homes have no broadband access, most of them concentrated …
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Dundee to digital games in learning | Silversprite

Dundee to digital games in learning | Silversprite | Digital Play | Scoop.it
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In but a few hours, Scotland will vote on whether to become a fully independent nation. Scotland has a thriving video game industry, with much of the creativity focused on the city of Dundee. Here, we examine some of the historical connections between Dundee and the current situation of game-based learning.

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Swedish Children are using virtual worlds to learn English

Swedish Children are using virtual worlds to learn English | Digital Play | Scoop.it
World of Warcraft is a lot of things to a lot of people - engrossing RPG, all-encompassing addiction, Space-Goat Music Video Simulator - but according to a new study by Swedish academics, it's also become a vital tool in dynamically teaching young children new languages.
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Industry Leaders Join Forces to Celebrate Game-Based Learning - Press Release - Digital Journal

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Commencing Operation Play! The mission: to unite educators and learning game developers by celebrating game-based learning in the classroom. Educators' interest in game-based learning is at an all-time high, and research shows that these games help students succeed. Filament Games, award-winning developer of digital teaching games, is hosting the weeklong initiative from Sept. 15-19, 2014.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2169371#ixzz3DStWMScJ

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Zynga.org's Game-Based Learning Accelerator Pairs Newbies With Experienced Players

Zynga.org's Game-Based Learning Accelerator Pairs Newbies With Experienced Players | Digital Play | Scoop.it
VideoCo.lab is a start-up accelerator that focuses on learning games. A partnership between Zynga.org and the NewSchools Venture Fund, co.lab “works with startups leveraging the power of digital games to build transformative educational technologies for PK-12 students and teachers.” Their third cohort was just announced. It includes seven start-ups “founded by [...]
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Classcraft - Make learning an adventure

Classcraft - Make learning an adventure | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Classcraft is a free online educational role-playing game that teachers and students play together in the classroom. Acting as a gamification layer around any existing curriculum, the game transforms the way a class is experienced, throughout the school year. Explore the different sections below to get a better understand of how Classcraft works

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The Evolution of Mobile Gaming

The Evolution of Mobile Gaming | Digital Play | Scoop.it
What will be the next major step in the evolution of mobile gaming? And who will be the innovator to come up with it?
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New report explores the use of digital games in the classroom during the learning process

New report explores the use of digital games in the classroom during the learning process | Digital Play | Scoop.it
A new report from the A-GAMES project, a collaboration between New York University and the University of Michigan, examines how teachers are using digital games in their classrooms to monitor student learning and provide ongoing feedback.
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Study Shows Video Games' Impact On Face-to-face Teaching

Study Shows Video Games' Impact On Face-to-face Teaching | Digital Play | Scoop.it
In the past, I have covered many studies that look at the efficacy of game based learning. But a recent study from A-GAMES, a collaboration between New York University and the University of Michigan, is significant because it looks at the way games impact the learning experience and the relationship [...]
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Communication Gaps Dog Efforts to Use Games in Classrooms

Communication Gaps Dog Efforts to Use Games in Classrooms | Digital Play | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard all the buzzwords: inquiry- or project-based learning, blended classrooms, gamification, play, etc. Whether the cheerleaders shout “21st Century Skills,” “Character Education,” or “Entrepreneurship,” it is clear that... more »
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Here's How Gamer-Teachers Use Video Games In The Classroom

Here's How Gamer-Teachers Use Video Games In The Classroom | Digital Play | Scoop.it
Games are being used much more widely in schools than they were when I first started writing about them 2 or 3 years ago. As of fall 2013, 74% of K-8 teachers were using digital games. 55% of these teachers have students playing digital games at least weekly, 9% daily. [...]
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SO what teacher gamer type are you?

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Teachers re-evaluate value of video games

Teachers re-evaluate value of video games | Digital Play | Scoop.it
Although most homes have video games there's been a lot of resistance to them entering the classroom, but that's changing as teachers recognise their educational benefits.
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Instead of TV, you should watch... | Can Video Games Make You Smarter?

Instead of TV, you should watch... | Can Video Games Make You Smarter? | Digital Play | Scoop.it
Can Video Games Make You Smarter?
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The answer is basically yes, but in moderation.

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Video games boosts language and vocabulary

Video games boosts language and vocabulary | Digital Play | Scoop.it
MOL sweden - Children are often discouraged from playing video games because it can distract them from their school work.But now new research claims gaming could actually improve their performance at school by boosting their language skills and vocabulary.In particular, Swedish scientists found
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Using Games for Learning: Practical Steps to Get Started

Using Games for Learning: Practical Steps to Get Started | Digital Play | Scoop.it
Check your hardware, find suitable games, play and learn from colleagues - tips for getting started with game-based learning.
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Though every educator can find her own way, here are ideas for the first four steps to getting started with digital games in the classroom.

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Games in the Classroom: Overcoming the Obstacles

Games in the Classroom: Overcoming the Obstacles | Digital Play | Scoop.it
There are ways around every obstacle.
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A recent survey from the Games and Learning Publishing Council asked 700 teachers to identify and rank the major barriers to using games in the classroom. Here are the top 10 obstacles they list and ideas about how to overcome each one.

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Using Games for Learning: Practical Steps to Get Started

Using Games for Learning: Practical Steps to Get Started | Digital Play | Scoop.it
Check your hardware, find suitable games, play and learn from colleagues - tips for getting started with game-based learning.
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