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Game Guys preview: All Zombies Must Die | news10.net

Game Guys preview: All Zombies Must Die | news10.net | Digital Play | Scoop.it

"Luxo's side quests are all about him learning English," comments the game's lead designer Dave Dow.

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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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Dig-It! Games Founder: It’s Hard to Stand Out in the Learning Game Market and That’s Great

It’s amazing how much can change in five years. In the grand scheme of things, five years is a fairly short amount of time, and yet there has been a... more »
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In the Bustling, Interactive Classroom, A Place for Digital Games

In the Bustling, Interactive Classroom, A Place for Digital Games | Digital Play | Scoop.it
Teachers can use games as a supplement that enables increased one-on-one learning between teacher and student.
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The Game Developer’s Guide to the New Aspen Institute Education Report

The Game Developer’s Guide to the New Aspen Institute Education Report | Digital Play | Scoop.it
A new report on U.S. education and the Internet is recommending more than two dozen steps to improve the educational system and some of them could affect game developers looking... 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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Education through digital games

Education through digital games | Digital Play | Scoop.it
Contrary to popular belief, digital games are not necessarily a waste of time and can be used for educational purposes. Matthew Agius finds out all about it from Georgios N. Yannakakis and Rilla Khaled.
There is a quiet revolution taking place. Happily, it is a peaceful revolution, aimed at...
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Need Help Picking the Right Learning Game? Some Things to Consider

Need Help Picking the Right Learning Game? Some Things to Consider | Digital Play | Scoop.it
Understanding gaming genres can help teachers pick the right one for specific learning goals.
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The Aspen Institute - TASK FORCE ON LEARNING AND THE INTERNET REPORT

The Aspen Institute - TASK FORCE ON LEARNING AND THE INTERNET REPORT | Digital Play | Scoop.it
26 ways to ensure kids have safe & vibrant learning opportunities in & out of the classroom. The Aspen Task Force is here: bit.ly/1oAuCah
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