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Digital Games « Innovation in Teaching

Digital Games « Innovation in Teaching | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Recent years have seen a growing interest in the pedagogical potential of digital games. The educational value of games has long been recognised (e.g. Lee 1979), but digital games in particular are now recognised to have great potential to engage learners and to encourage interaction in the target language.

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Social Media Language Learning - Wikipedia

Social Media Language Learning - Wikipedia | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Social Media Language Learning (SMLL) links interactive social media channels to language learning. This enables students to develop communication and language skills. Social Media consist of interactive forms of media that allow users to interact with and publish to each other, generally by means of the internet.

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Video games for language learning | JALT Publications

Video games for language learning | JALT Publications | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Countless Generation Y youths spend a significant part of their lives in front of a video game screen; however, little is known about the effects of gaming on knowledge acquisition, and even less about its effects on language acquisition.

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Kids learn game design in summer school

Kids learn game design in summer school | Digital Play | Scoop.it
Video link – Washoe Students Learn Video Game Design. Sixteen Washoe County students are spending this week learning not just how to play vide games, but how to design them. It is part of the...
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Using Interactive Fiction for digital game-based language learning | Glasgow Online

Using Interactive Fiction for digital game-based language learning | Glasgow Online | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Interactive Fiction is a genre of video game that uniquely blends literature and problem-solving, where the player becomes immersed in a simulated world and becomes a co-creator of the narrative. Because it is so engaging and completely text-based, it can be naturally used for digital-game based language learning.

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Pick Your Poster | Digital Play

Pick Your Poster | Digital Play | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Connected classroom speaking activity and a platform for discussion. Here learners take a look at two video game based posters using target language useful for comparing and contrasting.

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Draw Something

Draw Something | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Draw Something is THE addictive social drawing game and it's a great fun way to practice and play discreet vocabulary items.

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Learning games that shine | Filament Games

Learning games that shine | Filament Games | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Filament Games is a game production studio that exclusively creates learning games. Our core competency is producing games that combine best practices in commercial game development with key concepts from the learning sciences.

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Digital Play (the book) wins an ELTON | Digital Play

Digital Play (the book) wins an ELTON | Digital Play | Digital Play | Scoop.it
We're still reeling from Digital Play (the book) winning the British Council's ELT award for innovation (the ELTons) in teacher resources, presented to us at a ceremony held in London at Tavistock House on May 23rd.
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EdGamer Episode 10: Games and Learning with James Gee

EdGamer Episode 10: Games and Learning with James Gee | Digital Play | Scoop.it

James Paul Gee of Arizona State University joins EdGamer to give us his take on gaming, learning, and education as a whole! 

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Futurelab Podcast - Games and Learning

Futurelab Podcast - Games and Learning | Digital Play | Scoop.it

A discussion on how computer games are being used in the classroom to support work and as a learning tool.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Game-Based Learning

Five-Minute Film Festival: Game-Based Learning | Digital Play | Scoop.it

You can't throw an angry bird these days without hitting someone talking about video games in education. The interwebs are buzzing about the possibilities and potential downsides. With the ninth annual Games for Change conference in New York and the eighth annual Games + Learning + Society (GLS) conference back-to-back in just a few weeks, now is a perfect time to check out some videos about games for learning.

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PlaySay Gamifies Language Learning with Speech Recognition App - Industry News from LT-Innovate

PlaySay Gamifies Language Learning with Speech Recognition App - Industry News from LT-Innovate | Digital Play | Scoop.it

PlaySay has launched a new language learning app on the Apple iTunes App Store that helps people to learn a foreign language using a non-classroom, game-like setting.  The goal of the PlaySay Survival app is to take learning out of the classroom and make learning a language more fun.

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Interview: Language Learning Startup Voxy Focusing On Growth In Brazil, Latin America | WiredAcademic

Interview: Language Learning Startup Voxy Focusing On Growth In Brazil, Latin America | WiredAcademic | Digital Play | Scoop.it
Globally consumers spend $80+ billion on self-study language learning. Language learning is trending toward gamification and mobile study.
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Free Games | English Attack! – English 2.0

Free Games | English Attack! – English 2.0 | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Practice English using these games which enable you to memorize expressions and vocabulary items learned in the Video Booster section or from a Photo Vocab activity.

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Video Games and Education

Video Games and Education | Digital Play | Scoop.it
When Mario, Sonic, and Master Chief teach us do we learn?

Video games are now a mainstream entertainment media that effects the young and old in our society . . . 

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15 Serious Games Aiming to Change the World » Online Universities

15 Serious Games Aiming to Change the World » Online Universities | Digital Play | Scoop.it

A new class of games create awareness and raise support for a variety of global issues.  In effect they aim to teach the gamer about global issues as well as raising awareness.

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Game Building Resources

Game Building Resources | Digital Play | Scoop.it
The best free resources of game building for teachers and children. Building games for teaching ClassTools - Over 20 free web tools for teachers … create quizzes, diagrams, and educational games, y...
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ELT Resources Review: Book Review: 'Digital Play' by Kyle Mawer & Graham Stanley

ELT Resources Review: Book Review: 'Digital Play' by Kyle Mawer & Graham Stanley | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Sab Will does much to stoke the egos of the authors of Digital Play with this review - high praise indeed!

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New in Town | Digital Play

New in Town | Digital Play | Digital Play | Scoop.it

This Facebook life simulation game is a geat way to teach elementary language learners in a fun way.  Whether you want to encourage a little autonomous learning at home or in the connected classroom this . . . 

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Panda’s Bigger Adventure | Digital Play

Panda’s Bigger Adventure | Digital Play | Digital Play | Scoop.it

An intermediate language learner speaking activity using an online game and multiple computers.  Play the game in which a time travelling Panda . . . 

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Game On: Increasing Learning Through Online Games

Game On: Increasing Learning Through Online Games | Digital Play | Scoop.it
This game provides resources for teachers, parents, and students who are interested in educational games on the Internet. It looks at the value of using games for learning, and provides game suggestions for several subject areas and grade levels.
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Futurelab - Projects Archive - Teaching with Games

Futurelab - Projects Archive - Teaching with Games | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Teaching with Games is a year-long project investigating the place of mainstream commercial computer games in the classroom. The project aimed to provide practical and informed evidence of the implications and potential of the use of these games in school, and an informed strategy for future educational development requirements, based upon collaborative discussions between industry and the education community.

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Wreck-It Ralph - Movie Trailers - iTunes

Wreck-It Ralph - Movie Trailers - iTunes | Digital Play | Scoop.it
Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy(R)-winning director Rich Moore (TV's "The Simpsons," "Futurama") take moviegoers on a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping journey in "Wreck-It Ralph." Ralph (voice of John C.
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