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Draw Something

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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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Teaching with Digital Games in the Classroom

Teaching with Digital Games in the Classroom | Digital Play | Scoop.it
Today the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop is releasing new research from the Games and Learning Publishing Council initiative: a survey of over 500 K-8 teachers documenting their attitudes about using digital games in the classroom, and...
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Cinderella’s Magic Escape | Digital Play

Cinderella’s Magic Escape | Digital Play | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Young Learners use their reading skills to complete this enchanting online game where they have to solve puzzles in order to get Cinderella to the ball.

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Game-based learning catching on in schools

Game-based learning catching on in schools | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Instead of pulling out books and paper at Nature Hill Intermediate School in Oconomowoc, Wis., on a recent morning, sixth-grader A.J. Remus and his peers practiced language arts and social studies in a mythical, virtual world.

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PlaySay gamifies language learning

PlaySay gamifies language learning | Digital Play | Scoop.it

PlaySay has launched a new language learning app on the Apple iTunes App Store that allows people to learn to speak a foreign language using a non-classroom, game-like setting.

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GAME DESIGN AS NARRATIVE ARCHITECTURE by Henry Jenkins

GAME DESIGN AS NARRATIVE ARCHITECTURE by Henry Jenkins | Digital Play | Scoop.it

The relationship between games and story remains a divisive question among game fans, designers, and scholars alike. At a recent academic Games Studies conference, for example, a blood feud threatened to erupt between the self-proclaimed Ludologists, who wanted to see the focus shift onto the mechanics of game play, and the Narratologists, who were interested in studying games alongside other storytelling media.(1) Consider some recent statements made on this issue:

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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

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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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Game-Based Learning Gains Ground in Higher Education

Game-Based Learning Gains Ground in Higher Education | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Educational gaming has the potential to improve assessment and engage a wider range of students.  In its 2012 report on technology trends in higher education, the New Media Consortium predicts that the horizon for widespread adoption of game-based learning is just two to three years away.

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Reading Game – Harry Quantum | Digital Play

Reading Game – Harry Quantum | Digital Play | Digital Play | Scoop.it

A multiple computer English language reading activity using an authentic online game.  A 0 - 0 minute activity that has great potential for homework too.

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Dark Visions – A Gothic Horror Story | Digital Play

Dark Visions – A Gothic Horror Story | Digital Play | Digital Play | Scoop.it

A Gothic horror story that proves to be a great graphic reader for English language reading. The dark atmosphere, challenging puzzles and gripping storyline make 'Dark Visions' a truly engaging experience.

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Hunger Games | Digital Play

Hunger Games | Digital Play | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Reading skills practice and a challenging language activity to accompany this online game based on a scene from the blockbusting film 'Hunger games'.

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Learning in Video Games

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In an era of structured education and standardized testing, this generational difference might not yet be evident. But the gamers' mindset - the fact that they are learning in a totally new way - means they'll treat the world as a place for creation, not consumption. This is the true impact videogames will have on our culture.

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