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Gamers approach.. (Learning Techniques, Methods & Strategies) Language Learning Forum

Gamers approach.. (Learning Techniques, Methods & Strategies) Language Learning Forum | Digital Play | Scoop.it

A new study suggests that computer gaming is giving boys' language skills a boost, with time spent gaming directly translating into high marks in English.

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Digital game based learning - Minecraft English kicks off!

Digital game based learning - Minecraft English kicks off! | Digital Play | Scoop.it
Minecraft English kicks off! Yesterday I finished the first lesson of Minecraft english with a group of enthusiastic young lads. Here’s a brief description of the lesson and some reflections on how it...
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Mandarin Madness Tries to Offer Pain-free Chinese Language Learning Experience | TechNode

Mandarin Madness Tries to Offer Pain-free Chinese Language Learning Experience | TechNode | Digital Play | Scoop.it

How does language learning plus gaming sound like? Since learning a new language can be an extremely time consuming as well as frustrating experience that hold back numerous people’s dream of opening a new window to understand the world.

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Video games for language learning | JALT Publications

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

Digital games can be used to develop a particular language skill or to review content related to a specific curriculum.

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Program for the Study of Children and Media | Common Sense Media

Program for the Study of Children and Media | Common Sense Media | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Computer use is pervasive among very young children, with half (53%) of all 2- to 4-year- olds having ever used a computer, and nine out of ten (90%) 5- to 8-year-olds having done so.

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VatorNews - Mindshapes, maker of apps for kids, lands $5 million

VatorNews - Mindshapes, maker of apps for kids, lands $5 million | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Mindshapes, maker of apps for kids, lands $5 million.  The company is also poised to launch an adult application in the next few months called Language City -- this app is designed to weave together games that help users learn forigen languages.

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Edugaming - Turn Up Engagement

Edugaming - Turn Up Engagement | Digital Play | Scoop.it
Turning Technologies offers proven research-based technologies and consulting services focused on measurable increases in student achievement.
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Can Mobile Phones Help Teachers Manage Classroom Behavior? | MindShift

Can Mobile Phones Help Teachers Manage Classroom Behavior? | MindShift | Digital Play | Scoop.it

The startup isn’t just interested in “gamifying” good behavior. It wants to foster instrinsic, just not extrinsic, motivations in education.

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8D World aims to teach English language through gaming - Mass High Tech Business News

8D World aims to teach English language through gaming - Mass High Tech Business News | Digital Play | Scoop.it
8D World aims to teach English language through gaming...
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Tearing Down Language Barriers in MMO Games

Tearing Down Language Barriers in MMO Games | Digital Play | Scoop.it
As gamers from all over the globe become connected, a need to cater to a global audience is going to arise for developers.
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Alternatives for Making Language Learning Games More Appealing for Self-Access Learning

Alternatives for Making Language Learning Games More Appealing for Self-Access Learning | Digital Play | Scoop.it
Charatdao Intratat, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand

Intratat, C. (2011). Alternatives for making language learning games more appealing for self-access learning. Stu...
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10 Gaming Trends That Are Transforming Higher Ed

10 Gaming Trends That Are Transforming Higher Ed | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Video games don’t always enjoy the greatest of reputations, though their ubiquity and decade-spanning permanence keeps garnering them more and more mainstream acceptance as years tick past — to the point where many academics and institutes of higher education open their arms to their learning potential.

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Teacher Reboot Camp » Blog Archive » 18 Educational Apps for Halloween

Teacher Reboot Camp » Blog Archive » 18 Educational Apps for Halloween | Digital Play | Scoop.it

As an educator or parent that has an iPad, iPhone, or iPod you can capitalize on this time to help kids learn while celebrating the holiday. Here are free apps to help encourage math, literacy, and problem-solving skills. Some of the apps are just fun!

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Reading puzzles in a TEfLfied online game

Reading puzzles in a TEfLfied online game | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Read puzzles and riddles to find the Tanooky spirits that are pestering occupants of a house.  A visually attractive game with langugae learning lesson plan and materials for the teacher.

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Reward or Punishment: Gamification with Class Dojo | Digital Play

Reward or Punishment: Gamification with Class Dojo | Digital Play | Digital Play | Scoop.it
Class Dojo is a realtime behaviour management system for teachers who have an internet-enabled computer and a projector (connected classroom) or IWB.
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SpeakingPal English Tutor

SpeakingPal English Tutor | Digital Play | Scoop.it

From the itunes app store comes a free speech training app for iPhone or the Android. Listen to a persson model dialogues for you to repeat. The app then gives you feedback on how well you did it.

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Winners of Startup Weekend Australia go to TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing - Shoe String Launch – Startup

Winners of Startup Weekend Australia go to TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing - Shoe String Launch – Startup | Digital Play | Scoop.it

The idea, Native Tongue, was the brainchild of Matthew Ho to combine language learning and gaming. It was borne out of his years of frustration in learning a second language, Mandarin Chinese. He had a vision to “make languages easy and fun to learn by using gaming.”

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ELT Experiences: "Digital Play" - Book Review

ELT Experiences: "Digital Play" - Book Review | Digital Play | Scoop.it

It was a wonderful feeling to finally have "Digital Play" (DELTA Publishing), land on my doormat and I was keen to start reading . . . 

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Educational Gaming Done Right - The Voices In My Head: The Official Blog of Chris Stubbs

Educational Gaming Done Right - The Voices In My Head: The Official Blog of Chris Stubbs | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Whenever I talk with people about re-purposing commercial games for educational purposes, it is inevitable that Ubisoft's Assassins Creed will enter the conversation.

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ELT Experiences: iPad Game Lesson Plan: "Jetpack Joyride"

ELT Experiences: iPad Game Lesson Plan: "Jetpack Joyride" | Digital Play | Scoop.it

I recently received a copy of "Digital Play" (a book review will be available in the near future), which is written by Kyle Mawer and Graham Stanley, and was inspired by this book to prepare an EFL lesson which incorporated an iPad/iPhone Game.

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Not all online games are bad

Not all online games are bad | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Also referred to as functional games, they have a positive impact on players. Research has indicated massive multiplayer online role playing games proved to help students learn English.

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Brain Nook Combines Best of Gaming, Learning Worlds

Brain Nook Combines Best of Gaming, Learning Worlds | Digital Play | Scoop.it
On recent list of top edtech startups (Wired Academic)  one noteworthy company stood out for its potential for making a big impact in the  learning of English and Math skills at the elementary gr...
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Top Ten Halloween Dress Up Games

Top Ten Halloween Dress Up Games | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Ten online dressing up games with a halloween theme for use in the TEFL classroom.  Each link comes with guidelines on how to use them with a class of language learners.

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Pusack-Otto Lecture Series: Role of Play. Gaming and Computer Assisted Language Learning | Division of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures | College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | The University ...

Pusack-Otto Lecture Series: Role of Play. Gaming and Computer Assisted Language Learning | Division of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures | College of Liberal Arts & Sciences | The University ... | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Division of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at The University of Iowa... This presentation explores what the gaming world may offer the foreign language curriculum . . . 

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