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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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Quest Atlantis

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A 3D multi-user environment that immerses children in real-world, socially and academically meaningful activities.
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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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foreign language education « The Rhetoric of Gaming

foreign language education « The Rhetoric of Gaming | Digital Play | Scoop.it

There are currently few studies available on the topic of gaming in foreign language education. Virtual reality or simulation games can provide an “immersion” environment for language exchange with the computer or native speakers over the internet . . . 

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Is Gaming the New Essential Literacy? | MindShift

Is Gaming the New Essential Literacy? | MindShift | Digital Play | Scoop.it

“When people learn to play video games,” said James Paul Gee, “they are learning a new literacy.”

This is one of the reason kids love playing them: They are learning a new interactive language that grants them access to virtual worlds that are filled with intrigue, engagement and meaningful challenges. And one that feels more congruent with the nature and trajectory of today’s world.

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Study's the name of the game

Study's the name of the game | Digital Play | Scoop.it
Welcome to the world of ''gamification'', where schooling looks less like a conventional classroom and more like a game of World of Warcraft. The concept is simple: that game mechanics such as virtual currency, puzzles and point systems could one day become as common in schools as tests, pens and textbooks.

 

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Ed Tech Lady: Games-Based Learning

Ed Tech Lady: Games-Based Learning | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Games are becoming a pervasive part of everyday life, and our notions of what constitutes a game are changing as fast as the applications of games themselves. These games have defined learning outcomes. Generally they are designed in order to balance the subject matter with the game play and the ability of the player to retain and apply the subject matter in the real world.

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What Does Game-based Learning Offer Higher Education? | Online Universities

What Does Game-based Learning Offer Higher Education? | Online Universities | Digital Play | Scoop.it
By Justin Marquis Ph.D. As someone interested in learning and video games, one of the most inspirational things I have seen, read, or heard lately, is the TED talk by game designer Jane McGonigal, "Gaming can make a ...
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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

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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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MMO Family: Why games are good for family

MMO Family: Why games are good for family | Digital Play | Scoop.it

"Teachers of foreign languages have used MMOs to help students learn from and communicate with those who speak that particular language."

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Imagine This!New ways to keep your English learners motivated

Imagine This!New ways to keep your English learners motivated | Digital Play | Scoop.it
Cutting-edge research on game-based learning may hold the secret to keeping your English learners motivated, even in the face of failure.
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Get Your Game On: How to Build Curriculum Units Using the Video Game Model | Edutopia

Get Your Game On: How to Build Curriculum Units Using the Video Game Model | Edutopia | Digital Play | Scoop.it
Blogger Andrew Miller shows educators some specific techniques for building a game structure across different subjects.
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