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Video promoting digital game-based learning and the results of the European RTD project 80Days. Short version.
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Don't Play It, Make It! -- THE Journal

Don't Play It, Make It! -- THE Journal | Digital Play | Scoop.it
A new generation of gamers is not just picking up skills by playing video games--they're learning by designing and creating the games themselves.
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Creating Vokis – online animated characters that speak

Creating Vokis – online animated characters that speak | Digital Play | Scoop.it

"Vokis are great for practising speaking skills with students. Creating an animated character and giving it a voice is real fun to do and breaks down the inhibitions that students often have when faced with recording themselves speaking in English."

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Interview - Gamification and Education

Interview with Jesse Schell, a professor of entertainment technology and game design at Carnegie Mellon University, concerning gamification and education.

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Building a “Serious Game” for Education

Building a “Serious Game” for Education | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Can we build a serious game to help us tackle some of the problems surrounding education? It’s a fascinating idea, one that Nathan Maton, community manager for serious games site Gameful raised with me a month of so ago. In the interview below, I ask Nathan some questions about what a serious game for education (in education, about education) might entail.

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Create your own Myths or Legends

Create your own Myths or Legends | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Great stories about myths and legends for secondary school reading activities using the IWB in class - students can also create their own myths and legends

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Florida State University Education Professor Wins Grant to Develop Digital Game-Based 'Stealth' Assessments

Florida State University Education Professor Wins Grant to Develop Digital Game-Based 'Stealth' Assessments | Digital Play | Scoop.it
When playing digital games, children hone skills such as persistence, creative problem solving, and conceptual physics that traditional pen-and-paper assessment methods may not measure.
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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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The Games Kids Play - Technorati Lifestyle

The Games Kids Play - Technorati Lifestyle | Digital Play | Scoop.it
Games have been used in school since the first spelling bee. They can engage kids in academics.
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Please give me ideas for a language learning game discussion on Kongregate

Kongregate Please give me ideas for a language learning game , post your thoughts on the discussion board or read fellow gamers' opinions.
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MIDDLEBURY INTERACTIVE LANGUAGES WINS SERIOUS PLAY AWARD

MIDDLEBURY INTERACTIVE LANGUAGES WINS SERIOUS PLAY AWARD | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Middlebury Interactive Languages (MIL), the leader in providing superior world language programs for pre-college students, this week was named the winner of a Serious Play conference Bronze award for MiddWorld Online, a web-based 3D virtual world roleplay game.

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Don't Play It, Make It! -- THE Journal

Don't Play It, Make It! -- THE Journal | Digital Play | Scoop.it
A new generation of gamers is not just picking up skills by playing video games--they're learning by designing and creating the games themselves.
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Gamification of Learning

A Presentation on Gamification of Learning by Be Learning. In recent years there has been a huge drive to harness the power of digital gaming in learning.
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The Power of Research | Digital Play

The Power of Research | Digital Play | Digital Play | Scoop.it

English language learners get the chance to practice reading, speaking (giving advice) AND learn about some of the multi-tasking that staff at a busy (ish) hospital have to do.

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How to keep attention flowing

How to keep attention flowing | Digital Play | Scoop.it
Borrowing from Flow-theory, and easing a somewhat ranty-last-post about people believing tokens and level ups will engage students, I thought I'd add something about the variables involved, and the...
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Epistemic Games - building the future of education

Epistemic Games - building the future of education | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Epistemic games are computer games that can help players learn to think like engineers, urban planners, journalists, lawyers, and other innovative professionals, giving them the tools they need for a changing world.
In epistemic games, players see what it is like to live in the world of adults. They learn ways of thinking that matter in the digital age, and have a chance to imagine the kind of person they might someday become.

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How Video Games Are Changing Education

How Video Games Are Changing Education | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Schools have found an alternative way to equip children with flexible and adaptive skills by allowing them to learn through playing videpo games.

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Assessment in Game-Based Learning

Assessment in Game-Based Learning | Digital Play | Scoop.it
Assessment in game-based learning (GBL) programs can be far superior to your typical weekly multiple-choice test.

Games are all about constant assessment.  Games do not actively "teach" - they ...
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Twitter mentions of Games For Language Learning.

Twitter mentions of Games For Language Learning. | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Search on Twitter for mentions of Games For Language Learning.

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Delta Teacher Development Series - Kyle Mawer talks about Digital Play | Delta Publishing - English Language Teaching

Delta Teacher Development Series - Kyle Mawer talks about Digital Play | Delta Publishing - English Language Teaching | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Kyle Mawer talks about the use of video games in the language learning classroom and the new book 'Digital Play' - a teacher development book on the use of digital toys including video games.

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DealExtreme Launches New Line of Educational Toys for Smart Kids

DealExtreme Launches New Line of Educational Toys for Smart Kids | Digital Play | Scoop.it

DealExtreme, the leading online retailer, launches a new line of safe, educational toys, games, and puzzles designed to increase cognitive development, math skills, and language learning.

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Ideas for an immersive language learning video game? - Yahoo!7 Answers

Ideas for an immersive language learning video game? - Yahoo!7 Answers | Digital Play | Scoop.it

If you were to play a language learning video game based around learning a language by immersion in your target language's country, what would it feature? What would be the game's storyline? How would it get more difficult as the game progresses? How could you ensure the player is actually learning as he/she goes?

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Best Selling Educational iPad Game Didakto is Now on Sale

Best Selling Educational iPad Game Didakto is Now on Sale | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Didakto is a fun and educational game for school age kids (4-12).

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Delta Teacher Development Series - Digital Play | Delta Publishing - English Language Teaching

Delta Teacher Development Series - Digital Play | Delta Publishing - English Language Teaching | Digital Play | Scoop.it

- Guidance on taking on the challenge of the digital revolution.

 

- Insight into how learners engage with gaming outside the classroom.


- Advice and activities for effectively bringing the world of gaming inside the classroom.

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