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Bergen Community College’s School of Continuing Education Offers Summer Camps - The Paramus Post - News and Lifestyle Webzine

Bergen Community College’s School of Continuing Education Offers Summer Camps - The Paramus Post - News and Lifestyle Webzine | Digital Play | Scoop.it

The courses on offer include the opportunity to use templates to learn video game design by modifying existing games or creating brand new games. Students will create characters, graphics, music and sound using software and simple coding.

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Gaming Education Reform: Put Down Your Pencils and Play

Gaming Education Reform: Put Down Your Pencils and Play | Digital Play | Scoop.it
The popularity and increasing innovation of video game play is providing a new and surprisingly fresh framework for policy discussions about education reform.
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On Winning - The Total Learner Experience

On Winning - The Total Learner Experience | Digital Play | Scoop.it
“Training” and “competition” are not usually words that are associated with each other. However, competition is an innate motivator and humans by nature enjoy winning.
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Cool Site of the Day: Learn Languages With a Game

Cool Site of the Day: Learn Languages With a Game | Digital Play | Scoop.it
There are many reasons to learn a new language. Maybe you're going to do some traveling. You may need to learn a language for your job. Or maybe you're doing it for fun.
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Download Manager

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Generate your own SCORM compliant interactive Flash learning games. Menu item Freely available for not-for-profit use - download from the forum or play an example game [from ReviseICT.co.uk]
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Six Things » Blog Archive » Six computer games to use in an English language classroom

Six Things » Blog Archive » Six computer games to use in an English language classroom | Digital Play | Scoop.it
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New analysis reasserts video games' link to violence - USATODAY.com

New analysis reasserts video games' link to violence - USATODAY.com | Digital Play | Scoop.it
The new review of 130 studies strongly suggests a link to aggressive thoughts and behavior, but a critique calls the analysis overblown.
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Video games are good for children - EU report | Technology | The Guardian

Video games are good for children - EU report | Technology | The Guardian | Digital Play | Scoop.it
Study calls for schools to make use of games and urges parents to take more interest in them...
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Naomi Alderman questions the need to protect children from computer games | Comment is free | The Guardian

Naomi Alderman questions the need to protect children from computer games | Comment is free | The Guardian | Digital Play | Scoop.it
Naomi Alderman: It's true that Grand Theft Auto contains violence and misogyny. So does The Godfather.
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Enhancing student motivation and academic performance with Video Games-Based Learning: a practical approach. (Jose Luis Soler) - Academia.edu

Enhancing student motivation and academic performance with Video Games-Based Learning: a practical approach. (Jose Luis Soler) - Academia.edu | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Research directed at obtaining scientific evidence that links using video games in the classroom with academic performance and motivation of students.

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Video games teach kids 'new literacy': Do you buy it?

Video games teach kids 'new literacy': Do you buy it? | Digital Play | Scoop.it

Are video games really the anti-books?  A new article on PBS's Mediashift web portal presents a different argument: our definition of literacy is outdated. Kids may be learning a "new literacy" through playing video games.

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TEDxBloomington -- Edward Castronova -- "Be A Gamer"

Edward Castronova, Professor of Telecommunications at Indiana University, is a founder of scholarly online game studies and an expert on the societies of vir...
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Games Improve Knowledge Retention by 9%

Games Improve Knowledge Retention by 9% | Digital Play | Scoop.it
Mobile devices feel like a gaming console to many individuals, whether they be adults or children. Perhaps teachers should consider taking advantage of this, rather than dismissing games as not worthy of their time or ineffective…the data proves otherwise.
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Technology camp builds app-titude - Technology - NewsObserver.com

Technology camp builds app-titude - Technology - NewsObserver.com | Digital Play | Scoop.it
In a dimmed room where rows of computers replace ropes courses, campers spend hours learning how to create iPhone apps, designing video games, and enjoying the camaraderie of fellow gamers.
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Alice.org

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Alice is an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create an animation for telling a story, playing an interactive game, or a video to share on the web.
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Language learning: Researchers use video games to crack the speech code

Language learning: Researchers use video games to crack the speech code | Digital Play | Scoop.it
When we speak, our enunciation and pronunciation of words and syllables fluctuates and varies from person to person. Given this, how do infants decode all of the spoken sounds they hear to learn words and meanings?
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New Educational Apps of the Month | MindShift

New Educational Apps of the Month | MindShift | Digital Play | Scoop.it
Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite educational apps released or updated over the course of the month, which includes Android, iPhone, and Web applications.
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Free Online Games Develop ESL Students' Language Skills, Larry Ferlazzo

from Educators' eZine--> You have to collect all the crystal to win. You need to collect the flag to win. You have to collect all four crystals to win.
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Video games do no harm to children, insists Sims creator | Technology | The Guardian

Video games do no harm to children, insists Sims creator | Technology | The Guardian | Digital Play | Scoop.it
· Fears 'merely symptoms of generation gap' · Attacks echo past rows over films and books...
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