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Top Articles by Gamification Experts in 2012 - Gamification Co

Top Articles by Gamification Experts in 2012 - Gamification Co | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
We're about halfway done with our Best of 2012 series and today we're going to look at top gamification posts by gamification experts in 2012.
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Much to ponder here.  

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8 Research Findings Supporting the Benefits of Gamification in Education

8 Research Findings Supporting the Benefits of Gamification in Education | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
There are myriad ways in which gamification can play a positive role in the educational setting.

Via EDTC@UTB, Thaisa Ferreira
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Gaming has benefits!  

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9 Grammar Games That Are Really Addicting

9 Grammar Games That Are Really Addicting | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Though grammar skills are a fundamental step in understanding, writing and reading the English language, grammar is not always a particularly fun arena to study. Faced with long lists of grammar rules and grammar rule exceptions to memorize, it’s no wonder so many of us throw in the towel on mastering technical English early in school.


Via Rita Simons Santiago
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10 Tools To Get Kids Excited About Programming

10 Tools To Get Kids Excited About Programming | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Precocious. That was the single adjective used to describe a child displaying some natural talent straying from the normal. A generational leap later, I am not so sure that the word holds the meaning it used to.

Via Jon Samuelson, Michelle Cordy
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Nice resource!  "From games to programming tools, from logic to intuition, let’s take a gander at ten tools that should help to show that programming is not all about functions and loops. Here are the honorable mentions (restricted to ten programming tools)."

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Jon Samuelson's curator insight, December 24, 2012 8:12 PM

Wow, I love doing programming with students. 

Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, February 17, 2014 3:20 PM

Una de las fuertes tendencias prometedoras de los video juegos es la de dotar a los usuarios de herramientas informáticas y de cómputo para que sean co-creadores de sus propios recursos y puedan compartir en redes sociales, en congresos y exposiciones, sus productos, esto rompería con el abultado y creciente mercado de esta reciente industria.

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Youtopia™: Your Student Engagement App

Youtopia is an online, student engagement application that provides instant access to plug-and-play gamification tools (points, badges, and leaderboards) tha...

Via Dennis T OConnor
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has anyone used this?

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 21, 2012 10:13 PM

Engagement equals motivation! 

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What’s the Difference Between Games and Gamification?

What’s the Difference Between Games and Gamification? | Engagement Based Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Perhaps the best way to think about games in education is not to automatically call everything that looks like fun a “learning game.” Lumping all digital game approaches together makes no more sense than a toddler’s inclination to call every four-legged animal a “doggie."


Via Dennis T OConnor, Maggie Rouman
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