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Learn how to use games in the classroom, and how to create good educational games
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Sustainable Perspectives on Video Games: Andy Robertson at TEDxExeter

Andy Robertson presents his call for a new "Priesthood of Player-Critics" who nurture fresh perspectives on videogames that enable more people to benefit fro...

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Why Does Game Based Learning Work? » Brain Based Learning

Why Does Game Based Learning Work? » Brain Based Learning | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it

The idea of game based learning, also known as GBL, has been in the news a lot lately and you may be wondering if it’s more than just hype. Kids learning from games? The same games that were in the news not to long ago as possibly increasing violent tendencies, and definitely taking time away from homework and studying?
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10 Of The Best Educational Online Games

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10 great educational online games to use with students. From climate change to surgery, every child will find something to engage and excite.
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20 Educational Games That Were Ahead of Their Time - Situated Research Blog

20 Educational Games That Were Ahead of Their Time - Situated Research Blog | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it
While there has been a surge in the acceptance and prevalence of game-based learning in schools over the past decade, especially in light of the success of programs like Khan Academy, playing g...
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JumpCraft: The Easiest Way to Create a Game

JumpCraft: The Easiest Way to Create a Game | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it
Create and share your own games without having to code!
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Q&A: Games Transform Online Language Learning - Getting Smart by Sarah Cargill - ELL, ELLchat, engchat

Q&A: Games Transform Online Language Learning - Getting Smart by Sarah Cargill - ELL, ELLchat, engchat | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it
Carnegie Speech and Magma Studios recently partnered together to create a game to transform online language learning for primary and secondary students.
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Free eBook: Educational Kids-Safe Websites | AvatarGeneration

Free eBook: Educational Kids-Safe Websites | AvatarGeneration | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it
Educators Technology has published a free eBook listing free educational kids-safe websites. Read the introduction below and download the ebook here, or view through the website.
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Game on: using computer games to captivate your class

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"Head of department Ollie Bray is using computer games to get his students excited about learning. Games can provide the stimulus to get a class excited about learning: children can record authentic data created by their play and teachers can apply it to numeracy lessons."


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Educational Games That Make You Sweat

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If kids are sweaty when they’re done playing the educational game Monkey Jump, the game creators will be happy.

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» Video Games May Enhance Social Skills for Autistic Youth - Psych Central News

» Video Games May Enhance Social Skills for Autistic Youth  - Psych Central News | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it
Experts say the use of screen-based technologies can improve communication and social skills among youth diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder...
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Non-gamers, here’s why you should care about games

Non-gamers, here’s why you should care about games | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it

As an early investor in social gaming, I’m often speaking on panels to audiences of gamers, investors, and game company execs. At one such event the opening question was why gaming is relevant to people who are not gamers. The panelists gave some interesting reasons for why non-gamers should care about the game market:...


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The Dorklyst: 7 Ways Videogames Make Us Smarter

The Dorklyst: 7 Ways Videogames Make Us Smarter | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it
At best, fun-loving critics would say that video games are a complete waste of time. At worst, they teach children to murder each other while sexting ...
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Game Design Tool Kit

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The Learning Games Network is a non-profit spin-off of the MIT Education Arcade dedicated to sparking innovation in games-based learning.
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TJ & Pals: Learn as You Play Preschool Games

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TJ & Pals is an interactive preschool website with a variety of fun apps for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. Designed by educational experts and preschool teachers, kids play fun and engaging preschool games that are integrated with the curriculum.
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Teaching and Learning Resources / Educational Games

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Games and games-based learning have been a part of education for decades. However, with new technological advances, digital games have recently emerged as a new teaching tool. Neuroscience has proven that "Games are tailor made to fit the very different tasks animals and humans will face." (Frost, Wortham, and Reifel, p. 66)

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Pilar's Classroom: English for Children

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Video Games for Learning

How can digital games support conceptual learning? And how can games be made accessible and useful for teachers? Those are the questions addressed by Possibl...

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The Pedagogies in Game Based Learning: A Case Study of Teacher Attitudes & Perceptions | AvatarGeneration

The Pedagogies in Game Based Learning: A Case Study of Teacher Attitudes & Perceptions | AvatarGeneration | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it

AvatarGenerations' Editor built a Serious Game using a platform called ThinkingWorlds to showcase the pedagogies in games and to investigate how teacher attitudes and perceptions changed before and after playing the game. The objective of the game was to provide a tailored contextual experience in a school environment that would have a positive affect on preconceptions, and change negative attitudes towards the role of serious games in the classroom. The game was designed to allow teachers to experience a range of educational activities, each built upon a clear and established pedagogy:   Gagné’s (1985) ‘Nine Events of Instruction’, Mayer’s (2002) cognitive theory of multimedia learning, Lave and Wenger’s situational learning theory (Lave and Wenger 1991), Kolb (1984) experiential learning theory and Skinner’s (1954) operant conditioning theory. 

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50 Awesome Videos for Game Based Learning Teachers

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Game based learning in education is a really big deal, and a very fun way to get students more involved and interested in education.
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What Makes Educational Games Work?

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s the gaming in education continues to grow, one of the foremost experts in the field, Constance Steinkuehler, makes the case for why it’s important to pay attention to what works in gaming and how it could be applied to learning.

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Don’t Forget the Fun Factor in Educational Games

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Too often, educational games are neither fun nor educational, and there are plenty of educational games that fail on both those counts.
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Forget violence: Do co-op games make us less aggressive?

Forget violence: Do co-op games make us less aggressive? | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it
Psychologists are starting to examine the flipside of video game violence, finding that violent games can actually lead to more trust between players. What's more, game designers might be able to capitalize on it.
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iTunesU for Games?

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While Valve have supported game modding communities for a long time, they have recently turned their attention to schools with a very impressive set of free tools for education. The catch? You have to install their digital distribution and sign up to the “Steam for Schools Initiative”.
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Oxford Docs: We Can Prevent PTSD … With Tetris

Oxford Docs: We Can Prevent PTSD … With Tetris | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it
In recent years, the military's top brass have funded some truly bizarre approaches -- from neck injections to Reiki -- in an effort to trea...
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