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Gamestar Mechanic Teacher Blog » Games and Storytelling

Gamestar Mechanic Teacher Blog » Games and Storytelling | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it

Right now, in Gamestar Mechanic we are featuring the Scholastic What’s Your Story? Contest. This contests is open through August 1st and serves as part of the Start. Write. Now. Alliance for Young Writers and Artists initiative. This all leads up to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards that open in September. 

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The Educational Value of Games: A 13-Year-Old’s View

The Educational Value of Games: A 13-Year-Old’s View | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it
http://youtu.be/kgEoG04IcOc Lewis Tachau is a 13-year-old middle school student and avid online gamer.
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Refraction: Teaching Fractions through Gameplay

Refraction: Teaching Fractions through Gameplay | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it

In Refraction, the player must partition lasers in order to power spaceships containing various animals who have gotten stuck in space, as shown in the picture. These animal spaceships all require different fractions of the lasers, and the player is given several pieces that split and bend the lasers to reach the animals and satisfy these requirements.

 

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Homework on Mars

Homework on Mars | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it
In the 20 years that I have been working with children, adolescents and their families, I have seen no end of grief caused by homework.  In fact, I sometimes wonder what families would do with all the time they saved if they weren't doing homework,...
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Educational gaming on the rise, but funding remains a challenge | eSchool News

Educational gaming on the rise, but funding remains a challenge | eSchool News | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it
In a national survey, teachers say they believe that using digital games in the classroom helps students maintain concentration and enthusiasm for learning, while making it easier for teachers to differentiate instruction and assess students.
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Fifth-grader makes video game for blind grandmother

While most ten-year-olds are happy simply playing video games, that wasn't enough for Dylan Viale. The fifth-grader, you see, has a very close relationship with his grandmother Sherry, who has been blind for decades.
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Why Is There A Lack Of Innovation In Educational Technology For Children? - Forbes

Why Is There A Lack Of Innovation In Educational Technology For Children? - Forbes | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it
Why is there a lack of innovation in educational technology for school-aged children? This question was originally answered on Quora by Steve Song.
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Science Museum launches online games about the future of technology

Science Museum launches online games about the future of technology | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it
Keith Stuart: Futurecade features games that ask questions about robotics, space, geo-engineering and synthetic biology (RT @guardianscience: Science Museum launches online games about the future of technology
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Astronomy For Kids - KidsAstronomy.com

Astronomy For Kids - KidsAstronomy.com | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it
Powerful and fun resource for kids, exploring astronomy and other space related topics. Play games, learn through interactive applications, and much more.
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Wordia - games and resources to educate across all ages, and the whole curriculum

Wordia - games and resources to educate across all ages, and the whole curriculum | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it
Part of the Education Games Network, this is a free resource that utilizes games, videos, and lesson plans across all subjects on the curriculum...
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Gamasutra - News - The four lenses of game making

Gamasutra - News - The four lenses of game making | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it

UK-based game designer and Gamasutra contributor Tadhg Kelly breaks down the four lenses of game making, a "common set of assumptions and predispositions" he often sees in developers.

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New book from our research project: Serious Games in education: A global perspective – Future of game-based Learning

New book from our research project: Serious Games in education: A global perspective – Future of game-based Learning | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it

In the global culture of education, game-based learning needs to be an integrated part of formal education, and not just an ‘exotic spice’ for many educators, as it is today. The critical role of the educator as a facilitator, gatekeeper and enabler of serious games is often downplayed. Therefore a comparison across regions is needed so that we do not limit the potential of transferring best practice, research results and the development of games across borders.

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Free Technology for Teachers: SmarTots - Reviews of iPad & iPhone Apps for Kids

Free Technology for Teachers: SmarTots - Reviews of iPad & iPhone Apps for Kids | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it

SmarTots is a website that hosts reviews of iPad & iPhone apps for young students. App reviews on SmarTots are written by teachers and parents. The reviews are arranged according to content area and age of the intended users.

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Video Game Teaching Guides

Video Game Teaching Guides | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it
Feel free to use the guides anyway you feel appropriate - tweak them, combine them, revise them or change them completely. Please just post your experiences and add any new material you create, so there is a constantly evolving and improving repository of lessons that teachers can use to help wake those damn kids up!!
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5 Reasons to Play Video Games With Your Children | Earnest Parenting

5 Reasons to Play Video Games With Your Children | Earnest Parenting | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it
The truth is that too much of anything is a bad thing. Moderation in all things is important. That being said, video games truly have a place in the modern household, and should be embraced by parents much as they would embrace any hobby their child enjoys. So, here are five reasons you should try playing video games with your kids.
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The biological science behind Martian gardening game 'Waking Mars' (Wired UK)

The biological science behind Martian gardening game 'Waking Mars' (Wired UK) | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it
In Waking Mars, a botany-based adventure game for iPhone and iPad, a flag-waving US patriot from Nasa isn't the first person to descend into the subterranean guts of the red planet...
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Why Teachers Use Digital Games and Why Schools Teach Gaming | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

Spotlight covers the intersections of technology and education, going behind the research to show how digital media is used in and out of classrooms to expand learning.
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Game Based Learning Isn’t Always Electronic | Upside Learning Blog

Game Based Learning Isn’t Always Electronic | Upside Learning Blog | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it
Post highlights how Game Based Learning isn’t always electronic & debunks the myth surrounding Game Based Learning that it involves Learning through Video Games...
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Gamasutra - Features - Cognitive Flow: The Psychology of Great Game Design

Gamasutra - Features - Cognitive Flow: The Psychology of Great Game Design | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it
You sit down, ready to get in a few minutes of gaming. Hours pass and you suddenly become aware that you're making ridiculous faces and moving like a contortionist while trying to reach that new high score. You ask yourself: Where did the time go? When did I sprain my ankle?
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Languages Online

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Languages Online contains free resource for language students and teachers. Game Makers can be downloaded and used to create interactive language games in ANY language.
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The World of Miamiopia - An Educational Virtual World For Kids

The World of Miamiopia - An Educational Virtual World For Kids | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it

Miamiopia is a virtual world, where children of all ages can create characters and then use these characters as they explore, play educational games, and solve puzzles and other challenges. As children play the over 300 educational games, their characters earn "coins". These coins can be used to purchase accessories, such as virtual clothing, wigs, jewelry, belly stickers, homes, and home decor.

 

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ICTmagic - English

ICTmagic - English | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it

An English resources site with a large collection of games, worksheets, quizzes, videos and more. Find something wonderful to bring a buzz to your English lessons.

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Let your children take control!

Let your children take control! | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it

A free resource to introduce early programming. It is suitable for upper KS2 and KS3. Simple to use once you know how - honest! 

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Minecraft and Crafting To Learn

Minecraft and Crafting To Learn | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it

After about 100 hours of playing in Minecraft over the past couple of months, I have two conclusions: 1) As a gamer, it's...

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Gamasutra - Features - 7 Things To Know About HTML5

Gamasutra - Features - 7 Things To Know About HTML5 | Game Based Learning Today | Scoop.it
HTML5 is poised to blow open game development and smash app stores and native applications -- or is it? Gamasutra speaks to game developers and Google about the advantages and shortcomings of the new standard.
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