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Young digital makers | Nesta

Young digital makers | Nesta | game making and learning | Scoop.it
surveys the opportunities and identifies gaps and next steps for young people to create with technology across the UK.
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“Girls Make Games” Explodes to Fill Developer Gender Gap - gamesandlearning.org

“Girls Make Games” Explodes to Fill Developer Gender Gap - gamesandlearning.org | game making and learning | Scoop.it
Introduction An Unexpected Movement Going to Camp Teaching the Business Introduction A year ago, Girls Make Games didn’t exist. Now, the project by LearnDistrict that teaches girls the ins and...
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SNHU and LTS Education Systems Announce Game Design & Development ... - PR Web (press release)

SNHU and LTS Education Systems Announce Game Design & Development ... - PR Web (press release) | game making and learning | Scoop.it
Manchester, NH (PRWEB) March 30, 2015 -- School of Education will Design Digital Learning Games to Support K-12 Students
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BBC take digital making mainstream with 'Make Digital' | Nesta

BBC take digital making mainstream with 'Make Digital' | Nesta | game making and learning | Scoop.it
A new initiative to get young people making rather than just consuming with technology.
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Teaching with Games: Building Bridges at STEM Educators Academy

In the afterschool space, a new breed of professional development programs are expanding learning opportunities for urban youth by cultivating partnerships between classroom teachers and community-based educators.
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Game making is spearheading the oft-advocated (but rarely realised) breakout from 18th century schooling. Get set to hear a lot more like this.

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Using Digital Gaming with Special Needs Learning

Using Digital Gaming with Special Needs Learning | game making and learning | Scoop.it
Recently I met Adam Scanlon. Adam is a gamer, designer and father amongst many other things. What peaked my interest in what he was talking to me about was the way Adam was using gaming to assist h...
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Foundry10 Explores Necessary Learning Skills Acquired by Making Games

Foundry10 Explores Necessary Learning Skills Acquired by Making Games | game making and learning | Scoop.it
Having technology in the classroom is one thing, but allowing students to create a game that requires coding skills can also be beneficial in other developmental areas in younger children according to a foundry10 study.
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Alpha, beta, gamma... a first glance at the UK makerspace open data | Nesta

Today we are releasing an ‘alpha’ version of this open dataset. Over the final 10 days of this survey being live our ambition is to reach 90% of the Makerspaces currently active in the UK.
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Game-Based Learning: Playing and Programming for the Future

Game-Based Learning: Playing and Programming for the Future | game making and learning | Scoop.it
What if school was fun? And what if this fun facilitated rich, meaningful learning? We explore what happened when designers and programmers from educational game company FutureBound collaborated with students from South L.A.
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Game-Based Learning: Leveling Up Collaborative Planning

Game-Based Learning: Leveling Up Collaborative Planning | game making and learning | Scoop.it
After viewing this introduction to game-based learning, we expect you will want to take your collaborative planning to the next level by accepting the challenge of designing games for literacy learnin...
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Kinect2Scratch 2.5

Kinect2Scratch 2.5 | game making and learning | Scoop.it

Kinect2Scratch allows data from the Microsoft Kinect controller to be sent to Scratch, the programming language for kids from the MIT Media Laboratory. This means that anyone can write programs with motion control, use gestures, make kinetic games and generally leap about having fun.

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Dundee school game design project launches: Sophia George & Gamasutra

Dundee school game design project launches: Sophia George  & Gamasutra | game making and learning | Scoop.it

Primary school children across Dundee will learn about video game design from BAFTA-winning artist and designer Sophia George in a new four-month project, Game Changer Dundee.

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What we can learn from teens making games

What we can learn from teens making games | game making and learning | Scoop.it
"It is clear to us at foundry10 that game creation holds incredible value to students, if done right. But what is 'right' when each learner is different?" ...
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Foundry10: Game Making Can Change Learning For the Better - Pixelkin

Foundry10: Game Making Can Change Learning For the Better - Pixelkin | game making and learning | Scoop.it

"A lot of the research is on kids making (for example) a math game for another class, but we think there’s value in making games, period. .

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U.S. government backs summit to unite teachers and game makers

U.S. government backs summit to unite teachers and game makers | game making and learning | Scoop.it
The U.S. Dept. of Education will help host the first-ever "Games for Learning Summit" to try and bring educators and developers together to discuss how to best design games for use in the classroom. ...
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The thing about bandwagons in the US is that, for all the jumpers on, there are also plenty of folk ready to push so the whole thing keeps rolling on. The last time our Heads of State held a game jam was ...

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12 Must-Read Books on Education for 2015 - InformED

12 Must-Read Books on Education for 2015 - InformED | game making and learning | Scoop.it
Few things are more satisfying than finally getting your hands on a book you've been meaning to read. In 2015, you're going to want to make room in your
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Plenty on creativity coming your way

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Kids learn coding, game design at CodaKid camp - AZFamily

Kids learn coding, game design at CodaKid camp - AZFamily | game making and learning | Scoop.it
It's estimated by the year 2020 there will be 1 million unfilled tech jobs. Now, a valley entrepreneur hopes his training will help fill that gap.
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How are we supporting young digital makers? | Nesta

How are we supporting young digital makers? | Nesta | game making and learning | Scoop.it

"82 per cent of young people say they are interested in digital making. However, half of young people make things with digital technology less than once a week or never"

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Beyond Programming: The Power of Making Games -- THE Journal

Beyond Programming: The Power of Making Games -- THE Journal | game making and learning | Scoop.it
Art and creative expression have an interesting way of weaving in and out of classrooms, offering students the opportunity to explore their own ideas and minds. Video games are no different, and while most of the discussion about their use in classrooms centers on play, the benefits of designing games in the classroom can extend far beyond entertainment and even programming.
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Game-based Learning for Early Childhood (Part 2)

Game-based Learning for Early Childhood (Part 2) | game making and learning | Scoop.it
by Neil Pierce PhD
In the first part of this 2-part blog post I highlighted the growing market for early childhood games and some of the emerging best-practices for designing such games.
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MAGICAL collaborative digital game making

MAGICAL collaborative digital game making | game making and learning | Scoop.it

Teams of young learners designing, creating, playing-testing and peer-reviewing their own digital games. Interested? Check out the outcomes from the MAGICAL European research project.

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8 Learning Design Trends To Watch In 2015

8 Learning Design Trends To Watch In 2015 | game making and learning | Scoop.it
RT @Cert_Game: 8 Learning Design Trends To Watch In 2015 http://t.co/mTC1MQFmEU
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surprise, surprise, design thinking at no.1 spot

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ROBLOX: Building your own games and the democratisation of development

ROBLOX: Building your own games and the democratisation  of development | game making and learning | Scoop.it
One of the great trends in gaming in recent years has been the opening up of development. Where before you needed to learn reams of specialist code to build something even vaguely playable, nowadays t...
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Creating Games with Project Spark @ Microsoft Virtual Academy

Creating Games with Project Spark @ Microsoft Virtual Academy | game making and learning | Scoop.it

Have you heard about Project Spark? It's the ultimate interactive digital playground for gamers of all ages, a powerful (yet simple) way to build and play your own worlds, stories, and games. Share all of your creations to a dynamic community, and play what the community makes. Project Spark brings creation to life and presents endless opportunities for play.

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BBC to release 'Doctor Who' game to teach children programming - Entertainment Weekly

BBC to release 'Doctor Who' game to teach children programming - Entertainment Weekly | game making and learning | Scoop.it
While he won’t be going by The Teacher anytime soon, Doctor Who‘s 12th Doctor will now be helping children to learn how to code. On Monday,...
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