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Bibliography of game making for learning c/o the MAGICAL project

Bibliography of game making for learning c/o the MAGICAL project | game making and learning | Scoop.it

114 papers on game making, learning and 21st century skills 

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Learning by Making Educational Games: the MAGICAL project

Presentation at the GALA 2014 Summer School game making workshop

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Maker Mashup: MAGICAL’S Magos meets MIT’s MaKey MaKey

Maker Mashup: MAGICAL’S Magos meets MIT’s MaKey MaKey | game making and learning | Scoop.it

One of the highlights at the GALA 2014 Summer School held recently in Pori, Finland, was a special half-day workshop devoted to game making. This event was run by a team from the MAGICAL project, which is investigating the potential of digital game making for enhancing learning in primary and lower secondary schools.

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Sixth graders ditch traditional lessons to create video game businesses - PBS NewsHour

Sixth graders ditch traditional lessons to create video game businesses - PBS NewsHour | game making and learning | Scoop.it
Sixth graders ditch traditional lessons to create video game businesses PBS NewsHour Collaboration, teamwork and experiential learning happens every day at the Playmaker School, which is made up of the sixth graders who attend the private New Roads...
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From the desk of Mr. Walters: Why learn game design?

From the desk of Mr. Walters: Why learn game design? | game making and learning | Scoop.it
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Making Games: The Ultimate Project-Based Learning

Making Games: The Ultimate Project-Based Learning | game making and learning | Scoop.it
Game making is one way to create a space where students are empowered to freely experiment with their own way of framing ideas and choosing perspectives. In this way, game making is tantamount to project-based learning.
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For more on how game making can support learning, check out:
* the MAGICAL community library of over 60 different game making tools suitable for learners - http://amc.pori.tut.fi/game-building-tools/.

* the European MAGICAL project - http://www.magical-project.net/
* Game Making & Learning on Scoop.it - http://www.scoop.it/t/game-making-and-learning
* MAGICAL's game making bibliography on Mendeley - http://www.mendeley.com/groups/1932391/magical-collaborative-game-design-for-learning/papers/

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In The Games Of Madness: 4-Layers, A Narrative Design Approach

In The Games Of Madness: 4-Layers, A Narrative Design Approach | game making and learning | Scoop.it
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GBL and science: less content delivery, more experimentation and expression

GBL and science: less content delivery, more experimentation and expression | game making and learning | Scoop.it

"NGSS make the prospect of using games in the classroom more enticing, relevant, and valuable. However, to form these connections, teachers need to see games less as content delivery systems, like textbooks, and more platforms for experimentation and expression, like laboratories or artists studios. This is the real potential of games and learning, and the NGSS offer opportunities to make this happen...."

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Flemington Girl Scouts learn coding and video game design at Game-U

Flemington Girl Scouts learn coding and video game design at Game-U | game making and learning | Scoop.it
The term “3D printing” is something many people don’t understand. In simple terms, it’s a process of making a three-dimensional solid object of virtually any shape from a digital model. A group of Flemington Girl Scouts learned about it and...
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It's not just about helping little ol' ladies to cross the street...

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Afterschool computer class students create their own 3D games

Afterschool computer class students create their own 3D games | game making and learning | Scoop.it
Afterschool computer class students create their own games Beckley Register-Herald Webb presented the program to Adams with three objectives in mind: to spark students' interest in game design and computer science, to encourage interactive learning...
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Who are the UK’s Young Digital Makers? a Nesta survey

Who are the UK’s Young Digital Makers? a Nesta survey | game making and learning | Scoop.it
Did you know: most young people in the UK have made things with digital technology, but few consider themselves digital makers?
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According to Nesta's survey, a majority of UK's youngsters have at some time made a digital game. The words kids associate with digital makers are CREATIVE, SMART and COOL. The key words capturing their motivation are FUN and INTERESTING. And of all digital production types, the one they want most to pursue is GAME MAKING! Much food for thought here. 

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Can you learn to be creative?

Can you learn to be creative? | game making and learning | Scoop.it
Is creativity magical? Not according to those now teaching it as a skill, discovers Colin Barras. Are there really secrets to unlocking your imagination?
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Kids Can Learn Programming Basics With “Make Your Own Flappy Bird” In 20 Minutes

Kids Can Learn Programming Basics With “Make Your Own Flappy Bird” In 20 Minutes | game making and learning | Scoop.it
Kids have a new incentive to learn programming. Thanks to Code.org, they can design their own Flappy Bird game in 20 minutes. The “Make Your Own Flappy Bird” tutorial is designed for kids as young as six-year olds.
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CurrentLab | Game Design Unit Modules

CurrentLab | Game Design Unit Modules | game making and learning | Scoop.it

Teaching units on game making with the GameMaker editor

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Bad Game + Bad Game = Good Learning Experience

Bad Game + Bad Game = Good Learning Experience | game making and learning | Scoop.it
What You'll Be CreatingFor my One Game a Month projects, I
have chosen to undertake a unique challenge. Every other month I choose
one "bad" video game and remake it into something playable and
hopefully even entertaining.
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When suitably scaled down and structured, game re-versioning activities like us can be a powerful driver for learning, especially when they're done collaboratively.

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These girls are ready to shape the future of game development

These girls are ready to shape the future of game development | game making and learning | Scoop.it
With help from sponsors and the expertise of Tim Schafer, Kellee Santiago and Tracy Fullerton, the Girls Make Games program has launched to resounding success, helping young girls learn game-making. ...
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MAGICAL Magos MaKeY-MaKeY Master's

MAGICAL Magos MaKeY-MaKeY Master's | game making and learning | Scoop.it
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A special digital+tactile design challenge marking the conclusion of the MAGICAL project's classroom experiments in game making. Students used MIT's MaKey MaKey kit to produce novel control devices for the digital games they'd made previously with the Magos Lite platform.

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Benefits of Gaming: What Research Shows

Benefits of Gaming: What Research Shows | game making and learning | Scoop.it

"Teachers should design curriculum that not only uses game-based instruction, but also makes kids aware of the way games are designed."

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And what better way to foster awareness of game design than designing your own?

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MAGICAL field tests in full swing

MAGICAL field tests in full swing | game making and learning | Scoop.it

MAGICAL field testing is currently in full swing, with game-making activities taking place in primary and lower secondary schools across Europe. Teachers and students in Finland, Greece and Italy have been using the Magos Lite platform to make learning games both at school and at home. And so far they've constructed 1200 games! 

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DIY Gamer Kit (with Arduino) - Technology Will Save Us

DIY Gamer Kit (with Arduino) - Technology Will Save Us | game making and learning | Scoop.it
Build your own handheld games console and learn to code your own games. (RT @hamishcurry: DIY Gamer Kit with Arduino. Sweet.
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Game design to develop computational thinking | Nesta

Game design to develop computational thinking | Nesta | game making and learning | Scoop.it
Learners today have the amazing potential to produce their own digital content. But one challenge ahead is to counter a culture where users simply consume digital content rather than engage in the creative process to produce their own. We need to be firmly focused on enabling the next generation of digital makers and equipping them with the key skill to support that creativity: Computational Thinking.
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Bartle’s Gamer Profile for Designing Learning Experiences?

Bartle’s Gamer Profile for Designing Learning Experiences? | game making and learning | Scoop.it
What is your gamer profile and what does it say about you as a learner? Is it possible to use gamer profiles of learners to design more high-interest lessons and learning experiences?
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Digital Makers | Nesta

Digital Makers | Nesta | game making and learning | Scoop.it
A programme to encourage and enable a generation of young people to create rather than just use technology.
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UK Minister visits game making ‘digital school’ in Scotland

UK Minister visits game making ‘digital school’ in Scotland | game making and learning | Scoop.it

Today the Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages, Dr Alasdair Allan, came to visit Oxgangs Primary School...(he) saw a classroom of 10 year olds using Scratch to build animations on the theme of the Caribbean - the school’s current topic. What is so good about this is that the young people are totally engaged and enthused about this learning experience and the teachers want to make Scratch a main staple of their learning plans moving forward...

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The Game Designers' Guild: Community-Based Game Design

This talk was about the Game Designers' Guild and was given during the 2014 Digital Media and Learning conference. You can learn more about this group at htt...
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