Games, gaming and gamification in Higher Education
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Using games and game strategies for enhancing learning in higher education settings.
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Microsoft Releases Free, Early-Access Version of Minecraft: Education Edition

Microsoft Releases Free, Early-Access Version of Minecraft: Education Edition | Games, gaming and gamification in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Teachers get a chance to explore Minecraft’s digital worlds in advance of the game’s September release.
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There's a new version of Minecraft, and it's going to be taught in schools

There's a new version of Minecraft, and it's going to be taught in schools | Games, gaming and gamification in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Minecraft, a video game which allows players to explore, build and create almost anything they can think of, is famously popular among its legions of young fans. Microsoft has capitalised on this runaway success by announcing the release of Minecraft: Education Edition, a new version of the game designed to help children learn.
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Lego, Minecraft and teaching creativity on Blueprint for Living - ABC Radio

Lego, Minecraft and teaching creativity on Blueprint for Living - ABC Radio | Games, gaming and gamification in Higher Education | Scoop.it
What role does play have in encouraging creativity in adults, and can creativity be taught?
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Minecraft used to teach children molecular chemistry - BBC News

Minecraft used to teach children molecular chemistry - BBC News | Games, gaming and gamification in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Undergraduates at Hull University have created a new Minecraft world to teach molecular chemistry to schoolchildren.
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10 splendide costruzioni in Minecraft

10 splendide costruzioni in Minecraft | Games, gaming and gamification in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Su Minecraft gli utenti possono creare delle "custom map" e realizzare delle costruzioni che a volte sono davvero incredibili. Ve ne proponiamo dieci.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, December 1, 2014 8:55 AM

Thanks to Mondi Virtuali.

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Teaching with Minecraft? MOOC Explores Gamification for K-12 -- THE Journal

Teaching with Minecraft? MOOC Explores Gamification for K-12 -- THE Journal | Games, gaming and gamification in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Instructure has launched a series of MOOCs that use Minecraft to help K-12 teachers implement gamification in the classroom. (#Teaching with #Minecraft?

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Disruptions: Minecraft, an Obsession and an Educational Tool

Disruptions: Minecraft, an Obsession and an Educational Tool | Games, gaming and gamification in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Teachers and parents are using Minecraft, a video game popular with children, to help teach science, history, languages and ethics.
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How Minecraft is Teaching a Generation About Teamwork & the Environment - Getting Smart by Guest Author - games for learning, ipaded, serious games

How Minecraft is Teaching a Generation About Teamwork & the Environment - Getting Smart by Guest Author - games for learning, ipaded, serious games | Games, gaming and gamification in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Minecraft, as it stands, has sold around twenty million copies across multiple platforms.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 9, 2013 7:33 AM

First MinecraftEdu class after the spring break! 

Peggy Abel Pollitt's curator insight, March 11, 2013 6:04 PM

My Son LOVES this game!

 

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MinecraftEdu

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MinecraftEdu - Bringing Minecraft to the Classroom...

 

MinecraftEdu is the collaboration of a small team of educators and programmers from the United States and Finland. We are working with Mojang AB of Sweden, the creators of Minecraft, to make the game affordable and accessible to schools everywhere. We have also created a suite of tools that make it easy to unlock the power of Minecraft in YOUR classroom.

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Minecraft Education Edition: why it's important for every fan of the game

Minecraft Education Edition: why it's important for every fan of the game | Games, gaming and gamification in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Microsoft has been demonstrating its new schools version of the blockbuster, but crucially this spin-off could break off from the original Minecraft modding community

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10-Year-Old from Los Angeles Wins First-Ever Minecraft National Championship

10-Year-Old from Los Angeles Wins First-Ever Minecraft National Championship | Games, gaming and gamification in Higher Education | Scoop.it
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 10-Year-Old from Los Angeles Wins First-Ever Minecraft National Championship. Bested Over One Thousand...
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Microsoft uses 'Minecraft' to teach your kid how to code

Microsoft uses 'Minecraft' to teach your kid how to code | Games, gaming and gamification in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Microsoft bets that kids want to learn programming when 'Minecraft' is involved.
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New Minecraft Mod Teaches You Code as You Play

New Minecraft Mod Teaches You Code as You Play | Games, gaming and gamification in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Like many nine-year-olds, Stanley Strum spends a lot of time building things in Minecraft, the immersive game that lets your create your own mini-universe.
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What Minecraft is teaching your kids about money

What Minecraft is teaching your kids about money | Games, gaming and gamification in Higher Education | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters) - If your kids are chattering non-stop about things like emeralds, pickaxes and creepers, you may have a unique opportunity to turn a video game addiction into a life lesson about money.Minecraft,
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A great article which outlines the way players learn about finances and economics through playing Minecraft. 

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Gamifying the Classroom with Minecraft – the Possibilities are Powerful and Endless!

Gamifying the Classroom with Minecraft – the Possibilities are Powerful and Endless! | Games, gaming and gamification in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Popular Virtual World Game is Gaining the Attention of Educators at a Quickening Pace, and For Good Reason. Minecraft is showing up with increasing
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A general piece of the use of Minecraft in education (mostly primary and secondary).but with a few links off to examples

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How Minecraft is Teaching a Generation About Teamwork & the Environment

How Minecraft is Teaching a Generation About Teamwork & the Environment | Games, gaming and gamification in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Minecraft, as it stands, has sold around twenty million copies across multiple platforms. It's arguably one of the most successful games of all time, and a demonstration of the fact that videogames...
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Could Minecraft be the next great engineering school?

Could Minecraft be the next great engineering school? | Games, gaming and gamification in Higher Education | Scoop.it

On the Boulevard Saint-Michel, near the center of Paris, just off the edge of the Jardin du Luxembourg and just a short stroll from the Sorbonne sits the main campus of the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris.

The new, new MOOC

Minecraft has become a kind of anarchic massive open online course (MOOC) all on its own, without developing courseware or costly new program licenses. Part of the proliferation is due to user-created video, particularly on YouTube, where a quick search yields 7.5 million mentions. Video podcasts, recordings of building in progress and most importantly, walkthroughs, or videos of players demonstrating how to master levels or particular construction techniques, keep the global Minecraft horde digging and trying to impress or teach one another, forming a key part of the informal player-to-player education that makes the game a fascinating phenomenon to observe.

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, December 11, 2012 8:47 PM

MInecraft seems to have fired the imaginations of educators across many disciplines not only in K-12 but into higher education.

giovanni nulli's curator insight, December 14, 2012 9:42 AM

Minecraft seems to be a way, both techically and socially, to teach how to manage a complex problem socially.