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Gamification for the Win! Escape from Detention | The Daring Librarian

Gamification for the Win! Escape from Detention | The Daring Librarian | Gamification for the Win | Scoop.it
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I created this Topic just because of Tekye's awesome game! Oh and because of LeveUp Book Club, too!

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HoCo Kids Create iPad GAME! Gamification for the Win! New Post and not only kids but the son of one of my former MHMS English Teachers - Catina!

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Playability Vs Gamification: Do We Really Have To Gamify Everything?

Playability Vs Gamification: Do We Really Have To Gamify Everything? | Gamification for the Win | Scoop.it
Wondering if you need to gamify online courses to maintain Playability? Check the difference between Playability and gamification and why it is important.

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Great questions being asked here!

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8 Ways to Level Up Game Based Learning in the Classroom

8 Ways to Level Up Game Based Learning in the Classroom | Gamification for the Win | Scoop.it
Game based learning in the classroom should not be worksheets with points. It should be engaging, exciting. Here are 8 ways to level up game based learning.
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Brilliant blog post! & Pretty, too!

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Minecraft Hour of Code

Minecraft Hour of Code | Gamification for the Win | Scoop.it
Use blocks of code to take Steve or Alex on an adventure through this Minecraft world
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Kids are going to love this!

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Jessica Franco's curator insight, November 17, 2015 8:33 AM

Kids are going to love this! I can't wait to explore it further to see if it will be good for teens as well. I love all the new ways there are to teach coding and computer programming. 

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The Future of Education?

The Future of Education? | Gamification for the Win | Scoop.it
I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Games For Learning Summit on April 21st at NYU. The Summit, hosted by the U.S. Department of Education and the non-profit Games for Change,  was a ... da...

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"Alternate Reality Games (ARGs) looks like a great match for students to explore their creativity and communication skills while collaborating with classes globally. Check out the videos detailing the ARG Scorch!"

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, April 25, 2015 5:22 PM

Alternate Reality Games (ARGs) looks like a great match for students to explore their creativity and communication skills while collaborating with classes globally. Check out the videos detailing the ARG Scorch!

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This Year, Google's Santa Tracker Gets Kids to Code

This Year, Google's Santa Tracker Gets Kids to Code | Gamification for the Win | Scoop.it
Santa is under surveillance--but not by the NSA. Instead, Google is helping children of all ages to to keep tabs on the jelly-bellied gift giver, and even learn some new technical skills along the way.
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Santa + Coding = FUN! If your district allows!

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Play online, learn online and feed the hungry | Freerice.com

Play online, learn online and feed the hungry | Freerice.com | Gamification for the Win | Scoop.it
For every correct answer you choose, 10 grains of rice are raised to help end world hunger through the World Food Programme.
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Play, build #CCSS vocab & feed the hungry -What's not to LOVE?


My kiddos really dig this site! Having fun & doing a good thing is a WIN/WIN!

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Dungeons & Dragons Has Influenced a Generation of Writers

Dungeons & Dragons Has Influenced a Generation of Writers | Gamification for the Win | Scoop.it
Dungeons & Dragons, the first commercially available role-playing game that is now 40 years old, influenced numerous writers and taught them the art of storytelling.
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Rolling a perfect natural 20 with this article! You know I'm Chaotic Neutral!

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The 10 Best Mobile Games of 2013

The 10 Best Mobile Games of 2013 | Gamification for the Win | Scoop.it
Dozens of excellent mobile game releases hit app stores in 2013. Here are our picks for top 10.
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No surprising my favourite Plants vs Zombies is #1

 

---> But I swear those imp cannons, ravenous chickens, & Pharaoh Zombies still drive me cra cra! I <3 Plant food!

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Beyond Minecraft: Games That Inspire Building and Exploration

Beyond Minecraft: Games That Inspire Building and Exploration | Gamification for the Win | Scoop.it

"The success and popularity of Minecraft in and out of classrooms is no surprise. It’s one of the best examples of the potential of learning with games because it embraces exploration, discovery, creation, collaboration, and problem-solving while allowing teachers to shepherd play toward any subject area."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 20, 2013 10:47 PM

Check out a selection of games that will help students explore, create, collaborate and more. The six games discussed are:

* Garry's Mod - learn physics as you play

* Kerbal Space Program - another physics game

* Sound Shapes - designed for PlayStation this is a "puzzle game set to a rich musical soundscape"

* DIY - Find instructions to build a wide variety of items and a community that will support you

* STENCYL - learn to program using "blocks of code" that you may snap together and create games that may be played on a variety of platforms

* CodeAcademy - learn a variety of programming language for free

Do you think students should learn to code? If you do then some of these games will provide them with this skill as well as others that we know are part of gaming. You may want to try some of these with your students.

Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's curator insight, November 21, 2013 12:48 AM

Great ways to use game-making in education - I love using MineCraft with the senior primary students. It really brings maths into engineering and science!

Kristina Cook's curator insight, November 21, 2013 10:56 AM

I chose this article because my partner likes minecraft. It relates because it entertains my partner.

 

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TAMRITZ Webinar: Badge Learning Design Aug 25 2013

TAMRITZ welcomed featured guest, Carla Casilli, Badge System Design Lead, Mozilla Foundation. The focus of the webinar was a panelist discussion on badge lea...
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Webinar with awesome special guest Carla Casilli, Badge System Design Lead, Mozilla Foundation. The focus of the webinar was a panelist discussion on badge learning design.

 

w/ @tamritzlearning @techbabble88 & Mozilla's @carlacasilli

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Minecraft  | LEGO Shop

Minecraft  | LEGO Shop | Gamification for the Win | Scoop.it
Build a mini model of the game that’s sweeping the Internet with a LEGO® microbuild version of Minecraft!
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Legos + Minecraft = Geeky AWESOME! $35 set - Let your Geek flag fly! Via @streetlogics

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How Video Games and Social Media Fuel Students’ Passion for Art

How Video Games and Social Media Fuel Students’ Passion for Art | Gamification for the Win | Scoop.it
The same devices that are used to consume art have also allowed students to create on their own, often with little instruction or direction.
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How Video Games and Social Media Fuel Students’ Passion for Art --- OMGosh - combining video games & ART!?? SWOON!

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'Plants vs. Zombies 2' Hands-On

'Plants vs. Zombies 2' Hands-On | Gamification for the Win | Scoop.it
Hands-on with the next-generation of the popular game Plants vs. Zombies, Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time.
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'Plants vs. Zombies 2' Hands-On-Sneak Peek Review - It's about Time! Hopefully will come to Chrome & might be GREAT for Social Studies! via @Mashable   #SSChat

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5 Lessons To Learn From Minecraft In Education @teachthought

5 Lessons To Learn From Minecraft In Education @teachthought | Gamification for the Win | Scoop.it
What Minecraft Can Teach You About Pedagogy

by TeachThought Staff

Minecraft is a simple, clumsy-looking little game full of blocky graphics and unclear terms of play. It is essentially a giant sandbox of digital legos that players can do with what they wish–tear stuff down, dig holes, or build dizzying towers of complex design and architecture.

And it’s a perfect analogue for what’s possible in learning.

First off, let’s be clear–it’s a huge, huge hit. Minecraft has sold over 20,000,000 copies to date. It is available for iPad, Android, PC, and Xbox (though sadly, not the PS3), and is quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon. What makes it popular with children is tempting

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Learning with Minecraft - kiddos love it already, why not use that engagement?

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What’s the difference between gamification and serious games?

What’s the difference between gamification and serious games? | Gamification for the Win | Scoop.it
Gamification or serious games? These explanations can help you better integrate them into your e-learning modules, and at the core of your LMS.

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Excellent read!

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How Minecraft could help teach chemistry

How Minecraft could help teach chemistry | Gamification for the Win | Scoop.it
Children should be playing more computer games in school. That idea might enrage you if you think kids today already spend too much time staring at screens
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Minecraft - more than just gaming!

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Free Technology for Teachers: 36 Online Games Kids Can Play to Learn About Engineering

Free Technology for Teachers: 36 Online Games Kids Can Play to Learn About Engineering | Gamification for the Win | Scoop.it

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SO cool! Always check first on your own machines, as a student, in your district before trying w/ the kiddos.

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5 Things Teachers Can Learn From Video Games

5 Things Teachers Can Learn From Video Games | Gamification for the Win | Scoop.it
Players of video games learn how to strategize and how to perform sometimes complex actions in order to achieve a goal. I believe we can all learn to engage students through studying video games. H...
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Fantastic post by the amazing @alicekeeler on how our kiddos learn from gaming and how we can utilize that engagement in our classrooms.

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Gamify Learning with Edtech Bingo

Gamify Learning with Edtech Bingo | Gamification for the Win | Scoop.it

’ve spent a great deal of time this summer preparing and facilitating professional development for teachers involving the integration of iPads into the classroom. So when I inadvertently came across this really neat iPad Bingo visual while searching for edtech infographics on Pinterest, I knew I had to further investigate this concept.

 

Well, my surfing resulted in the following: Media technology specialist Josh Borzick from Oak Creek, Wisconsin created the iPad Bingo site to provide teachers with integration ideas related to six apps—Google Drive, Skitch, 30 Hands, Popplet, Doceri and Touchcast. The page includes the iPad Bingo card, which contains a set of activities for students to learn how to utilize each app at varying degrees of difficulty.


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Gamification for the WIN!

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, August 13, 2014 2:38 PM

this is a very clever idea to use with both students and teachers.

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Beyond the Worksheet: Playsheets, GBL, and Gamification

Beyond the Worksheet: Playsheets, GBL, and Gamification | Gamification for the Win | Scoop.it


Guest blogger Alice Keeler introduces playsheets, gamified worksheet apps that sweeten skill-and-drill by increasing student self-efficacy through the challenge-and-reward model they associate with a gaming environment.

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Great ideas from the ever awesome Alice Keeler!


She's a fantastic follow @alicekeeler

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Jane McGonigal: Massively multi-player… thumb-wrestling? | Video on TED.com

What happens when you get an entire audience to stand up and connect with one another? Chaos, that's what. At least, that's what happened when Jane McGonigal tried to teach TED to play her favorite game.
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I did this! At ISTE San Antonio! Great fun & inspired learning!

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Plants vs. Zombies 2 shambles its way to Android devices worldwide

Plants vs. Zombies 2 shambles its way to Android devices worldwide | Gamification for the Win | Scoop.it
After brief test runs in Australia and New Zealand, EA and PopCap have released Plants vs. Zombies 2 for Android users worldwide. The new version is
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Game advice: Avoid the IAP - or in app purchase  to fast track your epic wins..KEEP PLAYING! Earn FREE keys & plants!

 

3 worlds: Ancient Egypt, Pirate Seas, & Wild West - with the gift giving shy Yeti there if you can catch him

 

On my IOS device I've reached all 3 worlds but I miss the garlic & linear playing - and there are some levels I swear that are impossible! LOL No planting or sun for 180 seconds? Gah!

 

All in all, Great fun! There's nothing better than planting a defense & beating those lurching zombies!

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Why Minecraft is more than just another video game

Why Minecraft is more than just another video game | Gamification for the Win | Scoop.it
Minecraft's creators revealed this week that the blocky freeform building game had 33 million users. It can easily become an obsession.
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Makes me think about building in Second Life

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Anthony Bollino's comment, September 15, 2013 3:32 PM
Minecraft is the new digital legos that allows students to create, build, and rebuild.
Anthony Bollino's curator insight, September 15, 2013 3:32 PM

Minecraft is the legos of the new generation.

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Crystal Mathematics

Crystal Mathematics | Gamification for the Win | Scoop.it
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A 3D action-puzzler game where players battle number monsters, discover infinity, and create and share unique math adventures.

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