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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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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 - Innovative Learning'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

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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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25 Things Teachers Should Know About Gamification - Edudemic

25 Things Teachers Should Know About Gamification - Edudemic | Gamification for the Win | Scoop.it
There are dozens of things teachers and students should know about gamification. Here's a handy simplified list to quickly learn from!
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Columbia Librarian @MatthewWinner & Wii Math - WBFF FoxBaltimore - News - Top Stories

Columbia Librarian @MatthewWinner & Wii Math - WBFF FoxBaltimore - News - Top Stories | Gamification for the Win | Scoop.it
May 2, 2013 is National Teacher Appreciation Day, a time to honor educators. One librarian at Longfe
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Columbia Librarian @matthewwinner & Wii Math!  I am so proud of my dear friend Matthew!

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Open Badges reaches v1.0!

Open Badges reaches v1.0! | Gamification for the Win | Scoop.it
Exciting times with v1.0 of the OBI released today!
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via @audreywatters & of course, @dajbelshaw

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What Teachers Are Saying About Video Games In The Classroom

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What Teachers Are Saying About Video Games In The Classroom
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Al Gore Gamifies the Climate Change Conversation

Al Gore Gamifies the Climate Change Conversation | Gamification for the Win | Scoop.it
The Climate Reality Project, the non-profit started by Al Gore, released its latest Internet activism tool Thursday, Reality Drop.
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Gore introduced Reality Drop , latest Internet activism too, during a TED Talk Thursday morning in Long Beach, Calif.

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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.


Via Jamie Forshey
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Gamification for the WIN!

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, August 13, 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.

Via Yasemin Allsop, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Great ideas from the ever awesome Alice Keeler!


She's a fantastic follow @alicekeeler

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ClassDojo

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Gamification & badge learning in the classroom

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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.
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Minecraft is the legos of the new generation.

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Crystal Mathematics

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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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Plants vs. Zombies™ 2: It's About Time Trailer! OMG, FINALLY!

The first official trailer for Plants vs. Zombies™ 2: It's About Time! The awesome sequel to the hit game Plants vs. Zombies will be released in July 2013, e...
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Is Minecraft the Ultimate Educational Tool? : PBS LearningMedia

Is Minecraft the Ultimate Educational Tool? : PBS LearningMedia | Gamification for the Win | Scoop.it

PBS Learning Media Home Page (RT @pbsteachers: Is #Minecraft good for more than just fun & games?

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Gamification for the Win! Second Life still looks better!

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Gamestar Mechanic

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Gamestar is a game and online community that teaches kids how to design their own games!


Via David W. Deeds, Jamie Forshey
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Interesting! Must to include #LevelUpBC

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 31, 2013 7:30 PM

Just created a free class account. Will upgrade to Education Edition later. 

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, April 3, 2013 11:16 PM

Gaming is a hot topic in the tech integration right now.

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How I turned my classroom into a ‘living video game’—and saw achievement soar | eSchool News

The notion that struggling and failing is important to learning runs counter to traditional approaches to U.S. education.
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Thomas C. Thompson's curator insight, March 13, 2013 8:26 PM

...but as a teacher I know that some of the best learning actually occurs at the point of failure.

 

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Does Gamification Help Classroom Learning?

Does Gamification Help Classroom Learning? | Gamification for the Win | Scoop.it
Does making activities into games help kids learn in the classroom? One mother finds kids need to be engaged, not just play to earn points.
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It's all about engagement!

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