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Gamification Education

Gamification Education | Gamification in Schools | Scoop.it
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Gamification in education is a great way to teach in a fun, enjoyable way, even for the one teaching it.

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MinecraftEdu :: Custom Mod

MinecraftEdu :: Custom Mod | Gamification in Schools | Scoop.it
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MinecraftEdu is a great resource for schools to have  because it teaches math, reading, writing, cooperation with others, and many other things.

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Teaching Minecraft - Episode 3: Limited Resources

An introduction to the basic features MinecraftEdu, a custom version of Minecraft designed for teachers and students. Learn more at: http://MinecraftEdu.com
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This video expresses that Minecraft is good for showing the importance of using your resources wisely.

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Teaching Minecraft - Episode 4: Sensory Overload!

An introduction to the basic features MinecraftEdu, a custom version of Minecraft designed for teachers and students. Learn more at: http://MinecraftEdu.com
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This particular video shows that the teacher or teachers, can see what their students are doing, so if they do something, like destroy someone elses house, the teacher can come over to that child, and tell them to stop.

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Minecraft in Education - Children learning with Minecraft

Minecraft in Education - Children learning with Minecraft | Gamification in Schools | Scoop.it
Using Minecraft in education and schools - Has your school used Minecraft in lessons or after-school clubs? Would you recommend Minecraft to other schools?
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Creativity and keeping students motivated is a good thing, because the child will have better social skills, and they will also be more strategic with everything they do.

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Disruptions: Minecraft, an Obsession and an Educational Tool

Disruptions: Minecraft, an Obsession and an Educational Tool | Gamification in Schools | 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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I think this is all very true.

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Valve brings Portal 2 to schools via 'Teach with Portals' - Destructoid

Valve brings Portal 2 to schools via 'Teach with Portals' - Destructoid | Gamification in Schools | Scoop.it
Thanks to Valve's newly released education program
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Portal and Portal 2 are some other good educational games that could be used in schools. For example, in Portal/Portal 2, there is a 2-player co-op campaign that could help teach strategy and problem-solving, and improve social skills.

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