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Free Technology for Teachers: Habitats - An Educational Game from the Smithsonian

Free Technology for Teachers: Habitats - An Educational Game from the Smithsonian | Games and education | Scoop.it

"Habitats is a fun little game from the Smithsonian Science Education Center. The online game challenges elementary school to match animals to their habitats. "

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Microsoft launches site for teachers taking Minecraft into the classroom

Microsoft launches site for teachers taking Minecraft into the classroom | Games and education | Scoop.it
Minecraft in Education portal aims to get educators sharing tips on how Mojang’s popular game can be used to teach children

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Gamification in K-12 Education: Brain Growth, Tenacity, & Rising to the Challenge

Gamification in K-12 Education: Brain Growth, Tenacity, & Rising to the Challenge | Games and education | Scoop.it
“I could not believe how tenacious students were. They would try and try again …” There’s still some debate about the effectiveness of game-based learning but there is now...
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Make Learning Spanish Fun With These Educational Games

Make Learning Spanish Fun With These Educational Games | Games and education | Scoop.it
The ability to speak Spanish can give you a big boost when it comes to applying for a job, and there's evidence that people who speak more than one language actually improve their brain function in certain ways. Taking the time to learn another language, though, can be problematic. These games make it fun, and…
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Free Technology for Teachers: Knoword - A Fun and Challenging Vocabulary Game

Free Technology for Teachers: Knoword - A Fun and Challenging Vocabulary Game | Games and education | Scoop.it
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Using Games for Learning: Practical Steps to Get Started

Using Games for Learning: Practical Steps to Get Started | Games and education | Scoop.it
Check your hardware, find suitable games, play and learn from colleagues - tips for getting started with game-based learning.
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Using Video Games To Reconnect With A Lost Generation Of Male Learners

Using Video Games To Reconnect With A Lost Generation Of Male Learners | Games and education | Scoop.it
Using Video Games To Reconnect With A Lost Generation Of Male Learners
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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Critical Thinking

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Critical Thinking | Games and education | Scoop.it

Via TeachThought One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little humans to succeed in the “real world.” Yes, there are mounds of curricula they must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and...


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Google's Top Educational Games for Android ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google's Top Educational Games for Android ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Games and education | Scoop.it
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Free Technology for Teachers: Champion Reader - A New Reading Game on Teach Your Monster to Read

Free Technology for Teachers: Champion Reader - A New Reading Game on Teach Your Monster to Read | Games and education | Scoop.it
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6 Cool Math Games for Android

6 Cool Math Games for Android | Games and education | Scoop.it
Who needs math skills? Or at least, that's what every schoolchild in the country asks themselves whenever they sit down to solve a quadratic equation or perform trigonometry. Sadly, we all need math skills. Although high-level calculus might be a bit beyond everyday requirements, the ability to perform fast mental arithmetic, work out percentages, and…
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Students as Designers: Game Jams!

Students as Designers: Game Jams! | Games and education | Scoop.it
The game jam (a game about making a game) is a hands-on model for inspiring student creativity, collaboration, and sense of accomplishment.
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5 things web designers can learn from videogames | Web design | Creative Bloq

5 things web designers can learn from videogames | Web design | Creative Bloq | Games and education | Scoop.it
In the run-up to his talk at Generate London, Claudio Guglieri explains how to make your websites more immersive.
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Dozens of Online Games and Quizzes About Grammar

Dozens of Online Games and Quizzes About Grammar | Games and education | Scoop.it
Road to Grammar is a free resource featuring quizzes, games, and lessons for English language learners. Visitors to Road to Grammar will find grammar quizzes. Most of the quizzes provide students with instant feedback.
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3 Websites to Gamify Your Math Class

3 Websites to Gamify Your Math Class | Games and education | Scoop.it
Most elementary age kids I know love math, but that changes when they matriculate to middle school. If you ask seventh and eighth graders what their hardest subject is, they'll hands down tell you ...
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Top 6 Benefits Of Gamification In eLearning - eLearning Industry

Top 6 Benefits Of Gamification In eLearning - eLearning Industry | Games and education | Scoop.it
Does introducing Gamification in eLearning truly help learners learn? Check 6 benefits of Gamification in eLearning.
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Using Games for Assessment

Using Games for Assessment | Games and education | Scoop.it
While assessment is built into some games, teachers can assess learning after gameplay by having students create a mod or strategy guide, or develop game scenarios.

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RESENTICE's curator insight, June 22, 4:52 AM

Utiliser un jeu sérieux pour évaluer...à l'intérieur du jeu lui-même alors que la plupart des enseignants évaluent avec un autre outil.

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Climate Hope City: how Minecraft can tell the story of climate change

Climate Hope City: how Minecraft can tell the story of climate change | Games and education | Scoop.it
As part of our Keep it in the Ground campaign, the Guardian has commissioned a Minecraft map exhibiting a city filled with real-world climate initiatives
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Language Game Inspired by Noam Chomsky's Linguistics | Big Think

Language Game Inspired by Noam Chomsky's Linguistics | Big Think | Games and education | Scoop.it

A new smartphone app gives a clever nod to Noam Chomsky while giving players just enough inspiration to create some pretty funny sentences.


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MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools

MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools | Games and education | Scoop.it

Minecraft’s education options are as vast as the game itself. Don’t worry if you feel limited by time or your own imagination. Thousands of others are imaging worlds, too—and are willing to share.


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لبنانية♥سعودية's curator insight, June 8, 11:54 AM

Using minecraft with students is as liminted only if teachers imagination is limited. You dont need high cost to use it. One english lit teacher asked her students to build the setting of a novel they were reading...a math teacher set a project for students building 3d geometrical shapes ...what fun ! 

Monika Macias's curator insight, June 9, 5:18 AM

Creating your own virtual world is easy - so much so that elementary school researchers have discovered that children who play Minecraft make better readers! http://bit.ly/1dst3Hm

Mark Rasi's curator insight, June 9, 6:41 PM

So many opportunities for schools to do great things and connect with where students are at...

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Can Games and Digital Tools Help Students Take Fewer Tests? (EdSurge News)

Can Games and Digital Tools Help Students Take Fewer Tests? (EdSurge News) | Games and education | Scoop.it
Motion Math has been trying to solve a tough problem: Can digital tools assess for student mastery within the content so that students don’t have to take so many tests?
The San Francisco startup is trying to crack the puzzle with the help of a $1 million grant from the Gates Foundation, which i
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5 essential P's of gamification - Gamified UK Blog

5 essential P's of gamification - Gamified UK Blog | Games and education | Scoop.it
five essential P's that gamification projects have to have to stand a chance of any success. Purpose, Progress, Proficiency, Pride, People.

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