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In This Minecraft Classroom Digital Citizenship 101 Is The Topic Of Play

In This Minecraft Classroom Digital Citizenship 101 Is The Topic Of Play | Games and education | Scoop.it
PLAYMAKERS is an exploration of the experiences and innovations that are leading the way for learning design in the 21st century.
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10 Great Games for High School

10 Great Games for High School | Games and education | Scoop.it
Dig into this curated list of highly rated games for high school. There's a spread of content areas but, more important, a range of skills built. Each game is absorbing and detailed, offering experiences certain to challenge older students.
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Have you played The Impossible Game yet? If your answer is no, then you really don’t know what you’re missing. Play on furg.net
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5 Online Games That Teach Kids the Art of Persuasion

5 Online Games That Teach Kids the Art of Persuasion | Games and education | Scoop.it
Sure, games can teach gravity or supply and demand, but can they show us how to build a good argument? The following five games do just that by modeling the work of argumentation. Best of all, they approach the subject critically, showing the myriad uses for persuasion and how it's always political.
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Have you played The Impossible Game yet? If your answer is no, then you really don’t know what you’re missing. Play on furg.net
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The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning

The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning | Games and education | Scoop.it
The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning explains key ideas in game-based learning, pedagogy, implementation, and assessment. This guide makes sense of the available research and provides suggestions for practical use.
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Filipe Cálix's curator insight, November 19, 5:38 AM

PDF aqui

http://www.kqed.org/assets/pdf/news/MindShift-GuidetoDigitalGamesandLearning.pdf

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, November 19, 6:16 PM

This has great implications for Humanities and Social Sciences teaching - gaming as learning.

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15 Best Apps and Games for Counting and Cardinality

15 Best Apps and Games for Counting and Cardinality | Games and education | Scoop.it
Many would argue that number sense is the foundation for each and every area of mathematics.

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The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014

The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014 | Games and education | Scoop.it
Edudemic has covered game-based learning and gamification in the classroom on numerous occasions in the past. When learning becomes a game, it’s an enjoyable, effective experience for students and teachers alike.
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How Digital Games Help Teachers Make Connections to Lessons and Students

How Digital Games Help Teachers Make Connections to Lessons and Students | Games and education | Scoop.it
Teachers finding the most success are good at creatively connecting the game back to the curriculum, while allowing it to maintain the qualities of a good game.
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Update: A Midsummer Night's Dream MinecraftEdu for the English Language Arts Classroom

Update: A Midsummer Night's Dream MinecraftEdu for the English Language Arts Classroom | Games and education | Scoop.it
Last week, I posted about using MinecraftEdu in the English Language Arts classroom as a form of assessment for William Shakespeare's, "A Midsummer Night's Dream". It seemed to generate a lot of in...

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Here's How Gamer-Teachers Use Video Games In The Classroom

Here's How Gamer-Teachers Use Video Games In The Classroom | Games and education | Scoop.it
Games are being used much more widely in schools than they were when I first started writing about them 2 or 3 years ago. As of fall 2013, 74% of K-8 teachers were using digital games. 55% of these teachers have students playing digital games at least weekly, 9% daily. [...]
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10 Must-Read Articles About Gamification | e-Learning Bookmarking Service - e-Learning Tags

10 Must-Read Articles About Gamification |  e-Learning Bookmarking Service - e-Learning Tags | Games and education | Scoop.it
It’s hard to disagree with the statement that gamification is a hot topic right now. It definitely is for us at TalentLMS. This week we released a fantastic update for our LMS that allows you to incorporate gamification elements into your own online courses. You can try it out and play with it in your admin panel. To become more knowledgeable and get some theoretical background on it, read those 10 articles we found for you!
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Classcraft - Faites de l'apprentissage une aven...

Classcraft - Faites de l'apprentissage une aven... | Games and education | Scoop.it
Transformez votre salle de classe en jeu immersif et jouez avec vos élèves tout au long d'un semestre ou de l'année scolaire.

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13 Insanely Engaging Games for the Classroom

13 Insanely Engaging Games for the Classroom | Games and education | Scoop.it
It's Top-Pick List Friday! This week, we are featuring engaging games for the classroom. Students will lose themselves in thought-provoking gameplay with these apps, games, and websites .
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Minecraft Continues to Teach Skills Outside the Classroom

Minecraft Continues to Teach Skills Outside the Classroom | Games and education | Scoop.it
Minecraft is impacting education by introducing students to creativity, communication and subjects like economics.

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Teachers enlivening classrooms with free role-playing game - Innovate My School

Teachers enlivening classrooms with free role-playing game - Innovate My School | Games and education | Scoop.it
Young people naturally gravitate towards games, but how can teachers gamify learning without making a huge commitment? The team behind hit RPG Classcraft have an innovative solution to this problem.

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10 steps to promoting diversity in gaming | eSchool News | eSchool News

10 steps to promoting diversity in gaming | eSchool News | eSchool News | Games and education | Scoop.it
The key to successfully using games for education, say experts, is in promoting a diverse “ecosystem” of gameplay complete with codes of conduct.
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The Psychology of Immersion in Video Games

The Psychology of Immersion in Video Games | Games and education | Scoop.it
Along with “OMGDUDESOAWESOME” one of the words that gamers like to toss around when describing their favorite titles is “immersive.”1 But what exactly does that mean? And what makes a game immersive? Ask 5 people and you’ll probably get 10 opinions, but psychologists have been studying immersion in various kinds of media for decades so they could probably shed some light on those questions.

Except they don’t call it “immersion.” Instead, they call it “presence,” which, admittedly, isn’t as cool. Regardless, researchers have identified several kinds of presence in regards to how we perceive media but it’s spatial presence that I think comes closest to what gamers think of as “immersion.”

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Very, very interesting.

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Story-Game Design for Learning

Keynote for the Third International Conference on ICT in Education - ticEDUCA2014, at the Institute of Education of the University of Lisbon, on 15 November 2…

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How Gamification Is Reshaping The Language Learning Landscape - eLearning Industry

How Gamification Is Reshaping The Language Learning Landscape - eLearning Industry | Games and education | Scoop.it
Gamification of language learning seems to be the perfect way to make learning fun, but is there anything else beyond this?
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A Third Grader’s Plea For More Game-Based Learning

A Third Grader’s Plea For More Game-Based Learning | Games and education | Scoop.it
One student speaks up about his experience of video games in the classroom.
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Game Mechanics in Gamification - Revisited - Gamified UK Blog

Game Mechanics in Gamification - Revisited - Gamified UK Blog | Games and education | Scoop.it
Another look at game mechanics in gamification and how we could be describing things better.

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5 Ways to Design Effective Rewards for Game-Based Learning

5 Ways to Design Effective Rewards for Game-Based Learning | Games and education | Scoop.it
The mindset for game-based learning begins with setting up student expectations for recognition and reward. And remember, this isn't about grades (at least not directly).
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The Internet Arcade lets you play 900+ classic games in your browser

The Internet Arcade lets you play 900+ classic games in your browser | Games and education | Scoop.it
If you're looking to while away your weekend leisure time with some nostalgic arcade gaming action then you're in luck — the Internet Archive just opened up a library of 900+ online emulators.

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Pedagogy in Game-Based Learning – Tips to align ID strategies in Learning Games

Pedagogy in Game-Based Learning – Tips to align ID strategies in Learning Games | Games and education | Scoop.it
The popularity of games in learning is contributing to the immense growth of the gaming industry. Learning games are fast gaining popularity – in educational as well as corporate circles. Many popular video games are being re-furbished for educational purpose and many original games are also being designed to facilitate training. But there is often a disconnect between the advances in video game technology and the research on its design and effectiveness. While technology is advancing at an extremely fast pace, not many developers fully understand the ways to apply instructional design while designing games and thereby optimize the immense capabilities of game-based learning.

There are 3 main components of interactive entertainment: Story, Game and Play.

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The 10 Best Kid-Friendly Minecraft Channels on YouTube

The 10 Best Kid-Friendly Minecraft Channels on YouTube | Games and education | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. If your kid spends as much time watching Minecraft videos as playing the game, here's a guide to the best YouTube Minecraft channels for kids.
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11 Great Game Making Tools for Schools

11 Great Game Making Tools for Schools | Games and education | Scoop.it
For this week's Top Picks List Friday, we're featuring game-making tools for schools. Game development is fun and challenging, energizing classrooms and getting students thinking in new and exciting ways.
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A Problem-Solving Game For Teachers and Administrators

A Problem-Solving Game For Teachers and Administrators | Games and education | Scoop.it
A simple game can bring educators together to talk about pain points and observations, and ultimately, find a solution.
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