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The 10 Best Kid-Friendly Minecraft Channels on YouTube - GeekDad

The 10 Best Kid-Friendly Minecraft Channels on YouTube - GeekDad | Games and education | Scoop.it
If Minecraft has taken over your kids and you hardly know who they are or what they’re talking about anymore, you’re in good company. But, although you may love that the game helps build 21st-century skills such as creativity, innovation, and collaboration, your kids’ obsession can be overwhelming. Perhaps most puzzling is that every waking moment they’re not playing Minecraft, they’re in front of YouTube watching Minecraft.

For fans — and they are legion — Minecraft YouTube videos are a huge part of their enjoyment of the game. There are tutorials (for ideas on new things to create), “Let’s Play” videos (footage of people playing the game), challenges (new gameplay ideas to try), mod showcases (which show off cool thing kids can download to modify their Minecraft worlds), and more.

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Gamification: Make Education Entertaining to Secure Learner Engagement - eLearning Industry

Gamification: Make Education Entertaining to Secure Learner Engagement - eLearning Industry | Games and education | Scoop.it
Who said learning can't be fun!? Bringing together 'education' and 'entertainment' will secure learner engagement - and gamification can make it happen.
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Two Useful Web Tools to Create Educational Games for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Useful Web Tools to Create Educational Games for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Games and education | Scoop.it
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‘Gamification’ Is Dead, Long Live Games For Learning

‘Gamification’ Is Dead, Long Live Games For Learning | Games and education | Scoop.it
 Editor’s note: Michael John (“MJ”) is responsible for all creative product development at GlassLab.

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Build community online with this Google game

Build community online with this Google game | Games and education | Scoop.it
Collaboration is an important part of learning, but online classes don’t make it easy for students to form connections. Here’s a simple, free icebreaker game you can create yourself using Google Spreadsheets.
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The (Latecomer) Beginner’s Guide To Minecraft

The (Latecomer) Beginner’s Guide To Minecraft | Games and education | Scoop.it
Minecraft first came out in 2009; but just a few weeks ago it debuted on the current console generation. What makes this game endure, 5 years later - with over 15 million licensed players on the PC/Mac alone? It's awesome, that's what. If you're late to the party though, don't worry - this extensive beginner's…
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Computer Simulation For Geography Education ~ New Learning Times

Computer Simulation For Geography Education ~ New Learning Times | Games and education | Scoop.it

by Ching-Fu Lan

 

"The world is becoming more connected than ever, but students' interest in learning geography, one of the most important foundations for understanding global issues, is declining. Drawing on research that suggests computer simulations are effective tools to engage students in meaningful learning, the authors explored the potential of the computer simulation game Global Village, a virtual world developed in the Quest Atlantis game platform, for geography education."


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Minecraft and Game Based Learning (Shelly Terrell)

Find resources at http://shellyterrell.com/webinars/ & http://Bit.ly/eltlinks & http://www.pearltrees.com/shellyterrell/minecraft-edu/id12593241

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Tools to Help You Integrate Gamification in Your Students Learning

Tools to Help You Integrate Gamification in Your Students Learning | Games and education | Scoop.it
September, 2014
Teaching to early learners means teaching fundamentals in a supportive and engaging way. It is no surprise that many learning tools for young students include some element of...
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Can Minecraft teach team building?

Can Minecraft teach team building? | Games and education | Scoop.it
A Honolulu teacher asked his students to play Minecraft at home to teach them about civility, community and doing the right thing in the classroom.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Socratic Smackdown - A Game for Learning and Practicing Discussion Strategies

Free Technology for Teachers: Socratic Smackdown - A Game for Learning and Practicing Discussion Strategies | Games and education | Scoop.it

"Socratic Smackdown offers a fun approach to having students practice discussion strategies. "

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Tweet from @IntelEDU

Tweet from @IntelEDU | Games and education | Scoop.it

#Gamification in education can help build knowledge and character. pic.twitter.com/Bv0tgjnsvz


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Using Games to Promote Evidence-Based Learning -- THE Journal

Using Games to Promote Evidence-Based Learning -- THE Journal | Games and education | Scoop.it
Here's how one librarian uses a game-show style platform to encourage her students not just to answer questions about what they have read, but also to discuss why their answer is correct.
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How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Help Kids Learn to Read | WIRED

How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Help Kids Learn to Read | WIRED | Games and education | Scoop.it
Brecht Vandenbroucke Minecraft is the hot new videogame among teachers and parents.
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Suvi Salo's curator insight, October 10, 9:06 AM

"The secret lies not inside the game itself but in the players' activities outside of it."

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Meeting Common Core standards with Gamification Mobile Apps - Gamification Co

Meeting Common Core standards with Gamification Mobile Apps - Gamification Co | Games and education | Scoop.it
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, common core state standards are now a reality for most teachers. The standards are designed to insure students have the foundation to think critically and meet the rigorous demands of college. There’s also an impetus to make sure schools are preparing kids to compete in a global marketplace. Teachers often [...]

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Games for Learning English, Vocabulary, Grammar Games, Activities, ESL

ESL Games Plus offers interactive online games for learning and teaching English as a Second Language. Our learning games are mostly suitable for teaching ESL Kids and Teenagers. There are activities for teaching and practising English grammar, vocabulary, sentences, listening and pronunciation skills. By playing our fun educational games, students learn English vocabulary, sentence structures, grammar, listening, pronunciation and phonics.The site features these ESL Activities Online: ESL Classroom Games, Memory Games, Spelling Games, Sentence Games, Interactive Board Games, Hangman Games, Jeopardy, Wheel Games, Concentration Games, Matching Games, Car Racing Games, Pirate Games, Crocodile Games, Word Games, Mobile Games for iPad,

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Gamification in e-learning

Gamification in e-learning | Games and education | Scoop.it
Gamification has proven to be a successful motivation strategy – if done the way the…
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Video Games Are the Future of Education

Video Games Are the Future of Education | Games and education | Scoop.it
Some educators swear by them as valuable high-tech teaching tools but little is known about their impact on learning

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 29, 12:00 PM

Thanks to Spiff Whitfield.

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Fast Hands - Learn English

Fast Hands - Learn English | Games and education | Scoop.it
Learn English vocabulary words with this fun game. Over five hundred different vocabulary items in sets of ten. Listen or read and practice English.

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How Virtual Reality Meets Real Life Learning With Mobile Games

How Virtual Reality Meets Real Life Learning With Mobile Games | Games and education | Scoop.it
Games played on mobile devices allow teachers to leverage all the information on the internet along with the lived experiences of people in real life.
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Gamification: Creating Engaged Learners: LTEN Keynote Slides

Here are my slides for the LTEN Keynote (Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network ) address.
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Minecraft and MinecraftEDU in the Classroom

Minecraft and MinecraftEDU in the Classroom | Games and education | Scoop.it
I submitted a new professional development program to the CILC this evening for “Minecraft and MinecraftEDU in the Classroom.” The CILC’s website (The Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration)  is the primary videoconference-based...
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Insanely Engaging Games for the Classroom

Insanely Engaging Games for the Classroom | Games and education | Scoop.it
Cut fruit into pieces to learn about fractions. Manipulate pictures to balance equations. Picture your students losing themselves in gameplay for hours with these games and apps that are hard to put down.
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