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ChangeGamer

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ChangeGamer promotes the use of computer games to study themes such as energy, climate change, natural disasters, the environment, economics, politics, history and science. The main function of ChangeGamer is to find high-quality games, and to create student activities for each of those games. The vast majority of games are free, browser-based, and playable on a number of different platforms (e.g. PC, Mac, Chromebook, etc.). All of the posted activities are free and have been tested in middle and high school classrooms (Gr.7-12). We have created answer keys for a number of the student activities where applicable - if you are a teacher and require any of these email us through the contact page using your school email address.

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Ed Games Need To Fill in Assessment Gaps To Be Fully Useful -- THE Journal

Ed Games Need To Fill in Assessment Gaps To Be Fully Useful -- THE Journal | Games and education | Scoop.it
A joint study on game-playing in K-12 has found that educational game developers could improve the learning impact by making a few changes.
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Beyond Programming: The Power of Making Games -- THE Journal

Beyond Programming: The Power of Making Games -- THE Journal | Games and education | Scoop.it
Art and creative expression have an interesting way of weaving in and out of classrooms, offering students the opportunity to explore their own ideas and minds. Video games are no different, and while most of the discussion about their use in classrooms centers on play, the benefits of designing games in the classroom can extend far beyond entertainment and even programming.

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Karen Miller's curator insight, February 21, 2:47 AM

Some great points about the great learning that happens through the game-making process

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A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation

A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation | Games and education | Scoop.it
A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation
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My top 6 gaming resources for STEM teaching

My top 6 gaming resources for STEM teaching | Games and education | Scoop.it
One teacher shares her favorite games for chemistry, biology, and more, plus resources to help teachers
Motivating students and keeping students actively engaged in lessons is becoming frequently more challenging for even the most creative teachers.
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Tynker- Teach Kids Coding Through Puzzles and Interactive Games ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Tynker- Teach Kids Coding Through Puzzles and Interactive Games ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Games and education | Scoop.it

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Cool stuff!
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@programmation

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Games Break Boundaries Between Subjects

Games Break Boundaries Between Subjects | Games and education | Scoop.it
Game-based learning forces students to apply knowledge in a contextualized way, it creates an interdisciplinary learning experience where subject-specific knowledge is used in a context that requires diverse applications.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, February 15, 9:51 AM

No more "silo subjects"! 

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6 Ways to Bring Gamification into the Classroom by Alice Scarlet

The word “gamification” became Oxford Dictionary’s “word of the year” in 2011. I just had to “Add to dictionary” the word right now to get rid of the red flag. So, you (and my Ms.

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The Surprising Benefits of Role-Playing Games (and How to Get Started)

The Surprising Benefits of Role-Playing Games (and How to Get Started) | Games and education | Scoop.it
When you hear about role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons, you probably picture a dimly-lit basement filled with people in silly robes rolling dice, but there's much more to it than that. Not only are role-playing games incredibly fun, but they can actually teach you skills you'll use in the real world.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Connect Fours - A Fun, New Review Game from @RusselTarr

Free Technology for Teachers: Connect Fours - A Fun, New Review Game from @RusselTarr | Games and education | Scoop.it
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Gamification of E-Learning in 2015 | Aurion Learning

Gamification of E-Learning in 2015 | Aurion Learning | Games and education | Scoop.it

"The use of game mechanics to increase learners’ motivation is not a new concept, but this year gamification is set to come of age, moving away from being viewed as a gimmick to becoming a real contender as one of the key techniques used to motivate and engage learners. We can all expect to see gamification become more practical, more integrated, more fun and more common so we want to share why it’s so exciting!"


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Suivre les évolutions du secteur en 2015

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Yes, adding fun to an online or blended course via tech games, or in a F2F course, is a great way to reinforce learning. 

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'Minecraft' for parents: What you need to know about your kids' favorite game

'Minecraft' for parents: What you need to know about your kids' favorite game | Games and education | Scoop.it

#Minecraft: What a parent should know about the kids' favorite game

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Prodigy: A Math Game For Elementary Skill Building -

Prodigy: A Math Game For Elementary Skill Building - | Games and education | Scoop.it
Prodigy: A Math Game For Elementary Skill Building by Richie Saltzman, prodigygame.com Ed note: This is a sponsored post from Prodigy Math, a free-to-play game with paid memberships available. What Teachers Need To Know: Prodigy...
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Study Reveals Fascinating Possibilities for Video Gaming and Brain Development and Repair

Study Reveals Fascinating Possibilities for Video Gaming and Brain Development and Repair | Games and education | Scoop.it
Early Brain Development and Gaming: A New Study on Neurogenesis and Brain Connectivity Could a recent study by neuroscientist Simone Kühn reveal new ways of
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Top Games That Teach Empathy

Top Games That Teach Empathy | Games and education | Scoop.it
Kids who are in tune with other kids' emotions are off to a great start. They earn the trust of their peers. They can help mediate when tempers flare. One day, they may even use those perspective-taking skills to become organization or world leaders.
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Teaching Your Kid to Read? Let Her Play Minecraft - Good.IS

Teaching Your Kid to Read? Let Her Play Minecraft - Good.IS | Games and education | Scoop.it
The first time linguist and game studies theorist James Gee played a video game, he failed many times over. But instead of giving up, he merrily persevered, choosing to exercise “learning muscles” he hadn’t worked out since his grad school days. “Lots of young people pay lots of money to engage in an activity that is hard, long, and complex,” he realized. Games were evidence that humans love learning. But why do they seem to love it more during Minecraft than in the classroom?

A game, most simply defined, is nothing more than a set of problems that a player must solve in order to win. And whether played on a board, cards, a computer, an iPad, or a console, games have the ability to intrinsically shape the way we teach and learn language and literacy.

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Engineering game promotes problem solving, mechanical concepts

Engineering game promotes problem solving, mechanical concepts | Games and education | Scoop.it
Backyard Engineers is designed to break down difficult design concepts into simple, easy-to-learn game mechanics The education gaming landscape continues to take shape, and more teachers are looking to implement learning games that teach core...
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3 more Gamification tips from games - Gamified UK Blog

3 more Gamification tips from games - Gamified UK Blog | Games and education | Scoop.it
Games and game based systems share many qualities that we can apply to gamification to make it better. Here are a few!

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A Great Collection of Apps, Lessons and Educational Games for Teaching Students Quick Typing Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Collection of Apps, Lessons and Educational Games for Teaching Students Quick Typing Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Games and education | Scoop.it
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Games, Interactivity and Gamification for Learning

This session introduces, defines, and describes the concept of gamification, games for learning and interactivity. Kapp will dissect critical elements of games…
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Not Just a Game Based Learning System..Much More.. - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Not Just a Game Based Learning System..Much More.. - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Games and education | Scoop.it
Answerables is not just a game-based learning platform, it is a social network for young people. It is a tool to create, explore, and share.
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The Benefits of Paper Prototypes in Games and Learning

The Benefits of Paper Prototypes in Games and Learning | Games and education | Scoop.it
Most games, including digital ones, start with a paper prototype. Students and educators can learn from the process of planning, drawing and creating a game on paper.
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Game-Based Learning Research | BrainPOP Educators

Game-Based Learning Research | BrainPOP Educators | Games and education | Scoop.it
We are committed to learning more about the world of educational gaming. Here are some of our favorite game-based learning resources. . .

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, February 5, 8:48 AM

Just in case you still need some research. ;)

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, February 8, 3:52 AM

Game-based learning, or gamification, is the study of incidental learning through games and enriching content through game-like rewards. Game-based learning tools such as Scorchers in HOTmaths or the use of Minecraft to teach states of matter, can be tricky to set up, but the payoff in learning can be immense. This is an article from BrainPop that lists more resources to explore game-based learning. 

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Excellent Tool for Creating Interactive Arcade-style Quiz Games

Excellent Tool for Creating Interactive Arcade-style Quiz Games | Games and education | Scoop.it
February, 2015
Arcade Game Generator is a wonderful web tool to create interactive arcade-style games. These games can be used with students for different learning activities.Here are some...
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Excellent Educational Games for Students

Excellent Educational Games for Students | Games and education | Scoop.it
January, 2015
Good educational games are always a popular topic amongst teachers and parents. And students too, I'm sure. Here are some interesting learning games spanning topics like rocket science,...
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