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Reaching Online Learners through Gamification

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The Reaching Online Learners through Gamification Infographic provides tips on how you can gamify your eLearning courses and motivate your online learners.

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Easily my Infographic of the Week. ;)

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Get into game development with free versions of both Unity and Unreal

Get into game development with free versions of both Unity and Unreal | Games and education | Scoop.it
Unreal Engine 4 and Unity 5, two of the dominant game development engines in the industry, are now both available for free to anyone interested.
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14 Great Books on The Importance of Video Games in 21st Century Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

14 Great Books on The Importance of Video Games in 21st Century Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Games and education | Scoop.it
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The Anatomy Of Good Gamified eLearning

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What is ‘gamification’ and how can it help you to design great elearning? Check The Anatomy Of Good Gamified eLearning to find out more!

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, February 28, 1:18 PM

Great tips here! 

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"The first rule of great gamified eLearning is: learner centricity."

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ChangeGamer

ChangeGamer | Games and education | Scoop.it
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

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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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Alex Cha's comment, February 15, 8:25 PM
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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Can Minecraft teach geology? - Daily Genius

Can Minecraft teach geology? - Daily Genius | Games and education | Scoop.it

The role of gaming in education is a continuing debate and any parent who spends evening and weekends trying to prise their children away from the blocky world of Minecraft and into a real one involving mealtimes, families and fresh air are looking for some guidance to tell them to crank down or power up on the whole Minecraft ‘thing’.


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10 Great Games for Middle School

10 Great Games for Middle School | Games and education | Scoop.it
Everyday history, math, and tech skills come alive with these 10 great games for grades 6-8. Use them to pique students' interest or help them acquire new skills.
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7 Ways Video Games Enhance Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Ways Video Games Enhance Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Games and education | Scoop.it
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10 Free Math Games Your Kids Should Be Playing

10 Free Math Games Your Kids Should Be Playing | Games and education | Scoop.it
The mere mention of the word "mathematics" is enough to strike fear into the hearts of adults around the world. For thousands of people, the thought of doing annual tax returns, applying for a mortgage, or even just helping children with their homework can bring them out in an episode of cold sweats and get…
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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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