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Learn to Write Through a Video Game Inspired by the Romantic Poets: Shelley, Byron, Keats

Learn to Write Through a Video Game Inspired by the Romantic Poets: Shelley, Byron, Keats | Games and education | Scoop.it
Can a computer game teach writing and free up the creative mind? Elegy for a Dead World, a Kickstarter-funded game for Steam PC, Mac and Linux systems, hopes to do so. The creators Ichiro Lambe and Ziba Scott brought the game to E3 last year and debuted it with a brief introductory walkthrough.
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Learning with 'e's: #GBL - the suspension of reality

Learning with 'e's: #GBL - the suspension of reality | Games and education | Scoop.it

"Games based learning is a hot subject right now. Listening to James Paul Gee and Nichola Whitton speaking about video games has me thinking about the impact of games on education. How for example, can we justify the inclusion of computer games in school lessons and what benefits might they accrue for learners? How can games be integrated into the education, and in what ways might learning from games be assessed?"

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Game Design Across the Curriculum: Students as Designers (Part 1) | Educator Innovator

Game Design Across the Curriculum: Students as Designers (Part 1) | Educator Innovator | Games and education | Scoop.it

In “Game Design Across the Curriculum: Students as Designers,” the state of games in education begins the discussion. Larry Cocco, co-founder of the Games4Ed initiative, covers its inception and purpose, as well as the Games for Learning Summit. Cocco, Matthew Farber, and Steve Isaacs attended the event in New York City in April.

Students as game designers is the focal point of this webinar series. To this end, game jams is the focus of this first discussion. Like hackathons, game jams task designers with creating games in a short time period based on a challenge or a theme. In October 2014, the White House hosted its first game jam, inviting designers from around the country. Kevin Miklasz initiated the Moveable Game Jam, which brings the concept to students. He talks about challenges, the guide he published, and the Quest to Learn Game Jam. Matthew Farber discusses his use of tabletop game jams in his middle school social studies classes, as well as his digital game jams in the after school club he advises, and Steve Isaacs talks about his use of game jams in his middle school video game design class.


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Free Technology for Teachers: Game-Based Digital Literacy with Digital Compass

Free Technology for Teachers: Game-Based Digital Literacy with Digital Compass | Games and education | Scoop.it

"Common Sense Media has released Digital Compass, a new tool to teach students about navigating the digital world. The game is targeted at middle school students, an age when most children are getting cell phones and social media accounts (like Facebook and Instagram). "

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Three ways to use Minecraft imaginatively in the classroom

Three ways to use Minecraft imaginatively in the classroom | Games and education | Scoop.it
From getting students to think about careers to rebuilding their school, teachers share inventive ways they use the building-block game

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Examples of projects from the US and UK where kids are using Mindcraft to build their own worlds. 

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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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Free Technology for Teachers: 8 Options for Playing or Creating Geography Games for Kids and Adults

Free Technology for Teachers: 8 Options for Playing or Creating Geography Games for Kids and Adults | Games and education | Scoop.it

"Here are some of the more popular geography games that I have reviewed and used with my own students over the years."

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Gamification of a Project Based Learning Methodology for Professional Training

Gamification of a Project Based Learning Methodology for Professional Training | Games and education | Scoop.it
Education and gamification go hand in hand, not only in a new technological environment, but also in an educational one as well.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 17, 9:59 AM

Interesting stuff! 

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Online Math Games for Kids | MathPlayground.com

Online Math Games for Kids | MathPlayground.com | Games and education | Scoop.it
Play with math and give your brain a workout! Math Playground is filled with 100s of math games, logic puzzles, math word problems and step by step videos.

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100 awesome Android games you need to try

100 awesome Android games you need to try | Games and education | Scoop.it
We've rewritten and re-chosen our favorite Android games on the Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore. Check out our picks in every major game genre.
The post 100 awesome Android games you need to try appeared first on Digital Trends.
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How Games Can Be Used To Teach College-Level Chinese Courses

How Games Can Be Used To Teach College-Level Chinese Courses | Games and education | Scoop.it
Colleges are looking to engage their students too by applying game design and creating alternate realities for learning.
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Making Gamification Meaningful

Making Gamification Meaningful | Games and education | Scoop.it

I love winning! It doesn’t matter what I’m playing: Words with Friends, Bejeweled, Candy Crush, or Trivia Crack. I accept invitations to games from friends and “community matches” – I’m not selective. I don’t even have to be competing against another person. I just love winning! And I’m no... http://elearningfeeds.com/making-gamification-meaningful/


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How To Transform Education With Video Games

How To Transform Education With Video Games | Games and education | Scoop.it
Video games are essentially complex systems that very young children can learn to navigate very quickly. What if we could leverage the skill with which games teach players to play? Consider the ease with which you learn the physics in Angry Birds, how quickly you came to understand Mario’s Mushroom Kingdom. [...]
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8 Good iPad Apps to Integrate Game-based Learning in Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Good iPad Apps to Integrate Game-based Learning in Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Games and education | Scoop.it
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Some Popular Game Based Learning Tools for the Common Core - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Some Popular Game Based Learning Tools for the Common Core - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Games and education | Scoop.it
This article will suggest some popular game based learning tools for the Common Core.
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Applying Games in Education to Teach STEM - Gamification Co

Applying Games in Education to Teach STEM - Gamification Co | Games and education | Scoop.it
University of Washington research group develops games in education, Max5 to prepare students for STEM courses and careers.

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7 Life Lessons I Learned Playing Video Games

7 Life Lessons I Learned Playing Video Games | Games and education | Scoop.it
During the course of a person’s life, he or she can pick up quite a few valuable lessons.
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Can Games and Badges Motivate College Students to Learn?

Can Games and Badges Motivate College Students to Learn? | Games and education | Scoop.it
K-12 educators are well versed in the use of games for learning, so why don't colleges embrace the same kind of fun?
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Code Kingdoms Teaches Kids JavaScript with a Puzzle Adventure Game

Code Kingdoms Teaches Kids JavaScript with a Puzzle Adventure Game | Games and education | Scoop.it
Web/iOS: A growing number of apps now are geared toward teaching kids to code because it’s a valuable skill to learn.
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Using Games in the Language Classroom – a book by Adam Simpson

Using Games in the Language Classroom – a book by Adam Simpson | Games and education | Scoop.it
Contents: 10 good reasons why we should use games in the language classroom; Are we really sure about using games in the language classroom?; The 9 golden rules of using games in the language classroom; 3 strategies for incorporating games into beginner level classes; Great kids games to use with adult language learners; 3 great games for verb tense review; Using games to teach vocabulary?
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Peter Rettig's curator insight, April 15, 5:43 PM

Probably a book that had to be written!

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Storytelling in Video Games

Storytelling in Video Games | Games and education | Scoop.it
A wealth of studies have shown that violent video games contribute to antisocial and aggressive behavior. But what makes those games appealing in the first ...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 11, 9:58 AM

Interesting stuff! Thanks to Ann Cudworth! 

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Using Gaming To Flip The Script On Autism

Using Gaming To Flip The Script On Autism | Games and education | Scoop.it
 What happens if we flip the conversation and say that kids with autism are more likely to be “motivated by” or “proficient with” video games and technology?
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Games & Activities for the ESL/EFL Classroom (I-TESL-J)

A collection of games and activities which work well in the ESL/EFL classroom. For TESL/TEFL/TESOL teachers.
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