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10 Video Games To Get Started With Game-Based Learning

10 Video Games To Get Started With Game-Based Learning | Games and education | Scoop.it
Looking for a way to engage students anywhere, anytime? Games offer rewards, challenges and victories that students may not find in the real world, according to researcher Jane McGonigal.
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How to Create a Jeopardy-style Game in Google Spreadsheets

How to Create a Jeopardy-style Game in Google Spreadsheets | Games and education | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Dorian Love
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Bernd Meyer's curator insight, November 26, 6:00 PM

Much easier than the PPT version.  Love it.  So easy to set up.

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Some Struggles Teachers Face Using Games in the Classroom

Some Struggles Teachers Face Using Games in the Classroom | Games and education | Scoop.it
Lack of time and administrative support are just some of the obstacles to using games in the classroom.
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Twine, the Video-Game Technology for All

Twine, the Video-Game Technology for All | Games and education | Scoop.it
The text-based creation tool has brought a new artistry — and a new diversity — to the medium.
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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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Deborah Banker's curator insight, November 19, 9:11 AM

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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Is Everything Good About 'Minecraft' Gone?

Is Everything Good About 'Minecraft' Gone? | Games and education | Scoop.it
Minecraft may have jumped the shark. It may be passed its prime. The phenomenon may be dwindling. And it has nothing to do with Microsoft purchasing the game. Nor do I think the game mechanics have lost any of their excitement. But from my perspective, as a parent, I’m not as supportive [...]
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5 games for web designers | Web design | Creative Bloq

5 games for web designers | Web design | Creative Bloq | Games and education | Scoop.it
Computer games get a bad press – they're blotting paper for time, destructive, bad for the mind and terrible for the creative soul. That's probably true, but only if you're playing the wrong games. Here's our collection of five games that will help hone your design skills, and also let you have some fun along the way.
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Minecraft: A primer for teachers

Minecraft: A primer for teachers | Games and education | Scoop.it
Minecraft allows teachers to design collaborative projects that encourage a creative, problem-solving approach to content while drawing upon students
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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...

Via Aevalle Galicia, Rui Guimarães Lima
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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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