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How I turned my classroom into a ‘living video game’—and saw achievement soar

How I turned my classroom into a ‘living video game’—and saw achievement soar | Games and education | Scoop.it

"n 2011, after 14 years of teaching, I decided to transform my second grade classroom into a living video game. The inspiration for this was the book, Reality is Broken by Jane McGonigal. McGonigal’s message is that the monotony of classroom routines can be deadening to kids, that individuals are wired to need brain stimulation, and that even the most straightforward games can provide that."


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Anna Goldfeder's curator insight, April 24, 2013 3:27 AM

This is great! What an exciting classroom.

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The Science Game Center

The Science Game Center | Games and education | Scoop.it

Find science games.  See what scientists, teachers, and students think of them.

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7 health benefits of playing video games

7 health benefits of playing video games | Games and education | Scoop.it
Gaming can reduce stress, refine motor skills, improve your vision, and more

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callooh's curator insight, April 17, 2013 8:43 PM

An overview of some of the many video games for health

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How is Gamification Different from a Game? | Kapp Notes

How is Gamification Different from a Game? | Kapp Notes | Games and education | Scoop.it
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Games Based Learning through Text Adventures (#GBL)

Games Based Learning through Text Adventures (#GBL) | Games and education | Scoop.it
Reblogged from Remixing College English, this is an awesome article for bringing game-based learning into classrooms.
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Critical-Gaming Network - Game Design 101

Critical-Gaming Network - Game Design 101 | Games and education | Scoop.it

Before you start designing your own games, mods, or levels, it is important that you have a firm understanding of the game design basics.


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Thomas C. Thompson's curator insight, May 1, 2013 6:42 AM

We tried this in class... the hard way...

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It Might Not Be a Great Game! Tips for Finding a Quality Game! | Andrew K. Miller

It Might Not Be a Great Game! Tips for Finding a Quality Game! | Andrew K. Miller | Games and education | Scoop.it
Oftentimes, I see many, many tweets that claim this title or variation thereof: “10 Best Games to Teach Math.” Because I am a GBL nerd, I always click on the link and explore.
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6 Basic Benefits Of Game-Based Learning | Games...

6 Basic Benefits Of Game-Based Learning | Games... | Games and education | Scoop.it
There seems to be a perception that online gaming has a detrimental impact on children’s development.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 11, 2013 10:12 AM

Only 6??? ;)

Matmi's curator insight, April 12, 2013 5:43 AM

Game based learning is a tried and tested way to increase childrens engagement with their learning. In addition to this it can also help children develop skills such as map reading and improve hand - eye coordination. Games and education don't traditionally go together but in recent years hey have revolutionised the classroom. Matmi are producing an educational game for a top university so we are well versed in the benefits game based learning can have.

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A College Professor's Perspective on Gaming in the Classroom

A College Professor's Perspective on Gaming in the Classroom | Games and education | Scoop.it
As the technology that supports gamification becomes more accessible, many universities are infusing their courses with game mechanics and alternate reward structures to enhance learning among the generation of digital natives.
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10 Things We Know About Video Games for Learning

These are my slides from my fill-in session at the ASTD Evidence-Based Learning Conference. It was a great conference filled with wonderful questions, ideas and
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Jim Lerman's curator insight, May 14, 2013 2:23 PM

Conclusions drawn from what should be a very powerful book when it is published (preso says in 2014)

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California 10th Graders Improve Their Writing Skills—Through an Interactive Fiction Game - The Digital Shift

California 10th Graders Improve Their Writing Skills—Through an Interactive Fiction Game - The Digital Shift | Games and education | Scoop.it

Jason Sellers wanted his 10th-grade English students at the French American International School to improve their descriptive writing skills. So, while subbing for a fellow teacher earlier this year, he launched a three-day classroom project—on writing code.


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Joe Pereira's curator insight, April 4, 2013 5:24 PM

Jason Seller's use of Inform 7 (via the Playfic site) with 10 grade English students has been getting massive exposure on social networks.

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5 Brilliant ‘Design Your Own Game’ Websites for Students

5 Brilliant ‘Design Your Own Game’ Websites for Students | Games and education | Scoop.it
There’s been a lot of buzz lately about the use of gaming in the classroom – from the ‘gamification’ of learning to the use of Minecraft to teach everything from physics to strategic...
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Mobile Games for Adult Learning: What’s the Appeal?

Mobile Games for Adult Learning: What’s the Appeal? | Games and education | Scoop.it
This post introduces the potential of using mobile games as effective tools for adult learners living in a society of constant movement, where the massive penetration of mobile technology is an undeniable fact.
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Game based language learning using the Wii and electronic dancemats

Game based language learning using the Wii and electronic dancemats | Games and education | Scoop.it

Game-based learning has been used in language classrooms for many years, but the availability of motion sensing devices has opened up a whole new world of learning for students. This video from Cramlington Learning Village in the UK shows how one classroom is learning French and Spanish using the Nintendo Wii and electronic dancemats.


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Great Learning Games For English Language Learners

Great Learning Games For English Language Learners | Games and education | Scoop.it
I’ve written extensively about how I use online video games for language-learning activities with ELLS.
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Los videojuegos a lo largo de su historia – inf...

Los videojuegos a lo largo de su historia – inf... | Games and education | Scoop.it
El mundo de los videojuegos ha cambiado radicalmente desde que apareció el primer juego interactivo en 1947.

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Experimental Videogame Teaches Kids How to Program Java | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Experimental Videogame Teaches Kids How to Program Java | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | Games and education | Scoop.it
Many videogames let you cast your very own magic spells. Usually, this involves pressing the right button on your mouse. But in an experimental game called CodeSpells, performing acts of magic requires a bit more brain power.
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ITeas: Making the most out of Minecraft

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Understanding The Role Of Collaborative Educational iPad Games

Understanding The Role Of Collaborative Educational iPad Games | Games and education | Scoop.it
The role of educational ipad games has been slowly increasing over time. Now, with apps like Math Champ, we see the future of interactive learning.
The post Understanding The Role Of Collaborative Educational iPad Games appeared first on Edudemic.
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Digital games: motivation, engagement and informal learning - Open Research Online

Digital games: motivation, engagement and informal learning - Open Research Online | Games and education | Scoop.it

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ThePinkSalmon's curator insight, April 12, 2013 3:54 AM

How interesting paper!

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Teacher Uses Role Playing Games to Teach Students Better Writing

Teacher Uses Role Playing Games to Teach Students Better Writing | Games and education | Scoop.it
Using games that are the digital children of classics like Zork can help students learn to write effectively.
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Learning Java by Playing Video Games

Learning Java by Playing Video Games | Games and education | Scoop.it
Computer scientists at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) have created a video game that teaches students how to program in Java by casting spells and saving the world. The game, called CodeSpells, is a first-person, problem-solving...
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On a Quest for English

On a Quest for English | Games and education | Scoop.it
Virtual role-playing games, which lead players through medieval fantasy worlds, are showing promise as a tool for helping non-native speakers with their ESL studies.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 5, 2013 10:08 AM

I like this. We're getting language exchange programs started in OpenSimulator.

Joe Pereira's comment, April 5, 2013 10:23 AM
Always good news to know academics are giving value to DGBL, but the article makes it sound like research on using games (and particularly WoW and other MMORPGS) for learning/language learning is a new thing. Scott Thorne and Hayo Reinders have published extensively in using them for EFL.
Barbara Truman's curator insight, April 6, 2013 8:28 AM

Role play. Valuable for many scenarios. How can they be designed for families in support of education. 

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Gamification and Education: Value Added or Lost?

Gamification and Education: Value Added or Lost? | Games and education | Scoop.it
There is a tendency in life to see things in absolutes. Sensationalist media thrives on the love/hate, friend/enemy, smash hit/trash it dichotomy. The proposition of including games in the classroom at any level is no different.
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Five Reasons Why Video Games Power Up Learning | MindShift

Five Reasons Why Video Games Power Up Learning | MindShift | Games and education | Scoop.it
By Aran Levasseur The famous videogame designer, Shigeru Miyamoto, known for creating some of the most iconic and successful videogames in history, suc
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