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Video Game Building Tools for Kids, Really!

Video Game Building Tools for Kids, Really! | Games and education | Scoop.it
Imagine a world where all knowledge is playable. People dream about changing the world but they lack the skills to get their dream jobs. Getting an education is hard and procrastinating by playing ...
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Utilizing Game Mechanics in Online Learning

Utilizing Game Mechanics in Online Learning | Games and education | Scoop.it
  by Justin Marquis, Ph.D. If the notion of creating a video game is daunting, it probably should be. Making a good game requires not only a great idea, but also a host of planning, graphic de...
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How Gaming Can Build Literacy and Social Skills

How Gaming Can Build Literacy and Social Skills | Games and education | Scoop.it
by Justin Marquis, Ph.D. I recently stumbled across a discussion on Twitter about the ways in which fiction and literature can promote the development of emotional intelligence, social skills and o...
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The Future of Research in Computer Games and Virtual World Environments: Workshop Report

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Toying with the future: the rise of green gamification | Green Futures Magazine

Toying with the future: the rise of green gamification | Green Futures Magazine | Games and education | Scoop.it
Forum for the Future is a non-profit organisation working globally with business and government to create a sustainable future.
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Games Based Learning Research from Victoria State Government

Games Based Learning Research from Victoria State Government | Games and education | Scoop.it
In 2011 the Victorian Dept of Education and Early Childhood Development invited 40 schools to participate in games based learning research trials to investigate the impact that serious games, virtu...
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Tailoring the Classroom of the Future With the Fabric of the Past | Emerging Education Technology

Tailoring the Classroom of the Future With the Fabric of the Past | Emerging Education Technology | Games and education | Scoop.it
The world’s most ambitious mobile learning company is introducing engaging learning apps based on sound pedagogy. Guest post from Matt Meyers.
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26 Learning Games for Change | Serious Games | Online Learning Games | 21st Century EdTech

26 Learning Games for Change | Serious Games | Online Learning Games | 21st Century EdTech | Games and education | Scoop.it

Looking for a great list of serious, educational games aimed at sparking social change? This one has been bookmarked more than 650 times on Delicious!


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An In-Depth Look at Game-Based Learning

An In-Depth Look at Game-Based Learning | Games and education | Scoop.it
Thomas Klein discusses game-based learning, by comparing it with traditional education and lists the benefits of gamification in Education.
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Games For Civic Participation, Social Causes, And Fun

"Games allow you to create a system that when people participate, they generate a story," says Jeff Watson, a proponent of "civic games"--play that’s not just for fun, but has some underlying social purpose.
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Join The Journey of 12 Educator Bloggers Gamifying Learning

Join The Journey of 12 Educator Bloggers Gamifying Learning | Games and education | Scoop.it
Do you like to connect with educators who already pilot game-based learning in classrooms for years? These educator bloggers have put down meaningful amount of experience and resources in their blo...
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Big Data: The Overlooked Opportunity in Games

Big Data: The Overlooked Opportunity in Games | Games and education | Scoop.it
by Anne Derryberry, I’m Serious.net Beyond their demonstrated effectiveness as a medium for communications and community-building, serious games have great potential to reveal variables that ...
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Differences between game based learning and educational games | Mobspawner

Differences between game based learning and educational games | Mobspawner | Games and education | Scoop.it

By Dean Groom

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"We profiled this Mindshift piece by Mr. Frank Catalano on the difference between games and gamification in EdSurge Innovate Edition 080. If you’ve already nailed the ins and outs of games, simulations, and gamification, level up to this deeper article exploring the differences between educational games and games-based learning.

 

"The author and co-creator of Massively Minecraft, Mr. Dean Groom, warns against handing down requirements to make educational games if they aren’t "in synch with game-culture and evolution." As for games-based learning, he feels it can be accomplished with "imagination, paper, pens, dress-ups, the XBox, Minecraft, and so on." The key is to focus on "how children experience it and what they do with it" -- what some teachers and academicians might call constructivism.

 

"We get the sense that Mr. Catalano’s games are the same as Mr. Grooms educational games -- all one needs to do is remove the educational prefixes that we superficially attach, or as Mr. Groom states, act as "levers and special powers for teachers!" For a great example of game design that heeds Mr. Groom's advice, check out this blog post from the folks at Motion Math on the design of their latest game, Hungry Guppy."


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What’s the Difference Between Games and Gamification?

What’s the Difference Between Games and Gamification? | Games and education | Scoop.it
Perhaps the best way to think about games in education is not to automatically call everything that looks like fun a “learning game.” Lumping all digital...
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Etymologic: the toughest etymology (word origin) game on the Web

If you think you know a lot about word origins and etymology, it's the perfect time for you to try ETYMOLOGIC, a tough and educational word game (don't worry, it's fun too!

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11 Steps to Gamify Your Next Lesson - Getting Smart by John Hardison - DigLN, edchat, games for learning

11 Steps to Gamify Your Next Lesson - Getting Smart by John Hardison - DigLN, edchat, games for learning | Games and education | Scoop.it
With so many educators today discussing the possibilities and promises of online learning, one key aspect of education often forgotten in the quest to tear down these learning walls is the ability to create classroom magic within those very same...
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Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: 40 Sites for Educational Games

Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: 40 Sites for Educational Games | Games and education | Scoop.it
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Inquiry-Based Learning in a Game-Based Learning Setting

Inquiry-Based Learning in a Game-Based Learning Setting | Games and education | Scoop.it
Inquiry-based learning has recently become a focus of attention in education and training environments. A promising platform for promoting inquiry-based learning is digital game environments. Game-...
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SimCity becomes a world economy

SimCity becomes a world economy | Games and education | Scoop.it
Keith Stuart: Maxis, the developer of the SimCity series, is bringing a whole new level of complexity to its famed city-building sim: a real-time global econmic exchange...
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Teaching with Games - Raymond Yan, Part 1

http://bit.ly/JZaR45 - Raymond Yan, senior vice president of DigiPen Institute of Technology and 2012 NAIS Annual Conference speaker talks about how you can ...

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Game-Based vs Traditional Learning – What's the Difference? » Online Universities

Game-Based vs Traditional Learning – What's the Difference? » Online Universities | Games and education | Scoop.it
There are several big movements underway that are worthy of debate and possible consideration as we look to help education become the 21st century, user-centered, on-demand, engaging, technology-centric activity that it …...
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