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7 Things You Should Know About Gamification | EDUCAUSE.edu

7 Things You Should Know About Gamification | EDUCAUSE.edu | Games and education | Scoop.it
7 Things You Should Know About 'Gamification' (besides the fact that it's a terrible word!) http://t.co/xoZZKwoZ #edchat
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Girls and Games: What’s the Attraction?

Girls and Games: What’s the Attraction? | Games and education | Scoop.it
Games are increasingly recognized by educators as a way to get kids excited about learning. While the stereotype of a “gamer” may evoke the image of a h
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How To Integrate Video Games In The Classroom

How To Integrate Video Games In The Classroom | Games and education | Scoop.it
How To Integrate Video Games In The Classroom...

Why video games work in learning isn’t easy to answer. Some of it has to do with their engaging characteristics and their natural interdependence with other media, while the inherent gamification elements and diverse selection also factor in as wall.

But a powerful concept to consider is transfer.


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Making Education Fun Through Game-Based Learning

Making Education Fun Through Game-Based Learning | Games and education | Scoop.it
Proponents say the nascent technology already is transforming the educational experience. Here’s how.
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Game-Based Learning Stories Based on Minecraft

Game-Based Learning Stories Based on Minecraft | Games and education | Scoop.it
Minecraft is the vision of Swedish geek extraordinaire Markus Persson, aka Notch. It was first released in 2009 for the PC and migrated to iPhone and Android mobile versions in 2011. In 2012 the ga...

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Addiction vs. Reflection: Unlocking the Potential of Games

Addiction vs. Reflection: Unlocking the Potential of Games | Games and education | Scoop.it
I was just ten years old when the circumstances of life led me to lock-picking for the first time.

No, I wasn’t starving, nor had I been abducted by a band of thieves. I was driven by something whic
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Free Technology for Teachers: Video Games in Teaching - Lessons Learned

Free Technology for Teachers: Video Games in Teaching - Lessons Learned | Games and education | Scoop.it
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How To Make Your Own Educational Video Games

How To Make Your Own Educational Video Games | Games and education | Scoop.it
Ever tried out a video game that's left you a bit underwhelmed? What if you could make your own educational video games?
The post How To Make Your Own Educational Video Games appeared first on Edudemic.
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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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I Came, I Saw, I Learned...: eLearning & Gamification: The Octalysis Framework

I Came, I Saw, I Learned...: eLearning & Gamification: The Octalysis Framework | Games and education | Scoop.it
by AJ George After covering gamification in a few articles, I've been getting lots of feedback requesting more information. I've been doing a bit of research recently and came across the Yu-kai Chou & Gamification Blog.
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Using Video Games To Reconnect With A Lost Generation Of Male Learners

Using Video Games To Reconnect With A Lost Generation Of Male Learners | Games and education | Scoop.it
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Why Are We Still Learning History From Textbooks?: Chris Collins at TEDxSacramento

Computer games are available everywhere from the desktop to the phone and they give us the easy ability to play alone or in large groups. Virtual technology ...

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 13, 2013 6:19 AM

There are so many ways to share the stories of history, games and maps and story maps ... virtual technology is the most fascinating to me.

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Big "G" Games | James Paul Gee

Big "G" Games | James Paul Gee | Games and education | Scoop.it

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Anna Goldfeder's curator insight, December 13, 2012 1:43 AM

A fantastic blog post by the master James Paul Gee.

 

"A digital game is a play-based, well-designed, problem-solving experience meant to create motivation, engagement, and often creativity.  Humans learn best from well-mentored, guided experience centered on interesting problems to solve, clear goals, copious feedback, and a relatively low cost for failure.  This is what good games."

Lisi Gopin, M.E.T.'s curator insight, December 13, 2012 3:29 AM

Games are natural problem solving environments, which encourage creativity - very important for kids to learn early on!

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Computer games ‘do help pupils to study’

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Computer games ‘do help pupils to study’ | UK | - Breaking news from around the UK

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40 Game Building Tools and a MAGICAL tool for Learning

40 Game Building Tools and a MAGICAL tool for Learning | Games and education | Scoop.it
We are following the blog of Nicola Whitton, recently she pointed to a resource for building games for education purpose in this port : Tools for game building.
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Digital game-based language learning with Interactive Fiction (PART 1)

Digital game-based language learning with Interactive Fiction (PART 1) | Games and education | Scoop.it
Video games (also called digital games) are serious.
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How mainstream video games are being used as teaching tools | eSchool News

How mainstream video games are being used as teaching tools | eSchool News | Games and education | Scoop.it
People who worried that the technology boom would lead to kids playing video games in class were right: In schools around the country, students are playing such games as Minecraft, World of Warcraft, and Angry Birds—and their teachers are...
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Three Ways Game-Based Learning can be a Helpful Tool | ASCD Inservice

Three Ways Game-Based Learning can be a Helpful Tool | ASCD Inservice | Games and education | Scoop.it
eyeoneducation: Three Ways Game-Based Learning can be a Helpful Tool http://t.co/An7Wgqbx @ASCD #gamify... http://t.co/Xpk2DyZp #education
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Siga-me também, Maria Margarida. Obrigada.
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A Brief History Of Video Games In Education

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A Brief History Of Video Games In Education

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Anna Goldfeder's curator insight, December 19, 2012 10:51 PM

A great list

Joe Pereira's curator insight, December 24, 2012 10:42 AM

The best educational games aren’t just tools for teaching. They show kids that education can be fun and instill a love of learning that will carry on throughout their lives. Here we highlight a few of those amazing early educational games.

Safa Lateef's curator insight, January 8, 2013 4:31 PM

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Engaging Classroom Games for All Grades

Engaging Classroom Games for All Grades | Games and education | Scoop.it
This list of classroom games will add flare and student engagement to more tedious, yet necessary tasks like teaching math facts, grammar rules and vocabulary, reviewing for tests or even completing lab experiments.

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Is ‘Reality Broken’? How One Game Can Change Education For the Better

Is ‘Reality Broken’? How One Game Can Change Education For the Better | Games and education | Scoop.it
“Games lubricate the body and the mind.” Benjamin Franklin If Benjamin Franklin were alive today, what kind of gamer would he be?  An author, inventor, scientist, civic activist, Franklin was also ...
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What Teachers Really Think About Game Based Learning

What Teachers Really Think About Game Based Learning | Games and education | Scoop.it
Whether teachers are using jeopardy style questions to do test prep or bringing in online games like Minecraft to teach spatial reasoning, games have long been
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The Gamification of Education and Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Learning Benefits | Emerging Education Technology

The Gamification of Education and Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Learning Benefits | Emerging Education Technology | Games and education | Scoop.it
A recent research paper sheds light on several ways in which educational games can facilitate the learning experience and benefit the student.

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Math Game Transforms Classrooms in 3 Critical Ways - Getting Smart by Jeanice Swift

Math Game Transforms Classrooms in 3 Critical Ways - Getting Smart by Jeanice Swift | Games and education | Scoop.it
Recently, Colorado Springs School District 11 was honored to receive the Rising Star Award from MIND Research Institute for our implementation of Spatial Temporal Math (ST Math or “JiJi Math”).
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