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Introduction Materials for Gamification Workshop

Introductory slides for DevLearning 2 day workshop 2012.
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Game Mechanics and Learning Theory

Game Mechanics and Learning Theory | Games and education | Scoop.it
Games create situated learning, where the player learns and applies the learning in relevant contexts. These contexts might be real-world or a fantasy. The situated learning is engaging, and requires more than just absorbing content.
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In the classroom: Digital game-based learning in second language acquisition.

In the classroom: Digital game-based learning in second language acquisition. | Games and education | Scoop.it

Computer gaming has become a popular pastime with many of our students.  Yet just because an innovative technology is available does not mean that we should uncritically apply it toward second language acquisition.  This article illustrates how computer games have unique affordances that make them especially useful in content-orientated, culture and task-based foreign language curricula.


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Why Does Game-Based Learning Work?

Why Does Game-Based Learning Work? | Games and education | Scoop.it
A Learning Brief by Sharon Boller Forty years of research[i] says yes, games are effective learning tools.
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Game Based Learning – Why Does it Work?

Game Based Learning – Why Does it Work? | Games and education | Scoop.it
This is the full text of a scroll of knowledge from the Knowledge Guru himself. He will be appearing in person at DevLearn to hand out scrolls and spread the word that game-based learning works. (Games Based Learning: Why does it work?
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Opportunities and challenges of Digital Games for Empowerment and I...

Presentation of issues and findings from the IPTS-IBBT study of Digital Games for Empowerment and Inclusion (DGEI) (Digital Games for Empowerment and Inclusion - Opportunities and challenges http://t.co/GyL7kaL2...
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Gamification in Learning Science or Math

Gamification in Learning Science or Math | Games and education | Scoop.it
American people value “play” and “playtime” for children a lot. And Asian people have the stereotype of diligent attitude in schools, so the average performance in STEM is higher in Asian countries.
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10 Books for Reading to Level Up on Game-Based Learning

10 Books for Reading to Level Up on Game-Based Learning | Games and education | Scoop.it
What books have you read for game-based learning? Which one would you like to recommend for others? Here is a list of the most mentioned books in articles of game-based learning.
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Research on Benefits of Children Playing Videogames

Some interesting new studies and projects have come out recently showing beneficial links to videogame playing for children. Linda A.
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Get Your Game On: How to Build Curriculum Units Using the Video Game Model

Get Your Game On: How to Build Curriculum Units Using the Video Game Model | Games and education | Scoop.it
Andrew Miller (@betamiller on Twitter) is a National Faculty member for the Buck Institute for Education, an org that specializes in project-based curriculum, and a collaborator with Abeo School C (Great article on designing curriculum using the video...
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Game Thinking for Education

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by Adam Renfro, originally posted on GettingSmart.com If Shakespeare were alive today (read: gamer), his famous line in “As You Like It” would read like this: All the world’s a game. All the men and women are merely gamers.
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Gaming in the Social Studies Classroom

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While I’m not convinced that gaming has a permanent place in the classroom for every student, I do think many students learn very well when playing content-based games or simulations.  There ...
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What Do Students Think about Video Games?

What Do Students Think about Video Games? | Games and education | Scoop.it
There seem to be a lot of adults speaking on behalf of what students would benefit from, but has anyone asked whether students would like to see video games in the classroom?  While I would have be...
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Educating Players: Are Games the Future of Education?

Educating Players: Are Games the Future of Education? | Games and education | Scoop.it
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Smart phones, tablets and video game systems are often seen as distractions to school children in developed countries, which tend to adhere to a strict ...

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Why Gamification is more than just a trend

Why Gamification is more than just a trend | Games and education | Scoop.it
We all know about the enormous challenges to stay motivated doing something over the long term. And it is even more difficult to set up an environment where we can keep others to stay motivated. Th...

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Learn to Play: Minecraft in the classroom

Learn to Play: Minecraft in the classroom | Games and education | Scoop.it
Imagine being eight years old today.You pack your bag, hop on a bus, act like your crush has cooties and go through lessons on history, English, maths, sci…...
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The Quest for the Holy Grail of Serious Games » Online Universities

The Quest for the Holy Grail of Serious Games » Online Universities | Games and education | Scoop.it
In a troubled land, falling from its place as the shining beacon of freedom and innovation, a cry was heard across the land for a change in education.
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Game Based Learning – Start Here.

This post presents there ares of consideration, and what to consider when thinking about using a computer or video game as the technological environment for game based learning. It might help you t...
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Do Educational Video Games Actually Work?

Do Educational Video Games Actually Work? | Games and education | Scoop.it
As video games become increasingly popular tools in the classroom, it begs the question: Do educational video games actually work?

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cheyann keith's curator insight, February 21, 2014 12:49 PM

from what i see they do 

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How Minecraft Can Be Used To Create A Video Game

How Minecraft Can Be Used To Create A Video Game | Games and education | Scoop.it
How Minecraft Can Be Used To Create A Video Game...
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What Does Game-based Learning Offer Higher Education? » Online Universities

What Does Game-based Learning Offer Higher Education? » Online Universities | Games and education | Scoop.it
As someone interested in learning and video games, one of the most inspirational things I have seen, read, or heard lately, is the TED talk by game designer Jane McGonigal,...
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40 Sites for Free and Quality Science Learning Games

40 Sites for Free and Quality Science Learning Games | Games and education | Scoop.it
Digital educational games, interactives, virtual labs are excellent resources to assist learning and raising interests for inquiry or investigation. To visualize concepts or to do experiments on computers are cost-effective and efficient.
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