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Launchpad Toys & Dreamworks Create Toontastic Jr: Shrek - GeekDad

Launchpad Toys & Dreamworks Create Toontastic Jr: Shrek - GeekDad | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
Toontastic Jr: Shrek offers another storytelling experience, with characters children know - which might make a real difference.
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#Launchpad Toys & #Dreamworks digital #story app uses familiar characters to engage kids to create and tell stories.@GeekDad

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How to solve the great edtech challenge | Pearson Blog

How to solve the great edtech challenge | Pearson Blog | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
The official Pearson blog.
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This is the second machine age.

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5 Games and Apps That Build Math and English Skills

5 Games and Apps That Build Math and English Skills | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
For educators who are interested in using games for learning -- specifically towards developing skills as they relate to the Common Core State Standards -- here are five games students can enjoy and...

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Gamification - Defining, Designing and Using it

A presentation that describes the concept of gamification, it's roots, design and application. Minimal words, lots of pics and lots of fun to present. :) Mak...

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You Won't Believe What Qualcomm's Vuforia is Doing To Your Toys

You Won't Believe What Qualcomm's Vuforia is Doing To Your Toys | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
Augmented reality - viewing the real world on the mobile screen, with little digital extras added in - is nothing new to the world of toys. But, with Qualc
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Digipuppets marry classic toys with electronic learning

Digipuppets marry classic toys with electronic learning | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
Old-school finger puppets take on modern learning with this new tablet-friendly toy.
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BILLERICA, Mass.: Playrific, Mr. Nussbaum Creator Sign Development & Marketing Agreement | Business Press Releases | Fort Mill Times

BILLERICA, Mass.: Playrific, Mr. Nussbaum Creator Sign Development & Marketing Agreement | Business Press Releases | Fort Mill Times | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
Playrific, Inc., a leading publisher of apps for kids that bring brands to life, today announced a development and marketing agreement with Greg Nussbaum, creator the highly-popular Mr. Nussbaum E-Learning site.
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Teaching With Digital Games: a Video Case Study

Teaching With Digital Games: a Video Case Study | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it

Lisa has been using games with her “Denton Dynamos” throughout her career as an elementary school teacher, but, in her opinion, switching over to digital games has accelerated her student’s STEM-related learning and helped her run a classroom based on self-directed learning and project-based work.


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Worth a quick read if you are interested in GBL.

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Latest Toy Sales Show Girls Just Want to Have Fun - Speakeasy - WSJ

Latest Toy Sales Show Girls Just Want to Have Fun - Speakeasy - WSJ | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
Mattel and Hasbro, two of the globe’s largest toy makers, are benefiting from impressive demand for their girls toys while the boys’ side of the business lags.
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40 Sites for Educational Games | Digital Learning Environments

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Amazon's Annual Holiday Toy List Offers More Deals, More Toys and More Ways to Shop - WSJ.com

Amazon's Annual Holiday Toy List Offers More Deals, More Toys and More Ways to Shop - WSJ.com | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
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Amazon Mom fans on Facebook helped pick top toys for the Amazon holiday list.

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A Collection Of New Learning Games

A Collection Of New Learning Games | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
I’ve been accumulating links to new learning games (well, new to me, at least), and here they are:
World Geography Games has quite a few games about…world geography.

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40 Sites for Educational Games

40 Sites for Educational Games | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
Tech and Learning has just posted a wonderful article concerning Internet Gaming.  With school starting up, make sure you have your resources available to help that special student of yours make the...

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 17, 2013 5:27 PM

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Dawn Matheson's curator insight, August 27, 2013 8:20 AM

It is a hard call when "screen time" includes online gaming. Here are some ideas that might help balance your goals and your kids' too.

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VTech® InnoTab® 2S Wi-Fi Learning App Tablet Honored As 2013 Parents' Choice Award Winner - The Sacramento Bee

VTech® InnoTab® 2S Wi-Fi Learning App Tablet Honored As 2013 Parents' Choice Award Winner - The Sacramento Bee | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
/PRNewswire/ -- VTech® (www.vtechkids.com), a world leader in age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children, today announced that its InnoTab 2S Wi-Fi Learning App Tablet, one of the first children's...
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New #VTech #tablet offers age-appropriate educational content, e-books, music & videos to create a fun, learning experience for toddlers to grade schoolers. @vtechtoys

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Sylvan wants to reach kids through new mobile network

Sylvan wants to reach kids through new mobile network | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
US-based tutoring service Sylvan Learning is marking its presence in the mobile space by tapping tech company Fingerprint to create SylvanPlay, an educational mobile games network consisting of eight educational apps for kids.
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Why It's Time For Music In Our Schools - Edudemic

Why It's Time For Music In Our Schools - Edudemic | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
Did you know that March is “Music in Our Schools Month“? Think of it as a great time to highlight the importance of  comprehensive, sequential music education taught by exemplary music educators for all through concerts, lessons, and public performances and advocacy activities. A time to squelch the image of the “band geek” and celebrate music as a learning opportunity …

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How Mobile Games Can Make A Difference (and Still Be Profitable)

How Mobile Games Can Make A Difference (and Still Be Profitable) | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
As members of a rapidly maturing industry, it’s time for mobile publishers and developers to launch charitable and educational campaigns of their own.
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Girls toys take top honors at this year’s Toy of the Year Awards

Girls toys take top honors at this year’s Toy of the Year Awards | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
Interactive games and electronics may be propelling the toy industry forward in the digital age, but this year's Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards have sent a clear message that offline may just be more on-trend than ever - especially among girls. Craft sensation Rainbow Loom from Choon's Design took home the coveted Toy of the Year title as well as three category awards, while GoldiBlox's Spinning Machine picked up the People's Choice award at the 14th annual TIA-administered event in New York.
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Fun products for kids that encourage learning and creativity don;t have to be electronic.

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2 to 4 year olds use educational media most frequently

2 to 4 year olds use educational media most frequently | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
Youngest children view educational TV or online programs more than one hour per day, a new study finds.
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Joan Ganz Cooney research shows educational TV and apps for young kids exploding.

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The Latest Tools for Teaching STEM: Video Games

The Latest Tools for Teaching STEM: Video Games | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
Video games can keep kids motivated to learn STEM subjects. Programming, experts say, is 'just a new kind of literacy.'
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3 Girls Smash Gender Roles to Smithereens in Toy Company's Glorious Debut Ad

3 Girls Smash Gender Roles to Smithereens in Toy Company's Glorious Debut Ad | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
One of the most anti-feminist songs of the 1980s, "Girls" by the Beastie Boys, is recast as an empowering theme for young women in a new toy ad looking to break gender stereotypes.
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GoldieBlox is a toy company on a mission to inspire the next generation of female engineers.

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How and Why Do Games Help Kids Learn?

How and Why Do Games Help Kids Learn? | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
In 2009, Katie Salen, executive ...
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9 Valuable Life Lessons We Learned From Gaming

9 Valuable Life Lessons We Learned From Gaming | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
Gaming sometimes gets a bad rap. But these nine games actually made us wiser.

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Why teachers are encouraging students to play computer games in class.

Why teachers are encouraging students to play computer games in class. | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
Teachers nationwide are using games such as Angry Birds and World of Warcraft to teach math, science, writing, teamwork and even compassion.
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Can Gaming Help Kids Learn? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Can Gaming Help Kids Learn? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
This infographic explores the use of gaming in classrooms, and how it can help boost students' engagement and motivation.
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Gaminh helps kids learn sicne they play an active role in their own learning process.

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New Gamification App Proves Viable for Market Research Testing and Customer Experience Management | Virtual-Strategy Magazine

New Gamification App Proves Viable for Market Research Testing and Customer Experience Management | Virtual-Strategy Magazine | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
TrendSource, a market research and consumer insights consulting company, shares how the recent gamification phenomenon can be used to identify consumer preferences, perceptions and experiences.
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#Game mechanics are being used in market research to learn consumer preferences through fun surveys with prizes.

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