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Teachers, Students, Digital Games: What’s the Right Mix? | MindShift

Teachers, Students, Digital Games: What’s the Right Mix?  | MindShift | Preschool | Scoop.it
By Holly Korbey When St. Louis fifth-grade teacher Jenny Kavanaugh teaches history, she uses her laptop to look at a map, or to give kids a virtual tour of t
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Preschool Online Games That Are Fun For Children

Preschool Online Games That Are Fun For Children | Preschool | Scoop.it
I have a 20 month old daughter that requires me to keep her entertained. I don’t know if all young ones act this way but mine loves the computer, TV and DVD player.
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Video games start to shape classroom curriculum

Video games start to shape classroom curriculum | Preschool | Scoop.it
While more educators adopt games as a learning tool, one public school designs a brand new teaching philosophy.
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MIT brings video game battle to the public | eCampus News

MIT brings video game battle to the public | eCampus News | Preschool | Scoop.it
Anyone with a web connection can engage in the marketplace maneuvering, the pressure-packed decision making, and the inevitable price wars that break out among business students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
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Mangahigh offers free online games to help students learn math | eSchool News

Mangahigh offers free online games to help students learn math | eSchool News | Preschool | Scoop.it
Founded by an experienced team of mathematicians and game specialists in the United Kingdom, Mangahigh is a free, games-based K-12 math teaching resource, where students can learn and practice math skills via purpose-built ...


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Why Education Needs to Get Its Game On

Why Education Needs to Get Its Game On | Preschool | Scoop.it

The cycle of lecture, test and repeat is not the best way to engage kids. In fact, it might be the best way to alienate them.

 

We are wasting the huge opportunity offered by technology to engage and immerse kids in curiosity-based learning and discovery. Schools should not just prepare students to pass state assessments and standardized tests. We should also prepare them for the complex real-world situations they will certainly face. If we recalibrate our education system to meet the needs of the digital natives, we can produce eager, life-long learners who are well-equipped for 21st century careers.

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Math: Evolve | Game-Based Learning | Scoop.it

Math: Evolve | Game-Based Learning | Scoop.it | Preschool | Scoop.it
When many people are asked why we should use games in education, they respond with answers like: “Kids love them!” “They are fun!” “Games engage students!
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Game-Based Learning: What it is, Why it Works, and Where it's Going

Game-Based Learning: What it is, Why it Works, and Where it's Going | Preschool | Scoop.it

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. –William Butler Yeats

Deconstruct the fun in any good game, and it becomes clear that what makes it enjoyable is the built-in learning process.

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Knoword

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Knoword is a game of quick thinking, smart decisions and great words. It focuses on teaching and advocating proper spelling habits, as well as good observational, analytical and typing skills. What makes Knoword different from all the other fun word games out there is that it's actually fun! With its fast-paced, addictive gameplay and a competitive and comprehensive player ranking system , Knoword pushes the limits on contemporary puzzle games and provides its players with a truly rewarding experience.


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Once Again, Games Can and Do Teach! by Karl Kapp : Learning Solutions Magazine

Once Again, Games Can and Do Teach! by Karl Kapp : Learning Solutions Magazine | Preschool | Scoop.it
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It's true. I know it from my experience with students who are good gamers.

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Video game to help angry children

Video game to help angry children | Preschool | Scoop.it
A video game which monitors heart rates has been designed to help children with anger management issues.
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Raptivity - Create eLearning interactions quickly with Raptivity

Raptivity - Create eLearning interactions quickly with Raptivity | Preschool | Scoop.it
Quickly and easily create learning interactions with Raptivity. Choose from over 170+ learning interactivity templates and add games, simulations, brainteasers, interactive diagrams, virtual worlds and more to your course within minutes.
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American Journal of Play

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Why Parents Should Stop Overprotecting Kids and Let Them Play: An Interview with Hara Estroff Marano and Lenore Skenazy

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Crossword Game, Free Flash Games

Crossword Game, Free Flash Games | Preschool | Scoop.it
Play Free Online Games at coolbuddy.com - flash games, play, free action games, arcade, strategy and online puzzle games...
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The Future Of Work Is Play

The Future Of Work Is Play | Preschool | Scoop.it
Can games help us make ideas happen? We talk with Game Frame author Aaron Dignan about the advantages of infusing creative projects with an element of play.

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Free Technology for Teachers: The Kids' Science Challenge - Play Games and Develop Projects

Free Technology for Teachers: The Kids' Science Challenge - Play Games and Develop Projects | Preschool | Scoop.it

The Kids' Science Challenge - Play Games and Develop Projects

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Serious Games Engaging Players In Scientific Inquiry

Serious Games Engaging Players In Scientific Inquiry | Preschool | Scoop.it

In the VELscience project, a series of six modules that immerse middle school students in virtual environments for learning (VELs), are being developed. Students take on the role of a scientist engaged in a complex task. The virtual settings presented in the VELs support students in designing and carrying out their own investigations. Students use virtual scientific instruments that resemble those used by scientists in the real world, but scaled to suit their age level.


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Playtimes: A Century of Children's Games and Rhymes

"Watch video clips of children's songs, games and rhymes from 1900 to the present day and listen to our researchers discuss the themes and ideas of children’s play."

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