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MIT Unleashes New Online Game for Math and Science ~ Mind/Shift

MIT Unleashes New Online Game for Math and Science ~ Mind/Shift | EDUCACIÓN en Puerto TIC | Scoop.it

by Katrina Schwartz

 

"Now, a group of researchers in MIT’s Education Arcade are trying to harness the power of MMO games to teach high school students to think like scientists and mathematicians. Their game, The Radix Endeavor, is designed to be an educational game, and capitalizes on the interactions students can have as a way to build their knowledge and skills.

 

"Radix, as it’s known, is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards for biology, focusing on topics like genetics, evolution, ecology and human body systems. In math, the game is aligned to the Common Core and has particular focuses on algebra, probability and statistics, as well as geometry. The researchers worked with Filament Games and are funded by the Gates Foundation for the three-year project."


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Do Educational Video Games Actually Work?

Do Educational Video Games Actually Work? | EDUCACIÓN en Puerto TIC | 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, 9:49 AM

from what i see they do 

Matija Sprogar's curator insight, March 7, 4:49 PM

Yeah, just leap into the first multiplayer Mario platformer set in a 3D world! Play as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Toad—each with their own special skills—in the all-new Sprixie Kingdom. At http://s.shr.lc/19obdCc

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Valve introduces Pipeline, a program for teens seeking careers in the gaming industry ~ joystiq

Valve introduces Pipeline, a program for teens seeking careers in the gaming industry ~ joystiq | EDUCACIÓN en Puerto TIC | Scoop.it

by Mike Suszek

 

"Valve recently introduced a program called Pipeline with the aim of providing guidance for high schoolers that are contemplating a future in video games. Pipeline will host content in the form of videos and a forum that will answer commonly-asked questions about careers in the gaming industry.

"Pipeline is an experiment to see if we can take a group of high school students with minimal work experience and train them in the skills and methods necessary to be successful at a company like Valve," the site notes. Pipeline is currently nothing more than a video and FAQ, but that will certainly change in due time."


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, August 30, 2013 9:31 AM

This is a great sight. Thank you JIm!!

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40 Sites for Educational Games

40 Sites for Educational Games | EDUCACIÓN en Puerto TIC | 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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Agora Abierta's curator insight, January 11, 4:57 AM

Juegos educativos

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 5:41 AM

Here is another list this morning that both parents, students and teachers might find helpful.

Ryan McDonough's curator insight, July 7, 2:46 PM

Plethora of educational gaming sites that are geared towards elementary students. I've used http://funbrain.com and http://abcya.com before with my Kindergartners. A center-orientated system could be effective in getting kids to rotate from computer to computer, entrenching them in different subjects such as reading, writing, spelling, and math.