The New Indian Express A play date with your teacher The New Indian Express Apart from designing and developing games, she has co-authored and edited books like Rules of Play, a textbook on game design, The Game Design Reader and The Ecology of...
Major League Gaming, PlayStation 4, and the Rise of Online Gaming ... Geekosystem Well, when we were young, if you said “Major League Gaming” to someone, they'd assume you were joking. In fact, for the average person, that might still be true.
Bitter sweet? A brief look at 'addiction' to Candy Crush Gamasutra (blog) On October 17, the 'addictiveness' of the game Candy Crush made the national newspapers when the Daily Mail published the story with the headline 'How women blow £400,000 a...
Roelien Wierda's insight:
Cold turkey:-)...deleted Candy Crush from my Ipad after having finished 70 levels...dreams of exploding candy, sore arms and shoulders, waste of so much time....had to kick the habit. Happy now in the post-crush era!
convincing data showing dat game based learning leads/may lead to better test results....interesting to see that it doesn't work for 40 and older.....so apparently this is about deploying an acquired skill in the learning process. If that extra skill i.e. gaming has not been acquired somewhere along the line the gaming will not contribute or may even be an obstacle.
Basically being a gamer gives you a bigger brain - I call it adaptive thinking, a.k.a. threat reduction thinking. Excerpted from the article: - “The way we look at information in society is changing,” explained Ross Flatt, assistant principal and founding teacher at Quest to Learn, an Institute project in New York public schools. “It is really more about how we work with it. It’s less about what we know and more how we can use it.” These abilities call for deeper learning skills, Gehorsam said, like systems thinking, collaboration and higher-order life skills. “And that was something game-like learning could foster.” More traditional learning structures that focus on the acquisition of basic skills and content knowledge don’t always teach those capabilities. “[It’s] not like you can take an SAT for these competencies,” Gehorsam said, “but employers want them.”
Interview With Phoenix Perry of the Code Liberation Foundation VGrevolution As Ms.Perry has pointed out only 4% of game developers are women and Ms. Perry along with her foundation look to make that percentage better.
A 6-Step Process For Adding Gamification To Your Classroom Gamification is the integration of game-like mechanics into non-game “stuff.” For years, schools have been gamified. Points for performance. Points accrue to earn “badges” (e.g., letter...
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