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Game-Based Learning: Resource Roundup

Game-Based Learning: Resource Roundup | Serious Play |
Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and resources on using video games, simulations, and gaming concepts in the classroom.
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Fun - as work should be

Fun - as work should be | Serious Play |

Stephen Walker explores the essential elements that characterise a game from a performance measurement.

A game? Work should be a game? Does your protestant work ethic rebel? Surely everyone knows people work to survive, they need money – that isn’t a game. Would you dismiss gamification as some new-fangled technical solution to a problem that doesn’t exist? What if I said gamification has been alive and kicking for all my working life? And that is a long time. 
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Story Process: Drinking Game Boosts Your Team's Creativity in 13 Minutes

Story Process: Drinking Game Boosts Your Team's Creativity in 13 Minutes | Serious Play |
Here's how one creative agency has used a drinking game, derived from Pictionary and Telephone, to get more excited and creative about upcoming presentations.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 8, 1:34 PM

Innovative storytelling is on the rise! Here's the second post today on creative developments in business storytelling.

This drinking game to generate stories made me smile and wish I was in the room with this group!

The post by Ilan Mochari @IlanMochari gives the directions for how to use this game to generate stories and visual storyboards in a fast and fun way. And it teaches everyone a lot about communication, too.

Why would you want to use this game? In this instance it was used to generate new ideas for marketing and branding campaigns. As the author says, it's easy to rinse and repeat previous campaigns, and harder to come up with new ones.

I think it's ingenious and definitely want to try it out. If you experiment with it, let us know what happens. And what other ways could you use this game in business?

Have fun and story on :)

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at 

Rona Lewis's curator insight, April 9, 12:45 PM

I think it would be even MORE fun with a glass of wine!  We at RonaCorp have a similar exercise with crayons!  Pass it on!!

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5 Reasons Why Gaming Is An Effective Way to Teach Empathy (And Other Skills)

5 Reasons Why Gaming Is An Effective Way to Teach Empathy (And Other Skills) | Serious Play |

How do sports and video games teach kids to be empathetic?

Video games and gaming are great motivators. Games can also be a rewarding activity for social and mental well-being. Healthy Minds Canada (HMC) has developed a prototype for a new mobile game, designed to develop empathy and improve life skills in young gamers (aged 9-16).  HMC believes that in order to promote a more understanding culture and to stop bullying, improving empathy is essential in de-stigmatizing all mental health issues and changing users’ off-line behaviour.


So what makes gaming an effective way

to teach kids how to

be empathetic?


By Emily Copeland

Via Edwin Rutsch
Ryan Burwell's curator insight, April 11, 2014 3:02 PM

More evidence to suggest that games are powerful tools to help cultivate social-emotional skills. 

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 1, 2014 9:15 AM

Parents and teachers alike here is something to check out for your kids!

Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, June 8, 2014 11:16 AM

A really misleading title. This article is about a game that is being developed that they HOPE will teach empathy.  I'm not convinced.