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Getting the Facts on Game Based Learning (INFOGRAPHIC)

Getting the Facts on Game Based Learning (INFOGRAPHIC) | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
The Knowledge Guru team knows how effective serious games and game based learning are, that's why we've developed an entire learning game engine focused on making game based learning easier to impleme...

Via Beth Dichter
Louise Robinson-Lay's insight:

Kismet! Twice today I have had discussions about the gasification of learning and game based learning. Brain research shows that the reward cycle with game based learning helps students to learn more deeply. This is something I would like to know More about and this infographic provides a good overview.

Florence HENCKE's comment, August 9, 2013 3:10 AM
Thank you for this infographic and the sources you used, the importance of having fun while learning seems to increase in education. Good news !
Ines Evaristo's curator insight, August 21, 2013 6:53 PM

Una buena infografía que resume estudios con resultados del efecto de los videojuegos en el aprendizaje de la educacion superior, cosa que no habia visto mucho.  Además, el inicio es bastante claro, hacer un videojuego "serio" o educativo es doble reto: lograr los objetivos de aprendizaje propuestos y diseñar un gameplay igualmente divertido, motivador, estimulante... es la diferencia entre un videojuego educativo de un juego didactico.

Taryn Coxall's curator insight, October 8, 2013 10:24 PM

This article gives great insight into the upcoming phenominon of "Game Based Learning".Although i have never seen it in my practises, after reading abit about it, i believe game based learning is something i would incoperate into my own classroom. Game Based learning provides a stimulating and engaging way of learning for children on a wide range of educational areas and topics. It is proven through this approach to learning students aremore likely to become motivated to learn, become increasingly engage and excel in their learning. 
Although many peoleay belive an "old school" approach to teaching is best, i feel it is highly necassary to kepp up with the fast moving pace of technology on offer, and use theseresources to help student in the classroom. Most learners that i have come aross are kinaesthetic learning, being one myself i can see how these games will help a variety of different learners and create opportunity for divergent thinking.

great resource which has iven me great insight.  

Rescooped by Louise Robinson-Lay from visual data

Creating Engaging & Sharable Graphics

Creating Engaging & Sharable Graphics | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

When it comes to creating graphics for visual social networks, there are a few key ideas you should keep in mind to increase your reach and engagement. Your audience wants to be educated. They want to be inspired.


Of course, depending on the network in which you are promoting your content, the visual itself may be the entire piece of content, thus making it equally as important as the content it contains. 

This is largely the case when it comes to social networks like Instagram, Pinterest and Vine. While all three allow for the option to link to more information in the comments, caption or description sections, the visual is the content for all intents and purposes since you can’t depend on someone clicking for more information.

When it comes to creating graphics for visual social networks, there are a few key ideas you should keep in mind to increase your reach...

Via Lauren Moss
Louise Robinson-Lay's insight:

Some great tips to keep in mind when creating graphics.

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Rescooped by Louise Robinson-Lay from Alternative Professional Development

Digital Curation Resource Guide

Digital Curation Resource Guide | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Excellent guide to digital curation resources by Charles W. Bailey, Jr.. It includes alphabetically organized lists of digital-curation related resources from academic programs to file formats, guidelines, organizations, blogs, and a very rich list of digital curation software tools.  


From the site: "This resource guide presents selected English-language websites and documents that are useful in understanding and conducting digital curation. It is also available as an EPUB file (see How to Read EPUB Files)."


Excellent. 9/10


Full guide: http://digital-scholarship.org/dcrg/dcrg.htm


(Image credit: http://www.grouppartnerswiki.net)

Via Robin Good, Giuseppe Mauriello, Sue Beckingham
slararos's comment, October 25, 2012 3:45 AM
Duan van der Westhuizen's curator insight, February 20, 2013 6:13 AM

Learn all about curation here

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Apple - iBooks Author

Apple - iBooks Author | teaching with technology | Scoop.it
iBooks Author, free from the Mac App store, allows you to create beautiful Multi-Touch textbooks — and just about any other kind of book — for iPad.
Louise Robinson-Lay's insight:

The official guide from Apple. A good place to begin.

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Rescooped by Louise Robinson-Lay from El rincón del Social Media

How To Setup Your Curation Channel on Scoop.it: A Mini-Guide by Shirley Williams

How To Setup Your Curation Channel on Scoop.it: A Mini-Guide by Shirley Williams | teaching with technology | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are just about to start testing how effective a content curation tool like Scoop.it can be for building your own reputation and visibility in a specific interest area, this 10-step guide by Shirley Williams does provide some important information on how to start with the proper foot.


The guide is illustrated with many screenshots and it pinpoints the key items you need to be paying attention to when starting to curate a dedicated channel.


Informative. Useful for novices. 7/10


Full mini-guide: http://socialmediapearls.com/10-steps-to-curate-your-social-media-content-with-scoop-it-for-increased-value

Via Shirley Williams (appearoo.com/ShirleyWilliams), Robin Good, Vicente Montiel
Ken Morrison's comment, May 21, 2012 3:32 AM
Hi students (and visitors). If you are having trouble with your profile photo changing every time that you post a new scoop, you can fix it by following these directions that a representative from Scoop.it sent me:
Indeed there's a setting to avoid that. Tell your students that on their Curate page, click on Manage>Customizations>untick "Last Post Image" box and click on Save.
Ken Morrison's comment, September 29, 2012 9:34 PM
Thank you for the rescoop. It looks like you have a great site. If I spoke Spanish, I would follow it.
Robin Good's comment, September 30, 2012 2:41 AM
Hi Ken, no need to speak Spanish to follow me or read my stuff.
Just check: