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Not a fan of video games, but a fan of exploiting their allure for enhanced learning with kids.
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Chess in schools: bringing the classic mind game to life

Chess in schools: bringing the classic mind game to life | The Gaming Classroom | Scoop.it
While research shows the benefits, in-school and after-school programs deliver the goods.
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Extra Credits: Gamification

This week, we talk about the ways game systems are starting to be applied to real life, and what this means for the future. Also, we are joined by our first ...
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Why You Shouldn’t Fear Online Education for Elementary Schoolers

Why You Shouldn’t Fear Online Education for Elementary Schoolers | The Gaming Classroom | Scoop.it
This article emerges from Future Tense, a partnership of Slate, the New America Foundation, and Arizona State University that examines emerging technologies and their effects on policy and society. On Thursday, Aug.
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Badges, Gaming, and Digital Media

Badges, Gaming, and Digital Media | The Gaming Classroom | Scoop.it
  I’ve been outspoken on  the topic of adding rewards & incentives or ‘carrots‘ to courses and classroom management, and so it is rather unusual for me to be thinking about th...
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Deeper Learning: Highlighting Student Work

Deeper Learning: Highlighting Student Work | The Gaming Classroom | Scoop.it
I travel with a heavy suitcase. Over my 35-year career as a public school teacher and educator at Expeditionary Learning, I have been obsessed with collecting student work of remarkable quality and v
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The evolving classroom: Lessons go virtual

The evolving classroom: Lessons go virtual | The Gaming Classroom | Scoop.it
by Rick Bastien, CNN

(CNN) On any given Sunday night, your child’s teacher might face this problem: How do you come up with a lesson plan for 20 or more students for an entire week when all your students are learning at a different pace?
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Teacher hopes students will learn through role-playing video games

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This is your brain on Oregon Trail: Lessons learned from a childhood of gaming | Digital Trends

This is your brain on Oregon Trail: Lessons learned from a childhood of gaming | Digital Trends | The Gaming Classroom | Scoop.it
Gaming isn’t the violence-inducing waste of time it’s sometimesmade out to be. Here are some important life lessons I learned from my childhood screen time.
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Extra Credits: Gamifying Education

This week, we offer some general examples for ways to improve education using game design techniques. Also, here's that link I promised: http://www.deathball...
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Gamifying Student Engagement

Gamifying Student Engagement | The Gaming Classroom | Scoop.it
In her TED talk, "Gaming Can Make a Better World," author and researcher Jane McGonigal posits that in game worlds people are "motivated to do something that matters, inspired to collaborate, to coo
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Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner | MacArthur Foundation

From cell phone and video games to Facebook and YouTube, digital media are changing the way young people play and socialize in the 21st century. Learn more a...
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Can I Get a Do-Over?

Can I Get a Do-Over? | The Gaming Classroom | Scoop.it
If I could re-do 4th grade, I totally found the place to do it at! Granted, I did some cool things back in 1993 and had a wonderful teacher, but I recently saw a totally different take on what...
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Classroom Lectures Go Digital with Video-On-Demand

Classroom Lectures Go Digital with Video-On-Demand | The Gaming Classroom | Scoop.it
Thanks to digital media like video-on-demand broadcasts, lectures that students would normally receive in the classroom are migrating outside of brick and mortar schools.
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Reflecting On A Year Of Blended Learning | GothamSchools

Reflecting On A Year Of Blended Learning | GothamSchools | The Gaming Classroom | Scoop.it
Some of the city's turnaround schools, including the one where I work, are listing knowledge or willingness to learn about using a blended learning
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How to Teach Internet Safety to Younger Elementary Students

How to Teach Internet Safety to Younger Elementary Students | The Gaming Classroom | Scoop.it
Mary Beth Hertz (@mbteach on Twitter) is an elementary computer teacher in Philadelphia, PA and a regular blogger on Edutopia. You can read more of her work on her own blog at Philly-teacher.
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