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Minecraft Reality

Get Minecraft Reality on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews. (Gamification? MT @MacTrast: Minecraft Reality - combine your Minecraft creations with the real world!
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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Uses of Augmented Reality in Education | iPads in Education

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Uses of Augmented Reality in Education | iPads in Education | The Learning Game | Scoop.it
"Last week I mentioned augmented reality during a presentation and I could tell from the looks on some people's faces that augmented reality was a new thing to them. That's not uncommon.
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5 Lessons To Learn From Minecraft In Education

5 Lessons To Learn From Minecraft In Education | The Learning Game | Scoop.it
5 Lessons To Learn From Minecraft In Education (RT @GregReynoldsTTS: 5 Lessons To Learn From Minecraft In Education,
http://t.co/MTCNFkm2 via @teachthought.
#TTSed #edtech #gamification #minecraftedu)...
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Personalized Feedback With ScreenChomp

Personalized Feedback With ScreenChomp | The Learning Game | Scoop.it

How to give students personalized feedback on their writing using an iPad, the ScreenChomp app, and Dropbox


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Great ideas for using iPads to give feedback!

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Minecraft: so good, they made it compulsory - The Internaut - The Listener

Minecraft: so good, they made it compulsory - The Internaut - The Listener | The Learning Game | Scoop.it
The enormously popular computer game is on the syllabus at a Swedish school. Plus, the man who hired a digital hitman., The Internaut

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Digital Game Based Learning Types

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Digital Game Based Learning Types | The Learning Game | Scoop.it
RT @TheConsultantsE: Digital Game Based Learning Types http://t.co/ArH7jd2C #edtech #gamification #gamed #elearning via @drmmtatom
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Game-based Learning Is Playing for Keeps -- THE Journal

Game-based Learning Is Playing for Keeps -- THE Journal | The Learning Game | Scoop.it
The Institute of Play's Katie Salen helps educators understand the valuable connection between digital gaming and classroom instruction.

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Addiction vs. Reflection: Unlocking the Potential of Games

Addiction vs. Reflection: Unlocking the Potential of Games | The Learning Game | Scoop.it
I was just ten years old when the circumstances of life led me to lock-picking for the first time.

No, I wasn’t starving, nor had I been abducted by a band of thieves. I was driven by something whic

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The Minecraft Teacher

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My name is Joel Levin. I am a computer teacher at a private school in New York City. This blog...

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Minecraft In Education: How Video Games Are Teaching Kids

Minecraft In Education: How Video Games Are Teaching Kids | The Learning Game | Scoop.it
MINECON 2012: Some enterprising teachers are using Minecraft to teach subjects like physics, geography, and English language, and with promising results. (More gaming and more learning!
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Education Gamification

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Education Gamification Is On The Rise, Re-Engage Your Students & Make Learning Fun.
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PC math game responds to kids’ emotions as they learn

PC math game responds to kids’ emotions as they learn | The Learning Game | Scoop.it
Canadian SMARTeacher has come up with a PC math game that not only recognizes children's emotions as they learn, but also adapts the game accordingly. (Cool!
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Game-Based Learning? 30 Non-Violent Video Games That Don't Suck

Game-Based Learning? 30 Non-Violent Video Games That Don't Suck | The Learning Game | Scoop.it
Game-Based Learning? 30 Non-Violent Video Games That Don't Suck (With all of the recent uproar of violence in video games, here's 30 Non-Violent Video Games that are still brilliant!
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Children learn best when they use their imagination - The Guardian (blog)

Children learn best when they use their imagination - The Guardian (blog) | The Learning Game | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog)
Children learn best when they use their imagination
The Guardian (blog)
For me it was a revelation and I've spent the rest of my career learning how to teach like Luke and others who use this approach.
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National Geographic World Atlas for iPad

National Geographic World Atlas for iPad | The Learning Game | Scoop.it

The National Geographic Word Atlas for 2013 is currently available as a free iPad app. I recommend grabbing it while it’s free. The app features a globe that students can rotate, zoom-in, and...


Via Dr. Joan McGettigan
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Opportunities for use with AC Geography

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Hope your students find it to be a useful tool for learning.
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Angry Birds may teach toddlers more than Dora

Angry Birds may teach toddlers more than Dora | The Learning Game | Scoop.it

"They can improve academic performance, social skills and self esteem, they can motivate young children to exercise and be more active in general and they can improve their academic performance,” Dr Sweetser said.

“If we look in terms of cognitive reactive, there is actually quite a substantial body of research that illustrates the benefits of active screen times in terms of children's cognitive development. Dr Sweetser said some of that research associated computer use during school years with improvements in school readiness, cognitive development, helping to facilitate social interaction and language use improvements, such as word knowledge and verbal fluency.

More specifically, video games had been linked to improved visual attention, problem solving, conductive reasoning, coordination and the tracking of multiple objects.


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Interesting reading, particularly when so many immediately discount the educational opportunities when they hear the 'g' word!!

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An Education Revolution: Automate and Humanize!

An Education Revolution: Automate and Humanize! | The Learning Game | Scoop.it
Kids these days… all the time they spend plugged in to all those video games. Isn’t it terrible?Or is it?
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iPads in Primary Education: Introducing Game Design as Part of an Integrated Project

iPads in Primary Education: Introducing Game Design as Part of an Integrated Project | The Learning Game | Scoop.it

"The opportunities for learning through the use of digital gaming are diverse and massive. The speed and ease in which basic game development can be achieved using apps such as Sketch Nation can provide a platform for outstanding cross-curricular projects and really make an impact on progress, standards and pupil independence. This blog post describes one project (upper KS2) which could easily be adapted to suit Key Stage 1 or expanded to meet the needs of Key Stage 3 pupils, and to support almost any topic/subject. 1:1 use of iPods enabled maximum pupil engagement but fewer devices could have been used if pupils collaborated in groups."


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Play = work = play = opportunities

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Incorporating game play into elearning | Growth Engineering

Incorporating game play into elearning | Growth Engineering | The Learning Game | Scoop.it
Game play is the best way to get your staff engaged with training and development. The Result: employees trained with gamified elearning learn more factual information, attain a higher skill level and retain more knowledge ...

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Educational building blocks: how Minecraft is used in classrooms

Educational building blocks: how Minecraft is used in classrooms | The Learning Game | Scoop.it
Minecraft may be an addictive, open-ended game, but as one New York computer …...

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A big kid did it and faded away: videogames vs childhood obesity

A big kid did it and faded away: videogames vs childhood obesity | The Learning Game | Scoop.it
Here’s an idea for improving the health of our children: let them play more videogames.Obesity has numerous health risks and it is most frightening in children as early learned behaviours will last throughout…...

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Free Technology for Teachers: European Exploration - A Game for Learning About The Age of Discovery

Free Technology for Teachers: European Exploration - A Game for Learning About The Age of Discovery | The Learning Game | Scoop.it
European Exploration - A Game for Learning About The Age of Discovery http://t.co/GN8KhxoQ >serious #gaming #education good don't you think?
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What's It Like to Be a Molecule? Science Meets Embodied Learning - MindShift (blog)

What's It Like to Be a Molecule? Science Meets Embodied Learning - MindShift (blog) | The Learning Game | Scoop.it
What's It Like to Be a Molecule? Science Meets Embodied LearningMindShift (blog)“Embodied learning” is a new initiative in the field of interactive and game-based learning, in which learning content is combined with physical movement.
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Schools Ditch The Classroom To Put Play Back In Education

Schools Ditch The Classroom To Put Play Back In Education | The Learning Game | Scoop.it
Perhaps play is not the opposite of work, but synonymous with it.This theory is emerging from a growing body of scientific evidence, reviewed here by the University of Georgia, showing education is not the same as disinterested drudgery: For...
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