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Market trends, politics, technologies, media, and innovations at the crossroads of 21st-century entertainment and education.
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Panel: Government should invest in video games to help students learn

Panel: Government should invest in video games to help students learn | Smart Media | Scoop.it
A panel of experts was in Washington last week advocating for more fun in schools – more “hard fun.”
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The word from Learning Without Frontiers: Harnessing gaming for the classroom, with style.

The word from Learning Without Frontiers: Harnessing gaming for the classroom, with style. | Smart Media | Scoop.it
At the Learning Without Frontiers conference in London, the experts gathered to explore the pros, and some cons, of computer gaming as a learning tool.
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Virtual victuals: A gamer turns video game food into the real thing.

Virtual victuals: A gamer turns video game food into the real thing. | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Mushrooms and cherries first taught gamers what food can do in games. Now, one gamer has taken the food from the virtual world and put it on the dinner plate.
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Consoles lead 21% video game sales slide in December; consumers increasingly seek web-based entertainment

Consoles lead 21%  video game sales slide in December; consumers increasingly seek web-based entertainment | Smart Media | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES — U.S. retail sales of video game hardware, software and accessories fell 21 percent in December from a year ago to $3.99 billion as players bought fewer games for their aging consoles, according to market researcher NPD Group.
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Video gaming children 'more creative' - Telegraph

Video gaming children 'more creative' - Telegraph | Smart Media | Scoop.it

Children who play video games are more creative than those who don't, according to a new study.

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In-Game - Gaming with young kids? Here's where to start

In-Game - Gaming with young kids? Here's where to start | Smart Media | Scoop.it

According to a recent study from the NPD Group market research company, 91 percent of kids in the U.S. between the ages of two and 17 are now gamers.

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Family Gamer TV 1.10 Article | Family Gamer TV

Family Gamer TV 1.10 Article | Family Gamer TV | Smart Media | Scoop.it

This week Family Gamer TV looks at Skylanders. We ask Vanessa if it works for her family, as a mum. I then dig into the nuts and bolts of how Skylanders works.

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PBS KIDS Launches Its First Educational Augmented Reality Mobile App : PBS

PBS KIDS Launches Its First Educational Augmented Reality Mobile App : PBS | Smart Media | Scoop.it

PBS is pioneering the use of augmented reality in FETCH!, a primary grade math and literacy educational app.  

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MMOs help kids learn English faster, says new study

MMOs help kids learn English faster, says new study | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Students of English learn the language faster when they play video games, especially MMOs, according to a new report.
The study at the University of Gothenburg and Karlstad University, Sweden,...
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The Gamer Therapist on kids, videogames, and the things parents shouldn't worry so much about.

The Gamer Therapist on kids, videogames, and the things parents shouldn't worry so much about. | Smart Media | Scoop.it
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STEM Education + Games = Epic Win, Part 1

STEM Education + Games = Epic Win, Part 1 | Smart Media | Scoop.it
STEM has been a smokin' hot curriculum topic and shows no signs of slowing down. The scientific process is about curiosity and discovery, not just a process of hypothesis and testing.
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‘A Mutiny in Time,’ by James Dashner, to Be First in ‘Infinity Ring’ Series

‘A Mutiny in Time,’ by James Dashner, to Be First in ‘Infinity Ring’ Series | Smart Media | Scoop.it
A new seven-book series, “Infinity Ring,” will have an online component that should lead children back to the books, the publisher said.
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Video Games for All Tastes and Attention Spans

Video Games for All Tastes and Attention Spans | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Whether they prefer Angry Birds, FarmVille or Sims Social, it seems that almost everyone plays some kind of electronic game.
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And the Children’s BAFTAs go to…

And the Children’s BAFTAs go to… | Smart Media | Scoop.it
At a gala ceremony held in last night in London, BAFTA handed out its Children's Awards. Among the shows that took home more than one nod were eOne's Peppa Pig, CBBC's Deadly 60 and Cartoon Network/Turner International's The Amazing World of Gumball.
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Callaway Digital Arts talks book-apps, brands and edutainment

Callaway Digital Arts talks book-apps, brands and edutainment | Smart Media | Scoop.it

New Callaway chief executive draws on his gaming background to leverage the crossover between digital books and video games.

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