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I'm gathering resources around video game design, particularly as it related to creation and education.
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Creating and Playing in Minecraft | K12 Online Conference

Creating and Playing in Minecraft | K12 Online Conference | Video Game Design for Schools | Scoop.it

"Minecraft is a game and virtual world you may have heard about but not know a lot about. I created this presentation to show adults what students are doing in Minecraft, some basics of the game, and how people (even adults) are using Minecraft in creative, fun and interactive ways."

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Top 10 movies where video games play major role - The Boston Globe

Top 10 movies where video games play major role - The Boston Globe | Video Game Design for Schools | Scoop.it
Set to open on Friday, “Wreck-It Ralph” recalls the Golden Age of arcade video games, a time when we battled each other in public, not at home on our computers and Xbox 360s. That got us thinking about the depiction of video games in the movies.
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Why Teachers Are (And Aren’t) Using Educational Video Games | Edudemic

Why Teachers Are (And Aren’t) Using Educational Video Games | Edudemic | Video Game Design for Schools | Scoop.it

"One of the more popular trends these days has been the influx of video games into education. They provide a user experience that’s familiar to most students, interactive, and usually quite fun. So it’s win-win, right?"

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Persist or Die: Learning in World of Warcraft : E1n1verse

Persist or Die: Learning in World of Warcraft : E1n1verse | Video Game Design for Schools | Scoop.it
Dying and playing in World of Warcraft teaches you important things. Demons, dragons, dwarves, and possibly folklore, you could see, but learning and leadership? Sounds crazy, but it’s true: World of Warcraft has something to say about learning.
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What Can 135 Million Video Gamers Add to Our Collective IQ?

What Can 135 Million Video Gamers Add to Our Collective IQ? | Video Game Design for Schools | Scoop.it
Flickr:Blakespot By Jennie Rose An estimated 135 million people play video games, spending three billion hours a week glued to a screen.
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The Role of Video Games in the English Classroom

The Role of Video Games in the English Classroom | Video Game Design for Schools | Scoop.it

"It makes sense, then, that in such a busy atmosphere full of often-conflicting literacies and constant rigor, video games might find an authentic and compelling role. "

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TedxVienna - Joerg Hofstaetter - Video Games A Powerful Learning Tool

A Ted Talk about games and eduation

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GameDesk

GameDesk | Video Game Design for Schools | Scoop.it

"The organization looks to help close the achievement gap and engage students to learn core STEM curriculum. It develops project-based learning with a strong focus on purpose, ownership, and personal value. "

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Game design, gamification, game mechanics and games-based learning. | Doug Belshaw's blog

Game design, gamification, game mechanics and games-based learning. | Doug Belshaw's blog | Video Game Design for Schools | Scoop.it

"My interest in games-based learning was piqued a little late in my teaching career to be of much use, unfortunately, but it has come in useful as a parent."

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What’s the Difference Between Games and Gamification?

What’s the Difference Between Games and Gamification? | Video Game Design for Schools | Scoop.it
Perhaps the best way to think about games in education is not to automatically call everything that looks like fun a “learning game.” Lumping all digital...

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Create iOS and Flash Games with Stencyl

Create iOS and Flash Games with Stencyl | Video Game Design for Schools | Scoop.it
Stencyl helps you create iOS and Flash games in a flash with or without coding.
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Atlantis Remixed :: Educators

Atlantis Remixed :: Educators | Video Game Design for Schools | Scoop.it
A 3D multi-user environment that immerses children in real-world, socially and academically meaningful activities.
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Technovation Challenge: Teaching Girls to Create Phone Apps | Maker Education Initiative

Technovation Challenge: Teaching Girls to Create Phone Apps | Maker Education Initiative | Video Game Design for Schools | Scoop.it

“I want every girl and every woman to have that confidence that they can lead, that they can create something out of nothing. I think that is so empowering. ” - Dr. Anu Tewary

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Game Change: How Game-based Learning Helps Common Core - Getting Smart by Nigel Nisbet - EdTech, jijimath, STEM

Game Change: How Game-based Learning Helps Common Core - Getting Smart by Nigel Nisbet - EdTech, jijimath, STEM | Video Game Design for Schools | Scoop.it
One of the exciting things that leaps out to me when reading the new Common Core standards for Mathematics is that the spirit of inquiry and curiosity is back, hardwired into a document that will likely form the basis for mathematics teaching and...
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Video Games for Learning

How can digital games support conceptual learning? And how can games be made accessible and useful for teachers? Those are the questions addressed by Possibl...
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Wallwisher.com :: How Do You Use Video Games in the Classroom

Wallwisher.com :: How Do You Use Video Games in the Classroom | Video Game Design for Schools | Scoop.it

A collection of ideas on a Wallwisher of using gaming in the classroom

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A Must-Have Guide To Gaming In The Classroom

A Must-Have Guide To Gaming In The Classroom | Video Game Design for Schools | Scoop.it
Gaming, wikis, blogs, social media, interactive polls and QR codes: just some of the technologies that teachers are bringing into the classroom.
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Kids as Game Designers: Fostering Creativity and Thoughtfulness with Online Learning

Kids as Game Designers: Fostering Creativity and Thoughtfulness with Online Learning | Video Game Design for Schools | Scoop.it
Much of what we hear when people talk about games for learning may be behind the potential of video games to teach traditional content, but there's also a very exciting, and increasingly popular trend in education of kids as game designers.
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Create Games with Construct 2 - Scirra.com

Create Games with Construct 2 - Scirra.com | Video Game Design for Schools | Scoop.it
Do you want to make games? Create games today, no programming knowledge required! Make and publish games to the web and share your creations. Build games the fast way.
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Plugged In Educator: Gaming Professional Development

Plugged In Educator: Gaming Professional Development | Video Game Design for Schools | Scoop.it

"This summer I joined the Level Up Book Club. Level Up focused on gaming in education. I'm not a big gamer but my sons and students are so I wanted to learn more about gaming in education. "

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iPad Game Run For President Teaches Kids About the Election Process | GeekDad | Wired.com

iPad Game Run For President Teaches Kids About the Election Process | GeekDad | Wired.com | Video Game Design for Schools | Scoop.it
Just in time for the stretch run of the 2012 Presidential campaign comes a new iPad game that teaches kids about the election process. Election: Run For President sets the stage one year before America votes to elect its next president.
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Scalable Game Design wiki - Gamewiki

Scalable Game Design wiki - Gamewiki | Video Game Design for Schools | Scoop.it

"Mission: Reinventing computer science in public schools by motivating & educating all students including women and underrepresented communities to learn about computer science through game design starting at the middle school level."

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