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University of Michigan Turns Courses Into Games (EdSurge News)

University of Michigan Turns Courses Into Games (EdSurge News) | Videojocs i educació | Scoop.it
“School is a game,” says Barry Fishman, University of Michigan professor of education and information. But unlike Monopoly or Taboo, Fishman believes the plays and strategies in higher education courses are often poorly designed. He and his colleagues at U-M’s Gameful Learning Lab are working together to incorporate essential elements of well-designed games into courses.

The lab has built an LMS called GradeCraft that allows faculty to structure and deliver courses like a game. “We take what we know about design principles for good games and apply those to the learning environment and make it more engaging so that students persist in the challenge of learning,” explains lab director Rachel Niemer.

The Gameful Learning Lab is one of three, large-scale labs supported under a new enterprise at the university called Academic Innovation, currently made up of 66 initiatives “charged with developing a culture of innovation in learning” that can bring about “personalized, engaged and lifelong” learning experiences.

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Gameful learning has a strong focus on student motivation. University of Michigan's Gameful Learning Lab are working to incorporate essential elements of well-designed games into courses. “We take what we know about design principles for good games and apply those to the learning environment and make it more engaging so that students persist in the challenge of learning,”
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Location, Location, Location - How the gurus behind Google Earth created 'Pokémon Go'

Location, Location, Location - How the gurus behind Google Earth created 'Pokémon Go' | Videojocs i educació | Scoop.it
The story behind the Pokéstops.

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Gary Hayes's curator insight, July 12, 5:38 AM
Quote "Deciding which Pokémon would appear where required a whole extra set of mapping data. Geographic markers in the map created for Pokémon Go help determine Pokémon habitat. "We assign values based on whether there is a water body in an area — so a stream, a river, a pond — whether areas are designated as zoos or parks, or other kinds of mapping designations," Hanke said. That means, for the most part, water-type Pokémon like Magikarp and Squirtles should appear near water. Although he could not disclose its origins, another data set used in the game is drawn from the geographic classification of an area based on climate, vegetation and soil or rock type. "That gets into more [geographic information system]-type of data ... and we utilise that to map Pokémon species to appropriate habitats," he explained."
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Explainer: the art of video game writing

Explainer: the art of video game writing | Videojocs i educació | Scoop.it
Writers are vital to today's increasingly story-driven video games. Readers are active players and everything in the game – from the environment to the rules of the game itself – can tell the story.

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Jonathan Wade's curator insight, June 21, 5:55 PM
Writing will always have value, but we will need to find markets in order to make a difference.

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Minecraft: Education Edition - Home

Minecraft: Education Edition - Home | Videojocs i educació | Scoop.it
Minecraft: Education Edition - At it's core, Minecraft is an open world that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem solving.
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For the Hesitant Teacher: Leveraging the Power of Minecraft

For the Hesitant Teacher: Leveraging the Power of Minecraft | Videojocs i educació | Scoop.it
If there’s any video game that has successfully made its way into the classroom, it’s Minecraft. There’s a small subset of teachers using all kinds of digital games in interesting ways, but the blockbuster hit Minecraft and its educational counterpart MinecraftEDU have reached much wider audiences. But getting started with MinecraftEDU can be intimidating for teachers who don’t consider themselves “gamers” and aren’t sure how to harness the engagement and excitement of Minecraft. Luckily, there’s a robust and global Minecraft teacher community to supply tips, support and even lesson plans.

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Clean Minecraft Videos

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"Not all Minecraft videos are created equal.


Approximately 90% of the top-rated Minecraft videos found on YouTube and other popular video streaming sites contain inappropriate content not suitable for children.


Clean Minecraft Videos offers more than 200 videos from the YouTubers kids know and love that are free of all inappropriate content."


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6 Minecraft lessons offer a motherlode of learning - ISTE

6 Minecraft lessons offer a motherlode of learning - ISTE | Videojocs i educació | Scoop.it
News that Microsoft is buying MinecraftEdu and beefing up the classroom version of the insanely popular game got us thinking about all the great ways educators use Minecraft to teach everything from math and social studies to team building and cell biology.

"As an educational tool, Minecraft is a wonderful platform for learning," says Pam Simon who runs an after-school program called Fidgets2Widgets that has incorporated Minecraft since 2013. "You have to have mathematical understanding to build sound structures. Architecture and design features allow for innovation. Redstone in the game acts as the electrical circuitry system, so you can run minecarts, light torches, and create pressure plates."

Read these six articles to get ideas for using Minecraft to engage students in deep leaning in your classroom, school or program.

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Minecraft used to teach children molecular chemistry - BBC News

Minecraft used to teach children molecular chemistry - BBC News | Videojocs i educació | Scoop.it
Undergraduates at Hull University have created a new Minecraft world to teach molecular chemistry to schoolchildren.

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5 ways games make kids smarter | eSchool News | eSchool News

5 ways games make kids smarter | eSchool News | eSchool News | Videojocs i educació | Scoop.it
Ninety seven percent of kids spend an average of ten hours a week playing video games. It’s hard work, but they keep coming back. Why?
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Kids Are Using Minecraft To Design A More Sustainable World

Kids Are Using Minecraft To Design A More Sustainable World | Videojocs i educació | Scoop.it
Cities are using the game to get more people involved in solving urban challengesand finding new, innovative ideas from unlikely sources.

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The 11 best games that aren't about killing stuff

The 11 best games that aren't about killing stuff | Videojocs i educació | Scoop.it
Violence is to gaming as, "I'm not here to make friends," is to reality television. Historically, the two have been inseparable. But there are exceptions.
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25 Real Ways Minecraft is Being Used in the Classroom

25 Real Ways Minecraft is Being Used in the Classroom | Videojocs i educació | Scoop.it
It’s hard to believe that just six years ago Minecraft was virtually unheard of. It was little more than a hobby project for creator and designer Markus Persson. Fast forward to 2016 and Minecraft has completely changed the way we perceive videogames.

Starting as a novelty in a handful of innovative classrooms, Minecraft is now a foundation of curriculums around the world. From math to art to geography and even quantum mechanics, Minecraft and imaginative educators are turning bland subjects into incredible immersive learning experiences.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 21, 8:01 PM

Check this out! Thanks to John Evans.

Brisbane Grammar School Library's curator insight, June 23, 6:41 PM

Starting to make a difference! 

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Floors -Game Creator

Floors -Game Creator | Videojocs i educació | Scoop.it

Pixel Press is a technology company focused on building engaging mobile gaming experiences for both sides of the brain: the analytical left side and the creative right side. Our products are fun for all ages, and flexible enough for many applications.


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Noa Curzon's curator insight, June 22, 8:04 AM

חשוב מאד שילוב של משחוק בלמידה 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, June 25, 4:54 AM


Ready to draw your own video game?


Pixel Press Floors is changing the way we experience mobile games by letting anyone be the creator, publisher and player of their own video game. With the Pixel Press creator platform, you can literally draw your own video game – no coding required.

Denise Gallegos's curator insight, July 6, 12:26 AM
Floors is a great application that allows students to design their own video game using basic skills for programming. I have used this application with third graders and they really enjoy it.
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Infographic: Brains, Games and Learning

Infographic: Brains, Games and Learning | Videojocs i educació | Scoop.it
Knowing how dopamine-releasing activities can aid student learning could spur changes in classroom instruction.

By MIND Staff June 2, 2016
There's a substance in the brain that every educator would want working for them in the classroom. It's dopamine, and you've probably heard of it associated with an array of pleasant activities and feelings, such as eating delicious foods, falling in love or winning a prize. In this infographic, Director of Education Research at MIND Research Institute, Dr. Martin Buschkuehl, gives us an overview of certain functions of dopamine in the brain and the implications on learning and student motivation.

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A Video Game Has Been Included As A Sport In This Year's Uni Games - eSports

A Video Game Has Been Included As A Sport In This Year's Uni Games - eSports | Videojocs i educació | Scoop.it
They call it 'esport'.

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Peter Mellow's curator insight, June 3, 1:02 AM
Does your institution have an eSport team yet? If not, perhaps it is time to consider this. Some Universities in the US now offer eSport scholarships like sport scholarships!

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Fifty apps that are reinventing mobile gaming

Fifty apps that are reinventing mobile gaming | Videojocs i educació | Scoop.it
Solve a murder mystery, grow a tree, spend the day as a sailor, be a spider… mobile developers are rethinking everything

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, February 11, 5:12 PM

Gaming is a hot topic in education and here's a list of 50 gaming apps that may help you see why. Game On!

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Gaming is a hot topic in education and here's a list of 50 gaming apps that may help you see why. Game On!

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What Happens When Video Games Can Read Your Face

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Affectiva's emotion-sensing technology now helps game developers personalize games to the player's mood.
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Minecraft: Education Edition - Home

Minecraft: Education Edition - Home | Videojocs i educació | Scoop.it
Minecraft: Education Edition - At it's core, Minecraft is an open world that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem solving.
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Use Minecraft to teach math - ISTE

Use Minecraft to teach math - ISTE | Videojocs i educació | Scoop.it
We know that kids love computer games and will spend hours engrossed in them. But “educational games” are often neither educational nor much fun. Use Minecraft to organize, implement, manage, assess, guide and provide ample learning opportunities and still keep games fun.

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ARIS - Mobile Learning Experiences - Creating educational games on the iPhone

ARIS - Mobile Learning Experiences - Creating educational games on the iPhone | Videojocs i educació | Scoop.it
ARIS is a open-source tool for creating mobile learning games, stories, documentaries, place-based learning activities, citizen science and citizen journalism activities.
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