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Minecraft maps launched to let gamers explore Tate artworks in 3D

Minecraft maps launched to let gamers explore Tate artworks in 3D | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
Tate has joined forces with the video game company Minecraft to create virtual worlds where gamers explore its artworks in 3D.
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Virtual reality learning tool wows fifth graders, and teachers too

Virtual reality learning tool wows fifth graders, and teachers too | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
Talk about a revolutionary way to learn; imagine being in a school biology class and dissecting a frog, without ever using a frog.
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How Gamification Improves Health and Health Education Outcomes in Children

How Gamification Improves Health and Health Education Outcomes in Children | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
Scientific evidence supports the use of active video games to promote a range of health and health education-related outcomes in children. Even sedentary games produce tangible outcomes in asthma- and diabetes-related behavioral changes in children.
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Educational Games vs. “Gamification” in Education | Compass Learning Navigator

Educational Games vs. “Gamification” in Education | Compass Learning Navigator | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
Educational Games vs. “Gamification” in Education http://t.co/hkeTXB0vLr … via @CompassLearning Navigator
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The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014 | Edudemic

The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014 | Edudemic | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
Edudemic has covered game-based learning and gamification in the classroom on numerous occasions in the past. When learning becomes a game, it’s an enjoyable, effective experience for students and teachers alike. We’ve curated 23 of the best game-based education resources for 2014. If your class hasn’t gotten its game on yet, then now is the time.

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This article shares over 20 different game-based resources to help you get started with adding game elements into your courses. Have you added any of these to your courses already?

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A Third Grader’s Plea For More Game-Based Learning

A Third Grader’s Plea For More Game-Based Learning | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
One student speaks up about his experience of video games in the classroom.
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Blasting zombies can be good for your brain, study says - Business - NZ Herald News

Blasting zombies can be good for your brain, study says - Business - NZ Herald News | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
Blowing away enemy soldiers and aliens may be good for the brain, as researchers have found that fast-paced video games improve a player's learning ability. - New Zealand Herald

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I guess the old rule of moderation holds true - some video games can be positive, but too much can be harmful. -Lon

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A Board Game That Teaches Four-Year-Olds How To Code

A Board Game That Teaches Four-Year-Olds How To Code | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
When was the last time a champion speller rolled up to a Bee in a Ferrari? Never. If you really want to guarantee your kids make something of themselves one day, you'll want to forget board games like Scrabble and focus on building real-world skills. Not only does Robot Turtles teach a love of Herpetology (the study of reptiles) it also teaches them the basics of computer programming--aka coding.
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Okay, so it's not virtual but still pretty awesome. Too bad my nephews are out of the age range for this!

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Call for Presentations: The Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds Project: 5th Global Meeting

Posting: Call for Presentations: The Experiential Learning in Virtual Worlds Project: 5th Global Meeting; http://t.co/XDNPO41ms6
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TeachLivE at W&M offers teachers classroom simulation - William and Mary News

TeachLivE at W&M offers teachers classroom simulation - William and Mary News | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
TeachLivE system is a mixed-reality simulation lab that allows pre- and in-service teachers to get experience in front of a classroom without the pressures and consequences that come with being in front of a live group of students.
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Game Mechanics in Gamification - Revisited - Gamified UK Blog

Game Mechanics in Gamification - Revisited - Gamified UK Blog | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
Another look at game mechanics in gamification and how we could be describing things better.
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Update: A Midsummer Night's Dream MinecraftEdu for the English Language Arts Classroom

Update: A Midsummer Night's Dream MinecraftEdu for the English Language Arts Classroom | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
Last week, I posted about using MinecraftEdu in the English Language Arts classroom as a form of assessment for William Shakespeare's, "A Midsummer Night's Dream". It seemed to generate a lot of in...
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Playing Video Games is Fun (and Can Help Students Learn)

Playing Video Games is Fun (and Can Help Students Learn) | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
Experts and parents have spent many hours debating if children benefit from playing video games. A growing body of research has demonstrated that video games can improve a number of competencies.
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#Gamergate—and what it means for gaming in education | eSchool News | eSchool News

#Gamergate—and what it means for gaming in education | eSchool News | eSchool News | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
Games, but especially games for education, need to allow for gender equality and freedom of expression, say gaming experts.
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Game to Learn - How analytics and gamification is changing education

Game to Learn - How analytics and gamification is changing education | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
Join us for the final WA Chapter Meeting for 2014 featuring David Gibson, Director of Learning Engagement at Curtin University; and a first look at the results of the 2014 IAPA Skills and Salary Su...
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Gaming The System: Using Games As Learning Tools In Your Classroom

Level up your students by adding games to your curriculum! According to teachers in a recent Games and Learning Publishing Company survey, games are great tools to motivate low performing...
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Training in the virtual world - Phys.Org

Training in the virtual world - Phys.Org | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
3D visualization software makes it possible for users to immerse themselves in a virtual model of a facility. In-depth training sessions prepare technicians for future challenges.
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Confidence and Education: Virtual Worlds and MOOCs

Confidence and Education: Virtual Worlds and MOOCs | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
The promise of virtual worlds In her blog post “Does a virtual world make our world better?”, Olga Vasileva celebrates the emancipatory possibilities of virtual worlds in online education.
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Ebola In 3-D: A Video Game To Guide Health Care Workers Through A Ward

Ebola In 3-D: A Video Game To Guide Health Care Workers Through A Ward | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
Oh no, I touched my face! Uh-oh, I sat on a bed. A hackathon is developing a video game to train doctors and nurses volunteering for Ebola duty in West Africa.
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Virtual reality to possibly cure cravings - KPRC Houston

Virtual reality to possibly cure cravings - KPRC Houston | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
Imagine a world where all of your bad cravings and impulses can disappear.  A professor at the University of Houston has created a virtual reality where drug and food addicts can determine what triggers their cravings in order to overcome them.
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How Digital Games Help Teachers Make Connections to Lessons and Students

How Digital Games Help Teachers Make Connections to Lessons and Students | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
Teachers finding the most success are good at creatively connecting the game back to the curriculum, while allowing it to maintain the qualities of a good game.
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Rovio uses Angry Birds to teach children basic coding skills

Rovio uses Angry Birds to teach children basic coding skills | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
Microsoft, Facebook and SAP also join the digital skills campaign
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Course creator application helping architects make virtual designs a reality | Golf Course Architecture

Course creator application helping architects make virtual designs a reality | Golf Course Architecture | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
A newly-launched golf video game may transform the way real-life courses are designed and built.
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Video Games: New Art and Education for the 21st Century

Video Games: New Art and Education for the 21st Century | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
This week airing on most of our PBS stations is an episode featuring Pete Parsons, the Chief Operating Officer for the video game maker Bungie.
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5 Skills That Games Teach Better Than Textbooks -- THE Journal

5 Skills That Games Teach Better Than Textbooks -- THE Journal | Virtually Educated | Scoop.it
Gaming offers the excitement of competition and a clear promise of rewards for accomplishments. It can also help prepare students to win in the real world.
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