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Fish play video game at Princeton

Fish play video game at Princeton | World Changing Games | Scoop.it
University researchers develop a "video game" to observe fish targeting their prey.

..."By creating immersive video game for the fish we were able to have complete control over the parameters," he told BBC News.

"Trying to do this experiment with natural grouping prey items, it would have been impossible to understand or control what was going on."....

 

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Brain power: "Exergames" heighten health benefits for seniors, study by Union professor finds

Brain power: "Exergames" heighten health benefits for seniors, study by Union professor finds | World Changing Games | Scoop.it
News could make exercise more appealing to older adults and help stave off conditions such as dementia, one of the most debilitating effects of aging
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Re-Mission 2: Helping Kids Fight Cancer

A look at Re-Mission 2 games, designed to help kids and young adults with cancer take on the fight of their lives. Play now at www.re-mission2.org.
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Video games are good for you (ScienceAlert)

Video games are good for you (ScienceAlert) | World Changing Games | Scoop.it
This Christmas play video games, as these offer a range of social and educational benefits to gamers or all ages.
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Some pointers to help plan the Christmas gift list, why a video game might be a good idea.

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Online strategy game MARKETGLORY #seriousgame

Online strategy game MARKETGLORY #seriousgame | World Changing Games | Scoop.it
MarketGlory is an economic, political, social and military simulator where you can convert your virtual currency into real money. Online Strategy Game, regis...
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this one is crossing the boundary lines

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SimCityEDU | A game-based learning and assessment tool for middle school students

teaches students about the factors affecting the environment in a modern city, but the game also provides formative assessment information about students’ ability to problem solve, explain the relationships in complex systems, and read informational texts and diagrams.

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check out the video on this page

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How Daydreams and Videogames Can Make Us Confident In Real Life (Yes)

How Daydreams and Videogames Can Make Us Confident In Real Life (Yes) | World Changing Games | Scoop.it
Daydreaming gets a bad rap. Watch a classroom scene in nearly any Hollywood movie, and you’re likely to see a kid getting busted for daydreaming in class -- gazing out the window or staring off into space when the teacher calls on him.
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SPENT - The Game of Running Out of Money

SPENT - The Game of Running Out of Money | World Changing Games | Scoop.it
Think you’ll never have to ask for help? Here’s your chance to prove it.
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This games challenges common beliefs about the poor and homeless...

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Diane Gromala - Curative Powers of Wet, Raw Beauty

Diane Gromala - Curative Powers of Wet, Raw Beauty | World Changing Games | Scoop.it

Gromala developed virtual reality (VR) for phobias, anxiety, Parkinson's and for children who were undergoing chemotherapy. Her current VR work is in use at 20+ hospitals worldwide.

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Anyone living with chronic pain, who has tried everything and still lives in pain, needs to see this and get themselves to this virtual reality wonderland.

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How Gamification Helps Local Governments Engage Employees and Citizens - StateTech Magazine

How Gamification Helps Local Governments Engage Employees and Citizens - StateTech Magazine | World Changing Games | Scoop.it
How Gamification Helps Local Governments Engage Employees and Citizens
StateTech Magazine
In the talk, McGonigal argues that elements of gaming culture can help make positive change in the world.
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They switched training from "death by powerpoint" to games folks wanted to play.

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Using Alternative Currency for Herb School Tuition Fees

Using Alternative Currency for Herb School Tuition Fees | World Changing Games | Scoop.it
The Affordable Healthcare Act is about to embrace the American Public. Our
notion of affordable healthcare is a little bit different, ok, a LOT
different.
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A growing element necessary for a genuine affordabe health care system. 

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Why Bitcoin is on the money - Telegraph

Why Bitcoin is on the money - Telegraph | World Changing Games | Scoop.it
Digital currencies are a threat to current financial systems, say Alec Ross and Jonathan Luff.
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Main point, policymakers and those who advise them do not have a satisfactory conceptual framework for dealing with the distruptive impact of technology on society...

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Serious Games Interactive a Top3 Winners in EdTech Europe ...

Fame and glory. Pernille our new brand and biz champ received the award at London Business School this evening. Below a small video that we showed to the event with a focus on our increased focus on Game-based ...
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Innovation Expert John Seely Brown on New Ways of Learning in a Rapidly-Changing World

John Seely Brown is a visiting scholar at the University of Southern California and the independent co-chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge. He has w...
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Game; know the signs of meningitis #seriousgames

Symptom Scenes is an arcade game featuring a cast of cute characters suffering from Meningitis or Septicaemia. It's a race against time to recognise the symp...
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You'll need an iphone to play. Since this can kill in hours, its a great app for learning how to recognize the disease.

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Teaching Empathy Through Digital Game Play

Teaching Empathy Through Digital Game Play | World Changing Games | Scoop.it
Video games can offer a playful approach to learning a new concept, providing a jumping off point for diving deeply into a topic. Games can’t do all the teaching, but they are an engaging way to get kids thinking -- even about ethics.

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Karen B Wehner's curator insight, November 6, 2013 2:54 PM

Bravo to the award-winning Quandary (www.quandarygame.org) for recognition as a unique vehicle for game-based learning of tricky but essential skills such as empathy and appreciation for alternative points of view.

 

We created The Time Tribe (www.thetimetribe.com) with the same emotional and cultural literacy skills in mind!  

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 10, 8:42 AM

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Video games are good for you  http://www.scoop.it/t/world-changing-games/p/4012637443/2013/12/13/video-games-are-good-for-you-sciencealert?hash=b0ecb713-eaff-46e6-b2d1-61471cb5f293

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Executive Functions - Mind360 Games

Executive Functions - Mind360 Games | World Changing Games | Scoop.it
Mind360 Brain Games - Brain Training Games - Mind360 Play Smart
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Intelligent Living Inc. (ILIV) to go Head-to-head with LUMOSITY in the $6 Billion Brain Fitness Arena, this is one of the games offered on this new braingame site.

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Playforce: Learning from the games we play

Playforce: Learning from the games we play | World Changing Games | Scoop.it

A searchable database of games with learning potential, Playforce allows users to explore games related to specific learning content, academic standards or twenty-first century skills, like empathy, systems thinking or collaboration. Playforce provides an indispensable resource to educators and parents looking to use games in service of specific learning goals.

Game perspectives on Playforce are player-generated and moderated by a user community. Which means they don’t focus on what experts think is good about game play, but rather on what players know, based on their own collective experience. By putting the experience of players front and center, Playforce lets educators and parents know exactly what to expect from the games they use.

Elle D'Coda's insight:

Minecraft shows up a lot here , for learning engineering for example.

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Video gaming boosts certain brain regions, study says

Video gaming boosts certain brain regions, study says | World Changing Games | Scoop.it
Play more video games. Researchers put Super Mario 64 to the test on a small sample of gamers and find it increases gray matter in some areas of the brain. Read this article by Amanda Kooser on CNET.
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They found increases in brain regions responsible for spatial recognition, memory formation, strategic planning and fine motor skills.

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Plan It Green: The Big Switch!

Plan It Green: The Big Switch! | World Changing Games | Scoop.it
Fantastic ecological city-builder. The main idea of the game is to create the cleanest and safest city, using eco-technologies.

Via Tahnja Wilson
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Bitcoins: The future of money? #futureofmoney #bitcoin

Bitcoins: The future of money? #futureofmoney #bitcoin | World Changing Games | Scoop.it

The debate, followed by a poll.

For YES we have...

Robin Harris: Freedom-loving people will embrace it

 

For NO, we have;

Michael Krigsman: bitcoin will become a niche financial services product.

 


 

 

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The two views are summarized, readers voted in the poll. 77% voted yes, bitcoin is the future of money.

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Anne Frank, the Computer Game: Can Games Handle Serious Subjects? #seriousgames

Anne Frank, the Computer Game: Can Games Handle Serious Subjects? #seriousgames | World Changing Games | Scoop.it
Anne Frank, the Computer Game: Can Games Handle Serious Subjects?
The Epoch Times
A comic book of Anne Frank is shown at the Anne Frank House Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Friday, July 9, 2010.
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The game provides a way to live history and to relate to people who suffered during the Holocaust.

“Many think computer games are first and foremost entertaining,” . “But they can be more than that. They can facilitate empathy. … Movies and books also address difficult topics. Why should this be forbidden for computer games?”

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Plant Allies All Around You, 1st Pervasive Game for Herbalists #herbalismo #seriousgames

Plant Allies All Around You, 1st Pervasive Game for Herbalists #herbalismo #seriousgames | World Changing Games | Scoop.it
"Plant Allies All Around You" is a Pervasive Game created by D'Coda for the
Herbalismo Plant Festival in Texas, Oct. 2013. This page covers the game in
full.
Elle D'Coda's insight:

This is a game I created for the upcoming herb festival in Texas (October 24-27), Herbalismo. Check our website for rules and prizes...later on, photos and videos of the game in action. Register to attend Herbalismo at www.herbalismo.org and come play! 

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EyeWire | A Game to Map the Brain

EyeWire | A Game to Map the Brain | World Changing Games | Scoop.it
Play EyeWire to map the 3D structure of neurons and contribute to revolutionary crowd-sourced scientific discovery from Seung Lab at MIT.
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As the name suggests, this game aims to map the neural connections of the retina.

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Hammer & Planks Wins Serious Games For Health Award At e-virtuoses 2013 | SERIOUS GAMES MARKET

Hammer & Planks Wins Serious Games For Health Award At e-virtuoses 2013 | SERIOUS GAMES MARKET | World Changing Games | Scoop.it
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This game helps stroke patients recover balance faculties.

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Serious Games For Oil Exploration Hands-On Experience ...

Serious Games For Oil Exploration Hands-On Experience ... | World Changing Games | Scoop.it
Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Maersk is a global conglomerate with a variety of sectors within the transportation and energy industries. The Quest for Oil Serious Game is based on the Maersk Drilling and Maersk Oil units ...
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I'd greatly prefer to see serious games about free energy devices!

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