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Best tools and reflections to introduce creative and collaborative learning in education... especially in ESL
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Why Playing is Essential to Achieving Effective Learning

Why Playing is Essential to Achieving Effective Learning | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Learning should be fun! Here's why the idea of play in achieving effective learning should be a fundamental consideration for educators of all subjects and grade levels.

Via Nik Peachey
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Always important to reflect on the need to incorporate play in learning processes, regardless of the students' age
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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 9, 8:52 AM
I encourage my ESL students to "play" or have "fun"with their English inside and outside of the classroom. This allows the student to reduce the affective filtering, which occurs in learning a new language. This also helps with self correction and editing. 
Gust MEES's curator insight, February 14, 2:55 AM
Learning should be fun! Here's why the idea of play in achieving effective learning should be a fundamental consideration for educators of all subjects and grade levels.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Effective+Learning

 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 15, 4:51 AM
Effective Learning
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How Do You Play Games

How Do You Play Games | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
This site features instructions and guides to fun games, icebreakers, activities for classrooms, parties, youth groups, camps and businesses. Click on a game to read how to play!

Via Nik Peachey
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NIce showcase on how to use games in a language class!
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Christiane Windhausen's curator insight, November 26, 2017 4:04 AM
Gute gruppensynamische Spiele für Teams 
peterlakeman's curator insight, November 26, 2017 5:00 AM
Een grote lijst met spelmogelijkheden voor je klas. Doe inspiratie op en kijk of je een spel kunt gebruiken in de klas. Gewoon 'ouderwetse' en 'moderne' spellen.
The Library Patch's curator insight, November 26, 2017 6:20 AM
Through play we learn!
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How Can Games Help in Education Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

How Can Games Help in Education Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
The How Can Games Help in Education Infographic explains why games are very important for the educational system.
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Good comprehensive infographic with the most relevant ideas related to the use of videogames in the classroom
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Syrian Journey: Choose your own escape route - BBC News

Syrian Journey: Choose your own escape route - BBC News | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Put yourself in the shoes of a Syrian migrant and see whether you could make the right choices on the journey to Europe.
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A good game where decision making is paramount
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Why students love a game-based learning experience by SUSANNAH HOLZ

Why students love a game-based learning experience by SUSANNAH HOLZ | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Gamification in learning is an established trend, and uses the core elements of what make games fun – mastery, narrative, instant feedback, competition, and reward, to create new ways for learners to internalize information.That's why students simply love a game-based learning experience.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Just in case you had doubts... let's play and learn!!!
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 21, 2017 10:37 PM

Check this out! Thanks to Tom D'Amico. 

Gemma Ballarín's curator insight, March 22, 2017 5:30 AM
gamification

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 25, 2017 1:06 PM
This should not come as a surprise. Students enjoy play.
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The 11 best games that aren't about killing stuff

The 11 best games that aren't about killing stuff | Creative Tools... and ESL | 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.

Via Pere Cornellà Canals
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Good collection of videogames... why not thinking of possibilities in the classroom?. Maybe the school can buy the game and use it in class with the students? Decision making, debate, collaboration... Welcome to innovation!
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What’s More Effective: Gamification or Game-based Learning?

What’s More Effective: Gamification or Game-based Learning? | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
The world of learning and development is changing dramatically and at long last, learning managers are discovering where the real key to success lies. It’s not about robust reporting or compliance (although they’re also pretty important) – if you want your learning programme to deliver great results, you need to focus on the people taking the learning content – the learners themselves.

Learner engagement is everything. As more and more L&D professionals realise this, the appetite for solutions that encourage engagement has increased enormously. Enter our friends gamification and game-based learning! With so many priorities vying for your attention, you probably don’t want to spend weeks and months choosing between the two approaches. You want to know which one will work better and we’re only too happy to help you out!

Via Miloš Bajčetić
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Not everyone knows the difference!! A must read for many!
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Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, March 4, 2016 9:57 AM
"learner engagement is everything"
Ramon Pavia's curator insight, March 11, 2016 2:04 AM
Not everyone knows the difference!! A must read for many!
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Gamification: Engaging Students With Narrative | Edutopia

Gamification: Engaging Students With Narrative | Edutopia | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Gamify a classroom by introducing a fun narrative, reframing assignments to fit into that narrative, and making students care about the outcome.
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Ambitious, but highly rewarding approach, I bet

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Microsoft launches site for teachers taking Minecraft into the classroom

Microsoft launches site for teachers taking Minecraft into the classroom | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Minecraft in Education portal aims to get educators sharing tips on how Mojang’s popular game can be used to teach children
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Really promising

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Ecole Wifaq Rabat's curator insight, July 10, 2015 9:46 PM

très interessant on va bien jouer

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Three ways to use Minecraft imaginatively in the classroom - the guardian

Three ways to use Minecraft imaginatively in the classroom - the guardian | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Excited shouts of “left, left, left”, “knock down that tree” or “pick up that stone” can only mean one thing: your students have discovered the virtual world of Minecraft.

Since its launch in 2011, children and adults worldwide have spent hours creating unique environments. The video game generates a blank landscape of different terrains that players explore. They construct buildings, mine for useful materials and, depending on what mode you’re in, may have to defend yourself from attacks or stave off hunger

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Excellent ideas for teachers who are into gaming for education!!

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MinecraftEdu: From game room to classroom

MinecraftEdu: From game room to classroom | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
An educational version of the wildly popular Minecraft take kids' passion for the game and directs it toward their educational experience.
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A must read for those who think Minecraft helps students in their learning... Me amongst them :-)

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Teachers enlivening classrooms with free role-playing game

Teachers enlivening classrooms with free role-playing game | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Young people naturally gravitate towards games, but how can teachers gamify learning without making a huge commitment? The team behind hit RPG Classcraft have an innovative solution to this problem.


Via Nik Peachey
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Good article on the use of Classcraft in the classroom!!

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Adriane Caldeira Silva's curator insight, November 13, 2014 6:31 AM

For oral practicing, for socialization, for changing the boring aspect of expository lessons, for improving your classes…

Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 6, 2015 2:06 AM

Online role playing is becoming a popular way of engaging students. Role playing allows students to step into a situation and work through solutions.

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A School That Ditches All the Rules, But Not the Rigor

A School That Ditches All the Rules, But Not the Rigor | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
How can we make school a joyful experience without sacrificing rigor? What's the best way to measure true learning? What's the purpose of school? The founders and teachers at the PlayMaker School, an all-game based school in Los Angeles, are asking those big, hairy questions that all teachers grapple with. At the PlayMaker School, they're trying to find their own answers through their constantly morphing, complex experiment. Here are their thoughts about these issues, in their own words.
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Utopia? Well, they seem to be successful... and happy!

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Fake It To Make It | Games for Change

Fake It To Make It | Games for Change | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Fake It To Make It is a simulation-style game where players take on the role of someone creating and distributing fake news for profit. Players learn how misinformation is created, spread, and emotionally targeted, and leave better prepared to be skeptical of misinformation that they encounter in the future.


Via Nik Peachey
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Maybe a bit complex, but useful with young adults!!
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Claudia Andrade's curator insight, November 26, 2017 10:42 AM
Interesting game to identify fake news
Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 26, 2017 2:51 PM
Interesting tool for teaching students to recognize fake news.
Presenters's curator insight, November 26, 2017 3:38 PM
Fake It To Make It es un juego que, apostando por la terrible actualidad, logra crear un entorno educativo. El jugador tiene que crear y difundir noticias para obtener beneficios, pasando por las etapas de creación, localización de un objetivo emocional, difusión... En definitiva, es un título que prepara al que lo termina para un futuro de escepticismo con las informaciones que reciba.
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Lost on Babel | El RPG de Idiomas

Lost on Babel | El RPG de Idiomas | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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Let's have a look at this gamified project relating storytelling, social networks and language learning
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The Undocumented

The Undocumented | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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An easy game with decision-making tasks portraying the struggles of migrants trying to get to the USA
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How to Learn English Playing Video Games

How to Learn English Playing Video Games | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Learn and Improve English as a second language playing Video Games

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Nice easy tips for those who believe learning English through videogames is possible... I do!
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Free Stock Market Game, Create Your Own Contest

Free Stock Market Game, Create Your Own Contest | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Free stock market game with real-time trading and educational resources. Create a custom stock game for your class, club, or friends and learn to invest.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Learning about markets and the stock excange can b very boring... why not use GBL?
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 22, 2016 12:34 AM

This looks like a great resource for Business or Business English teachers.

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How a Classroom Game Becomes an Embedded Assessment

How a Classroom Game Becomes an Embedded Assessment | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Ross Flatt, a sixth grade teacher at Quest to Learn, demonstrates how studying geography with Galactic Mappers can be a viable strategy for embedding assessment in a classroom game.
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An enlightening read!!
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Educational Minecraft Activities - Rachel K Tutoring Blog

Educational Minecraft Activities - Rachel K Tutoring Blog | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
If you have a child or student who plays Minecraft, then you're going to love these free Educational Minecraft Activities!
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Very good database of Minecraft educational activities!

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Project-Based Learning and Gamification: Two Great Tastes That Go Great Together | Edutopia

Project-Based Learning and Gamification: Two Great Tastes That Go Great Together | Edutopia | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Prepping for a gamified unit of study or project is very different than prepping for your traditional, linear model. Here are some tips on how to do it.
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Interesting text... blending two powerful methodologies...

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MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools

MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it

Minecraft’s education options are as vast as the game itself. Don’t worry if you feel limited by time or your own imagination. Thousands of others are imaging worlds, too—and are willing to share.


Via Nik Peachey
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Have a look at the case studies and best practices!!

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Mark Rasi's curator insight, June 9, 2015 6:41 PM

So many opportunities for schools to do great things and connect with where students are at...

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 10, 2015 11:13 AM

adicionar sua visão ...

Limitless Learning Limited's curator insight, August 3, 2015 1:49 AM

How Minecraft is being used in education.

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Using Minecraft to Challenge Students and Keep Learning Fun - Fractus Learning

Using Minecraft to Challenge Students and Keep Learning Fun - Fractus Learning | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Much more than just a video game, Minecraft is being used by thousands of educators to tackle learning concepts in an amazingly fun digital environment.

Via John Evans
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A good approach into using Minecraft with our students...

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, January 14, 2015 8:25 AM

Just so you know, games aren't all bad. They can, in fact, be powerful tools for keeping the mind exercised and the fingers dexterous.

Mónica Beloso's curator insight, February 2, 2015 10:55 AM

añada su visión ...

Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, February 20, 2015 9:42 AM

Challenge is the key point using tech to mediate cognitive scaffolding. Minecraft is an essential environment to develop reasoning skills.

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Playfully

Playfully | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
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Good platform to introduce the use of webgames in the classroom... have a look at Simcity edu!!! Create groups, assign tasks and assess your students.

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8 Play-Based Strategies to Engage Youth in Learning

8 Play-Based Strategies to Engage Youth in Learning | Creative Tools... and ESL | Scoop.it
Play is something that comes naturally to young people, so why not enhance their learning opportunities by engaging them to play with purpose?
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Simple, very clarifying... tips and ideas everyone should always bear in mind.

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