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Game On — Can Video Games Make Your Brain Level Up?

Game On — Can Video Games Make Your Brain Level Up? | Gamer Culture | Scoop.it

Recent studies have shown that video games might actually be good for your brain, leading to increases in grey matter in regions involved in co-ordination, decision making and memory.


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Teaching With Digital Games: a Video Case Study

Teaching With Digital Games: a Video Case Study | Gamer Culture | Scoop.it

Lisa has been using games with her “Denton Dynamos” throughout her career as an elementary school teacher, but, in her opinion, switching over to digital games has accelerated her student’s STEM-related learning and helped her run a classroom based on self-directed learning and project-based work.


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Education: continuing the challenge the notion that "it's just a game" since ...forever!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 24, 2014 3:36 AM

Worth a quick read if you are interested in GBL.

zemac's curator insight, January 24, 2014 1:13 PM

Boa!

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Game Theory: How Real Can Video Games Get?

Become a Theorist! ▻▻ http://bit.ly/1qV8fd6 Can Humans Become Cyborgs? ▻▻ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDnzRY5_wV0&index=60&list=PL35FE5C4B157509C9 Gamers...
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VERY REAL.

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Aren't You A Little Short To Be A Stormtrooper? The Passing of the Armor to A Bullied Little Girl

Aren't You A Little Short To Be A Stormtrooper? The Passing of the Armor to A Bullied Little Girl | Gamer Culture | Scoop.it

“I wonder if Katie might be ready to pass along her Stormtrooper armor to another little girl who has been bullied and who needs a little love and a reminder that she shouldn't ever need to hide who she is.”


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New Statesman | Why indie gaming’s obsession with moneymaking hurts us all

New Statesman | Why indie gaming’s obsession with moneymaking hurts us all | Gamer Culture | Scoop.it
The dominant story of this video game-making generation is the one about the struggling artist who made a breakout hit and never needed to work again, and that’s limiting the kind of games that are getting made.
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I'm scooping this for the topic at hand, not necessarily the content of the article. Though some interesting points can be found here.

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Damsel in Distress: Part 1 - Tropes vs Women in Video Games

This video explores how the Damsel in Distress became one of the most widely used gendered clichés in the history of gaming and why the trope has been core to the popularization and development...
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Continuing the discussion about sexism in games. Everyone, men and women, should consider the points here. And remember: to consider something is to entertain the possibility that the information is correct and if so, what we can do about it.

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