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Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Connecting Across Worlds: How Empathy and Play Can Support Connection

Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Connecting Across Worlds: How Empathy and Play Can Support Connection | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
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Civic Mirror: Simulated Nation Building for Middle Schoolers | Edutopia

Civic Mirror: Simulated Nation Building for Middle Schoolers | Edutopia | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Aaron Kaio describes his middle school students' experience with Civic Mirror, an online program that has creatively engaged them in learning about government, law, economics and citizenship.
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This popular computer game was the brainchild of two Supreme Court justices

This popular computer game was the brainchild of two Supreme Court justices | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Sandra Day O'Connor and Sonia Sotomayor have found a common calling in advocating for civics education in schools.
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The Dysphagia Game

The Dysphagia Game | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
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A board game and online game designed to increase knowledge of dysphagia
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Has the Game Really Changed? Notes From the 2017 Games for Change Festival - EdSurge News

Has the Game Really Changed? Notes From the 2017 Games for Change Festival - EdSurge News | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it

The 14th gathering of the Games for Change Festival brought together developers, researchers, academics, a smattering of teachers and general gamin
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I Learned Calculus With A Video Game, And It Was Surprisingly Fun

I Learned Calculus With A Video Game, And It Was Surprisingly Fun | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
I, like many people, am terrible at math. I need a calculator to do basic addition and subtraction. Math class was excruciatingly painful for me, not to mention boring. But the open-world game Variant: Limits aims to make learning math, specifically calculus, fun.
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“Factitious” Is An Online Game To Teach About Fake News

“Factitious” Is An Online Game To Teach About Fake News | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Factitious is an engaging online game to teach about fake news. It could be a fun activity to do to finish-up a more extensive lesson on the topic. You can learn more about it at NPR’s articl…
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Building digital literacy
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The best posts of the last five years

The best posts of the last five years | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Five years ago, I was asked to put together a list of the best articles on the website. I did, and it’s been linked as “recommended posts” up on the menu under the Blog section fo…
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A curated collection from Raph Koster
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Be Internet Awesome is a multifaceted program that includes a fun and free web-based game called Interland and an educational curriculum to teach kids how to be safe and responsible explorers of the online world.
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Teaching kids internet safety
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Getting serious with serious games in health professionals’ education - Hospital News

Getting serious with serious games in health professionals’ education - Hospital News | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
By Gilda Salomone Games have always been played in all cultures to amuse and distract. If you’ve ever played a quiz game like Jeopardy, you have experienced the emotional thrill of getting answers right and doing so before your opponents. Time goes by quickly, and you become completely immersed in the activity. Although all games
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4 Games to Spark Empathy-building in the Classroom

4 Games to Spark Empathy-building in the Classroom | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
"Gone Home," "Brothers," "Journey" and "That Dragon, Cancer" are games that can help students empathize with others by experiencing others' struggles and
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HoloLens system uses augmented reality to aid spinal surgery

HoloLens system uses augmented reality to aid spinal surgery | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Hololens for spinal surgery?
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AR as an on-the-job learning tool
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4 Games to Spark Empathy-building in the Classroom | MindShift | KQED News

4 Games to Spark Empathy-building in the Classroom | MindShift | KQED News | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
"Gone Home," "Brothers," "Journey" and "That Dragon, Cancer" are games that can help students empathize with others by experiencing others' struggles and
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Top 2017 Games That Waste Your Time Properly | Molleindustria

Top 2017 Games That Waste Your Time Properly | Molleindustria | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
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Not all of these were designed as serious games but they all develop problem-solving skills
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Fake It To Make It | Games for Change

Fake It To Make It | Games for Change | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
A simulation-style game about how fake news is created and distributed.
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Learning From Games – Games Beyond Stereotypes #01Firewatch

Learning From Games – Games Beyond Stereotypes #01Firewatch | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
I still remember the first time the concept of game-based learning was introduced to our learning design team at the office. Some of them were excited while some kept their distance from the discussion calling it silly. The ones who kept their distance are the ones who had a standard picture of video games in…
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A thoughtful analysis of Firewatch as a learning game
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Reading The Game: 'What Remains Of Edith Finch'

Our occasional series on storytelling in video games continues with What Remains of Edith Finch, a complex, time-skipping family tragedy that'll leave you with scars — but trust us, it's worth it.
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The power of narrative in games...Exploration and discovery that unveils tragedy. Not really designed as a serious game but has me thinking about how we can unveil consequences and evoke emotions.
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Simcoach Games creates training games that can lead to new careers

Simcoach Games creates training games that can lead to new careers | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Simcoach Games makes training games that show people how to do certain kinds of jobs, and those games can sometimes lead people to adopt new careers. That ability to change lives is why CEO Jessica Trybus and vice president Eben Myers have made more than 150 titles over 12 years.
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The Design of Time: Understanding Human Attention and Economies of Engagement

In this 2017 GDC talk, Owlchemy Labs' Chelsea Howe explores patterns of human attention and engagement over time and shares concrete ways to design fo
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Humans are designed to get bored. How do we address this in our game designs?
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Serious Game For Underground Coal Mine Emergency Preparedness

Serious Game For Underground Coal Mine Emergency Preparedness | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
DIGGING UP THE BEST OF SERIOUS GAMES FAST-GROWING MARKET
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Designing games that change perceptions, opinions and even players' real-life actions

Designing games that change perceptions, opinions and even players' real-life actions | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Readers read, viewers watch and players do. That level of engagement gives games real power to influence people both within and outside the play itself.
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The power of persuasive play
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APPLIO Aspires To Change The Way Organizations Utilize Serious Games

APPLIO Aspires To Change The Way Organizations Utilize Serious Games | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
Founded in 2007, Applio Limited is on a mission to change the way organizations utilize Game Based Learning and is working in a numbe
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Serious Games to Teach Agility

Serious Games to Teach Agility | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
There are a few games and exercises that you can use to help teams understand the why and the mechanics of being agile. Take a look at: Rival Effort – a three-to-five person game that explore…
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Looking at games to encourage a resilient mindset and came across this...
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Quiet of the Leaves | USC Games Program

Quiet of the Leaves | USC Games Program | Games: Serious and Social | Scoop.it
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An adventure game about a parent child relationship

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