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games, simulations, and activities for engaging learning.
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How to Create Instagram Stories : Social Media Examiner

How to Create Instagram Stories : Social Media Examiner | games4learning | Scoop.it
Want to learn how to publish Instagram Stories? Learn how to create Instagram Stories & respond to people who engage with Stories.
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New Research Promotes Idea of Mixing Virtual, Physical World in Learning Games

New Research Promotes Idea of Mixing Virtual, Physical World in Learning Games | games4learning | Scoop.it
New research focused on learning games for first and second graders indicate that mixing virtual games with real world elements is more effective than simply having them play the app.... more »
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EdTech Insight: Impact of Game-Based Learning on Students - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

EdTech Insight: Impact of Game-Based Learning on Students - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | games4learning | Scoop.it
EdTech Insight: Effective Game Based Learning, Impact of Game Based Learning on Students, and Designing Game Environments
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Bring on the Apocalypse: Deep City 2030 Devs on Keeping it Weird (and Fun) in Environmental Sims

Bring on the Apocalypse: Deep City 2030 Devs on Keeping it Weird (and Fun) in Environmental Sims | games4learning | Scoop.it
For the first time, the majority of the world’s population lives in a city, a trend the World Health Organization says it expects to grow, with six of every 10 … Read more
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Forget Gold Coins and Badges: The Real Value of Video Games for Learning

Forget Gold Coins and Badges: The Real Value of Video Games for Learning | games4learning | Scoop.it
"Game-based learning is not gamification!" exclaims Jordan Shapiro, author of FREEPLAY: A Video Game Guide to Maximum Euphoric Bliss.
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A Theory of Fun for Game Design

A Theory of Fun for Game Design | games4learning | Scoop.it
A Theory of Fun for Game Design official book website (A Theory of Fun for Game Design http://t.co/zEIiFGetmq #gbl #nasaga)
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Why game design should feel like taking your player out on a date

Why game design should feel like taking your player out on a date | games4learning | Scoop.it
Campo Santo's Sean Vanaman spoke at GDC 2014’s Narrative Summit about how designers can create immersive narratives by designing games with an eye towards helping players suspend their disbelief.
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sharing stories a core element of game design.

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Here's Why We Need Video Games In Every Classroom - Forbes - Linkis.com

Here's Why We Need Video Games In Every Classroom - Forbes - Linkis.com | games4learning | Scoop.it
VideoVideo games teach critical thinking, problem solving skills, and perseverance while building metacognitive skills.
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Kinesthetic Lectures and Dancing - Dr. Lodge McCammon - #METC14

Lodge McCammon's Keynote: Flipping the Classroom, Time to Teach Watch the complete video here: http://2014.metcconference.org/course/view.php?id=33 Flipping ...
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whole body learning.

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The Ivory Dice Tower segments 3-8

The Ivory Dice Tower segments 3-8 | games4learning | Scoop.it
I've been doing 3-minute segments on Tom Vasel's show, Boardgame Breakfast, called The Ivory Dice Tower.  I'm talking about games in the academy.
 
Every so often, I'll post the direct links to my segments in these shows.
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Use Skits As A Teaching Strategy

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I used skits in a strategic planning setting and a strengths based leadership session. It gave people permission to look at the issues in greater depth.

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My playful dreams with games

My playful dreams with games | games4learning | Scoop.it
Attending conferences aimed at the game industry is always fun, but also usually reminds me, that I probably need to clarify my relation to games.
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4 Games to Make You Happier, Healthier

4 Games to Make You Happier, Healthier | games4learning | Scoop.it
This post was also published on the Huffington Post, as part of a TED Weekends series on videogames that was inspired by Jane McGonigal’s TEDTalk, “The game that can give … Read more
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The Difference between Training and Learning and How Can Gamification Help

The Difference between Training and Learning and How Can Gamification Help | games4learning | Scoop.it
Training and Learning are the yin and yang of employee engagement.  Training is generally regarded as a formal, top-down activity designed to build understanding, proper practices and even compliance.
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Gamification: Insights And Emerging Trends

Gamification: Insights And Emerging Trends | games4learning | Scoop.it
I have been active in the field of gamification for the past couple of years, working with companies like Badgeville, HealthTap, Gigya, Basis and others on..
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A Videogame That Teaches You to Write Poetry, Even if It Intimidates You | WIRED

A Videogame That Teaches You to Write Poetry, Even if It Intimidates You | WIRED | games4learning | Scoop.it
Elegy For a Dead World lets players write prose and poetry as they explore distant planets and dead civilizations.
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An intriguing idea.

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Integrating Games Into The Blended Learning Mix

Integrating Games Into The Blended Learning Mix | games4learning | Scoop.it
Everyone likes playing games. Whether it's a simple game of Solitaire on your desktop or Minesweeper, which, let's admit, no one really knows how to play, games serve as a welcome catharsis when you need to distract yourself from all the stress of...
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Work is already a game | Harold Jarche

Work is already a game | Harold Jarche | games4learning | Scoop.it
Didn't we always suspect? Even just a little? ;) Rich terrain. Thoughts? #gamemooc | @hjarche Work is already a game http://t.co/RRayBzhpAi
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Marczewski’s Gamification User Types

Marczewski’s Gamification User Types | games4learning | Scoop.it
Whilst many people are aware of Bartle’s Player Types, they may not be aware that Richard Bartle himself is of the opinion they do not translate well to non MMO games or non game related systems – especially gamified systems.
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an mbti for games?

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#1GAM: How to Succeed at Making One Game a Month - Tuts+ Game Development Article

#1GAM: How to Succeed at Making One Game a Month - Tuts+ Game Development Article | games4learning | Scoop.it
You can make a dozen games this year. Sound impossible? It's not. Try this simple game development methodology from someone who has pulled it off and see for yourself that 12-in-12 is a reasonable goal.
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general e-game development.

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How Virtual Gaming Worlds Are Revealing the Nature of Human Hierarchies | MIT Technology Review

How Virtual Gaming Worlds Are Revealing the Nature of Human Hierarchies | MIT Technology Review | games4learning | Scoop.it
The way players form into groups in online games reveals that hierarchies are an inevitable product of the human condition, say complexity scientists.
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an interesting article. Reminds me of the dynamics of the in-person game starpower by Gary Shirts.

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VEJ February 2014

This issue of VEJ is . . . OUT OF THIS WORLD! Meet digital anthropologist and investigative journalist, Draxtor Despres.
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playing with losing

playing with losing | games4learning | Scoop.it
Almost every game involves losing. Even cooperative games. What makes them "cooperative" is that when you lose, so does everybody. What makes them fun is that a) you don't lose alone, and, even mor...
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Playful Culture

Playful Culture | games4learning | Scoop.it
Collection of playful culture events, conferences and games from around the world. Curated by zo-ii....
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Anna Goldfeder's curator insight, October 17, 2013 9:06 PM

A cool list that's worth keeping an eye on.

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Games-Based Learning and Gamification

Games-Based Learning and Gamification | games4learning | Scoop.it
By tsasser | Integrating games-based learning and gamification into the classroom.
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