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Levelling up with games-based learning - Nesta

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Why teachers are encouraging students to play computer games in class.

Why teachers are encouraging students to play computer games in class. | Gaming and Education Hughes | Scoop.it
“ Teachers nationwide are using games such as Angry Birds and World of Warcraft to teach math, science, writing, teamwork and even compassion. (Angry Bird in the classroom...learning through gaming.”
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Passion-Based Learning Week 5: Can Minecraft Foster a Growth Mindset?

Passion-Based Learning Week 5: Can Minecraft Foster a Growth Mindset? | Gaming and Education Hughes | Scoop.it
Can Minecraft help students develop a growth mindset & essential life skills like effort, persistence, and positive attitude? Principal Matt Renwick thinks so. (Can Minecraft Foster a Growth Mindset?

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Derrick Schellenberg's curator insight, March 22, 2014 10:31 AM

An interesting way to introduce Minecraft into a school.  Running it after school, with teacher and administration supervising, it is like an in-house observation of students playing Minecraft.  No curriculum is being taught.  No lessons are being delivered by the teachers.  An ideal opportunity to see what fascinates students about the "sandbox" game.  Interesting that students determine purpose, students help students, and no help is expected or desired from adults.  

 

Trying to harness its design to deliver opportunities to learn about curriculum-related knowledge and skills is the challenge.

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Coding is the new literacy - games can help

Coding is the new literacy - games can help | Gaming and Education Hughes | Scoop.it
Ira Flatow of Science Friday (one of the best shows on National Public Radio), Interviewed Hadi Partovi of Code.org on the importance of teaching young people to code.  Code.org encouraged the deve...

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4 Video Games That Help You Understand And Deal With Your Depression - Kotaku

4 Video Games That Help You Understand And Deal With Your Depression - Kotaku | Gaming and Education Hughes | Scoop.it
4 Video Games That Help You Understand And Deal With Your Depression
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I'm going to discuss four such games, evaluating them both as the idiosyncratic games critic that I am and as a person who is depressed.
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Minecraft Club: Want to bring the hottest game into your classroom or library? Here's how. - The Digital Shift

Minecraft Club: Want to bring the hottest game into your classroom or library? Here's how. - The Digital Shift | Gaming and Education Hughes | Scoop.it

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California 10th Graders Improve Their Writing Skills—Through an Interactive Fiction Game - The Digital Shift

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RezEd

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Welcome to RezEd (BETA), an online hub providing practitioners using virtual worlds with access to the highest quality resources and research in the field to e…
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Why won't she get off Minecraft? « Playable

Why won't she get off Minecraft? « Playable | Gaming and Education Hughes | Scoop.it
Knock, knock, knock – Penny – your kid likes video games and can probably bend it like Beckham if you bothered to stop yelling long enough to actually understand. Do scholars believe games are addictive?
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Education and video games are no longer enemies - Charlotte ...

Education and video games are no longer enemies - Charlotte ... | Gaming and Education Hughes | Scoop.it
People who worried that the technology boom would lead to kids playing video games in class were right. In North Carolina and around the country, students are playing such games as “Minecraft,” “World of Warcraft” and ...
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Swedish High School Adds 'Minecraft' Video Game to ... - Teen.com

Swedish High School Adds 'Minecraft' Video Game to ... - Teen.com | Gaming and Education Hughes | Scoop.it
Swedish High School Viktor Rydberg mandates students take course in Minecraft video game so teens can learn about city planning, environmental issues & more.
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Brian Kibby: Higher Education Predictions for 2013

Brian Kibby: Higher Education Predictions for 2013 | Gaming and Education Hughes | Scoop.it
Despite all of the challenges facing us, I'm more optimistic about higher education than I've ever been before. We must continue on a path of creative disruption, and I think the best way forward is to starting treating these ...
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EDIT: Women treated as outsiders in video game industry - Daily Free Press (subscription)

EDIT: Women treated as outsiders in video game industry - Daily Free Press (subscription) | Gaming and Education Hughes | Scoop.it
EDIT: Women treated as outsiders in video game industry Daily Free Press (subscription) As female characters in video games are continually hypersexualized, female workers in the video game industry are discomforted, and are beginning to voice...
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Minecraft players can soon directly livestream their world building through Twitch

Minecraft players can soon directly livestream their world building through Twitch | Gaming and Education Hughes | Scoop.it
“ Minecraft players who want to share their elaborate creations through internet video won't need special broadcasting tools for much longer -- Mojang and Twitch have revealed plans for native livestreaming support in Mac and Windows versions of the...”
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Gaming in Education – Minecraft in Schools? | The Edublogger

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Derrick Schellenberg's curator insight, December 22, 2013 11:14 AM

Gamification in schools is an intriguing idea. Depending on how it was structured you could elicit competition among peers or even groups of peers.  It could be extremely effective with boys; it would be interesting to see how girls responded to this type of competition.  In terms of designing a multidisciplinary lesson, games could be ideal, with opportunities for math, English, science, history, and geography easily relateable.  The challenge is finding a game where the content can be tailored and is still engaging to students, combining the best of both worlds.

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The Minecrafted Classroom: MinecraftEdu Bootcamp

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Here's a teacher beginning the Minecraft journey in an elementary classroom, and even though they are at initial stages of setting up the world, figuring out how to move around, and levelling the playing field, already some great things are happening.  Group collaboration, teacher as student, multiple solutions for the same problem, natural communication and leadership opportunities: Minecraft sounds amazing.  I am interested to know how much set-up is needed on the part of the teacher.  This sounds like a great blog to learn about introducing Minecraft into a classroom.  I wonder what the differences would be in secondary school versus elementary school, and specifically in the subject of high school English.

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5 Features Technology Must Have Before Classroom Use - Edudemic

5 Features Technology Must Have Before Classroom Use - Edudemic | Gaming and Education Hughes | Scoop.it
There are a few important criteria that education technology must satisfy before being used in education. Otherwise, we have a problem. (5 Features Technology Must Have Before Classroom Use: There are a few important criteria that education techno...
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Gears of War writer Tom Bissell on video games and storytelling

Gears of War writer Tom Bissell on video games and storytelling | Gaming and Education Hughes | Scoop.it
After writing Gears of War: Judgment, Tom Bissell talks to Maria Bustillos about the potentialities of video games as literature, as well as its challenges as a storytelling medium.

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Reading, Writing and Video Games

Reading, Writing and Video Games | Gaming and Education Hughes | Scoop.it
The concepts of work and play have become farcically reversed: schoolwork is meant to be superfun and play, like homework, is meant to teach.

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Higher Education Trends to Watch for in 2013

Higher Education Trends to Watch for in 2013 | Gaming and Education Hughes | Scoop.it
As enrollment rises in online courses and degree programs, traditional colleges and universities are finding ways to evolve to meet the needs of their students.
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How Minecraft taught my 9-year-old son with Asperger's to read and ...

How Minecraft taught my 9-year-old son with Asperger's to read and ... | Gaming and Education Hughes | Scoop.it
He also learns how to accept defeat as well as letting others win for the group or for the game to go on.
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Didn't do your Minecraft homework? Detention! | Lazygamer .:: The ...

Didn't do your Minecraft homework? Detention! | Lazygamer .:: The ... | Gaming and Education Hughes | Scoop.it
A school in Sweden has made Minecraft a compulsory subject. ... It really makes me proud to be a gamer and see that games that have come to be sensational in the industry are being used as educational tools.
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Minecraft in Schools | ikeane007

Minecraft in Schools | ikeane007 | Gaming and Education Hughes | Scoop.it
MINECRAFT IN SCHOOLS 1/17/2013 Minecraft in Schools Minecraft within Curriculum for Excellence Game-based learning is still little understood and underutilized within the Scottish Educational system.
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Joe Biden: 'We NEED Violent Video Game Studies!' | PerezHilton.com

Joe Biden: 'We NEED Violent Video Game Studies!' | PerezHilton.com | Gaming and Education Hughes | Scoop.it
Joe Biden reiterated our need for studies on violent video games -- is he right or wrong??
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