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Interactive Games in Social Science Classroom

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Moblab made a persuasive inforgraphic about game-based learning with the result from interview with hundreds of economic professors. Based in Pasadena, CA, MobLab is a venture capital backed startup dedicated to delivering mobile education for...

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Matthew Long's curator insight, March 17, 2013 2:33 AM

Getting students involved in gaming and new interactive learning games may be a newly developing way of teaching students that could possibly be used in conjunction with the lecturer.

 

Jennifer Samuels's curator insight, March 27, 2013 7:40 PM

I went to MobLab and joined the trials. It may be too techy for some, but the live demos clarify the games. 

Alan Gates's comment, March 27, 2013 9:09 PM
I would like to see a classroom where this is happening and how they can pull it off! The kids are all about technology.
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State of Small Business Lending: Spotlight on Women Entrepreneurs

State of Small Business Lending: Spotlight on Women Entrepreneurs | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
Women receive fewer, smaller loans for higher interest rates
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August 2016: Pokémon Go in the classroom

August 2016: Pokémon Go in the classroom | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
How can you utilize the game “Pokemon Go” into your classroom in a meaningful way? Harnessing student excitement of this game can easily be used to support all kinds of fun and pedagogically-sound lessons and activities. 

 Before we start, and if you have not yet played the game, there are some vocabulary words you might need.

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14 Video Games That Tackle Important Social Issues -

14 Video Games That Tackle Important Social Issues - | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
14 Video Games That Tackle Important Social Issues by TeachThought Staff While they have the connotation of children’s toys and time-wasting ‘interactions,’ video games and simulations provide useful and compelling platforms for narratives (think Uncharted 4), problem-solving (think Portal 2), experiential [...]

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On Display at CES, Tech Ideas in Their Awkward Adolescence

On Display at CES, Tech Ideas in Their Awkward Adolescence | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
Plenty of groundbreaking technologies are in the works, but in the meantime, expect to be bombarded with early, clumsy versions of tomorrow’s tech.
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Tomorrow's tech may not have been ready at #CES2016

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Why stores are ditching toys' gender labels

Why stores are ditching toys' gender labels | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
Remember when Target announced it was phasing out gender-based signs in some departments? Despite some criticism, the big box retailer has been quick to act on its pledge.
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Great article on the world of play and how it may impact childhood development and the importance for kids to experience all types of play. #genderbasedtoys

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New Approaches Add a Tactile Dimension to Digital Learning (EdSurge News)

New Approaches Add a Tactile Dimension to Digital Learning (EdSurge News) | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
Do you remember where you were when the iPad first came out? If you’re like most people, chances are you don’t remember it as vividly as the first iPhone release.Me, though? I was ecstatic. It was 2010, and I had just begun my doctorate in Cognitive Studies in Education at Teachers College, Columbia
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50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning In 2015

50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning In 2015 | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning In 2015

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Discover The Genius of Play

Discover The Genius of Play | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
Research has shown that play is more than just fun and games. It's a critical component in childhood development.
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Rise of the (Toy) Machines: Meccano’s Meccanoid Robot Is Built From an Erector Set

Rise of the (Toy) Machines: Meccano’s Meccanoid Robot Is Built From an Erector Set | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
With the Meccano Meccanoid, the classic Erector set evolves into an arm-waving, fast-talking, programmable robot for children.
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Well-Played | Gifts & Dec

Well-Played | Gifts & Dec | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
Tis that time of year when families across the country hunker down at home and make a point of spending quality time together. Whether it’s during the holiday rush or aft er the New Year settles in, it seems a good board game is always in season. And thanks to a new movement in gaming design, there are plenty of options that appeal to kids and adults alike.
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MarketResearch.com: 42% of Shoppers Will Buy Toys as Gifts During 2014 Holiday Season, According to NRF | SYS-CON MEDIA

MarketResearch.com: 42% of Shoppers Will Buy Toys as Gifts During 2014 Holiday Season, According to NRF | SYS-CON MEDIA | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
SYS-CON Media, NJ, The world's leading i-technology media company on breaking technology news.
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Discover The Genius of Play

Discover The Genius of Play | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
Research has shown that play is more than just fun and games. It's a critical component in childhood development.
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Cutting Edge Schools Grow Lifelong Learners - Forbes

Cutting Edge Schools Grow Lifelong Learners - Forbes | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
Video Students who love learning have a better chance of becoming lifelong learners. This is a trait we find common in people who are successful both at the workplace and at home. But how do we cultivate this in students at school, which in a sense is the student's "workplace"? To me, it's all [...]
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What’s driving a global toy industry boom?

What’s driving a global toy industry boom? | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
The US toy industry is experiencing its biggest sales growth in a decade - and it's not all because of Star Wars. From Shopkins to Avengers, there were a number of strong properties that defined 2015, and the experts weigh in on where the biz is headed next.
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8 Game Elements to Make Learning Fun

8 Game Elements to Make Learning Fun | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
This infographic illustrates 8 elements that make games for fun and engaging for learners.

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Best toys and games offer kids a playful learning experience.

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Apple Selects Best Apps, Games of 2015

Apple Selects Best Apps, Games of 2015 | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
Periscope and Lara Croft GO topped Apple's "Best of" lists this year.
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Dozens of Online Games and Quizzes About Grammar

Dozens of Online Games and Quizzes About Grammar | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
Road to Grammar is a free resource featuring quizzes, games, and lessons for English language learners. Visitors to Road to Grammar will find grammar quizzes. Most of the quizzes provide students with instant feedback.

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Kindergartens Ringing the Bell for Play Inside the Classroom

Kindergartens Ringing the Bell for Play Inside the Classroom | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
After focusing on raising test scores in math and reading, more school districts are embracing play as a bedrock of early education.
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Kids learn through playing.

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30 Killer Resources For Gamifying eLearning - eLearning Industry

30 Killer Resources For Gamifying eLearning - eLearning Industry | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
There are loads of great resources available to help you design really Killer Gamified eLearning. Check 30 Killer Resources For Gamifying eLearning.

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Toy Fair 2015: Brand mashups, smart toys and indie innovation

Toy Fair 2015: Brand mashups, smart toys and indie innovation | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
From creative business alliances to taking something old and making it new, 360KID CEO Scott Traylor shares the notable trends and tech toys from this year's Toy Fair, as well as the non-tech toys that caught his eye.
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GoldieBlox Tries to Prove Itself — This Time Without the Beastie Boys

GoldieBlox Tries to Prove Itself — This Time Without the Beastie Boys | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
The toy company hopes its new video can build it up from a small start-up.
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How Lego Became The Apple Of Toys

How Lego Became The Apple Of Toys | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
After a decade-long slump, Lego has rebuilt itself into a global juggernaut. An exclusive look inside the company's top-secret Future Lab.
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A Review of Digital Technology for Children

A Review of Digital Technology for Children | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
Gadgets available for younger users include a multifunction watch, video game and toy combinations, tablets and a toy that delivers voice messages.
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Designing Games That Are Educational Works of Art

Designing Games That Are Educational Works of Art | Learning is Fun and Games | Scoop.it
Artist and designer Alex Wolf believes games can and should be works of art that bring science to life for children.
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