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Guest Post: Gaming in Education | Inside the classroom, outside the ...

Guest Post: Gaming in Education | Inside the classroom, outside the ... | Learning Through Games | Scoop.it
"A game is an opportunity to focus our energy, with relentless optimism, at something we're good at (or getting better at) and enjoy. In other words, gameplay is the direct emotional opposite of depression.” -Jane McGonigal ...
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Let the Games Begin: Entertainment Meets Education

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Credit: Thomas Reis

Kurt Squire knew something unusual was happening in his after-school Western civ program.
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Epicenter: Story - Designing Games for Education

Epicenter: Story - Designing Games for Education | Learning Through Games | Scoop.it
RT @ShapingYouth: Innovation for education underway. Ck out @GameDesk @EpicenterUSA Designing games for #edu http://t.co/hFF0q3X7Oj Now rdg #sxswEDU
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Four Videos on #Games for Learning, Education & Changing the ...

Four Videos on #Games for Learning, Education & Changing the ... | Learning Through Games | Scoop.it
Here are four videos by some really smart people discussing games for learning, education and changing the world. Their world views on games are interesting and they all tackle the concept slightly differently.
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What Video Games Can Really Teach Us: Active and Critical Learning in Gaming - Gameranx

What Video Games Can Really Teach Us: Active and Critical Learning in Gaming - Gameranx | Learning Through Games | Scoop.it
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What Video Games Can Really Teach Us: Active and Critical Learning in Gaming
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This is where video games come in. These traditionalist values often found in education innately shun the idea of video games.
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Video games have potential as fun, fast learning tools, educators say - Kansas State Collegian

Video games have potential as fun, fast learning tools, educators say - Kansas State Collegian | Learning Through Games | Scoop.it
Video games have potential as fun, fast learning tools, educators say
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Their often-unacknowledged complexity allows many games to have educational value, Ward said.
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Excellent Digital Game-Based Learning Resources for Teachers | iGeneration - 21st Century Education

Excellent Digital Game-Based Learning Resources for Teachers | iGeneration - 21st Century Education | Learning Through Games | Scoop.it
Excellent Digital Game-Based Learning Resources for Teachers on iGeneration - 21st Century Education curated by Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) (Excellent Digital Game-Based Learning Resources for Teachers - http://t.co/p9UCtxOz4h...
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Poor computing education widening UK skills gap | Game ... - Develop

Poor computing education widening UK skills gap | Game ... - Develop | Learning Through Games | Scoop.it
Just 3420 A-Level students take up computing during 2011/12; Only 376 in London.
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Free educational Android games for elementary school kids - Android Apps Appolicious

Free educational Android games for elementary school kids - Android Apps Appolicious | Learning Through Games | Scoop.it
Free educational Android games for elementary school kids
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These days, kids are playing more and more games thanks to the accessibility and ease-of-use found in Android smartphones and tablets.
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Game Design: The Key to Education? - T.H.E. Journal

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Game Design: The Key to Education?
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Imagine a learning environment where students engage core principals using gameplay, solve problems through team-based collaboration, and use gaming systems in place of standardized textbooks.
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Video Games and Social Emotional Learning « User Generated ...

Video Games and Social Emotional Learning « User Generated ... | Learning Through Games | Scoop.it
Video games, by their very nature, provide ongoing feedback about personal performance. The gamer becomes a critical learner, a highly self-aware individual able to critically assess, compare and contrast the various virtual ...
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Mysterious Creatures Board game from Education Outdoors

Mysterious Creatures Board game from Education Outdoors | Learning Through Games | Scoop.it
Mysterious Creatures Board Game from Education Outdoors. Education Outdoors is trying to bring back connections with families through board game play. Unplug and sit down together with one of their fantastic and original ...
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Can gaming make us more cooperative, empathic? - Daniel ...

Can gaming make us more cooperative, empathic? - Daniel ... | Learning Through Games | Scoop.it
This idea of harnessing interest in gaming for personal benefit is old stuff in education. Researchers have been at it for twenty years, and one of the key lessons they've learned is that it's hard build a game that students really ...
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Games - The New Education Model

Are you ready for it? Playing games - learning, growing, competing, expanding your experience, having fun and earning in a whole new way. Welcome to the Fina...
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Brighten Up Spanish Lessons with Language Fun

Brighten Up Spanish Lessons with Language Fun | Learning Through Games | Scoop.it
Spanish lessons brought to life with MFL Games Even now, after being immersed in language for some time, I look at how language is communicated and wonder at how difficult it all seems. Nouns, adje...
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Can Gamification Save Our Broken Education System? - Forbes

Can Gamification Save Our Broken Education System? - Forbes | Learning Through Games | Scoop.it
Can Gamification Save Our Broken Education System?
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In the dialogue on how technology may save education for a generation facing a broken public school system and countless distractions, gamification has received plenty of attention.
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McGraw-Hill Launches Education Game to Let College Students ...

McGraw-Hill Launches Education Game to Let College Students ... | Learning Through Games | Scoop.it
As part of the growing movement to make better use of video games as an educational medium, McGraw-Hill Education announced the launch of “Goernment in Action,” a 3D multiplayer game that puts students in the seat of a ...
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Is Minecraft the Ultimate Education Tool Video | Geekosystem

Is Minecraft the Ultimate Education Tool Video | Geekosystem | Learning Through Games | Scoop.it
Could Minecraft -- a game that lets players essentially do anything and build anything they want -- be used by educators to teach students any subject, making it the ultimate educational tool? PBS Idea Channel seems to think ...
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2013 National STEM Video Game Challenge

2013 National STEM Video Game Challenge | Learning Through Games | Scoop.it
This is awesome: Kids make games for STEM at http://t.co/JCDI1ki9TG #gamification of #education
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Berners-Lee calls for computer science education at a younger age ...

... Berners-Lee has called for an increase in computer science education at a younger age, to help children develop greater understanding of what makes computers tick, and how to code new applications and even games ...
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Udacity Blog: The Past and Future of Game Development Education

Udacity Blog: The Past and Future of Game Development Education | Learning Through Games | Scoop.it
Colt McAnlis shares his experience with education, game development and the HTML5 game development course.
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Virtual Courses Feature Gaming to Raise Interactivity - Education Week News

Virtual Courses Feature Gaming to Raise Interactivity - Education Week News | Learning Through Games | Scoop.it
Virtual Courses Feature Gaming to Raise Interactivity Education Week News And students in the Pender County school district in North Carolina are learning language arts and leadership skills through video games such as Minecraft and World of...
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Gaming as a career - Indian Colleges

Gaming as a career - Indian Colleges | Learning Through Games | Scoop.it
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Gaming as a career
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You need to have educational qualification in the fields of animation, graphic designing, game designing/ technology.
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How 'game mechanics' can revitalize education | eSchool News

How 'game mechanics' can revitalize education | eSchool News | Learning Through Games | Scoop.it
Many of the elements and engagement factors found in any number of games across a wide range of genres can help inform the shape of tomorrow's classrooms.
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Obama: Games can make education relevant for young people ...

Obama: Games can make education relevant for young people ... | Learning Through Games | Scoop.it
US president believes interest in games could lead to interest in maths and science.
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