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Raising a healthy gamer: seven tips for parents

Raising a healthy gamer: seven tips for parents | Parenting Gamers | Scoop.it
For those of you with gaming kids, we're repeating our no-BS guide to dealing with gaming and your children. Our advice is simple: you know your children better than anyone else.
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TEDxKids@Brussels - Gabe Zichermann - Gamification

Gabe Zichermann is an entrepreneur, author, highly rated public speaker and gamification thought leader. He is the chair of the Gamification Summit and Workshops, and is co-author of the book "Game-Based Marketing, where he makes a compelling case for the use of games and game mechanics in everyday life, the web and business.

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How Video Games are Changing Education | MindShift

An excellent infographic that shows how video games are changing education via Online Colleges Guide

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How Games Can Influence Learning | MindShift

How Games Can Influence Learning | MindShift | Parenting Gamers | Scoop.it

What do games have anything to do with learning? We spoke to nationally recognized researchers, teachers, game-based schools and companies that develop educational games and asked how they see games fitting into the education landscape.

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Is Gaming the New Essential Literacy? | MindShift

Is Gaming the New Essential Literacy? | MindShift | Parenting Gamers | Scoop.it

“When people learn to play video games,” said James Paul Gee, “they are learning a new literacy.”

This is one of the reason kids love playing them: They are learning a new interactive language that grants them access to virtual worlds that are filled with intrigue, engagement and meaningful challenges. And one that feels more congruent with the nature and trajectory of today’s world."

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It's not a game - no hitting pause on good parenting

PATHOLOGICAL internet misuse can be summed up in two words: Lazy parenting. It has been reported experts are considering labelling video game addiction as a mental disorder. What next?

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Video games aren't a waste of time!

Video games aren't a waste of time! | Parenting Gamers | Scoop.it

"We play more than 3 billion hours a week of video games. Jane McGonigal, director of game research at the Institute for the Future, would like to see us play more than 21 billion hours a week."

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Many parents avoid video games with kids

Many parents avoid video games with kids | Parenting Gamers | Scoop.it
Jesse Lackman says his son spends a dozen hours a week waging medieval combat across the dreary dreamscapes of computer games. Just don't expect to find Lackman sitting beside him battling ogres and dragons.
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Sorry, parents – video games are good for the mind

Sorry, parents – video games are good for the mind | Parenting Gamers | Scoop.it
Research conducted at the University of Rochester indicates that playing video games increases peoples’ ability to might right decisions faster.
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Gaming can make a better world

Games like World of Warcraft give players the means to save worlds, and incentive to learn the habits of heroes. What if we could harness this gamer power to solve real-world problems? Jane McGonigal says we can, and explains how.

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Scientist plays World of Warcraft for 250 days, develops mad social skillz

Scientist plays World of Warcraft for 250 days, develops mad social skillz | Parenting Gamers | Scoop.it

Computer games have long been regarded as anti-social, but one of the world's most popular online games, World of Warcraft, has been credited by a Swedish academic with boosting gamers' social skills.

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All Day Every Day Video Game Learning

All Day Every Day Video Game Learning | Parenting Gamers | Scoop.it

All day, every day video game based schooling. Great. A Popular Science article (print version, Jan 2010) extolls the virtues of a recently opened school in Manhattan designed around a spanking new videogame curricula. Called Quest to Learn (Q2L) the school is heavily funded by interests (such as Intel) outside the NYC school district. And yes, every subject is taught via the medium of video games.

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Why playing in the virtual world has an awful lot to teach children

Why playing in the virtual world has an awful lot to teach children | Parenting Gamers | Scoop.it

What does playing computer games do to us? A YouGov poll has stirred up familiar worries about the effects of new media on children's communication skills, saying that one in six children under the age of seven in England has difficulty talking – a problem that will have many worried parents looking at games consoles and wondering how far their children's onscreen delights are implicated in this decline.

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A Neurologist Makes the Case for the Video Game Model as a Learning Tool

A Neurologist Makes the Case for the Video Game Model as a Learning Tool | Parenting Gamers | Scoop.it
Blogger Judy Willis MD was a neurologist before she became a teacher; she shares some insights about how the brain responds to video games.
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Can Video Games Teach Kids | Parade.com

Can Video Games Teach Kids | Parade.com | Parenting Gamers | Scoop.it

This is the inaugural class of Quest to Learn (Q2L), the first-ever school in the U.S. built on the innovative approach of games-based learning. While many American schools use computers and games, Q2L is the first to follow a curriculum entirely focused on video games.

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Games for Science Learning and Scientific Discovery | The Committed Sardine

Games for Science Learning and Scientific Discovery | The Committed Sardine | Parenting Gamers | Scoop.it

This Edutopia article goes further into the case against video games as learning tools. We already know that gaming is playing an increasingly prominent role in instructing our digital youth. But what if these tools go above and beyond the call of duty by leading to significant breakthroughs and discoveries in, say, the field of medical science, as you're about to read?

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Kids, Parents, and Video Games | Psychology Today

Kids, Parents, and Video Games | Psychology Today | Parenting Gamers | Scoop.it

"Video games stir up more controversy between kids and parents than almost anything else. Kids love 'em - and parents, well, at best have mixed feelings about them."

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