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9 TED Talks on why you should take time to play

9 TED Talks on why you should take time to play | The power of Play | Scoop.it
Play invites creativity and collaboration, and can inspire you to think out of the box! Take a recess and learn about the benefits of connecting with your inner-child.

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Why games are good for learning?

Why games are good for learning? | The power of Play | Scoop.it

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Julio Cirnes's curator insight, November 25, 2013 3:46 PM

Please teacher, more games!

Ryan McDonough's curator insight, July 7, 2014 8:19 AM

Self explanatory visual on the benefits of gaming as a means of learning. Outlined are the rewards, mastery, engagement, intensity, exercise, readiness, and competitiveness. These types of graphics need to be displayed in the classroom. There's always parents who are unsure of how gaming qualifies as teaching. Can't they just sit their kid in front of an iPad all day at home? Well, in the appropriate setting, with the right direction and guidance, games are certainly good for learning. Some people just don't know that from experience yet.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 27, 10:01 AM
Why games are good for learning?
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Child's Play: How Physical Activity May Impact Kids' Brains

Child's Play: How Physical Activity May Impact Kids' Brains | The power of Play | Scoop.it
Physical activity may kick-start kids' brains and help them stay focused at school. BOKS is a program created by Massachusetts moms to help kids get active.

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Dr. Amy Fuller's curator insight, September 4, 2013 4:28 PM

Free play and physical activity are so important..."exercise improves concentration, decreases impulsivity, improves the ability for the memory system, and raises motivation,”

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When Learning Is Playful And Intuitive, Good Things Happen

When Learning Is Playful And Intuitive, Good Things Happen | The power of Play | Scoop.it
When Learning Is Playful And Intuitive, Good Things Happen

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Brian's curator insight, December 2, 2013 2:54 PM

This is a very helpful article with lots of ideas of how to make learning fun for your students. Because in the end, the only way you're students are going to succeed is f they are enjoying what they're doing!

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Fun doesn't have to be expensive: No-cost activities for children with active minds and bodies

Fun doesn't have to be expensive: No-cost activities for children with active minds and bodies | The power of Play | Scoop.it
It can be difficult to find a form of entertainment for active children, who often become bored with their surroundings. Here are some free activities...

Via Dr. Amy Fuller
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With a playful attitude you don@t need a fortune to have fun.

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