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How Video Games Are Changing Education - The Gizmo Life

How Video Games Are Changing Education - The Gizmo Life | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
When it comes to video gaming and education recent developments in video game research reveal correlations between playing video games and learning.
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Interesting article (with research) about the pros and cons of  using video games (increasingly) in education

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Teaching in the Age of Minecraft: MinecraftEdu

Teaching in the Age of Minecraft:  MinecraftEdu | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Like many 11-year-olds in Texas, Ethan had to build a model of the Alamo as a school project.
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Excellent story-how MinecraftEdu got started-all from one teacher updating it so it would work well for his students and blogging about it..and now it's been sold to schools in 42 countries!

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30 Killer Resources For Gamifying eLearning

30 Killer Resources For Gamifying eLearning | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Following on from my previous posts on gamifying eLearning, in this post I’ve curated a bunch of killer resources to help you in gamifying your elearning courses.
So let’s get stuck straight in.

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White papers, web articles, courses, books-you name it, you'll find it about gaming your eLearning. 

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Starting Feb/March: Free (MOOC) Courses for Teachers and Educators

Starting Feb/March: Free (MOOC) Courses for Teachers and Educators | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

There are a  lot of excellent MOOC's (Massive Online Open Classes) available starting inFebruary, as well March, that are free and easy to register for. Most courses last  4-6 weeks, but some are short, others are longer. You decide how much you want to contribute to your course, too. 

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What courses are coming up for Teachers/Educators? Here's a few I'm interested in:
February:
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inspiration4kidz's curator insight, February 1, 2015 12:15 PM

So many things to learn!  We need to figure out how to use these tools that our students will be relying on in the future.