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Wed, 10/24/2012 - 5:48pm -- rkmelton

 

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What Teachers Are Saying About Video Games In The Classroom

 


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Do educational video games actually work for learning? Note that this is a different question than “Can video games improve learning?” Educational games and video games are two decidedly different things, and the infographic below…

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How Minecraft Can Be Used To Create A Video Game

 


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Minecraft is not only a standalone video game that creates a digital sandbox for players to play, create, design, and publish thinking, but it also can be used for a different purpose entirely–to create other…

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Learning Simulation & Serious Game Profile: Budget Hero

 


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Learning Simulation and Serious Games Profile Title Budget Hero Version 2 Other versions 1 Sponsor/Producer American Public Media Developer Series Number in Series Company Description American Public Media is one of the largest producers of public radio…

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Video Games: The Art Form For The 21st Century

 


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Whether or not video games are truly art is a silly debate that keeps popping up everywhere–usually by those that continue to browbeat gaming based on games that are too (insert adjective here) for their…

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Video Games Shift From Action to Emotion Makes Them More Education-Friendly

 


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The emotional power of video games is becoming increasingly powerful. This is in part because storytellers are becoming more adept at leveraging what it is games naturally do well. But it’s also an effect of…

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5 Simple Things Educators Can Do To Promote GBL

 


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In my post “Gamification vs. Education – Irreconcilable Differences?“ I wrote about the things that the video game industry needs to do in order to be taken seriously by educators, parents, and policy makers, so that…

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Learning Simulation & Serious Game Profile: Rhet Sims

 


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Simulations and Serious Games Registry Profile: Rhet Sims  Title Rhet Sims Version Other versions Sponsor/Producer Developer Peter Shea & Jim Grenier Series Number in Series Company Description Description Rhetorical simulations (Rhet Sims) are interactive texts designed…

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What Video Games Teach

 


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In his book, Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell hypothesizes that 10,000 hours of practice at something makes someone an expert, and if they can get those hours under their belt ahead of others, the expertise…

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Learning Simulation & Serious Game Profile: Family Of Heroes

 


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According to Clark Aldrich, a passionate advocate for the potential for learning simulations and serious games, a learning simulation is “an experience designed to rigorously help users develop competence and conviction. A learning simulation is…

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A Brief History Of Video Games In Education

 


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While there has been a surge in the acceptance and prevalence of game-based learning in schools over the past decade, especially in light of the success of programs like Khan Academy, playing games in the…

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Video Games In Learning? These 50 Videos Explain What’s Possible

 


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Gaming in education is a really big deal, and a very fun way to get students more involved and interested in education. Board games, video games, even active outdoor games all have an important place…

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50 Best Twitter Feeds To Follow Educational Gaming

 


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It always seems like the media and parent groups want to rush after video games in a flurry of pitchforks and torches for the allegedly horrendous influence they hold over the youth of today. Debate…

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The Juvenile Connotation Of Video Games

 


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Perhaps more than any other media form, video games suffer from connotation. While sourced directly from a stunning convergence of art and technology, the public perception of video games drips with the juvenile, evoking images…

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How Game-Based And Traditional Learning Are Different

 


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  There are several big movements underway that are worthy of debate and possible consideration as we look to help education become the 21st century, user-centered, on-demand, engaging, technology-centric activity that it has not been…

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6 Video Games You Can Teach With Tomorrow

 


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Realistically, a “with it” teacher can teach almost anything using almost anything. I’ve been taught trigonometry using a paper clip, and expository structure using paint. Tech is great, but nowhere close to necessary. But if…

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