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Top 6 Features of Successful Game-Based Learning

<b>What better way is there to learn than by playing a game? Very few, unless the game is boring, silly or fails to deliver on that learning</b> …

12 Examples Of Gamification In The Classroom

<b>12 Examples Of Gamification In The Classroom</b><p>by <b>Ryan Schaaf</b> & <b>Jack Quinn</b><p>Everyone loves games.<p>Albert Einstein himself indicated they are the most …

6 Shakespearean Sci-Fi & Fantasy Retellings

<b>Hardcover</b> $21.20 | $25.99<p>The canonical classics share a lot of features with the magical creatures of fantasy. They live forever, and beautifully, …

8 New Books We Recommend This Week

In a period of relentless news, it’s a relief to come across thought-provoking analysis that transcends the 24/7 cycle to illuminate the present. Two of our recommended nonfiction works this week, Richard Haass’s “A World in Disarray” and Pankaj Mishra’s “The Age of Anger,” fit that bill admirably. …

On the Many Film Adaptations of the “Unfilmable” Wuthering Heights

That books change over time is obvious. But how exactly do they change? Of course, there is context and experience, the first lost and the latter …

Nine Modern Literary Letter Collections for the Curious Reader

The emails between <b>Natalie Portman</b> and <b>Jonathan Safran Foer</b> will soon be forgotten, while other correspondence is here to stay. Let’s go back to the …

Readability vs. Difficulty (That Classic Debate)

By Dan Piepenbring February 24, 2017<p>James Aumonier, <i>Where the Water Lilies</i> Grow, 1870.<p>I’m a man of simple tastes: I take my food edible, my water potable, my words legible. But people can be awfully choosy. Ben Roth has inveighed against the rise of “readable” books—“readability” being an …

What Leads A Fantasy Reader’s Head To Explode

Readers have it pretty good really.<p>Why? It doesn’t take much to make us happy. Give us a comfortable place to sit, put a good book in our hands, and …

12 Books You've Probably Started But Never Finished

It's time to come clean, book readers. We're all sitting on a throne of lies. We all have at least one (or seven) books on our shelves, right now, at …

5 Books I’d Love to Read Again (For the First Time): Part 2

The Dark Tower IV<p>One of the ways to get on my Top of lists is to pull emotion out of me. When I finished <i>Wizard & Glass</i>, I cried. And every time I …

Books

Reading group: which Anthony Burgess book shall we read to mark his centenary?

The obvious choice may be A Clockwork Orange, but we have plenty of poetry and non-fiction to pick from his 40-year career<p>25 February 2017 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Anthony Burgess – which is all the excuse we need to dedicate a month to him here on the Reading group.<p>Related: …

Non-fiction

Tim Cogshell's DIY Film Fest: Revisiting Orwell's 1984

<i>A scene from BBC's 1954 film adaptation of Orwell's dystopian novel 1984.; Credit: BBC</i>Tim Cogshell | Off-RampTim Cogshell, film critic for KPCC's …

Film Festivals

CBC Books

Literature as a Kind of Rorschach Test

In the 1850s, the German poet and physician Justinus Kerner was forced to retire from medicine due to the onset of blindness. Despite the …

I Believe in VR and I've Got the Crap-Stained Shorts to Prove It

VR is the Real Deal for Immersion<p>PlayStation VR has been on store shelves for just over a month now and it was in development for years before that. …

26 long books worth the time they'll take to read

Binge-watching is easy; just drag the laptop into bed and go. But savoring a book of, say, 800 pages or longer is a <i>project</i>. No book that size is perfect, because excess is kind of the point. What marathon runner doesn't curse the universe or even get bored once in a while? That doesn't negate the …

Literature

Who is the 'New Threat' in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? - FM Daily #19

<i>Today in movie news – a special report on the major villain in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.</i><p>Ever since <b>Batman v Superman</b> was announced, there …

Justice League

Nolan Bushnell talks educational games, the future of jobs, and Five Nights at Freddy’s

If school districts moved as fast as the educational games they could be putting in front of their students, the United States would be leading the world into a better place.<p>Such was the crux of my recent email exchange with industry titan Nolan Bushnell. The Atari founder spoke at the GamesBeat …

Gaming Industry

When Gaming Gets 'Serious,' Learning Opportunities Abound

This week, game designers, developers and educators gathered at Carnegie Mellon University for the Serious Play Conference, where the focus was on …

Carnegie Mellon University

Personalization, Tailored Instruction Vital to Blended Learning, New Report Says

<i>By guest blogger Sara Gilgore</i><p>A new report traces the evolution of "blended learning," and argues that its value to the nation's schools will hinge on …

How Blended Learning Increases Teacher Job Satisfaction & Retention

As models of blended learning grow, improve, and reinvent what school looks like, their potential isn’t only limited to helping create a …

Education Technology

ClassFlow updates with new blended learning features

Student accounts and reworked dashboard tools are new additions<p>Promethean’s new school edition of ClassFlow now supports blended learning …

Education Technology

Ed-Tech startup Zaya Learning Labs beat passive learning in the classroom, serves 50 schools and 20000+ students

Education technology in India is burgeoning:with 1.5 million schools expected to open in the next five years, India is a lucrative market for many of …

What’s next: Blended Learning 2.0

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island is fertile ground for experimentation with technology in classrooms as it seeks to become the first fully blended …