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How to Invest in Game Based Learning

When I was a kid, time spent with the Atari 2600 console was tantamount to dodging responsibilities. Today, video games are no longer just an instrument of procrastination. For my kids, playing video games is often their homework. Last night they spent hours with Jiji, the adorable penguin who is …

GlassLab and Beyond: Who's the Designer and Who's the Learner of the Next-Gen Game-Based Ed-Tech

The "gamification of education" has taken on multiple forms as laptops and tablets become more common in classrooms, and as games are becoming a dominant media technology in our lives. At the root of all "game-based learning" is the unique opportunity to engage students in learning where they want …

PAX East panel shows how video games enter the classroom

At a PAX East panel today, Lisa Castaneda, a middle school math teacher from outside of Seattle, and Geoff Moore, a gaming entrepreneur from Toronto, discussed how video games can be introduced into classrooms, using <i>Portal 2</i> as the test case.<p>Castaneda is an advocate for gaming in the classroom, …

Destroying game ideas to expose fun and other lessons learned making Star Fox

Dylan Cuthbert, game designer, founder of PixelJunk developer Q-Games and programmer on the original <i>Star Fox</i>, urged developers at GDC to destroy their game ideas in order to expose the fun that's sometimes obscured by sacrosanct game mechanics.<p>In a talk titled "Design Occlusion is Killing Your Game …

MOOC completion rates

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have the potential to enable free university-level education on an enormous scale. A concern often raised about …

Higher Education

Max Greenfield On Being An Axe Auteur

The New Girl star writes, directs, and stars in the web series Finding Susan Glenn.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR7NTPwSMeE<p>Max Greenfield is best known for playing Schmidt, the womanizing—and often shirtless—roommate on Zooey Deschanel’s FOX sitcom <i>New Girl</i>, and Axe, the men’s personal-care …

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12 Powerful New Ideas For 21st Century Learning

How we learn is changing in response to a changing environment, from fluid digital environments to constant access to information, incredible peer …

The Right to Thrive: Connected Learning at the Digital Edge

A few months ago, I interviewed a former high school teacher and asked him what his hope was for the digital media and learning community in 2013. …

Visiting Other Classrooms:One of the Best Forms of Professional Development

This is something I also spend a great deal of time on with my students. Not only in Science class, but also in Language Arts, when we ask our …

Enhance Cognitive Skills with Hidden Object Games from Selectsoft

With a recent study providing new indications of the link between hidden object video games and improved cognitive performance, California-based game …

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Competitive Timed Tests Might Be Contributing to the Gender Gap in Math

New research suggests that removing time-limited competition from classroom learning could help girls improve their math performance.<p>When I was in the fifth grade, Fridays always meant math drills. Our teacher stood over us with a stopwatch in one hand and a gym whistle in the other. At the first …