Games in Education

By Dion Norman | Using gaming in education

You can now animate your VR drawings using Google’s new Tilt Brush Toolkit with Unity integration

People have made some pretty cool things in Google’s Tilt Brush VR painting app. But until now paintings made in Tilt Brush have pretty much been stuck in Tilt Brush, with no easy way to integrate those creations with other programs.<p>That changes today with Google’s open-source release of Tilt Brush …

Virtual Reality

Create Start-to-Finish Games With 'Scratch Programming Playground'

For the last few summers, I’ve been helping kids learn to program during some week-long coding camps. I’ve tried out a number of programming tools …

Mapsquito is a game built by teenagers to fight malaria

Malaria is treatable and preventable. And yet, the World Health Organization reports that almost half the world’s population — 3.2 billion people — are still at risk of contracting the life-threatening disease.<p>At the Disrupt SF Hackathon, a group of teenage girls is gamifying malaria prevention to …

Microsoft Weaponizes Minecraft in the War Over Classrooms

Two years after buying the wildly popular video game, Microsoft is using Minecraft to vie for kids’ brain space and schools’ dollars.<p>M<b>inecraft is not</b> …

Minecraft

Minecraft Resource Roundup for Parents

Kids love Minecraft. Many adults too! But lots of parents tell me they don’t understand their child’s relationship with Minecraft. Or that their kids …

Using Minecraft In Education- 5 Good Books to Read

Since its release in 2009, Minecraft has sold millions of copies worldwide revolutionizing thus the gaming industry and providing game players with …

Minecraft

Survey: K-12 gaming use has doubled in the last six years

Gaming is growing, that's for sure. We read about it in survey results, we hear about game-based learning in conference sessions and during webinars, …

Gaming

Extending Growing Patterns & Structures Using Minecraft

In this post i would like to provide a lesson based on patterning, spatial awareness and computational thinking using Minecraft.<p><b>From the Ontario</b> …

Pedagogy

SIXTY SEVEN Minecraft activities for learning, all FREE!

<b>**NOTE: Just like with our regular app posts, we are not in control of any pricing. Pricing as FREE was verified at time of posting, but the</b> …

Minecraft in education

Find out how teachers around the world are using the hugely popular sandbox game Minecraft to teach everything from STEM subjects to art.<p>If you have …

Reasons You Must Introduce Minecraft in Schools

Educators who are fond of integrating technology and using gamified ways for education must be familiar with the classic game, …

Education

For the Hesitant Teacher: Leveraging the Power of Minecraft

If there’s any video game that has successfully made its way into the classroom, it’s Minecraft. There’s a small subset of teachers using all kinds …

Minecraft

Survey: Teachers now use twice as much gaming and video in the classroom

Annual survey reveals digital resources such as game-based environments and online videos have experienced increased use in classroomsTeachers’ use …

Learning

Minecraft Education For Classroom Teachers | ISTE 2015

This year at ISTE 2015, I had the pleasure of sitting down with members of the Minecraft EDU team to learn how students are turning digital building …

Education Technology

How Digital Games Help Teachers Make Connections to Lessons and Students

Brad Flickinger/FlickrIt’s not unusual for educators to use analog games in the classroom, but as more classrooms gain access to technology, digital …

Minecraft to launch education edition

<b>An "education edition" of Minecraft is to be launched by Microsoft.</b><p>The product will offer teachers new ways to use the world-building video game in a range of subjects.<p>Microsoft paid $2.5bn (£1.8bn) for Mojang, Minecraft's Swedish creator, in 2014. And late last year, it bought the four-year-old …

Minecraft

Pixel Press Floors

Education

Taking the First Steps Towards Teaching With Video Games

Educators at Nordahl Grieg Upper Secondary, a public high school in Norway, are taking a unique approach to teaching that treats video games as just …

Pedagogy

Games That Teach As Well As They Play

If little Aiden isn’t careful, the next time he fires up a game of <i>Minecraft</i> he just might learn something.<p>PCs have long been a fixture in the …

Education

How Minecraft could help teach chemistry's building blocks of life

Children should be playing more computer games in school. That idea might enrage you if you think kids today already spend too much time staring at …

6 Surprising Benefits of Playing Video Games - e-Learning Feeds

One of the most common concerns we hear from parents is that their kids’ love of video games is causing them to spend their time unproductively. …

Developing a Minecraft Mindset

What’s in this post:• How I used Minecraft to discuss Mindset with kids for whom mainstream education doesn’t work<br>• Access to the materials I created in …

Pedagogy

Book Title

• <b>Author:</b> Mike Pelletier, Dion Norman, Egmond Boon<p>• An Introduction to the 12 steps needed to bridge the gap in order to move from current practice to new innovative practices. We know we have to bridge the gap but how can we approach it? <br>• A tool for educational organizations to use in order to …

Minecraft used to teach children molecular chemistry

<b>Virtual world-building game Minecraft, played by tens of millions of children worldwide, could be used in schools to teach pupils chemistry.</b><p>A group of Hull University students created an educational version of the game that allows players to explore specially created molecular structures and …

Minecraft

Minecraft + Patterning = 3D Algebra World

Today we are learning to:<p>identify and extend patterns<br>• use algebra to describe pattern rules<br>• represent relationships using a table of values<p>Let me …

Minecraft

How Minecraft could help teach chemistry

Children should be playing more computer games in school. That idea might enrage you if you think kids today already spend too much time staring at screens or if you are already sick of your offspring’s incessant prattling about fighting zombies and the like. But hear me out.<p>Specifically, I think …

Chemistry

Minecraft in the Classroom: Video Games and the Future of Education

Since the release of the first video games in the 1970s, critics have loudly decried the technology. Claiming negative effects such as aggression, …

Education