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How Video Games In The Classroom Will Make Students Smarter

Around a billion and a half people all play video games of some sort. That’s more than 20% of the world’s population. Video games have become a part of life. They are now more than just leisure and entertainment. They are mainstream media, an everyday method of storytelling and representation. …

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Federal Grant Program Manager Tells Game Developers: ‘The Culture Has Changed’

The research branch of the Department of Education has greatly expanded its support for game developers.

Game firms looking to develop learning games …

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By Paul Darvasi

At what point does an educator turn to games? K-12 educators have a good track record of using games to engage children, but when it …

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"The Ethics of Gamification and Gamified Learning" by Sherry Jones (April 16, 2015)

April 16, 2015 - This is my presentation on issues and research regarding gamification in higher education for the e-Learning Consortium of Colorado (eLCC) conference.


"Gamification is the application of game elements to non game context to influence user behavior. Gamified learning is to …


15 Books to Enhance Your Knowledge & Skills with Games and Learning

Ever since I first read James Paul Gee’s book about What Video Games Have to Teach us About Learning and Literacy, I’ve been intrigued by the idea of …

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How Playing a Game Can Help Personalize Learning

Computer science instructor Douglas Kiang has developed a unique approach to personalized learning by understanding how his students like to play …

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A School That Ditches All the Rules, But Not the Rigor

PlayMaker SchoolHow can we make school a joyful experience without sacrificing rigor? What’s the best way to measure true learning? What’s the …


The Gamified Classroom:Why Teachers Use Digital Games

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The Principal 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence

Baruti K. Kafele offers a powerful examination of what …


Here we are now, edutain us: Education and games with SpaceChem 's Zach Barth

SpaceChem is a unique game in a lot of ways, not least because it manages to do a fairly successful job of translating the experinece of programming …

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By Paul Darvasi

Tensions ran high as a stern detective interrogated a group of American students at a Beijing police station. The questions were fired …

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We don't need no stinkin' badges: How to re-invent reality without gamification

(Slides from Jane McGonigal at the Game Developers Conference 2011, Serious Games Summit, Gamification Day)

If you hate the term gamification, you're not alone: Plenty of game developers think gamification sounds cynical and opportunistic -- a way to motivate gamers to do something they' ordinarily …

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Make a Game Out of Learning

Teachers predominantly use games as rewards or reinforcement, rather than starting points for learning.Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Brad …

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Ed Games Need To Fill in Assessment Gaps To Be Fully Useful

A joint study on game-playing in K-12 has found that educational game developers could improve the learning impact by making a few changes.

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The dark side of gamification

How well do you chop your cucumber?

It’s a ridiculous question, I know, but in the short film Sight the protagonist plays an augmented reality game …

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Making Games: The Ultimate Project-Based Learning

Gamestar MechanicPart 6 of MindShift’s Guide to Games and Learning.As game-based learning increases in popularity, it’s easy to get pigeon-holed into …

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14 Tools to Turn Game-Obsessed Kids into Genuine Game Designers


Institute of Play on Twitter

Everything we’ve learned at @Q2L_NYC over 7 years leads to this: 7 principles of game-like learning #gbl #sxswedu

Building an Amazing Race Activity!

A lot of peoplehave been asking me about an activity I have used called “The Amazing Race”. I’ve used the strategy at two professional learning …

Game-based learning on a shoestring

Game-based learning doesn’t have to break the bank. That was the key point of my presentation at The Learning Assembly in Melbourne last week.Sure, …

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Gamification User Types and the 4 Keys 2 Fun

I am pretty excited about this one.

Gamification User Types

When I created my gamification User Types definitions, it was with a mind to help people …

Vol 4, No 1 (2015)

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Special Issue: Teaching with and about Games

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Extra Credits - How Games Prepare You for Life - Education: 21st Century Skills

Creating systems and tools that inspire life-changing educational experiences.

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Lessons from Teaching with Games

The latest issue of Syllabus, an open access journal that explores the syllabus as a piece of scholarship that should be annotated and shared with …

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Problems and Possibilities in Gamifying Learning: A Conceptual Review


This article presents a brief overview of the concept of gamification and examines and compares gamification with edutainment and …

The Long Game: An Approach to Game Design | Simages February 2015

The Long Game: An Approach to Game DesignBy Veronica BrownIn an episode of Orange is the New Black (season 2, #7), Vee (the mentor) and Suzanne (the …

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Inside the schools that dare to break with traditional teaching

On 21 October 2015, we will finally arrive at the point in time that Marty McFly travels to in the 1989 sci-fi sequel, Back to the Future II. But if a teenager today were to drive Doc Brown’s DeLorean back to Hill Valley High, the film hero’s fictional school, would he or she notice any …


Gamifying the iClassroom - TCEA 2015

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"Gamification: Practical Strategies for Your Courses" (Nov. 21, 2014)

Nov. 21, 2014 - I was invited by Academic Impressions to present a webinar on Game Design and Gamification Strategies for education.

The live webinar can be obtained from Academic Impressions:

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