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The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning

The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning explains key ideas in game-based learning, pedagogy, implementation, and assessment. This guide makes sense of the available research and provides suggestions for practical use.

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Teachers, Students, Digital Games: What’s the Right Mix?

Teachers, Students, Digital Games: What’s the Right Mix?

| March 22, 2013 | 15 Comments

By Holly Korbey When St. Louis fifth-grade teacher Jenny Kavanaugh teaches history, she uses her laptop to look at a map, or to give kids a virtual tour of the historical landmarks they’re studying. “Students can interact with history in very cool ways online,” she said. But when it’s time for math, she puts the […]

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SimCityEDU: Using Games for Formative Assessment

SimCityEDU: Using Games for Formative Assessment

| March 14, 2013 | 20 Comments

SimCity As game-based learning gains momentum in education circles, teachers increasingly want substantive proof that games are helpful for learning. The game-makers at the non-profit GlassLab are hoping to do this with the popular video game SimCity. GlassLab is working with commercial game companies, assessment experts, and those versed in digital classrooms to build SimCityEDU, a […]

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Video Game Portal Enters the Classroom

Video Game Portal Enters the Classroom

| July 25, 2012 | 7 Comments

Valve By Andrew Miller Video game company Valve is going deep into the education world with a new initiative using Steam, their free online game platform where users can download games and communicate and play with other players. The initiative is called Steam for Schools, and a free educational version is now available to teachers […]

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Can Creating Computer Games Develop Reading and Writing Skills?

Can Creating Computer Games Develop Reading and Writing Skills?

| January 28, 2011 | 1 Comment

By Sara Bernard What should we teach kids about computers in 2011? Most already know how to use them. “The most interesting thing we can teach kids about computers is how to program them,” says Matthew MacLaurin, UX Director of Microsoft FUSE Labs and one of the originators of Kodu, a free, downloadable software that […]

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