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May 26, 2017 Check out this awesome ‘Breakout’ themed cake created by our friends in Asheville, NC! Tricia Hughes Social Media Team. Using Gamification in Teacher Professional Development – The Tech Edvocate. Why the CIA uses board games to train its officers - Mar. 13, 2017. David Clopper, senior collection analyst with 16 years' experience at the CIA, also serves as a game maker for the agency.

Why the CIA uses board games to train its officers - Mar. 13, 2017

From card games to board games, Clopper creates games to train CIA staffers including intelligence officers and political analysts for real-world situations. "Gaming is part of the human condition. Why not take advantage of that and incorporate into the way we learn? " Gamify Your Classroom. Game-based lesson plans. Minecraft players build working hard drives. Players of the popular open-world building game Minecraft, created by Markus "Notch" Persson in 2009, continue to push the game beyond any reasonable realm of everyday understanding.

Minecraft players build working hard drives

These players have built working components of computers within simulations running on computers. Two such users have now revealed functioning hard drives built inside Minecraft that can read and write data. The first, created by Reddit and Imgur user smellystring can store 1KB of data, while a second, larger unit created by The0JJ can store 4KB of data. That means it's only a matter of time before things start going the way of "Terminator" or "The Matrix," or at least to the point where we're building virtual simulations of fully functioning computers that obey the laws of the physical world. 10+ Game-Based Learning Resources: From Practical Applications To Academic Theory.

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10+ Game-Based Learning Resources: From Practical Applications To Academic Theory

Nicholas White Blending education with entertainment is an ancient practice. Even in Athens 2,500 years ago, a lecturer, seeking to keep his students’ attention, may have made a witty comment about the summer heat. But in the 21st century, teachers have more tools than ever before to entertain their students and teach them valuable lessons in the classroom. Gamification or Serious Game: What's the difference? Just as family members share similar DNA, gamification and serious games share similar traits.

Gamification or Serious Game: What's the difference?

Both are born of game thinking, mechanics, and design. Both are used to solve problems. And both engage users. 3 Gamification Examples That Make Corporate Learning Fun. In 2013, Gartner had predicted that by 2015 more than 50% of corporate processes would be gamified and that 40% of the 1000 biggest companies in the world would deploy gamification in the quest for business benefits.

3 Gamification Examples That Make Corporate Learning Fun

The evidence of our eyes would suggest that gamification hasn’t enveloped us quite that much yet, but it’s fair to say interest on the appropriate use of gamification in eLearning is higher than it has ever been. This article explores gamification examples and what gamification means in the corporate eLearning context, using 3 gamification examples. Episode 17: Girls Make Games. Today I chat with Laila the founder of Girls Make Games about how their program is helping to get more girls into game development and interested in STEM.

Episode 17: Girls Make Games

Join us as we talk about Education and how the program has grown to really help these girls understand how many opportunities there are in the technology industry. Chapter 3 just launched and for anyone who hasn't tried the game yet Chapter 1 is available for FREE now on Xbox One! Super Mario Instruments - FVHS YEAR 11 MUSIC. Game Jolt - Indie Games for the Love of It. Level Up: Video Games Are The New Educational Hack - ReadWrite. Video games are often at the center of negative press for their effect on children.

But that's not the only story that can be told. Video games used as teaching tools can change lives and impart excellent skills. With news of any youth in possession of a gun or worse being the perpetrator of a shooting, the eyes of the world fall on their consumption of media: What video game did that child play last? Names like Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty have become synonymous with a supposed cultural degradation, the blame of many for the rise of youth violence and gun homicides.

But children can also learn from the creation of and interaction with video games dispelling the harsh stigma of the child/video game complex and bringing a revolution to the educational system. Video games utilized for education can have unique and positive effects. The gamification of education is radical and effective. How To Choose A Learning Game. Getty Part 17 of MindShift’s Guide to Games and Learning Many teachers are excited about trying games in the classroom but don’t know where to begin.

How To Choose A Learning Game

The landscape of learning games is vast and confusing — and it’s growing and changing rapidly. Moving at the pace of the software industry, games are often updated and iterated so that new versions replace familiar ones before you’ve even had a chance to implement them in your classroom routine. And teachers have busy schedules. 10+ Game-Based Learning Resources: From Practical Applications To Academic Theory.

How Gamification Can Help Boost Engagement at Your Startup (Infographic) Roughly 70 percent of companies trying to make big changes to their operations fail--not because the strategy itself was bad, but because they couldn't engage their employees (or customers) enough to get on board, according to Gartner.

How Gamification Can Help Boost Engagement at Your Startup (Infographic)

Gamification is one tool many businesses use to help solve this problem. The idea is to motivate employees or customers with a little old-fashioned competition--albeit facilitated with new tech tools. Gamification works inside your organization, for example, when workers compete to accomplish company objectives. The concept also applies to customers, such as when Nike introduced Nike+, an app that lets people share their workout stats and compete with each other and bring their performance to a higher level.

20 Serious Games For School. Quick Music Games Using GarageBand For iPad. All you need are the Smart Drums I was running an iPad workshop last week and it occurred to me that the Dice “randomiser” function in the Smart Drums could make a good listening exercise tool for students.

Quick Music Games Using GarageBand For iPad

And why not turn it into a game? The Smart Drums instrument in GarageBand allows you to drag different drum sounds on to a grid to create a rhythmic pattern. However, if you’re feeling lazy or stuck for inspiration, you can use the Dice button in the bottom left corner to have GarageBand randomly pick a rhythmic pattern for you. Tap the Dice again and the pattern will change instantly. Treating Trauma With 'Tetris' - Pacific Standard.

Memory reconsolidation—the method that involves re-exposing a patient to a past memory and then updating it while in this allegedly malleable state—has potentially major implications for people who suffer from PTSD flashbacks. But proposed methods for implementation haven't been so sensitive to traumatized individuals.

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56683e8e08ae34c89a0619df. 5703e19d08ae44d70ee059b0. Gamer Motivation Profile Findings - #GamesUR US Conference 2016. Our Gaming Motivation Data Distilled into a 20-Minute Talk. Our Gaming Motivation Data Distilled into a 20-Minute Talk In case you missed our GDC talk, you’re in luck! During GDC week, apart from presenting at Moscone Center, we also presented the same talk at the GamesUR Summit. Hosted by EA on their Redwood Shores campus, the conference provided speakers with an amazing stage with wonderful audio-visual support. They recorded all the talks and did a great job producing all the videos (with the cutting between the speaker and slides, as well as side-by-side shots). And most importantly, they’ve released all the videos for free on YouTube. If you missed our GDC talk, you’re in luck!

So if you have 20 minutes for a compact, data-driven recap of our motivation data adventure to date, here’s the YouTube video. Download The Slides. The Minecraft Teacher. MinecraftEdu & Minecraft: Education Edition minecraftedu: As you might have already heard, Microsoft will be acquiring MinecraftEdu. Room Escape Maker - Create Escape The Room Games For Free. Basic information ROOM ESCAPE MAKER is a free online application to create Escape The Room games. Build challenging casual point and click games with puzzles, hidden objects, safes with combination locks, and much more. YOU are game designer. And for free :-) The community You are more than welcome to be a part of the project. Fan of Room Escape Games in general? MindShift GuidetoDigitalGamesandLearning. How Games Lead Kids to the Good Stuff: Understanding Context.

Steps toward world peace: John Hunter at TEDxCharlottesville 2013. Jim Gee Principles on Gaming. Using Games for Assessment. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes. Gaming and Game Design. Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world. Mr Toledano : Gamers. Making Better Games Through Iteration. How to Design and Playtest Your Game Concepts. IterativeGameDesign.pdf. Digital Game-based Learning: Resources. Game Design and Development. Make games. Game Design Theory: Game Anatomy.

GAMES & GAMING. Gaming Resources. Gamification: Creating a Level Up for Your Students. If you have thought about adding an element of gamification to your classroom, having students level up might be fun to do. How do you do this….. The answer is always a spreadsheet In Google Drive ( create a new Google Sheets. In the bottom left of Google Sheets is a plus icon to add a tab. Add a 2nd tab. Remember when playing a game it is easy to get from level 1 to level 2. Why Video Games Like Mario Kart and World of Warcraft Could Be Making Their Way Into Classrooms.

Paul Cross has a resume that many high-school students today would probably salivate over. When he was the lead designer at Criterion Games, he developed a series of high-speed racing games called Burnout. He also served as a consultant for the powerhouse game company Electronic Arts, helping it develop its first-person shooter game Medal of Honor. Now he’s the director of game design at Ubisoft Entertainment, the multinational video-game developer responsible for titles such as Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, and Rocksmith—the hugely popular game he created that teaches players real songs on the electric guitar. To date, 3 million copies have been sold. 7 Tools for Building Review Games. The game machine. W2L Info Published on December 1st, 2013 | by What2Learn.