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Game-based blended learning & classroom response system. Free Online Game Creator. Create iOS, Android and Flash Games with Stencyl. Online Game Rubric. Study: hardcore gamers have enhanced visual abilities. Hardcore gamers "see the world differently", says the author of a study that suggests gamers who play action games have better visual skills than non-gamers.

Study: hardcore gamers have enhanced visual abilities

"They need less [visual] information to arrive at a probabilistic conclusion, and they do it faster," said Greg Applebaum, assistant professor of psychiatry at the Duke School of Medicine in North Carolina. The study, published in the June issue of Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, tested how well 125 non-gamers and intensive gamers could identify letters that flashed up for only a fraction of a second. In the test, a circle of letters appeared for 0.1 seconds followed by an arrow in the centre of the circle, pointing to where one of the letters had previously been. The study participants were then asked to identify the letter.

Gaming in the Classroom. Interactive Science Revision - Games and Activities. Report Finds Teachers Underutilize Resources for Digital Games in the Classroom. iStock While more teachers are using digital games in the classroom, how they decide which games to use and why is less standardized, according to a teacher survey of 694 K-8 teachers by the Games and Learning Publishing Council called Level Up Learning: A National Survey on Teaching with Digital Games.

Report Finds Teachers Underutilize Resources for Digital Games in the Classroom

The report finds that teachers learn about games through informal means, such as peers within the school or school district, and could benefit from more explicit training programs. By not having a more formal process, the report finds that “teachers may not be getting exposure to the broader range of pedagogical strategies, resources, and types of games that can enhance and facilitate digital game integration.” Gamification of Education. Gamification in Education. The breakthrough happened after the student took the Bartle's Gamer Profile Quiz and we found out that he was a "killer.

Gamification in Education

" Off-the-charts killer, but achievement meant nothing to this student. Just like grades. No, we haven't identified the next school shooter, and I sure wish that Bartle hadn't named one of the four gamer profiles "killer" -- but nonetheless, this student identified with this profile. Gamification Books. Book Review: The Gamification of Learning and Instruction, by Karl M. Kapp by Jennifer Neibert.

With a solid basis in academic research and design guidance for those who want to create meaningful learning experiences, Karl Kapp issues a challenge in his latest book, The Gamification of Learning and Instruction: Game-Based Methods and Strategies for Training and Education.

Book Review: The Gamification of Learning and Instruction, by Karl M. Kapp by Jennifer Neibert

Can we, as learning professionals, take back the concept of gamification, adding richer meaning and depth, to make it more meaningful to learning and instruction? If you’re up to the challenge, Karl Kapp’s latest book offers best practices, design considerations, and pragmatic recommendations that will surely change the way you think about enhancing your learning initiatives through the use of games.

Popular Gamification Books. 4 Ways To Bring Gamification of Education To Your Classroom. Définition de la gamification. MIT/Stanford Venture Lab News. Deeper Thinking about Games and Education. Octalysis: Complete Gamification Framework. (This is the Gamification Framework that I am most known for.

Octalysis: Complete Gamification Framework

Within a year, it was translated into 9 different languages and became classic teaching literature in the gamification space in the US, Europe, Australia and South America.) Octalysis: Complete Gamification Framework Gamification is design that places the most emphasis on human motivation in the process. In essence, it is Human-Focused Design (as opposed to “function-focused design”).

Most processes design around function and efficiency – they try to get the job done as quickly as possible. Why Should You Try Game-Based Learning? Gamification and Game-based Learning. 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. Getting-started. 10+ Game-Based Learning Resources: From Practical Applications To Academic Theory. By Dr.

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. The Minecraft Teacher. MinecraftEdu & Minecraft: Education Edition minecraftedu: As you might have already heard, Microsoft will be acquiring MinecraftEdu.

The Minecraft Teacher

Minecraft in education. Minecraft can be an educational tool that facilitates cooperation and teamwork among players.

Minecraft in education

Educational benefits[edit | edit source] Minecraft can have huge educational benefits for children; it can help teach numerous subjects both with and without adult involvement. MindShift's Guide to Game-Based Learning. MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning How can games unlock a rich world of learning?

MindShift's Guide to Game-Based Learning

This is the big question at the heart of the growing games and learning movement that’s gaining momentum in education. The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning [PDF] 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. Minecraft+Math= Mathcraft. 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. 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.

Minecraft players have long had a penchant for building computers, or what are more accurately referred to as algorithmic logic units. Minecraft. Game-based learning. Six Steps for Planning a Successful Project. Sure, King Middle School has some amazing projects, but the Portland school has been refining its expeditionary learning projects for nearly two decades. David Grant, who guides the school's technology integration and curriculum development, has put together a six-step rubric for designing a project. Video Games and the Future of the Textbook. Amplify’s digital offering includes a dramatic reading of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Raven” with animation.

Part 16 of MindShift’s Guide to Games and Learning The textbook is a problem that consistently plagues classrooms. At best, textbooks are innocuous, offering simple summaries of a very broad subject area. Roller Coaster Middle School: How One Kid's Crazy Idea Took PBL to Thrilling New Heights. When my sixth grader Lyle asked if we could build a roller coaster in the backyard, I said yes -- for two reasons. First, as a dad, it's my job to help my kids do what they want to do. I believe that what kids want and what kids need are usually the same thing. How To Choose A Learning Game. Getty. World of Warcraft Finds Its Way Into Class. Level Up: Video Games Are The New Educational Hack - ReadWrite. 20 Serious Games For School. 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. 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.

5 gaming dynamics that truly engage students. Are Video Games the New Docs? – Point of View Magazine.