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In the University of Bristol’s Education Endowment Foundation‘s recent study on Neuroscience and Education, (Howard-Jones, 2014), there is an interesting section on Learning Games. Classroom practice and neuroscientific research The review ”considers the extent to which insights from the sciences of mind and brain influence, or are close to influencing classroom practice”, summarising “existing evidence about approaches and interventions that are based, or claim to be based, on neuroscience evidence.” The report categorises the approaches into 1) those which are likely to have a positive impact on attainment, 2) those which need further testing to determine the likely impact on attainment, and 3) those which do not seem to have a promising impact on attainment. Further research required What is known about Learning Games Popular games stimulate the brain’s reward systemThe brain’s reward response can positively influence the rate we learn

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Gamify your classroom Recording (22min): Youtube trailer Graham Stanley @grahamstanley ICT Lesson Repository About us Courses & workshops Consultancy services Clients & publications Learning Beyond Walls- Games and Wikis! Posted by Shelly Terrell on Tuesday, August 17th 2010 Part of the Cool Sites series Many of you have started school already and are integrating new technology in your curriculum. Wikis are one of my favorite tools for encouraging learning beyond the classroom walls. I’m sharing with you this post I originally wrote for one of my favorite blogs, ELT Digital Play, back in May.

KidPad KidPad Version 1.0 is now available for free download for non-commercial use! Introduction KidPad is a collaborative story authoring tool for children. It provides basic drawing functionality on a zooming canvas enabled by Jazz. About An overview of Kodu. (Click to play) Kodu lets kids create games on the PC and Xbox via a simple visual programming language. Collaborative Map You cannot use this service because your Cacoo for Business trial period has ended. To continue using Cacoo with this organization, please activate a Cacoo for Business plan. When the contract is not renewed for a certain amount of time, this organization be automatically deleted. Your Cacoo for Business trial period will end soon. To continue using Cacoo with this organization, please activate a Cacoo for Business plan before the trial period ends.

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