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The Guide to Digital Games and Learning MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning How can games unlock a rich world of 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. The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning started as a series of blog posts written by Jordan Shapiro with support from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and the Games and Learning Publishing Council.
The Wright Family – The Canswedian English Teacher There are so many homophones and homonyms in the English language am I right (adj/adv/)? write? rite? wright? To illustrate this point, and to get people chuckling at the beginning of the year – I usually do the “The Wright Family.” How does it work?