background preloader

Designing Learning Games, Part 1: Evaluate Games

Designing Learning Games, Part 1: Evaluate Games

http://www.theknowledgeguru.com/play-and-evaluate-games/

Related:  ScholarGamificationdigital games: interesting!Games learning

Literature and Latte - Scapple for Mac OS X and Windows Rough It Out Scapple doesn’t force you to make connections, and it doesn’t expect you to start out with one central idea off of which everything else is branched. There’s no built-in hierarchy at all, in fact—in Scapple, every note is equal, so you can connect them however you like. The idea behind Scapple is simple: when you are roughing out ideas, you need complete freedom to experiment with how those ideas best fit together. It’s Scapple Simple Software Library: MS-DOS Games : Free Software : Download & Streaming PLEASE NOTE: Due to a bug in Chrome Version 51, Oregon Trail does not work in that version of Chrome. It is expected to work in Version 52. The program continues to run in Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari, and in Beta/Canary versions of Chrome. Published by MECC Developed by MECC Released 1990 Also For Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.x Genre Adventure, Educational, Simulation Perspective 3rd-Person Perspective, Side-Scrolling Sport Hunting Theme Managerial, Real-Time... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 190 reviews )

DisableMyCable - Media Services Free and Cheap TV on the Internet These are many online sources or free and cheap TV and movies. You can watch most of these on your computer, and some of them on game boxes and set-top boxes like Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, or Apple TV. MindShift's Guide to Game-Based 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. Manufacturing the Illusion of Democracy – Chris Hedges “We’ve bought into the idea that education is about training and “success,” defined monetarily, rather than learning to think critically and to challenge. We should not forget that the true purpose of education is to make minds, not careers. The words consent of the governed have become an empty phrase.

Gamifying Education: Do We Know How to Gamify the Classroom? Gamification in many parts of education is a sham. Listening to the researchers and experts in this area has convinced me of that. If you’re interested in making your classroom more intriguing and powerful, read on. Education For information about the institutes that children and teens attend, see School. The Education career track is available in The Sims: Unleashed, The Sims 2: Seasons and The Sims 3: Ambitions. The Sims Edit The Minister of Education will eventually change careers and become a President in the Business career track. A Practical Way To Apply Gamification In The Classroom How To Apply Gamification In The Classroom To Enhance Motivation As a teacher in a public school in Thailand (English Program), I have read a lot about gamification. I haven’t noticed it before, but it is being used in our daily life in all sorts of ways. After a lot of reading, I tried to implement gamification in my classes. I would like to share with you this experience of applying gamification in the classroom; a very practical approach which costs nothing and the results are priceless.

The Harvard Classics: Download All 51 Volumes as Free eBooks Every revolutionary age produces its own kind of nostalgia. Faced with the enormous social and economic upheavals at the nineteenth century’s end, learned Victorians like Walter Pater, John Ruskin, and Matthew Arnold looked to High Church models and played the bishops of Western culture, with a monkish devotion to preserving and transmitting old texts and traditions and turning back to simpler ways of life. It was in 1909, the nadir of this milieu, before the advent of modernism and world war, that The Harvard Classics took shape. Compiled by Harvard’s president Charles W. Eliot and called at first Dr. Eliot’s Five Foot Shelf, the compendium of literature, philosophy, and the sciences, writes Adam Kirsch in Harvard Magazine, served as a “monument from a more humane and confident time” (or so its upper classes believed), and a “time capsule….

Learnification Of Gaming All members of my family are gamers. We play tabletop games, computer games, and card games. We have a lot of fun doing it; we also treat these activities as a great social, family experience. Video Games For Grown-ups The office of Funomena, a small video-game company based in San Francisco's SOMA district, has all the creativity-enhancing knickknacks you expect in a Bay Area startup: clumps of clay, hydrophilic sand, a Lego mermaid, and what cofounder Robin Hunicke describes as other "stupid things we fiddle with." The idea is to set an atmosphere that's "more like a Montessori school than a game development studio," she says. That makes sense: Funomena isn't like most other game companies.

Related: