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Katy Vance

Educational Games - 1 views

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    These are educational games based on Nobel prizes.
Katy Vance

TEDxStudioCityED - Lewis Tachau - Can Online Gaming be Educational? - YouTube - 0 views

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    13 year old talking about what he learned about life, cooperation and WWII from online gaming.
Katy Vance

Avatars Teach Teens About Self-Image | Edutopia - 3 views

  • Each time the students created a new avatar, Whiting would assign them to a different pod, or small group, within Teen Second Life. Pods of four or five students would virtually fly to a private space where they used chat tools to discuss a set of questions posed by Whiting.
    • Katy Vance
       
      I LOVE this! What a great way to get students talking about a difficult concept.  
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    Eighth graders type furiously on the keyboards in a middle school computer lab. Their spirited online chat is all about appearances: Who looks gross? Who wants a makeover? Most teachers would ban this kind of digital discussion, but not health teacher Diane Whiting...
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    "I immediately understood the potential," Sheehy says. "In creating an avatar, students would have so many opportunities to reflect on the choices they make." The site allows teens to modify every aspect of their avatar's appearance, including body type, hair color, skin tone, and wardrobe. Talking about the choices the students were making was the logical next step for learning.
Lucas Gillispie

iCivics | Free Lesson Plans and Games for Learning Civics - 0 views

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    Teachers, register for a free account and choose from a variety of specially-designed materials including games, lesson plans, and more to bring this year's election into your classroom!
Lucas Gillispie

Gamestar Mechanic - 0 views

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    Tool that allows students to create their own, web-based games.
Lucas Gillispie

Game Play Is Important for Learning - 0 views

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    Article about the use of Tabula Digita's Dimension M in the classroom.
Lucas Gillispie

World of Warcraft Video Game Succeeds in School - 0 views

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    Article about the use of World of Warcraft in the classroom
Lucas Gillispie

Primary Minecraft - 0 views

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    Welcome to PrimaryMinecraft.com, a site set up by a primary teacher and Minecraft fan in order to help bring Minecraft to more primary schools.
Lucas Gillispie

Cognitive Dissonance : Home : World of Warcraft (WOW) Guild Site at GuildPortal - 0 views

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    Cognitive Dissonance (World of Warcraft Guild: Sisters of Elune, Alliance) was chartered in December 2007 with an original intent to explore the concept of MMORPGs and their relationship to the field of education.
Lucas Gillispie

The Minecraft Teacher - 0 views

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    Joel "The Minecraft Teacher" Levin's blog about his work with Minecraft in the classroom.
Lucas Gillispie

Educational Innovator - 0 views

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    Lisa Dawley's (Boise State University) blog on games, virtual worlds, instructional design, gamification, and learning.
Lucas Gillispie

Learning Games Network - 0 views

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    The Learning Games Network is a non-profit spin-off of the MIT Education Arcade dedicated to the innovative design, research, and use of learning games.
Katy Vance

Games for Learning - 0 views

  • Have students play and critique a video game for content accuracy (Civilization series).
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      I'd love to see this in a social studies class- design a civilization that best reflects day to day life in a country being studied.
  • Have students build and run their own amusement parks (Roller Coaster Tycoon) or cities (SimCity series).
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      Great for Science classes learning about physics!
  • . Games help people develop a disposition toward collaboration, problem-solving, communication, experimentation, and exploration of identities, all attributes that promote success in a rapidly-changing, information-based culture (2011 Horizon Report).
Katy Vance

Ali Carr-Chellman: Gaming to re-engage boys in learning | Video on TED.com - 0 views

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    They don't have the depth, the rich narrative that really engaging video games have, that the boys are really interested in.
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