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Katy Vance

Level Up Book Club - 0 views

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    How could we not tag this and add it to the Level Up Book Club Group?
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).
Lucas Gillispie

Games Learning Society - 0 views

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    The Games, Learning, and Society group is a collection of academic researchers, interactive media (or game) developers, and government and industry leaders who investigate how this medium operates, how it can be used to transform how we learn, and what this means for society. As such we seek to understand what cognitive work goes into playing Zelda, World of Warcraft, or Civilization, how these design features might be leveraged to improve learning via the design of learning systems, and how organizations such as schools will need to respond.
Lucas Gillispie

The Educational Games Database (TEGD) - 0 views

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    Welcome to The Educational Games Database (TEGD), a website catering to educators who want to learn more about the educational potential of video games. TEGD is a resource for educators at all grade levels, and with all types of backgrounds related to technology and video games.
Lucas Gillispie

Educational Games Research - 0 views

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    Educational Games Research Blog discusses topics related to academic research and media commentary concerning the use of video games in K-20 settings.
Lucas Gillispie

Play Like It Matters - 0 views

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    Dean Groom, Australian Educator and Gamer's Blog on Gaming, PBL, etc.
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.
Lucas Gillispie

Teach with Portals - 0 views

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    Valve recently began collaborating with educators to develop game-related teaching tools that revolve around STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education. We've created Teach With Portals as a destination for this partnership, providing free content and game design tools, as well as an interactive community for exchanging lessons and experiences.
Lucas Gillispie

How to Plan Instruction Using the Video Game Model - 0 views

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    Imagine you are placed in the following scenarios: You are dropped off at the top of a ski resort's steepest run when you've only had experience on the beginner slopes. You have to spend your...
Lucas Gillispie

GLS Conference - 0 views

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    The Games, Learning, and Society Conference
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

Games in Education - 0 views

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    The Sixth Annual Symposium on the Use of Video Games as Teaching Tools Presented by 1st Playable Productions and our partners and sponsors! Sessions and workshops listed! Our initial list of sessions for the symposium is up and available for you to peruse the great individuals who will be presenting this year!
Lucas Gillispie

Games for Change | Games for Change is the leading global advocate for supporting and making games for social impact. - 0 views

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    The annual Games for Change Festival is the leading global event that brings together funders, NGOs, corporations, government agencies and educators seeking to leverage entertainment and engagement for social good with leading game developers from the independent and commercial sector. Previous keynote speakers include Former Vice President Al Gore, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and the U.S.
Lucas Gillispie

Let the Games Begin: Entertainment Meets Education - 0 views

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    Credit: Thomas Reis Kurt Squire knew something unusual was happening in his after-school Western civ program. His normally lackluster middle and high school students, who'd failed the course once already, were coming to class armed with strategies to topple colonial dictators. Heated debates were erupting over the impact of germs on national economies....
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