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The Ultimate Guide to Gamifying Your Classroom | Edudemic - 0 views

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    "A gamified classroom has many benefits. Students are required to think critically, problem-solve, consider alternative solutions, and analyze information from multiple sources. Gamification, though, is no easy chore and you may need a lot of support along the way. Our best advice is to smart small, dive in, see what works, and tweak your plans along the way. We'd love to hear about your experiences with gamification in the classroom"
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Minecraft in school? How video games could be the future of learning - CSMonitor.com - 2 views

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    "A new study is the latest to support the use of video games, in particular the popular children's game Minecraft, in classroom learning"
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Minecraft in Education…Not Just A Game | RafranzDavis.com - 1 views

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    "Minecraft is more than a game. It's like having a blank canvas to do and be anything. It's like having a master key to your greatest adventure. The worst thing that can happen if we let kids play is that they will learn much more than our standards sometimes allow. Those who play minecraft know this but the problem is that most people in charge of schools and curriculum do not. So, how can we change that?"
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Microsoft launches site for teachers taking Minecraft into the classroom | Technology |... - 1 views

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    "Microsoft, which bought the game's developer Mojang for $2.5bn in 2014, has launched a site aimed at teachers, aiming to foster a community of educators swapping lesson plans and other tips based on Minecraft. This site was announced (2015) by Microsoft's vice president of worldwide education Anthony Salcito, complete with a list of some of the ways schools are already incorporating Minecraft into their lessons"
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Lego just launched a Minecraft competitor on Steam | The Verge - 0 views

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    "Lego has launched its very own Minecraft-like video game. Called Lego Worlds, the surprise game is available through Steam "early access," essentially a paid beta program where you can purchase games still in development."
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