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Mathieu Plourde

Students Are Using Bots To Crash Games Of Kahoot At School - 0 views

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    "there are now also websites and people on Twitter who say that they can send bots into games, adding sometimes dozens of extra players, thus overloading and crashing games."
Mathieu Plourde

Digital Credentials | Credly - 0 views

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    Digital badging solution.
Mathieu Plourde

Gamification: A Better Way of Reaching Online Learners - 0 views

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    "Gamification awakens the same human instincts that drive people to compete in sports and other fun activities. These elements include: desire for competition, recognition, achievement, status and altruism"
Mathieu Plourde

Teachers Can Try-Out New "Minecraft Education Edition" For Free This Summer - 0 views

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    "Now, any teacher - including clueless ones like me - can experiment with a new Minecraft Education Edition for free over the summer."
Mathieu Plourde

Minecraft: Researchers urge teachers to embrace game as tool to teach maths, art, geogr... - 0 views

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    "Teachers should use the hugely popular children's digital game Minecraft to help teach maths, design, art and geography, research from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) shows."
Mathieu Plourde

Fact or Fiction?: Video Games Are the Future of Education - 0 views

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    "Video games are playing an increasing role in school curricula as teachers seek to deliver core lessons such as math and reading-not to mention new skills such as computer programming-in a format that holds their students' interests. Some herald this gamification of education as the way of the future and a tool that allows students to take a more active role in learning as they develop the technology skills they need to succeed throughout their academic and professional careers."
Mathieu Plourde

Katie Salen on the Power of Game-Based Learning (Big Thinkers Series) | Edutopia - 0 views

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    "Katie Salen, executive director of nonprofit design studio Institute of Play, offers a look inside the ground-breaking school in New York City that she co-founded, Quest to Learn. The school uses core principles of game design as a framework to help students become lifelong learners and design thinkers."
Mathieu Plourde

Rocksmith® 2014 Edition - 0 views

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    Plug any electric guitar or bass into your PC, Mac, Xbox 360, or PlayStation 3, and join over 1.5 million people who have learned to play guitar with award-winning Rocksmith method. Learn to play guitar in 60 days. Get started, now!
Mathieu Plourde

Don't Call Us Rock Stars - 0 views

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    "The rock-star meme implies that teaching is all about performance. What happens on stage is still what matters, even if techno-hip educators supplant traditional sages. Talk of rock-star faculty members reinforces the static lecture model that MOOCs were, ironically, developed in part to destroy. The audience at a rock concert is listening, not interacting. Decades of research and a modicum of common sense confirm that students engage and learn more through active participation in the classroom. For all the talk of personalized analytics and adaptive learning, MOOCs built around faculty rock stars will just transfer the lean-back experience of the lecture hall to a screen."
Mathieu Plourde

Urine awesome player: Take aim in Dewey Beach bar bathroom - 0 views

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    The Starboard was the first bar in the U.S. to buy a pair of urinals outfitted with a new hands-free video game system that allows men to control a cartoon character on a television screen with their, um, urine stream.
Mathieu Plourde

Gorgeous Anatomy App Gives Kids What They Want: Farts - 0 views

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    If you're looking for proof of how deeply the designers at Tinybop, the Brooklyn-based studio responsible for the gorgeous new kids anatomy app The Human Body, are in tune with the wants and needs of their users, all you have to do is listen to the on-screen avatar cut the cheese. "We don't just have one fart sound," founder Raul Gutierrez explains. "We have a whole library of farts in there!"
Mathieu Plourde

Using MOOC-like technologies in the new media classroom - 0 views

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    "During the second half of the semester, student work outside the classroom is focused primarily on the completion of specialization badges. Students are encouraged to forge their own path through the course material by completing badges from the following categories: coding, industry analysis, graphic design, user experience, power user skills, and entrepreneurship. In order to earn an A grade on the badge component, students must master at least eight specialization badges. To ensure breadth, all students must complete at least one badge in each category in order to pass the course. (Note: Students were also allowed to pitch their own badges if they could make the case for the badge's connection to course themes.)"
Mathieu Plourde

Minecraft spawns classroom lessons - 1 views

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    "Would you be shocked if your teacher assigned you to play Minecraft at school? At a few area schools, teachers are doing just that. The Lego-like building game has become a popular tool for classroom lessons as well as life lessons."
Kimberly Hayworth

An Interview with Richard Bartle about Gamification - Andrzej's Blog - 2 views

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    Thanks Kimberly - I am very interested in this topic. I was looking into taking a MOOC on this topic.
Mathieu Plourde

We The Jury - A Game About Being a Juror - 1 views

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    "iCivics has just released its seventeenth educational game for students. The new game is called We The Jury. We The Jury puts students in the role of a juror for two trials"
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    Thanks, Mat - this is so neat!
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