What Does Gamification Look Like In Classrooms?
possibilities for a formal Renaissance-Man-Liberal-Arts education remain limited to the elite. The average, or common, student is encouraged to choose majors and institutions that track into a specialized vocation.
MincraftEDU and SimCityEDU provide flexible options for integrating familiar games with traditional classroom curriculum.
The ability to apply knowledge across disciplines is important, but it is not enough. It is important to combine that knowledge with strong social and emotional skills that serve as the foundation for good citizenship in the 21st Century.
The MindShift Guide to Games and Learning
more on gaming in this blog: http://blog.stcloudstate.edu/ims/?s=gaming
Newspaper Map is a neat tool for locating and reading newspapers from locations all around the world.
Breaking News presents a constant stream of headlines from around the world.
The FAA’s position is as simple as it is inane. If a realtor films buildings for fun using a remote controlled quadcopter that’s legal. But if she takes that same quadcopter and films buildings as part of her job, that is illegal. If a farmer flies a model aircraft over his cornfield doing barrel rolls and loops, that’s legal. But if he uses the same model airplane to determine how to conserve water or use less fertilizer that’s illegal. This is government regulation at its worst.
The FAA decision is a reversal from the initiatives entertained at different universities:
the article lists “for-” and “against-,” but does not take a stand.
What is your opinion? Do games on resume represents better skills? Do you think listing your gaming skills on a resume will increase your change of being hired?
Please consider our other blog entries on games and gamification in education:
One problem is the resulting “postural sway,” or postural instability and hand-eye coordination challenges.
Additional reading: http://www.augmentedrealitytrends.com/virtual-reality/sim-sickness.html
Plamen: similar issues with Google Glass. Here is some more info on the issue:
Pls have other IMS blog entries on Google Glass
\three areas that generally get neglected in school: architecture, animation and game design.
students create their own games using these concepts. They may choose from several programming platforms, including Beta, Kandu, Flowlab, Unity, Atmosphir, Gamestar Mechanic and Game Maker. Some of these require knowledge of coding; others are almost purely visual.
What if teachers used video games as texts? Let’s think about how we might teach kids to think critically about the underlying messages in commercial games and how we might leverage video games for their ability to engage students and provoke conversation.
At the moment, there’s far too little critical examination of video games happening in school. We take it for granted that we should teach our students how to read books interpretively, how to analyze movies, and how to read the newspaper critically. But all too often we overlook video games as a meaningless triviality.
the decline in play is leading to a rise in depression and acute anxiety among young people.
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