Category Archives: game based learning

Ananth Pai: engaging students through scalable game based curriculum

Abstract: Submission to the United States Innovative Education Forum http://www.microsoft.com/education/uspil/usief/default.mspx. Ananth Pai’s objective is to achieve fifth grade level growth from third grade class by individualized learning using NWEA MAP assessment and their learning continuum (DesCartes) for Reading and Math, … Continue reading

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Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!

Abstract: In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish. For more awesome inspiration, … Continue reading

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5 reasons to love Khan academy for computer science

Stop! Take 10 seconds to consider a world where computer programs did not exist.   In this world of “no computer programs,”  the following is true: The internet does not exist. Facebook does not exist. You would not be reading … Continue reading

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MetaBlast, a video game quest through a cell.

MetaBlast is an amazing first person shooter quest through a cell.  After playing it a few times, I had to share this video game. To learn more about this game, please visit http://www.metablast.org/ . I did have a few issues starting … Continue reading

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Kickstarter games that teach math, programming, language, ecosystems, economics

Why is game based learning a meaningful trend in education? Even though millions of children do not finish high school in the US,  million of people play games for more than 45 hours per week. How can we influence that … Continue reading

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How can games transform education?

What aspects of games help enhance learning?  Check out this awesome TED talk from Dr. Richard Van Eck. For additional examples of gamification and game based learning, please consider reviewing my previous blog entries. Dr. Van Eck feels that games … Continue reading

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#levelupbc inspires and teaches using community building, crowd sourcing, and games.

Great recipes start with great ingredients.   The folks at the #levelupbc have served up a dish of awesomeness with the ingredients of passion for teaching, community building, crowd sourcing, and games. Through this blog, my wife and I want … Continue reading

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Boldly going where no one has gone before: KinectBiology.com

Most of us probably learned about cell biology in a traditional manner: lecture, books, and labs.   While these means of teaching are great, young students will soon have an alternative.   In the future, you’ll get to experience a … Continue reading

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National STEM Video Game Challenge 2010 Youth Prize Winners

As I have reviewed materials from the GamesForChange.org conference, I have become more convinced that education has a huge impact to the future of our economic future.   I have also enjoyed seeing the results of “game based learning” challenges. The … Continue reading

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Can gaming have a positive impact to students? Answers from GamesForChange.org

Please make sure to visit SuperBetter.com If we spend 3 billion hours a week playing online games, is it possible to direct some of that human energy to creating positive change in the real world?   Can gaming have a positive … Continue reading

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