Worth Sharing: Gamification: Separating Fact from Fiction

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Game-Based Learning / Gaming / Learning / Social Learning While this isn’t a new article, it’s one worth repeating. The 4 Myths described by Kapp are: Gamification and Games are the same. Gamification alienates older learners. There is no science … Continue reading

The Learning Myth: Anyone can Be/Learn Anything

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes When you say that all you need to do to succeed is to try, and they fail, the implication is they simply aren’t trying hard enough. That’s not good. Not everyone is a genius. Really. And there is no evidence … Continue reading

Weekly Web Round-Up (to July 19, 2014)

Approximate Reading Time: 5 minutes We have a lot this week: Gee on Games in School: Don’t Make Prison Better, Use Them to Free Students and Teachers | Games and Learning “Most people involved with games and learning are familiar with the work of James … Continue reading

Where I’ve Been Online (to July 5, 2014)

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Known tags:indieweb What Game Based Learning Can Do for Student Achievement | EdSurge News “If I had written this article two years ago, it would have been very different. Back then, I would have made (or felt like I had … Continue reading

Where I’ve Been Online (Jun 7, 2014)

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Opinion: Equity and Excellence in Skills and Higher Education in Canada | Canada 2020 “Canada has been a strong performer in post-secondary education and skills development for many years. On key measures we are at or near the top of … Continue reading

Where I’ve Been Online (Apr. 26, 2014)

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Education Through Play: How Games Can Help Children Learn ” inShare14 Can games serve as a vehicle for education? What can, for example, the anti-pig fury of Angry Birds’avian avengers teach players about the laws of physics? What we know … Continue reading

Where I’ve Been Online (Apr 5, 2014)

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes Gamifying the classroom is a bad idea | Al Jazeera America “ I was part of a generation of children who learned about dysentery through a video game. Every week, I sat in front of a bay of Apple II … Continue reading

Wholesale Adoption of iPads by Schools a Mistake | Educational Technology and Change Journal

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Wholesale Adoption of iPads by Schools a Mistake | Educational Technology and Change Journal. YES! YES! YES! See my own reasons for why the iPad is not the answer here. Others are saying similar things. The thing is, iPads a … Continue reading