“A really well designed game is a beautiful learning system.”

Marianne Malmstrom is a leader in the use of virtual environments, look digital games and multimedia in education. In this video from EdTalks New Zealand, prescription filmed in August 2014, she talks about her learning journey and leap of faith as she discovered how her students were learning outside school in game contexts. She calls herself a “cognitive architect” at the Elisabeth Morrow School and draws on over 30 years experience as a classroom teacher and…

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How do I gamify my classroom smartly?

At first glance, game-inspired learning and gamification seem to be simple ways to make lessons more engaging. However, introducing game elements into the classroom is more than just applying reward systems, like points and badges, arbitrarily to class activities and hoping that they would make the activity more engaging for students. They are also not just about turning every lesson into a game that students play in class. Rather, they are a PROCESS in which…

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