Gaming & Gamification


New Book Encourages Adults to Better Use Tech with Young Children

A new guide book aims to help adults better use technology with young children and assist them when they are using digital products. “Family Engagement in the Digital Age: Early Childhood Educators as Media Mentors” (Routledge, 2017) features case studies, best practices and helpful hints in chapters written by 25 of the country’s influential early childhood thought leaders.

Summer Program Intros Teens to Software Behind Pokémon Go

A summer-time enrichment experience for high schoolers at Penn State has taken on a heightened level of excitement with the use of the same development toolset behind the global phenom Pokémon Go.

Galxyz, Popular Science Launch Game-Based Science Resource

Galxyz, a company that develops game-based science education apps for elementary school students, has partnered with Popular Science to launch a new co-branded microsite featuring Galxyz's intergalactic science adventure game, Blue Apprentice.

Words With Friends Reimagined for Classrooms

Social game developer Zynga released a free, educational version of Words With Friends for iOS, Android and online use.

Zaniac to Open First Kentucky Campus in Fall

Zaniac, a national, after-school STEM franchise that utilizes robotics, Minecraft, 3D printing and computer programming, will debut its first Kentucky campus this fall in Louisville.

Technavio Announces Top 4 Emerging Trends in LMS

Technavio, a London-based technology research firm, has determined what it assesses are the most important trends expected to impact the learning management systems (LMS) market in the United States from 2016 to 2020.

Companies Donate Headsets for Game-Based Learning to Schools

Two audio visual supply companies jointly gave 70 headsets to Denver area schools in an effort to boost the schools’ use of game-based learning.

Research Suggests Students Learn More When Collaborating in Virtual Reality Games

With the help of a virtual reality game their professor created, some students at Cornell University have gathered evidence that interacting with other people in a game-playing atmosphere may help them learn more.

D2L Releases Summer16 Edition of Brightspace

Desire2Learn, or D2L, today launched the Summer16 release of Brightspace, its popular cloud-based learning management system, with a new user interface optimized for mobile devices.

Zaniac Debuts 3D Game Design Program

Zaniac, a science, technology, engineering and math franchise with locations in eight states, has introduced a new course designed to teach students in grades 4-8 how to develop their own video games.

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