Gaming & Gamification


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.

Virginia District Explores MinecraftEDU as Learning Platform

A Virginia school district has just finished up its second year of testing out the use of Minecraft in multiple schools and grade levels.

Nevada Schools to Pilot New Game-Based STEAM Platform

Planet3, a year-old company that has developed a new digital platform intended to use the Earth as a "living laboratory" will undergo pilot testing at 25 middle schools in six school districts in Nevada this fall as part of an early adopter pilot program.

Game Therapy Helps Children with Sensory Problems

A recent study found that game-based therapy helps children with sensory integration dysfunction (SID) improve their body-kinesthetic skills across the board.

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