Gaming & Gamification


Gaming Computers and 2-in-1 Devices Surge as Overall Computing Market Slides

While traditional personal computers and tablets are continuing to lose their luster worldwide, other types of computing devices are holding strong.

Institute of Play Closing Down, Handing Work over to UC Irvine

Institute of Play, a nonprofit in New York City that pioneered and promoted the use of gaming principles for learning, has decided to shutter operations, effective by the end of summer. The organization said it would hand over its learning assets to the Connected Learning Lab at the University of California, Irvine.

Esports Scholarship Focuses on Sports Medicine, Gamer Wellbeing

Hyperice is collaborating with University of California, Irvine to create a scholarship program for esports for non-players.

SimXperience Upgrades G-Force Simulator Seat for Esports

SimXperience has launched the GS-5 G-Seat, a G-force simulator seat designed primarily for racing esports and flight simulators that offers a number of refinements over its predecessor, the GS-4.

Nintendo Bringing Labo to Classrooms

Nintendo is working with the nonprofit Institute of Play to bring its popular Labo kits for Nintendo Switch to classrooms in North America. The Institute of Play is developing STEAM curriculum and a teacher guide for Labo and is seeking classrooms to participate.

Teachers Turn to Gaming for Online Privacy Lessons

This form of gaming blends fact and fiction to immerse players in an interactive world that responds to their decisions and actions.

Minecraft EDU Now on iPad

Minecraft: Education Edition has formally been released on the iOS platform.

Kahoot Gets New UI, Spreadsheet Import

Kahoot has released an update to its popular quiz/trivia game platform. The new version adds a spreadsheet importer and several UI enhancements.

Institute of Play Offers Free PD for Math Teachers in Grades 6-12

Participants will learn how to use game-design principles and tie games into their lessons. Teachers have until September 21 to get their applications in.

Kahoot to Launch Teacher Certification

Educational game company Kahoot is launching a new certification program for teachers designed to help them use Kahoot in their classrooms more effectively. Kahoot is a popular competitive quiz game that's available free for educators.

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