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Play This, Learn That!

Ok gamification geeks, Dr. Chris Haskell (woot!) is returning on April 1st with his teacher workshop, Play This, Learn That! Clever teachers are always looking for the best tools to connect students to their curriculum. It’s what they do. What about commercial video games? Join Dr. Chris Haskell from Boise State University as he hosts Play This, Learn That, introducing you to those amazing educators, the games they use, and how they can fit in your classroom. Participants receive a free copy of Dr. Haskell’s book, “Play This Learn That.” Dr. Haskell specializes in preparing pre-service and graduate teachers in methods and applications of technology integration in the classroom. In addition to instilling fundamental skills, Chris focuses on the use, adaptation, and implementation of emerging technologies in teacher education including gaming, mobile communication devices, portable media players, social networking tools, and virtual worlds. His classroom serves as a unique game-based technology and pedagogy lab where this new and innovative practice is producing exciting results. Chris is a professor at Boise State University, a co-founder of Rezzly and is also the creator and host of the Cool Teacher Show, an entertaining and funny Facebook series for teachers. Play This, Learn That! April 1-13, 2017 self-paced quests to learn at your own...

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Meetup at ISTE 2014!

Wow, we can’t wait for ISTE 2014 in Atlanta!  Check out the schedule of 3D GameLab sessions, and be sure to drop by booth 3080 to meet guild officers, take pics, get your badges, and enter our raffle. Current 3D GameLab teachers, be sure to join us Sunday night for Bowling & Bites at Georgia Tech. ISTE 2014: 3D GameLab Info from Lisa...

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QuestBoise 2014: Keynote Lee Sheldon!

Virtual Unconference, Fully Online, July 30-31, 2014 Join us for our second annual FREE two day QuestBoise 2014 virtual unconference to explore designing and teaching with the experts in quest-based and gamified learning. Explore aspects of gamification in the classroom, including quest design, guild sites, the Open Badges Initiative, and more. This year’s keynote speaker is Lee Sheldon, a professional game writer and designer, and an Associate Professor in the Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  Lee wrote the bestselling bookThe Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game (2011); his book Character Development and Storytelling for Games (Second Edition, 2013) is the standard text in the field. Join Lee and seven additional invited speakers as they share their journeys and insights with gamified and quest-based learning. Register on the website now to receive email notification when events go live.   Hope to see you there! Shallow (Lisa Dawley) lisadawley@gogolabs.net Sponsored by your friends at 3D GameLab, Rezzly, and GoGo...

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Using Course Codes

Hey, do you teach students 13+ in 3D GameLab?  Make registration in your course super easy by generating and passing out course codes to students.  This video will show you...

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Bowling & Bites at ISTE 2014

Get ready!  ISTE 2014 in Atlanta is just around the corner.  3D GameLab is hosting a free Bowling & Bites night on Sunday, June 29th for 3D GameLab educators and their friends.  Be sure to register, spots are limited. http://bowlingbites.eventbrite.com Bowling & Bites, ISTE 2014 from Lisa...

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Winter Game Design Camp…for Teachers!?

I’m really excited about this one…game design camp for teachers, woohoo!! As a lot of states and school districts begin to get involved in coding initiatives (CodeMontana, Hour of Code, etc. etc.), we help coders and builders engage in a very specific type of development — game design! Did you know 99% of US teens play video games, and over 66% of adults have played a game on their mobile phone in the last week?  Gaming is pervasive and ubiquitous in our society.  As we continue to explore the uses of gamification for learning, we can’t think of anything better than to help teachers and students become designers of their own games, educational or otherwise! [slideshare id=29193225&style=border:1px solid #CCC;border-width:1px 1px 0;margin-bottom:5px&sc=no] As some of you know, last summer we launched a fully online pilot of Teen GameLab, our game design camp, with appx. 30 teens around the US, and one from S. Africa.  I’m not sure if they had more fun or we did. Seriously, those teens were amazing, what a fantastic and engaging learning experience for all of us.  While advertising that camp, we heard from a lot of teachers who wanted to participate, as well. So, we’re bringing back our game design curriculum in January and February,...

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