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  • Grade K app on natural resources and sustainability/stewardship Looking for an iOS app for grade K classroom for the unit called " Sharing the Planet".  The central idea is: People's usage of materials impacts natural resources and the earth. In years ...

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    RE: Budgeting Games

    Happy you found something that will work! Darshell ------------------------------ Darshell Silva Librarian Quidnessett Elementary , North Kingstown, RI ------------------------------

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    RE: Budgeting Games

    Thank you so much. These are great, especially the football game. I'm in Louisiana and we are huge Saints fans. ------------------------------ Alice T. Guillory Student Teacher McNeese State University ------------------------------

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  • Games & Sims Award - Nominations Open

    Nominations open are now open for Annual ISTE Games and Simulations Excellence Award! This award recognizes individuals and their contributions to ISTE, Games and Simulations, and is an opportunity to share the great work they are doing with others.
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  • Jan 30 #read4games tweetchat at 630 pm ET

    We'll be wrapping up the #read4games tweetchat tomorrow (wed) at 630 pm ET. 
    Here's the link to the questions that will be discussed. It's a wrap-up on gamification. Read More
  • #Read4Games Why Fun Matters: In Search of Emergent Playful Experiences

    EDUCAUSE and ISTE Games & Sims continues #Read4Games gamification short read and tweetchat on Wednesday January 23 at 430 pm ET using the hashtag #Read4Games from

    Rethinking Gamification. Edited by Mathias Fuchs, Sonia Fizek, Paolo Ruffino, and Niklas Schrape Pages 273 - 331.

    This week’s chapter is Scott Nicholson’s  “Why Fun Matters: In Search of Emergent Playful Experiences” starting on page.273 in the open source book below:

    Rethinking Gamification has a Creative Common License Attribution Share Alike 4.0
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  • JAN 16 - Why Fun Matters: In Search of Emergent Playful Experiences

    First tweetchat of the year!!!!  January 16 at 630 pm ET. We're reading the chapter Why Fun Matters: In Search of Emergent Playful Experiences. We're using the hashtag #Read4Games. Read More
  • Open Sim conference will be livestreaming!

    You can also watch the events live video streamed from the OpenSim virtual world to YouTube. Read More