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Blog posts : "games"

Video Game Design and Music Education Part 1

April 21, 2014

by David Birrow Birrow.David@MacPhail.org

Here is a quick summary from Friday's Idea Exchange session about what video game design can teach us about music Education. This session will be repeated: Wednesday, May 14th, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. in Room 607

Why are games addictive:

  • They give mul…

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Gaming

October 23, 2013

by David Birrow Birrow.David@MacPhail.org

I've had an above average interest in games of all sorts since being a kid. But I didn't become interested in them professionally until about two years ago when a friend recommended the book What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy by A…

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Gamifying Summer Camp

July 16, 2013

by David Birrow Birrow.David@MacPhail.org

Summer camps are always strange things to teach because the atmosphere falls somewhere in between the rigor of the regular school year and the freedom of summer vacation. You don't want to push students too hard and at the same time you still need them to l…

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Interesting Educational Stuff

February 22, 2013

by David Birrow Birrow.David@MacPhail.org

There were two big announcements by MOOCs this week. edX announced it was adding six international universities to its roster of reputable universities. Coursera.org countered by announcing the addition of twenty-nine new universities to its roster includi…

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