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    Infographic: How Game-based Learning Can Support Strong Mathematical Practices

    Posted in Blended Gaming on Thursday, 10 March 2016

    "How can we get students to not only engage in math, but also go deeper in the mathematical thinking and practices described in the standards?" Infographic by MIND Research Institute.

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    Infographic: How Game-based Learning Can Support Strong Mathematical Practices

    Posted in Blended Gaming on Thursday, 10 March 2016

    "How can we get students to not only engage in math, but also go deeper in the mathematical thinking and practices described in the standards?" Infographic by MIND Research Institute.

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    Infographic: How Game-based Learning Can Support Strong Mathematical Practices

    Posted in Blended Gaming on Thursday, 10 March 2016

    "How can we get students to not only engage in math, but also go deeper in the mathematical thinking and practices described in the standards?" Infographic by MIND Research Institute.

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    The Dangerous side of Gamification

    Posted in Blended Gaming on Wednesday, 16 December 2015

    Gamification is something we here at Blendedgaming like quite a bit, something we talk about as being a good thing for everyone. But we have never really talked about the bad sides of it and I don’t mean how it gets people to spend hours playing games. Gamification is a powerful tool but with all powerful things when used wrong it can do quite a bit of damage. Today, December 16th, 2015. Extra Credits put out a video on just this topic. Speaking on a new system the Chinese Government is trying out. A system that uses gamification in a scary way and a way that will most likely not been seen as bad by the uses of it. A system that promote falling into line and being an obedient citation. I stand in the same boat as Extra Credits and hopping that this new idea is being miss understood or is going to be stopped before it becomes mandatory. Please check out there video on the topic and decide for yourself what your feelings towards this use of gamification. Propaganda Games: Sesame Credit - The True Danger of Gamification - Extra Credits

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    Faitak updated an existing blog post, Habitica - You're Life the RPG

    Habitica - You're Life the RPG

    Posted in Blended Gaming on Sunday, 13 December 2015

    Habitica is a free online Role Playing Game where doing your habits and daily routines or making new ones helps you level up, get rewards and battle monsters. Habitica is meant as a way to build good habits or break bad ones in a fun and game like manner. As you complete your habits and daily goals you earn gold, experience points (XP) and gear. Allowing you to level up your character and suit them up with weapons, armor and more. You also have the option to join groups and battle monsters. Completing your habits and dailies now not only benefits you but you’re entire group by helping damage the monster you’re facing. So if you slack off it could hurt the people you’re working with and that’s not something you want in a game like this. If you’re looking for a way to build some new habits or just keep track of them or just a fun game to play. Habitica might be for you, with its fun leveling up and rewards that help you advance in the game while you advance in real life. It just goes to show what powers elements form games can have on our daily lives when used to enhance our enjoyment of the little things. Here is a link to a video on how to use Habitica by Collage Info Geek. His video is a good introduction to the system and how it works. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxxKm7tSL6I 

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    Habitica - You're Life the RPG

    Posted in Blended Gaming on Sunday, 13 December 2015

    Habitica is a free online Role Playing Game where doing your habits and daily routines or making new ones helps you level up, get rewards and battle monsters. Habitica is meant as a way to build good habits or break bad ones in a fun and game like manner. As you complete your habits and daily goals you earn gold, experience points (XP) and gear. Allowing you to level up your character and suit them up with weapons, armor and more. You also have the option to join groups and battle monsters. Completing your habits and dailies now not only benefits you but you’re entire group by helping damage the monster you’re facing. So if you slack off it could hurt the people you’re working with and that’s not something you want in a game like this. If you’re looking for a way to build some new habits or just keep track of them or just a fun game to play. Habitica might be for you, with its fun leveling up and rewards that help you advance in the game while you advance in real life. It just goes to show what powers elements form games can have on our daily lives when used to enhance our enjoyment of the little things. Here is a link to a video on how to use Habitica by Collage Info Geek. His video is a good introduction to the system and how it works. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxxKm7tSL6I 

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    Faitak created a new blog post, Habitica - You're Life the RPG

    Habitica - You're Life the RPG

    Posted in Blended Gaming on Sunday, 13 December 2015

    Habitica is a free online Role Playing Game where doing your habits and daily routines or making new ones helps you level up, get rewards and battle monsters. Habitica is meant as a way to build good habits or break bad ones in a fun and game like manner. As you complete your habits and daily goals you earn gold, experience points (XP) and gear. Allowing you to level up your character and suit them up with weapons, armor and more. You also have the option to join groups and battle monsters. Completing your habits and dailies now not only benefits you but you’re entire group by helping damage the monster you’re facing. So if you slack off it could hurt the people you’re working with and that’s not something you want in a game like this. If you’re looking for a way to build some new habits or just keep track of them or just a fun game to play. Habitica might be for you, with its fun leveling up and rewards that help you advance in the game while you advance in real life. It just goes to show what powers elements form games can have on our daily lives when used to enhance our enjoyment of the little things. Here is a link to a video on how to use Habitica by Collage Info Geek. His video is a good introduction to the system and how it works. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxxKm7tSL6I 

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    Faitak featured the blog post, First Time - The Forest

    First Time - The Forest

    Posted in Blended Gaming on Friday, 15 May 2015

    So the second episode of my new YouTube show First Time is done and should be live later tonight or tomorrow. First Time is a show in which I take friends into game they have not played or played little off. We then talk about the game while playign it before closing off with a few final thoughts. In this episode of First time I ventured into The Forest with my good friend Richard. Due to some problems with the recording not found out until I went to watcht the fotage we lost audio part way though. Which means this episode took a bit longer then I would haved liked since we had to get a bit more fottage and re-film the ending. Even though I hope you all enjoy it. First Time can be found on our YouTube page https://www.youtube.com/user/blendedgaming

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