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    Education: How Games Help Your Academic Achievement Education: How Games Help Your Academic Achievement

    Education: How Games Help Your Academic Achievement

Education: How Games Help Your Academic Achievement

Approach the education system in a progressive, yet open innovative manner, introducing the power of “Gamification” within the education system as it exists today might just be the next best step to take. The education system is at the core already a game: you earn points (Grades) you get challenges (Exams) there are levels (For example: first to second grade is leveling up). Feedback In the current education system you’ll get lectures about a certain subject for weeks and weeks, closing the subject with a formal exam that will measure how much you know. Or how much you still remember from the last minute studying the day and/or night before. Splitting the subjects into smaller pieces, making them true “challenges” that you can accomplish very quickly one after the other would allow the players to go through the materials at their own pace. Adapting gradually to the complexity and difficulty of the subject, applying their newly discovered skills and/or tools for the next challenge. Engage A goal to engage users is by getting players to acknowledge their achievements! This is a very visual and audible sign indicating that the player was intrinsically motivated and is proud about his/her achievement. It is this kind of motivation that will trigger the urge of the player to continue towards the next challenge that is slightly more difficult to go through. Don’t Forget Social Media Of course it is not only the challenge concept and allowing people to fail that will motivate them to play, that would be too easy in this complex world we live in. The most important part here is to come up with the right “story” that incorporates the challenges and all other game-elements. Without a good story, the players [...]

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    Words of Wisdom and Service Work Words of Wisdom and Service Work

    Words of Wisdom and Service Work

Words of Wisdom and Service Work

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. —Aristotle If you don’t like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time. —Marian Wright Edelman You must be the change you wish to see in the world. —Mahatma Gandhi Imagine what a harmonious world it could be if every single person, both young and old, shared a little of what he is good at doing. —Quincy Jones We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say “It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.” Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes. —Mr. Rogers Related articles When Did We Forget the Purpose of Education? 2013-The Year of Uncommon Wisdom Spelman College WISDOM Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Ministry Conference and Book Launch Words of Wisdom

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    Go Mobile or Go Home: Integrating social media into your classroom Go Mobile or Go Home: Integrating social media into your classroom

    Go Mobile or Go Home: Integrating social media into your classroom

Go Mobile or Go Home: Integrating social media into your classroom

Going Mobile is not just “going” it is living…. It was during the election that I began to notice a strange cramp in my fingers. I had spent the majority of the day texting, tweeting and emailing from my smartphone, using my thumbs (the appendages that distinguish man from beast mind you) to dictate my world. When it was time to do real work on my computer, the keypad looked daunting, as if I were trying to translate hieroglyphics from ancient times. I stretched out each finger, straining with each tap to reach the appropriate key. This misfortune had me wondering, will I ever fully recover? Will my ten fingers ever be as lucid as they were several years ago, before going mobile was such a trend?   Going mobile is not just a trend; it is a lifestyle change, a metamorphosis of mind, body and emoticons. According to a recent poll, 17% of all adult cell owners who are “cell-mostly internet users,” which means that they only use their mobile devices to navigate the web, are relying on their phones for all their Internet connections. This number might shock some and mystify others, but get this: Nearly half of all 18-29 year olds (45%) who use the internet on their smart phones do most of their online browsing on their phones. So what will it take to migrate these users back to the computer screen? The 17% who are strictly mobile claim the reason they do so is out of convenience, or the 4 G’s: Google, games, geography and gesturing or the ability to access the web with a 4g network. But the reality is with technology advancing at such a rapid pac It has become [...]

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    A day in the life of a high school student A day in the life of a high school student

    A day in the life of a high school student

A day in the life of a high school student