April 21, 2015

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Smart video games can assess kids better than standardized tests, a new book says

  Great piece from the Washington Post about a new book that discusses the attempt to replace standardized testing with video games that embed testing in the game.   Smart video games can assess kids better than standardized tests, a new book says – The Washington Post.

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April 11, 2015

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CUNY Games Network Members Win NSF Grant!

The CUNY Games Network is delighted to share the news that Steering Committee members Kathleen Offenholley (Math) and Frank Crocco (English), as well as Ching Song Wei (Computer Information Systems), all faculty at BMCC, have won a major grant from the National Science Foundation. The $875,794 grant will fund the development of a game-based developmental […]

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March 1, 2015

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A great high school resource that could work well for college

ChangeGamer is a volunteer organization that specializes in finding existing digital games and creating teacher-ready curriculum for those games.  They have games sorted by theme (e.g. energy management, climate change, natural disasters, the environment, politics, economics, history and science), with student activities over 30 games.  See http://www.changegamer.ca/  

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January 27, 2015

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CUNY Games Festival 2.0 Archives

Relive all of your favorite moments from the second annual CUNY Games Festival earlier this month! Over on our conference website we’ve storified the tweets from our CUNY Games Festival #cg2015 hashtag, and uploaded photos from the conference to our flickr account. And we’re adding links to slide decks from the presentations, posters, and game […]

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January 10, 2015

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Counting Down to the CUNY Games Festival

Six more days! Just 6 days until the CUNY Games Festival 2.0: a Conference of Game-based Learning in Higher Education. Six days until the panels, presentations, posters, and game demos arrive at the CUNY Graduate Center in Midtown Manhattan. Are you excited? We’re excited! We’re pleased to be able to keep our ticket sales open […]

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January 4, 2015

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Candyland and the nature of the absurd: great stuff from Existential Comics.

http://existentialcomics.com/comic/58

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December 30, 2014

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Register for the CUNY Games Festival!

Early registration is ending with the new year, so register now for the CUNY Games Festival, which will take place on January 16th! Our schedule of amazing talks/posters/demos/interactive sessions is here: http://gamesfest2015.commons.gc.cuny.edu/schedule/ and registration is here: http://peatix.com/event/56987 We look forward to seeing you there!

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