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Games for Change Student Challenge is open for submissions

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This winter, middle and high school students in Pittsburgh, Dallas, and New York City public schools are racing to make their own games as part of the Games for Change Student Challenge. The digital game-design competition tasks students (grades 6-12) with creating a playable browser-based game that fits one of three themes: Future Communities, Climate Change, and Local Stories & Immigrant Voices. Using tools like Scratch or U
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Cambridge University hiring ‘Lego professor of play’

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The University of Cambridge is serious about studying the effects of play on learning. With help from the Lego Foundation, the university is searching for its first "professor of play" to lead its new Centre for Research on Play in Education, Development, and Learning—or Pedal for short. “The value of play is relatively under-researched,” Professor Anna Vignoles, the interim di
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Big Bang Legends mobile game teaches physics to kids

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A new mobile game from former Angry Birds developers will teach science topics like atomic composition, nuclear fusion, and the periodic table to kids as young as 4 years old. Big Bang Legends is an upcoming free iOS game from Lightneer, a Finnish studio whose team members worked at Rovio Entertainment, the maker of popular mobile series Angry Birds. This game, which features cute characters to help kids rem
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Webinar: What classroom management techniques work best

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Our next webinar will provide insight into effective classroom management strategies and how they've informed Classcraft's game design. Classcraft co-founder and CEO Shawn Young will lead a one-hour webinar on "What Classroom Management Techniques Work Best." Young created Classcraft in 2013 for his own high school physics classroom. Today, the free online role-playing game is used worldwide across elementary, middle, and high schools as well as
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Games for Change 2017 kicks off July 31 in New York City

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Games for Change has announced the dates for its upcoming Games for Change 2017 Festival. The festival will take place from July 31 - August 1 at The New School's Parsons School of Design in New York City. This is the 14th G4C annual event. G4C is bringing back the three learning tracks from last year's festival: Games for Learning Summit, Neurogaming and Health, and Civics & Social Issues. You can see all our coverage from the 2016
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4th annual ED Games Expo takes place this week in Washington, D.C.

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The fourth annual ED Games Expo kicks off in Washington, D.C., this week and will feature 50 games and developers in the education space. The Institute of Education Sciences Small Business Innovation Research (ED/IES SBIR) program is leading the event, which takes place at the Entertainment Software Associate (ESA) headquarters on Wednesday, December 14. The expo will showcase education learning games and techn