New movement in the classroom to put play back in education

The new PlayMaker school in Los Angeles is using gaming technology to teach curriculum.

Maybe play isn’t the opposite of work but synonymous with it.  There is a growing body of scientific evidence, reviewed here by the University of Georgia, showing education is not the same as disinterested drudgery: For children and adults, “play is an important mediator for learning and socialization throughout life.”

 

 

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WORD-ROULETTE educates as it entertains the whole family

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WORD-ROULETTE® is a word board game that uses a modified roulette wheel, multiple balls and game work sheets for huge amounts of family fun and interplay. Creator Tony Aceti is bringing his game to the DaVinci Inventor Showcase to show it off to the world and do his best to make it a household name.

After the jump Tony talks about his product, the trials and difficulties of producing a game today and where he wants his product to go…

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Play That Sends The Audience To Sleep – And Then Wakes Them Up For Breakfast

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‘Lullaby’ is a pro sleep theater play.

It is probably the first show in stage history where the audience is actually supposed to fall asleep. Theatre company Duckie is to stage an all-night sleepover where ticket-holders arrive, change into their pyjamas and clamber into a single, double or even triple bed for a 90-minute show of “soothing storytelling and choral cradle song”.

Less than eight hours later, the audience will be woken in time for breakfast…

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IBM Unveils Innovations That Will Change Our Lives In The Next Five Years

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Unveiled today, the third annual “IBM Next Five in Five” is a list of innovations that have the potential to change the way people work, live and play over the next five years.

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