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Trends in Ed, 12. 22.2010: College interview app 

Options for College has created the Entoview College Edition app to prepare high school students who have never experienced a formal interview to be ready for the moment that may determine what the next four years of their lives may be like. The content was written by Entoview expert Keith Berman, a certified educational planner …

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Gaming for Good 

Games make headlines.  They do more than intrigue; they endear themselves to us, giving grown-ups opportunities to re-imagine or re-live in the virtual world the "play" lost to adolescence. Maybe that's too biblical an explanation for gaming's appeal. Reasons aside, the political debates of the early 2000s about violent video games, which spilled out of …

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Etch a Sketch 5.0 

While South Dakota, Indiana, and a handful of other states have yet to implement any state funding whatsoever for pre-K programs, early childhood education seems to be a growing priority elsewhere. Although ten states did in fact reduce support for pre-K education in 2010, twenty-two are committed to ensuring that children arrive at the first …

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Sports of a Smarter Sort 

With the World Cup starting, soccer enthusiasts, sport aficionados, and anyone who keeps even mildly abreast of developments in the sporting world are bound to rehash the all-too-familiar conversation about the relationship between sports and youth learning and development. With an event of such size and magnitude, newspapers and media outlets that typically relegate such …

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Learning Apps For Kids 

Pocket solutions for learning: What PBS kids research has found about cell phone applications and behaviors using mobile devices. This article covers the release that PBS KIDS recently announced initial results of a study on the educational benefits of mobile gaming apps in conjunction with the 7th Annual Games for Change Festival (G4C) in New …

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Avatars in Education 

80% of the worlds active Internet users will be in a virtual world by the end of 2011 (Gartner,2007). According to analyst firm Gartner predicts that by 2013, 70% of companies will have issued their employees guidelines on how virtual avatars involved in company business should act and dress. Avatars and virtual interactions are becoming …

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Video Game Badge for Boy Scouts 

Boy Scouts can now earn a new "belt loop" badge for video-gaming. While it's not technically a full-fledged merit badge, the newly offered  badge has sparked a debate in the online mediasphere. An executive of Boy Scouts of America said that the decision was made to keep their system "current and relevant" but still not …

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Multiplayer Educational Game Tournaments (MEGs) 

Trend: Educational Serious Games Tabula Digita, an educational game design company, responsible for the DimensionM online multiplayer math game series, has been hosting MEGABOWL events bringing elementary and middle school students against their classmates and students from other schools to compete in game tournaments. Tabula Digita has staged tournaments in New York City, Austin, Texas, …

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