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Minecraft in the Classroom

Video games being used as educational tools in the classroom has been an oft-discussed topic, and it’s great to see when they are used effectively in real life situations. For example, the classrooms of Hank Lanipher and Amy Yount, two social studies teachers at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School in Washington.  They use Minecraft as

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2013 STEM Video Game Challenge!

The National STEM Video Game Challenge is a multi-year competition that aims to motivate interest in STEM learning among America’s youth by tapping into students’ natural passion for playing and making video games. Join the new faces of game design and start designing today! Visit http://stemchallenge.org/ to learn more or submit your game! Deadline is April 24,

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CGU’s STEAM Journal, Inaugural Issue!

The Claremont Graduate University’s Transdisciplinary Studies program has just released the inaugural issue of their STEAM Journal! A “transdisciplinary, international, theory-practice, peer-reviewed, academic, open access, online journal”, the CGU STEAM Journal serves as a place for scholars and professionals of a variety of disciplines to provide commentary, ideas, and information.  This online journal, with its

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Is Creativity The New “Big Skill”?

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Minecraft in the Classroom

Video games being used as educational tools in the classroom has been an oft-discussed topic, and it’s great to see when they are used effectively in real life situations. For example, the classrooms of Hank Lanipher and Amy Yount, two social studies teachers at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School in Washington.  They use Minecraft as

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2013 STEM Video Game Challenge!

The National STEM Video Game Challenge is a multi-year competition that aims to motivate interest in STEM learning among America’s youth by tapping into students’ natural passion for playing and making video games. Join the new faces of game design and start designing today! Visit http://stemchallenge.org/ to learn more or submit your game! Deadline is April 24,