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'Second Sight' turns PSP camera into an augmented reality learning tool [update]

We've recently seen augmented reality used in some pretty clever ways in the gaming space, but Sony subsidiary ConnectED has come up with a way to turn real-time graphical overlays into an educational tool. Using a PSP equipped with a camera, the "Second Sight" technology allows tags embedded in...

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Austin Independent School District makes deal to buy more video games for classrooms

We've seen educational video games show up in the classroom before, and it looks like one school district is coming back for more. The Austin Independent School District has ordered up another set of edu-games from a company called Tabula Digita that provides 3D, first-person action-based games...

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New York to open game-focused school this fall

Enrolling in a game-focused school may have been just a dream for us children of the 20th century, but for the kids growing up in the 21st, this fantasy will soon become reality. Quest to Learn is New York's new school for "digital kids" in grades 6 through 12. It uses the "underlying design...

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Philosony: Gamers - natural born learners

Bear with me as I'm about to list all of the games I played for the first time in the past two weeks: Team Fortress 2, Puzzle Quest, Silent Hill: Homecoming, Linger in Shadows, Lego Batman, Warhawk, Supersonic Acrobatic Overly Superlative Adjective Cars, and Motor Storm: Pacific Rift. The last...

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Nintendo sponsors Handheld Learning Conference

Nintendo isn't just teaching people how to play games in Australia. In fact, they're also sponsoring London's Handheld Learning Conference, for the second year in a row. The conference aims to, as one would imagine, instruct people of all ages on how to properly utilize handheld devices. It takes...

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RedHalo helps you learn through your DS

A new way to get your learn on has hit the handheld scene thanks to UK-based company RedHalo. Allowing users to access a "free, ultra-secure, Personal Learning Space," the company is hoping that you'll take time out of surfing the web or playing a game on your handheld device to access their...

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Origami on your DS

TDK is tossing their entry into the tsunami of training games for the Nintendo DS. DS Origami sits comfortably alongside other non-games that teach gardening, skin care, yoga, and language skills. The top screen shows users where to make folds while a controllable video plays on the bottom screen....

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DS English training software increases students' vocabulary

Junior high schools in Kyoto, Japan recently reported a sharp improvement in English language skills thanks to the Nintendo DS. The Yawata Municipal Board of Education distributed DS systems with copies of Chuugaku Eitango Target 1800 DS, an English training program, to English classes across the...

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Video games: the most important part of college

Sure, college is a great place to learn about life and everything, but where does most of that learning really come from? Once you take away the classes you slept through, the boy/girlfriend that you never listened to, and the parties you were too drunk to remember, the only remaining answer is the...

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Am our gaming learning?

Seed Magazine has an interesting article that talks about the effects of Brain Age on your own grey matter, and calls it "entertainment masquerading as neurology." However, there might be more to it than that. The same article talks about a company called PositScience that sells brain training...

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