gamification

Zombies, Run! and The Walk cross a pedometer with audiobooks

By Chris Meadows
July 13, 2014 // 1 Comment

Mobile technology is really bringing about some interesting new forms of gaming, isn’t it? Lately I’ve been experimenting with an Android/iOS smartphone game called “Zombies, Run!” while I play Ingress. I had heard from friends that it was a pretty good game, and after finding out that it [...]

Story Cards tablet CCG gamifies reading for K-12 students

By Chris Meadows
March 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

Here’s an intriguing game I just learned about. Educational publisher Amplify, makers of the Amplify Android tablet we covered last year, has come up with a way to gamify classic literature, in the hopes of getting students interested in reading it. Story Cards is a turn-based [...]

Weekend Roundup: Everything you can expect Apple to announce on Monday

By Dan Eldridge
June 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Everything you can expect Apple to announce on Monday (Business Insider) Apple is holding its biggest event of the year, WWDC, on June 10. It’s a developers conference, but Apple usually uses the first day to announce new products and other goodies in a big keynote presentation. So [...]

The Gamification of Books: Good Idea, or Bad?

By libertyc
February 26, 2013 // 1 Comment

There was an interesting article in yesterday’s Morning Links about the ‘gamification’ of books. I had first heard this term in response to the Reading Life feature on the Kobo platform, which awards you ‘badges’ for such activities as reading at a certain time in the [...]

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