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Extra Credits EDU Channel Officially Launched on Steam

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Games can be a huge boon in the classroom—or not. It’s not always easy for teachers to find good games. Even if a game is a good learning tool, teachers may need help and training to deploy the game in the classroom. Today the Extra Credits website announced the official launch of their new curation channel, Extra Credits EDU, on Steam. The channel’s aim is to help teachers unlock the huge educational potential of games in the classroom. (The channel has been in beta testing for a while.) Read More

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[Podcast] Gaming With the Moms #15: What Is the Mother of All Apps?

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This week it’s all the video game news and rumors with gaming moms Nicole Tanner and Linda Breneman. Plus lovely and brilliant young ‘uns Simone de Rochefort and Keezy Young. Everything from summer sales of games that teach us math to Russian billionaires who may be risking all our lives by contacting aliens—we have it all!

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School’s Out and Video Game Summer Sales Are In

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Summer is in full swing—and let’s be real, by now you might be getting kind of sick of it. Isn’t it time to send the kids back to school yet? Aren’t their spongey little brains getting soft and useless in this oppressive heat? Haven’t we already been to the beach, like, three times this week. Relax. Just because there’s a little sun doesn’t mean they need to be out in it 24/7.

There are a few video game summer sales, but they don’t all include educational games.

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[Podcast] Gaming With the Moms #11: Let Me Rub Your Face

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Welcome to Gaming With The Moms, the podcast about gaming with families! Host and Managing Editor of Pixelkin Nicole Tanner takes us through the gaming news of the week. She is joined by Pixelkin staff Simone de Rochefort and Courtney Holmes (filling in for Linda Breneman), and Jenna Hoffstein, creator of the awesome math game The Counting Kingdom. Check out the interview we published with Jenna last February.

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[Podcast] Gaming With the Moms #8: Pointless Games That Give Us Hats

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Welcome to episode 8 of Gaming With the Moms! Host and Pixelkin Managing Editor Nicole Tanner leads the conversation, this week with the beautiful and talented Matthew Johnston, a 20-year veteran of the video game industry and Audio Innovation Designer at Microsoft. Matthew is not a mom, but he’s a dad! (And his 8-year-old son apparently is very smart about a lot of things.) This week we cover the crucial question of whether there is a bubble forming in the smart toy market—and lots, lots more.

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