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"From the Ted Talk by Gabe Zichermann: How games make kids smarter"

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What this all ptoins to is a frtuue that looks pretty different from the world we live in today. Generation G and those driving the gamification meme forward, are advocating for a different world. It's a world in which things move at ftsaer pace than they did for you and me. It's a world in which there are rewards everywhere for atcions that people take. The rewards don't always have to be cash rewards. They can be mningfeaul status rewards, meaningful acescs rewards, meaningful power rewards. A world in which there's extensive cooavbalilrte play. This is one of the things that gioenatren G does so much differently than even my generation. I remember going to school and teachers struggling to come up with exercises that we could do as a team, that would be graded as a team. In the end, those group exercises always boiled down to an individual score, which distorted the way that people behaved. But, Generation G plays a lot of games that are purely collaborative, in which there is gruop value. This will also afceft our world in untold ways.

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What this all ______ to is a ______ that looks pretty different from the world we live in today. Generation G and those driving the gamification meme forward, are advocating for a different world. It's a world in which things move at ______ pace than they did for you and me. It's a world in which there are rewards everywhere for _______ that people take. The rewards don't always have to be cash rewards. They can be __________ status rewards, meaningful ______ rewards, meaningful power rewards. A world in which there's extensive _____________ play. This is one of the things that __________ G does so much differently than even my generation. I remember going to school and teachers struggling to come up with exercises that we could do as a team, that would be graded as a team. In the end, those group exercises always boiled down to an individual score, which distorted the way that people behaved. But, Generation G plays a lot of games that are purely collaborative, in which there is _____ value. This will also ______ our world in untold ways.

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  2. meaningful
  3. points
  4. collaborative
  5. faster
  6. actions
  7. generation
  8. future
  9. affect
  10. group

Original Text

What this all points to is a future that looks pretty different from the world we live in today. Generation G and those driving the gamification meme forward, are advocating for a different world. It's a world in which things move at faster pace than they did for you and me. It's a world in which there are rewards everywhere for actions that people take. The rewards don't always have to be cash rewards. They can be meaningful status rewards, meaningful access rewards, meaningful power rewards. A world in which there's extensive collaborative play. This is one of the things that Generation G does so much differently than even my generation. I remember going to school and teachers struggling to come up with exercises that we could do as a team, that would be graded as a team. In the end, those group exercises always boiled down to an individual score, which distorted the way that people behaved. But, Generation G plays a lot of games that are purely collaborative, in which there is group value. This will also affect our world in untold ways.

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