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Stealth Assessment: Measuring and Supporting Learning in Video Games

An approach to performance-based assessments that embeds assessments in digital games in order to measure how students are progressing toward targeted goals. To succeed in today's interconnected and complex world, workers need to be able to think systemically, creatively, and critically. Equipping K-16 students with these twenty-first-century competencies requires new thinking not only about what should be taught in school but also a...

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More Simple Chess: Moving on from the basics

Most experts agree that to reach a high standard at chess, one must not only be able to calculate properly but also master the many positional points of the game. However, while tactical ability is clear-cut and can be improved simply by the continual practice of puzzles, learning the finer points of positional play that come so naturally to Grandmasters can seem like a frightening task for the less experienced player. In this book, ...

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King's Indian

The famous Grandmaster Victor Bologan (Elo 2690) offers a complete Black repertoire based on "probably the most romantic response to 1 d4" (Bologan) - the King's Indian Defence. He explains the concept of the book as follows: "I have tried to reveal to you the true spirit of the King's Indian Defence - to uncover for you its secrets and to show you its typical resources. The Yugoslavian "Chess Encyclopedia" devotes almost a half of V...

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Gary Kasparov's on My Great Predecessors

The battle for the World Chess Championship has witnessed numerous titanic struggles that have engaged the interest not only of chess enthusiasts but of the public at large. The chessboard is the ultimate mental battleground and the world champions themselves are supreme intellectual gladiators. This magnificent compilation of chess from the mid-20th century forms the basis of the second part of Garry Kasparov's long-awaited definiti...

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Draconomicon: Chromatic Dragons

All about the most popular monsters of D&D--the dragons! Draconomicon I: Chromatic Dragons describes several varieties of dragons, including red, blue, green, black, and white dragons, as well as three completely new chromatic dragons. This sourcebook gives details of each dragon's powers, tactics, myths, lairs, servitors, and more. In addition, this book provides new information about draconic nations (such as Arkhosia) and orga...

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Final Fantasy Origins Official Strategy Guide

Conquer Two Classic RPGs, with One BradyGames Strategy Guide! BradyGames¿ FINAL FANTASY ORIGINS Official Strategy Guide provides complete walkthroughs for both FINAL FANTASY¿ and FINAL FANTASY¿ II. Unstoppable boss strategy. All-inclusive bestiary, area maps, and detailed item and weapon lists. Game secrets and all side quests and mini-games revealed!

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Game Design Theory: A New Philosophy for Understanding Games

Despite the proliferation of video games in thetwenty-first century, the theory of game design is largely underdeveloped, leaving designers on their own to understand what games really are. Helping you produce better games, Game Design Theory: A New Philosophy for Understanding Games presents a bold new path for analyzing and designing games. The author offers a radical yet reasoned way of thinking about games and provides a holistic...

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Signature Series Strategy Guide

Play "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" and win. Be prepared for anything with this guide. "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Signature Series Strategy Guide" features a complete step-by-step walkthrough of each single-player mission in the game. You can find detailed maps which call out intel locations, alternate routes, flanking manoeuvres and more. There's in-depth multiplayer coverage including custom maps showing vital locations in e...

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Sine requie anno XIII

Il gioco è ambientato in un 1957 alternativo, nel quale durante il D-Day il 6 giugno 1944, i morti tornarono in vita. Questa data viene ricordata come "Il Giorno del Giudizio". Statunitensi e inglesi interruppero lo sbarco in Normandia e si ritirarono oltre la manica dopo che le truppe arrivate sulla spiaggia oltre alla resistenza tedesca trovarono quella degli zombi. Molti stati non ebbero la forza di fronteggiare la violenza di que...