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As Lisa Guernsey of Slate Magazine writes about her daughter’s obsession with Minecraft, it’s worth taking a look at the concept of educational gamification. Strictly speaking, the idea is more than simply allowing students to play games in class. More appropriately, educators interested in the concept are encouraged to think about introducing game-like features into curriculum in order to stimulate the habits that games tend to induce. MIT’s Education Arcade writes: “Game players regularly exhibit persistence, risk-taking, attention to detail, and problem solving, all behaviors that ideally would be regularly demonstrated in school.”