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    Here's another great post from South Carolina about how Operation LAPIS is transforming Latin instruction at Dent Middle School!
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    It's nice when an administrator notices the collaboration, tech integration, and free use of the target language (Latin) that Operation LAPIS promotes. It's extra special when the principal takes the time to write about it in the local paper. Kudos to Klara Sands for creating such a great environment for her students at Wayland Middle School in MA.
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    Looking for an additional way to connect with other users of Operation LAPIS? Join the discussion on Facebook today!
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    The Pericles Group co-founder, Roger Travis, discusses the ancient origins of our approach to game-based learning at TEDxUConn.
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    "This relationship between environment-learner-content interaction and transfer puts teachers in the unique position to capitalize on game engagement to promote reflection that positively shapes how students tackle real-world challenges. "
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    Operation LAPIS licenses for the 2013-2014 academic year are now available at the existing rate of $10 per student. All purchases include unlimited use of all materials for the remainder of the 2012-2013 academic year! Visit http://www.practomime.com/lapis/institutional... for more information on how to register your classes today.
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    In case you missed it, here is a great article from our friends at Mindshift. Daniel Pink, on game-based learning, says, "Games have the potential to make math more relevant or engaging, Pink said, but if they lead to standardized thinking about getting to the one right answer, that can be problematic. It’s the carrot and stick thinking vestigial of a bygone era. If the only aim of a game is for points and badges, the game has little benefit for the player. For a game to be compelling and a good source of learning, it should be capable of providing rapid, robust, regular, and meaningful feedback."

    This is something with which we are in total agreement. Badges and points aren't what makes games (loosely defined) great. It's the continuous formative embedded assessment and feedback that keeps us striving for more.
    In case you missed it, here is a great article from our friends at Mindshift. Daniel Pink, on game-based learning, says, "Games have the potential to make math more relevant or engaging, Pink said, but if they lead to standardized thinking about getting to the one right answer, that can be problematic. It’s the carrot and stick thinking vestigial of a bygone era. If the only aim of a game is for points and badges, the game has little benefit for the player. For a game to be compelling and a good source of learning, it should be capable of providing rapid, robust, regular,...
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    When we first launched CARD-tamen™ in 2010, we had to set the price higher than we would have liked because of many different factors related to production of the decks. With the new year, we're excited to announce that we are able to permanently reduce the price for all current versions of CARD-tamen™ -- now 40% off -- to $15 per deck.

    We invite you to explore the rules and controversiae for each of the versions available for purchase on the new practomime.com.

    If you are a fan of the classical world, now is the time to pick up either the Greece or Rome decks. For those in interested in a quality (and straightforward) approach to game-based learning in STEM, be sure to take a look at our Life Science version as well.
    When we first launched CARD-tamen™ in 2010, we had to set the price higher than we would have liked because of many different factors related to production of the decks. With the new year, we're excited to announce that we are able to permanently reduce the price for all current versions of CARD-tamen™ -- now 40% off -- to $15 per deck.

    We invite you to explore the rules and controversiae for each of the versions available for purchase on the new practomime.com.

    If you are a fan of the classical world, now is the time to pick up either the Greece...
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    When we began this adventure in 2010, we built a simple website on the Wordpress platform to get our content together in one place. As we grew, and the content grew, that Wordpress site became unintuitive to navigate and difficult to find relevant information.

    As 2012 draws to a close and 2013 begins, we'd like to thank everyone who has supported us thus far and officially announce the complete redesign of http://www.practomime.com/ rebuilt from the ground up. We are very proud of how the site has turned out and hope that you feel the same way.

    Stay tuned for two more announcements coming tomorrow!
    When we began this adventure in 2010, we built a simple website on the Wordpress platform to get our content together in one place. As we grew, and the content grew, that Wordpress site became unintuitive to navigate and difficult to find relevant information.

    As 2012 draws to a close and 2013 begins, we'd like to thank everyone who has supported us thus far and officially announce the complete redesign of http://www.practomime.com/ rebuilt from...
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    Just a reminder that a full two mission demo of our signature practomimetic learning curriculum, Operation LAPIS, a two-year Latin course is freely available.

    In addition to the curriculum, we also have an App in the Edmodo App store for teachers utilizing Operation LAPIS in their classroom. Designed to compliment the course, the app allows for quick posting of all of the LAPIS missions from an easy to use interface.

    For more information on Operation LAPIS, including how to request the free trial, follow the link below.
    • Mr. Ballestrini - We have in the past. We've also given presentations at some of the major annual meetings (and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future.)

      • Nov 15, 2012
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      • Mrs. Dougherty - are there any teachers who are currently using LAPIS that would be willing to email with me regarding their experience? my email is tdougherty@soudertonsd.org

        • Oct 27, 2013
      • Mr. Ballestrini - Hi Mrs. Dougherty, if you send me an email (kevin@practomime.com), I can give you the Edmodo group code to join the Operation LAPIS User's group. That will be the place to ask this question :)

        • Oct 27, 2013
    • The Pericles Group - We're announcing a Request for Proposals -- English, Math, and Social Studies/History teachers! Join the TPG team and design a practomimetic course!

      • May 16, 2012
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    We're announcing a Request for Proposals -- English, Math, and Social Studies/History teachers! Join the TPG team and design a practomimetic course!
    • Mrs. Brasgalla - I am interested in creating a proposal. When will you have submission information available?

      • Jun 6, 2012
    • The Pericles Group - Hi there! Feel free to send an email to Roger (roger@practomime.com) to talk about the proposal.

      • Jun 7, 2012
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    In the wake of all the interest that the official launch generated, we've decided to put together a 2 Mission trial, free of charge, to any one who would like to give Operation LAPIS a test run before the end of the year. Information on Operation LAPIS and how to sign up for the trial are located on the attached link.
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    On this date, 44 BCE, the Roman world was forever changed. Today, the Ides of March mark the beginning of something new. We are pleased to launch the classroom version of Operation LAPIS, our two-year game-based introductory course in the Latin language and in Roman culture. For more details, including availability and pricing, see the official announcement:
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    A short piece on one of the powerful affordances of game-based learning.
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    On the development of CARD-tamen Rome, our signature card game.
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    A visual introduction to what practomimetic learning looks like in action via Operation LAPIS.
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    A wonderful introduction to Operation LAPIS, our game-based Latin curriculum, written by Nathan Maton at KQED's Mindshift.
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Founded in 2010, The Pericles Group, LLC, provides game-based (in our terms, practomimetic) learning solutions for learners, teachers, and administrators in a wide range of situations and disciplines.

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