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Game-Based Learning

Get tips, techniques, and tools that apply the principles of game design to the learning process -- a dynamic way to engage learners and help educators assess learning.

Epic Fail or Win? Gamifying Learning in My Classroom

A teacher shares how she gamified classroom learning (including turning assignments into quests, and encouraging students to mod them), along with what worked and what didn't.

A Guide to Game-Based Learning

A quick look at game modalities can help you approach game-based learning via single- or multiplayer, one-time or persistent, game or simulation . . .

Using Gaming Principles to Engage Students

Improve your grasp of instructional design by looking at five game design dynamics and applying them to how you build curriculum and run your class.

Made With Play: Game-Based Learning Resources

Edutopia's Made With Play series takes a look at game-like learning principles in action and commercial games in real classrooms -- and offers tips and tools for bringing them into your own practice.

Game-Based Learning: Resource Roundup

Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and resources on using video games, simulations, and gaming concepts in the classroom.

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Epic Fail or Win? Gamifying Learning in My Classroom

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Imagine This: Creative Play and 21st-Century Learning

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48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers

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An Unprecedented Opportunity for Educational Equity

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Imagine This: Creative Play and 21st-Century Learning

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Interactive Fiction in the Classroom

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Game-Based Learning Pinterest Board

Visit a curated collection of resources for game-based learning on Edutopia's pinboard on Pinterest, including tips, guides, blog posts, articles, infographics, and more.

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Interactive Fiction in the Classroom

As a classroom tool, interactive fiction sharpens close reading and writing, and logical and critical thinking. It also reinforces systems and design thinking skills.

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Epic Fail or Win? Gamifying Learning in My Classroom

A teacher shares how she gamified classroom learning (including turning assignments into quests, and encouraging students to mod them), along with what worked and what didn't.

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Imagine This: Creative Play and 21st-Century Learning

Reimagine learning through play, whether children or students are building with recycled materials, playing social justice or health-themed games, or growing their own garden.

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Reconnecting Adults With Playful Learning

Creativity and self-expression are the keys to helping adults understand how playful learning can enrich the experience of the children in their world.

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How to Celebrate Pi Day in Your Classroom

Just in time for Pi Day, here's a resource for games, videos, and information to help your students have fun with this amazing mathematical concept.

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Digital Learning Day: Resource Roundup

The fourth annual Digital Learning Day will be on March 13, 2015. We’ve compiled some useful resources to help you celebrate the day with your class and support digital learners all year long.

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Game Face On: Gamification for Engaging Teachers in PD

By gamifying their school's PD, two educators motivated and engaged their faculty to master the challenges of learning how to teach in a 1:1 environment.

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The 8 Minutes That Matter Most

Like a story, lessons deserve compelling beginnings and endings. From pop culture connections to finishing with a level-up, here are eight strategies for holding students' attention.

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10 Apps for Math Fluency

Edutopia blogger Monica Burns reviews ten apps, many available for both iOS and Android, that encourage math fluency by engaging elementary students with games to amuse as well as teach.

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9 Strategies for Motivating Students in Mathematics

Guest blogger Alfred Posamentier, Dean of Mercy College's School of Education, presents nine intrinsic motivation strategies for engaging students in secondary math classes.

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K-5 iPad Apps for Remembering (Bloom's Revised Taxonomy, Part 1)

An elementary library media specialist reviews apps along the revised Bloom's taxonomy. Apps for Remembering are covered in this first post of a six-part series. (Updated 10/2013)

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Digital Learning Day: Resource Roundup

The fourth annual Digital Learning Day will be on March 13, 2015. We’ve compiled some useful resources to help you celebrate the day with your class and support digital learners all year long.

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Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom

Blogger Andrew Miller explores ways to bring game-based learning to the classroom using Minecraft.

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48 Ultra-Cool Summer Sites for Kids and Teachers

Ed tech coach Keith Ferrell provides a list of no less than 48 websites to keep kids and teachers happy, productive and learning all summer.

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