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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

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.

Strategies to Level Up Learning

The platform model of game-based learning resources can help non-gaming teachers vet appropriate classroom games, provide student performance analytics, and include lesson plan ideas.

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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It's Time to Make Learning Fun Again . . . Even for Adults

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The 8 Minutes That Matter Most

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Incentivizing Your Class: The Engagement-Based Classroom Management Model

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How to Celebrate Pi Day in Your Classroom

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Boss Level: Collaborative Student-Led Learning at Quest to Learn

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4 Best Practices in Implementing GBL

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Engaging Students with Social Game Mechanics

In-class games can build social-emotional, collaboration, and problem-solving skills when they bring students face-to-face for trading, arguing, judging, persuading, guessing, and bluffing.

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Meshing GBL With PBL: Can It Work?

When planning a PBL unit, use GBL elements to teach 21st-century skills, as a modality for lesson content, to differentiate instruction, or with games as products.

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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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Coding for Kids Revisited

Learn about six new or improved resources designed especially to help elementary school students learn and develop coding skills.

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How to Encourage Collaborative Lesson Planning
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There’s No "I" in Teacher: 8 Rules of Thumb for Collaborative Planning

Teachers become learning designers when given the space to collaborate by (among other things) cultivating trust, keeping it simple, and ensuring that it's student relevant.

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Design Challenge: DIY Assistive Game Controllers

Here are four of many possible ways for transforming standard video games into assistive technology tools that students of any ability can enjoy.

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Learning Happens by Doing
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The Boss Level Challenge: Designing and Doing

With passion, timing, desirable goals, strategic alliances, and careful scheduling, Quest to Learn's intensive PBL "Boss Level" challenge can succeed for any school and grade.

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Game-Based Learning Units for the Everyday Teacher

A game-based unit includes structures, themes, and mechanisms for trial and error.

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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.

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Five Future Technologies That Will Shape Our Classrooms

Nick Grantham of FractusLearning describes how five emerging technologies, despite their science fictional nature, might be used in classrooms of the not-too-distant future.

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Incentivizing Your Class: The Engagement-Based Classroom Management Model

Invite your students to participate in a behavioral model that helps them level up with their engagement and attitude -- much like a video game.

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Using Minecraft as an Educational Tool
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The Minecraft Cell: Biology Meets Game-Based Learning

Guest blogger Dan Bloom describes how he used Minecraft to reimagine one of his ninth grade biology labs, and offers four steps toward incorporating the game into any curriculum.

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Big Thinkers on Education

Some of the most compelling visionaries in the world -- from Sir Ken Robinson to Jane Goodall to Martin Scorsese -- are focusing their attention on how to improve education. Get inspired by their big ideas.

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Games in the Mathematics Classrooms: There’s an App for That!

Educational app developer and guest blogger Patrick Feeney looks at what makes a good math gaming app and lists some of his favorite puzzles that engage students while teaching them effectively.

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