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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.

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 . . .

Small, Safe Steps for Introducing Games to the Classroom

To successfully introduce games into your classroom, play them first, make them voluntary, and think of them as tools for differentiation and building classroom culture.

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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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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A New Community and Resources for Games for Learning

Blogger Andrew Miller rolls out Edutopia's new Games for Learning Community with an overview of how gaming has been, and can be, used in educational settings.

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James Gee: What Do Video Games Have to Do with Project-Based Learning?

A conversation between John Larmer and David Ross of the Buck Institute about project based learning, video games, and the work of James Paul Gee.

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James Paul Gee on Learning with Video Games
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James Paul Gee on Learning With Video Games

The gaming expert shares insights into why video games are such effective learning tools.

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Program or Be Programmed

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz explains why students should be encouraged to learn computer programming and suggests ways to capture their interest.

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Use Game-Based Learning to Teach Civics

Blogger Andrew Miller visits the world of game-based learning to help civics students get a feel for how government really works.

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Reflecting on Video Games, Learning and Nutrition

Activist principal Pam Howard talks about the successful nutritional outcome of health-focused gaming software.

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Caine's Arcade & The Global Cardboard Challenge: Celebrating Imagination Around the World

Filmmaker Nirvan Mullick talks about Caine's Arcade and how a nine year old boy with an endless supply of cardboard captured the world's imagination. After such a positive response, the filmmaker is launching a challenge for kids around the world to imagine...

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All Fun & Games? Understanding Learner Outcomes Through Educational Games

A good educational game offers engagement, assessment, and learning, with the game data providing a valuable invisible assessment opportunity for students, teachers, and parents.

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Technology Integration: What Experts Say

Educators and researchers share their views on why technology integration is an important strategy for 21st century classrooms.

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Engaging Students with Technology over the Summer

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz suggests a number of ways that tech-savvy teachers can keep their students engaged in academic thinking over summer vacation.

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Preschoolers in the Digital Sandbox

Assistive tech specialist and guest blogger Tara Jeffs believes that age-appropriate edtech can help preschool learners reach their potential - if these tools are presented in ways that inspire initiative and creativity.

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Digital Youth Portrait: Sam

An avid gamer and video maker believes that digital media is her second life.

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Common Sense Tips for Digital Generation Parents

Five practical pointers from Common Sense Media to help parents understand and manage the lives of their digital kids.

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Game-Based Learning Pinboard

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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