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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.

Reinventing the Science Fair with Portal 2 Puzzle Maker

STEM teacher Don LaBonte uses the Portal 2 Puzzle Maker to engage his students in demonstrating math and science problems through game design.

Teaching Ethics and Narrative . . . With Violent Video Games?

A Norwegian high school risks - and succeeds at - using violent video games to engage literature and religious studies classes with core material.

Kinect in the Classroom

PBL and game-based learning expert Andrew Miller shares some benefits of using the Microsoft Kinect game in the classroom, as well as some tips and resources for building lessons.

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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A Neurologist Makes the Case for the Video Game Model as a Learning Tool

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

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Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom

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Students Design Games and Software Tools to Tackle Real-World Problems

Blogger Suzie Boss highlights the students and their winning projects at this year’s Microsoft Imagine Cup.

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Using the Video Game Model in the Classroom

Blogger Mary Beth Hertz shares her experience in applying gaming concepts to her classroom practices.

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A Neurologist Makes the Case for the Video Game Model as a Learning Tool

Blogger Judy Willis MD was a neurologist before she became a teacher; she shares some insights about how the brain responds to video games.

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Using Farmville to Teach Standards

How teachers can use Zynga's Farmville as an educational tool in the classroom.

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National Educational Technology Plan: Your Questions Answered

Blogger Audrey Watters demystifies the National Educational Technology Plan & the U.S. DOE answers your top five questions.

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Teaching Tools: Using Online Simulations and Games

Online simulations and games are a new frontier for many classroom teachers.

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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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Digital Youth Portrait: Nafiza
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Digital Youth Portrait: Nafiza

An active participant in New York City's Global Kids organization, Nafiza explores international issues through gaming and virtual worlds.

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The Gamification of Education: What School Can Learn from Video Games

Terrell Heick of TeachThought.com leads a guided tour through the evolution of gaming and hints at how students can customize their own educational experience.

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How Fourth Graders Are Achieving World Peace

Author and global ed adviser Homa Tavangar reflects on 4th grade teacher John Hunter's new book about his 30 years of teaching the World Peace Game.

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Stars, Sparkles and Praise: Motivation in Kids' Apps?

Teacher and education director Carolina Nugent looks at the assumptions and realities about educational apps and software for children.

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Students Design Games and Software Tools to Tackle Real-World Problems

Blogger Suzie Boss highlights the students and their winning projects at this year’s Microsoft Imagine Cup.

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The GlassLab: A New GBL Initiative

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller speaks with Michael John of the Games Learning and Assessment Lab (GlassLab) about the next wave of Game-Based Learning.

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Games Can Make "Real Life" More Rewarding

Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz reflects on author Jane McGonigal's suggestion that a game-based view of real life opens the door for new incentive to improve and succeed.

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