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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.

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.

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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Video Games: Using Technology to Create a New Paradigm

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Video Games: Using Technology to Create a New Paradigm

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Report from EduBloggerCon at ISTE11: Trends and Tools

News from this year includes student-centered narratives, open-source digital learning toolkits, flipped classrooms and more.

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Making Lessons Come Alive in the Classroom with the Xbox Kinect

How one educator uses the popular video game platform to increase student engagement.

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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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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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Teach At-Risk Students in Leadership and Language Arts with. . . World of Warcraft?

Edutopia blogger Todd Finley speaks with IT coordinator Lucas Gillispie about his pioneering work with incorporating MMORPGs into the public school curriculum.

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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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Lessons from the Field: Teaching Foundational Life Skills Through Baseball

Kevin Christofora, President of the Woodstock Little League, makes a clear case for how the game of baseball is an opportunity for teaching children a number of foundational life skills.

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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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At-Risk Students Make Multimedia

A team of college professors and K-12 teachers discovers how building video games can elevate student performance.

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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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