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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.

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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.

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.

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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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Action Video Gameplay: Benefits and Dangers

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10 Apps for Math Fluency

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New Tools for Interactive Fiction and Engaged Writing

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The Educational Potential of Pokémon Go

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New Tools for Interactive Fiction and Engaged Writing

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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

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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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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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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An Unprecedented Opportunity for Educational Equity

Neurologist, teacher and Edutopia blogger Judy Willis looks at the opportunities for educational equity presented by the possibilities of digital and online learning.

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Addiction vs. Reflection: Unlocking the Potential of Games

Adam Timothy of the Lost in Learning Project offers a compelling examination of why video gaming could revolutionize education - and why it hasn't happened yet.

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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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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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Games in Education: Teacher Takeaways

Matt Farber shares his observations from the Games in Education symposium, where he learned about students as designers, assessment possibilities, and adaptive video games.

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