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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.

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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Students as Designers: Game Jams!

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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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8 Play-Based Strategies to Engage Youth in Learning

Play is something that comes naturally to young people, so why not enhance their learning opportunities by engaging them to play with purpose?

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A Guide to Game-Based Learning

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5 Ways to Design Effective Rewards for Game-Based Learning

The mindset for game-based learning begins with setting up student expectations for recognition and reward. And remember, this isn't about grades (at least not directly).

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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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K-5 iPad Apps for Applying (Bloom's Revised Taxonomy, Part 3)

An elementary library media specialist reviews apps along the revised Bloom's taxonomy. Apps for Applying are reviewed in this third post of a six-part series.

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The Sound of Learning: Albano Berberi

Assistive technology helps a blind computer science student and devoted gamer pursue his passions.

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K-5 iPad Apps for Evaluating (Bloom's Revised Taxonomy, Part 5)

An elementary library media specialist reviews apps along the revised Bloom's taxonomy. Apps for evaluating Evaluation are reviewed in this fifth post of a six-part series.

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Schools Use Games for Learning and Assessment

Computer simulations are natural learning tools for a generation of video game players.

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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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Gamification in Education

Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis and her high school students are exploring what makes games effective for classroom use. As of this blog, they've come up with six essential elements, but their task is far from complete.

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Game-Based Learning to Teach and Assess 21st-Century Skills

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller considers Game-Based Learning by reviewing some of the popular gaming titles with an educator's eye on enhancing the development of 21st century skills.

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