George Lucas Educational Foundation Celebrating our 25th Anniversary!

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.

PrintPrint
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Share
Game controller attached to a blackboard

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.

Illustration of a wind-up brain

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.

Discuss

Pokemon Go... and Global Success Skills?

Last comment 3 weeks 6 hours ago
6 71 16,529 views

Pokemon Go... and Global Success Skills?

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 12:00
6 71 16,529 views

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

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 14:52
15 2,901 43,851 views

10 Typing games that rock

Mon, 05/26/2014 - 00:28
7 1,763 views

Browse

Older girl pointing at something in a net held by a younger girl in a forest
blog

Reconnecting Adults With Playful Learning

Creativity and self-expression are the keys to helping adults understand how playful learning can enrich the experience of the children in their world.

2 1,799 3,966 views
Illio of Pi with math symbols
blog

How to Celebrate Pi Day in Your Classroom

Just in time for Pi Day, here's a resource for games, videos, and information to help your students have fun with this amazing mathematical concept.

5 1,055 7,273 views
Illio of a man wearing a top hat, glasses, moustache, and bow tie
blog

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.

3 450 4,554 views
A photo of a speaker at the iPadalooza conference.
blog

It's Time to Make Learning Fun Again . . . Even for Adults

Bring professional development events to life with Interactive Learning Challenges, which merge collaboration, interactivity, and problem solving in a hands-on environment for learning technology.

19 5,168 37,020 views
An illustration of someone playing a video game with an old-school joystick.
blog

Strategies to Level Up Learning

The platform model of game-based learning resources can help non-gaming teachers vet appropriate classroom games, provide student performance analytics, and include lesson plan ideas.

365 5,950 views
A photo of 2 elementary-school boys going under a limbo bar.
blog

Incentivizing Your Class: The Engagement-Based Classroom Management Model

Invite your students to participate in a behavioral model that helps them level up with their engagement and attitude -- much like a video game.

7 6,776 78,668 views
A photo of a middle-school student working on a tablet.
blog

4 Best Practices in Implementing GBL

For successful gamification, build the excitement, use the data you collect, make the game fun for all students, and never underestimate the value of play.

3 1,855 8,374 views

Pages

blog

Coding for Kids Revisited

Learn about six new or improved resources designed especially to help elementary school students learn and develop coding skills.

7 4,424 25,816 views
The Sound of Learning: Albano Berberi
video

The Sound of Learning: Albano Berberi

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

4 50 24,492 views
blog

K-5 iPad Apps for Analyzing (Bloom's Revised Taxonomy, Part 4)

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

2 43 23,829 views
blog

March Madness Meets AP Lit

Guest blogger Brian Sztabnik uses the NCAA bracketing model to whip his AP Lit class into a literature-embracing frenzy as they rank their votes to determine the best poem or novel they've read all year.

9 2,816 22,285 views
blog

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.

13 1,342 22,064 views
Using Games for Classroom Assessment
blog

Using Games for Assessment

While assessment is built into some games, teachers can assess learning after gameplay by having students create a mod or strategy guide, or develop game scenarios.

4,074 21,623 views
blog

Game-Based Learning in Practice

Teacher and edtech leader Matthew Farber shows what game-based learning looks like in practice when applied to middle school classrooms.

12 269 21,402 views

Pages