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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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Educational tabletop games: good or bad?

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10 Apps for Math Fluency

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Rubik to the Rescue: The Rubik’s Cube Engages Students in East Harlem

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10 Typing games that rock

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What has the Brain Got to Do With Brain Training?

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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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9 Strategies for Motivating Students in Mathematics

Guest blogger Alfred Posamentier, Dean of Mercy College's School of Education, presents nine intrinsic motivation strategies for engaging students in secondary math classes.

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From Brooklyn Castle to Ivory Tower: A Young Chess Master Celebrates Her Teachers

Rochelle Ballantyne, a junior high chess wizard featured in the film 'Brooklyn Castle,' is now an 18-year-old, full-scholarship, Stanford undergrad reflecting on the ways in which her teachers helped her succeed.

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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.

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Badges and the Common Core

Teacher and edtech leader Matthew Farber proposes integrating gamers' badges as an assessment and motivational model for teaching the Common Core.

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Don't Forget to Play!

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller makes a strong case for why a sense of play and an embrace of failure are both integral parts of the learning process.

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Kurt Squire on Civic Engagement Through Digital Games (Big Thinkers Series)
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Kurt Squire on Civic Engagement Through Digital Games (Big Thinkers Series)

Game-based learning scholar Kurt Squire explores how to leverage young people's interest in social networks, gaming, and new forms of media to foster deeper connections to civic and political life and greater youth involvement in the community.

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The Sound of Learning: Albano Berberi
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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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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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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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Using Minecraft as an Educational Tool
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The Minecraft Cell: Biology Meets Game-Based Learning

Guest blogger Dan Bloom describes how he used Minecraft to reimagine one of his ninth grade biology labs, and offers four steps toward incorporating the game into any curriculum.

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Building Formative Assessment into Game-Based Learning
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How a Classroom Game Becomes an Embedded Assessment

Guest blogger Ross Flatt, a sixth grade teacher at Quest to Learn, demonstrates how studying geography with Galactic Mappers can be a viable strategy for embedding assessment in a classroom game.

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Technology Integration Research Review: Evidence-Based Programs by Subject

Technology integration is a broad umbrella; applications and strategies vary by academic discipline. Edutopia's research analyst reviews subject-specific research and recommends programs for each.

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Video Games in the STEM Classroom

Blogger and teacher Shawn Cornally describes how he came to accept his students' passion for video games and channel some of the titles into his STEM curriculum.

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