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What motivates you to use GBL strategies in the classroom?

What motivates you to use GBL strategies in the classroom?

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Hi All! My name is Erica Holan. I'm currently a PhD in Education student at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. My dissertation research focuses on the teacher perspective on the use of game-based pedagogy in the classroom. I would love to hear from some of you regarding WHY you believe in utilizing games for learning or game-based-learning principles in your classroom settings. Are any of you gamers yourselves? Do you believe in the research studies that tote the benefits of GBL? Does your PLN recommend GBL and that's why you have your kids use and/or create their own games in the classroom? Any and all answers appreciated! Erica

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Elana Leoni
Director of Social Media Strategy and Marketing @Edutopia, edcamp organizer

Hi Erica!

Thanks for your post -- I'll reach out to Andrew, who's the facilitator for this group about your question. Although he won't say it, he's one of the leading voices for GBL in education.

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Andrew Miller
Instructional Coach at Shanghai American School

Are you on twitter? I recommend reaching out using the #gbl hashtag, you will see lots of great resources. In terms of teachers, I recommend looking at the work of Peggy Sheehy and Lucas Gillispe, and Joel Level. Also, iCivics has some videos where teachers talk about the why, and the engagement factor.
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