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.
- Teachers are leveraging the power of gaming to turn even reluctant student writers into enthusiastic storytellers.
- Tying fun goals to standardized test preparation helps students stay focused as they review several months’ worth of content.
- Jordan Shapiro, author of The New Childhood, on the roles of parents and schools in teaching children to use technology through play.
- These 10 free or low-cost apps turn learning math into a game.
- Building a sense of play around math problems encourages students to engage and collaborate.
- Like a story, lessons deserve compelling beginnings and endings. From pop culture connections to finishing with a level-up, here are eight strategies for holding students' attention.
- Formative assessment is a snap with games and other tools that let you see how students answer questions and review material.
- Minecraft is no longer a new tool in the field of game-based learning. Because Minecraft has such open possibilities and potential, teachers have been experimenting with different ways to use it in the classroom for a while now to teach math concepts like ratios and proportions, while others use it to support student creativity and collaboration.
- Playing and building games helps students understand complex systems—including their own systems of thinking.
- Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and resources on using video games, simulations, and gaming concepts in the classroom.
- Borrowing ideas from game construction can help teachers with both assessing student projects and constructing rubrics.
- An hour of coding is a fun beginner’s experiment for teachers or parents to do with kids—these resources make it easy as well.
- Invite your students to participate in a behavioral model that helps them level up with their engagement and attitude -- much like a video game.
- There are several strategies for gamifying your classwork, and they’re not mutually exclusive—you can combine them.
- Use NCAA-style brackets to get your students passionately debating works of literature—or big topics in any subject.