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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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  • 3 Math Games You Can Use in Class Today

    These games for upper elementary and middle school students require little to no preparation and reinforce math facts.
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  • Using Digital Escape Rooms to Make Learning Fun

    Students as young as preschool are able to solve engaging learning puzzles, and teachers can use these resources to design their own.
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  • 10 Free Financial Literacy Games for High School Students

    Students can use games to learn money management and financial decision-making.
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  • How to Use Gameplay to Enhance Classroom Learning

    Research shows that using games in teaching can help increase student participation, foster social and emotional learning, and motivate students to take risks.
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  • Using Gamification to Increase Engagement During Hybrid Learning

    Games that take students on a quest can invigorate social studies and strengthen bonds among learners.
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  • Using Student-Generated Questions to Promote Deeper Thinking

    Asking students to create their own questions has a powerful impact on learning. Plus, 5 tips to encourage high-quality questions.
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  • A Guide to Teaching Writing With Minecraft

    Using the popular game in station rotation activities during distance learning is a way to bring an element of play and collaboration to writing assignments.
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  • A Path to Improving Students’ Emotional Intelligence

    Teachers can merge social and emotional learning and student choice to guide students to better understand themselves.
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  • Using Gamification to Ignite Student Learning

    Gamification taps into the power of noncompetitive play and students’ desire to improve their skills.
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  • How to Bring Traditional Games to World Language Classes

    Play is a popular student engagement strategy, and traditional games boost world language learning via an authentic cultural experience.
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  • Game-Based Learning in Middle School Math

    Working with teachers, researchers created free online math games that encourage students to persist in grappling with difficult concepts.
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  • Building Executive Function Skills Can Be Fun

    Teachers can help students improve skills like inhibitory control and cognitive flexibility by explicitly connecting them to popular games—and then letting students play.
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  • Using a Theater Game to Link SEL and Academics

    A social and emotional learning game helps elementary students explore different feelings, and it can be connected to the curriculum.
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  • 5 Classroom Tools to Measure Student Learning

    Formative assessment is a snap with games and other tools that let you see how students answer questions and review material.
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  • Turning Math Into a Game

    Building a sense of play around math problems encourages students to engage and collaborate.
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