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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 Fun Activities to Teach Algebraic Expressions

    Playing games can be a great way to practice or review skills related to algebraic expressions.
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  • Using Board Games to Teach Math to Young Children

    Playing board and card games can improve number sense among children as young as 3—and it’s fun!
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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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  • Review Session Games That Work

    Game-based review sessions can increase student engagement—and are backed by learning science.
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  • 5 Vocabulary Games That Build Content Knowledge

    Engaging games support student understanding of subject-specific vocabulary and help ensure retention of content knowledge.
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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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  • 4 Alternatives to Boring Spelling Drills

    When students get to move, play, and be creative while learning to spell, the lessons are more engaging—and memorable.
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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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  • 7 Teacher-Tested Financial Literacy Lessons That Pull Students In

    From credit score Jenga to the bean game, here’s a starter kit of simple financial literacy ideas to incorporate into everyday classes.
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  • Supporting Student Development With Role-Playing Games

    Playing imaginative games like D&D can help learners acquire skills that are essential in the classroom and beyond.
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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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  • 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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  • Turning Math Into a Game

    Building a sense of play around math problems encourages students to engage and collaborate.
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  • A Stunning Educational Video Game Brings Students Inside Thoreau’s ‘Walden’

    High school students can explore core ideas like self-reliance and civil disobedience as they read ‘Walden’ and engage in the game.
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  • Game-Based Learning in Civics

    Teachers can use games, both physical and digital, to help students build a foundation for understanding complex content.
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