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Gamification and Game-Based Learning

A list of links on gamification and game-based learning by the AASD cohort.

Game-Based Learning Brings the History of Civilization to Life

Middle school students learn social studies through Historia, a paper-based simulation game that incorporates a world cultures curriculum aligned to state st...

10 Specific Ideas To Gamify Your Classroom -

In today’s classroom, educators are constantly required to mold their teaching methods to give students the best opportunity to succeed. It is not only imperative for students to learn the required material, but also critical that students gain a sense of confidence toward their work, and find motivation to expand their learning.

100 Great Game Based Learning and Gamification Resources |

Lots people want to get started with game based learning, gamification and serious games in their training. We’ve been curating game related content for over a year and a half while conducting our own research and case studies. Here are 100 articles related to games and learning. Some of them are research-based, while others just offer an interesting perspective to spark discussion. Take what you need and share this with a colleague.

Extra Credits - How Games Prepare You for Life - Education: 21st Century Skills

Games give players agency and teach the core 21st century skills of critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity better than any tradition...

10 steps to design successful gamification initiatives

I'm excited to add some gamification elements to some of my units, but I am not really sure where to start. This graphic was helpful by putting it in a step-by-step model

Gamification in the Classroom Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Gamification in the Classroom Infographic presents four gamification techniques that come with small changes, yet bring big results.

Board game for teaching DNA concepts - Hardwicke, Susan B.

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Game-based Learning for K-5

Rainforest Journey, our life science program, uses amazing media from several gifted individuals: Thomas Marent, Jeff Cremer, Michel Roggo, and Steven Senisi. Our thanks to them for greatly enhancing our program.




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Coffee Shop

*Game-based-Learning Example: *A fun little game that can introduce students to some basic economic principles (supply, demand, profit, loss, etc). Sales depend on the weather, your "reputation" (recipe), and how much available stock you have. Playing this once or twice can help students develop a better understanding of what types of things a business has to consider!

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Gamification in the Classroom

Learn how to easily incorporate gamification in your classroom with tons of resources!

Active Learning: True/False Chairs

Really, could I help being nosy when I happened upon Master Teacher Lisa lining up chairs in the hallway? Were her students going to play musical chairs?  This I had to see. How fortuitous to come back early from lunch! My wait wasn't long as eight students filled the middle chairs.  The end polar chairs had…

Manipulatives in Social Studies

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5 Awesome Resources for Badges in the Classroom

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Game Based Learning: Is It Effective Classroom Instruction? | Coffee For The Brain

Game based learning is one method among many that will enhance the classroom learning environment by increasing motivation, increasing opportunities to develop

Using Kahoot! with Learners of Any Age and Subject

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The Top Ten Gamified Productivity Apps

The top ten gamified apps to boost your productivity, become healthier, and even save more money.


This is a nice breakdown of the difference between gamification and game-based learning.

Why Game-Based Learning Engages Students

Game-based learning has the ability to engage and teach students through visual, sensory and interactive scaffolds that build deeper meaning.

Getting the Facts on Game Based Learning

This infographic gives lays out some facts on game based learning and its efficacy. Gamification is a hot topic in the Instructional Design community

4 Ways To Bring Gamification of Education To Your Classroom - Top Hat Blog

Motivate your students and transform your classroom through the gamification of education. Here are 4 examples to get you started!


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ELCC 206 Resources

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Underground Railroad Game {FREEBIE ALERT!}

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