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Game Based Learning

Using gaming strategies in the classroom can be advantageous for problem solving and critical thinking. The following items can be used to help support learning in your classroom.

Game-Based Learning: Resource Roundup

Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and resources on using video games, simulations, and gaming concepts in the classroom.

Made With Play: Game-Based Learning Resources

Resources by Topic: Game-Like Learning Principles Commercial Games in the Classroom Other Edutopia Resources on GBL

Two Useful Game-based Learning Tools for Teachers

August 5, 2015
Game-based learning is a learning trend with an increasing attraction in today’s classrooms. At its core, game-based learning deploys learning principles incorporated in the gaming industry in educational settings. The purpose is to enhance students learning and create optimal learning experiences in and outside classrooms. This is usually done through the use of a variety of hands-on and highly competitive activities geared towards engaging students and motivating them to learn better.

Great Game-based Learning Tools and Apps for Teachers

May 9, 2014
Immersive environments can be good learning vehicles if constructed and used correctly. Here are a set of virtual worlds that use the latest in game mechanics to deliver instruction in fun and interactive ways. Consider them as a supplement to a classroom or for use with students that respond well to such immersion.

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Researches and Resources

Best Practices for Using Games & Simulations in the Classroom – A report from the Software & Information Industry Association.  Download here. (highly recommended reference for facilitating game-based learning).

23 Best Game-Based Education Resources of 2014

When learning becomes a game, it's an enjoyable, effective way for students & teachers. We've curated 23 of the best game-based education resources of 2014.

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Browse Game-Based Learning content selected by the EdTech Update community.

8 Ways to Level Up Game Based Learning in the Classroom

Game based learning in the classroom should not be worksheets with points. It should be engaging, exciting. Here are 8 ways to level up game based learning.

We have lift-off! Socrative PRO is here

Socrative PRO gives you everything you love about the free Socrative app plus a heap of awesome new features. It’s like rocket fuel for assessment.

ABCya! | Educational Computer Games and Apps for Kids

Free Educational Games and Apps for Kids.

Osmo | Play Beyond The Screen

Osmo’s groundbreaking system fosters social intelligence and creative thinking by opening up the iPad to the endless possibilities of physical play.

Gamequarium: Math Games- Pre-Algebra Games

Interactive Pre-Algebra Games

Online Math Games for Kids |

Play with math and give your brain a workout! Math Playground is filled with 100s of math games, logic puzzles, math word problems and step by step videos. Practice addition, multiplication, fractions, problem solving, decimals, algebra, geometry and more. Our learning games are wholesome, fun and challenging.

Teaching with MinecraftEdu

Since late 2011, MinecraftEdu has made its way to thousands of classrooms around the world. It has been used to teach all kinds of skills and subjects from math to foreign languages to social justice to fair trade.

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Today is National Digital Learning Day and PBS LearningMedia’s new survey of teachers shows high interest: “As more educators are adopting technology for a 21st century curriculum, the accessibility of educational content on a variety of platforms is key to bringing lessons to life in classrooms.”

Game-Based Learning

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The Art of Video Games

Meet Georgina Goodlander. She's an exhibition coordinator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She talks about the exhibit and how video games are an art ...

Video Games- Art in Disguise: Tommy Tallarico at TEDxManchesterVillage

Tommy Tallarico is a veritable video game industry icon. As one of the most successful video game composers in history, he has helped revolutionize the gamin...

Can Online Gaming be Educational? Lewis Tachau at TEDxStudioCityED

Lewis Tachau is a 13 year old middle school student and avid online gamer. Lewis enjoys online gaming. In this talk, he explores the educational, social, and...