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The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning

The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning

The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning explains key ideas in game-based learning, pedagogy, implementation, and assessment. This guide makes sense of the available research and provides suggestions for practical use.

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A Third Grader’s Plea For More Game-Based Learning

A Third Grader’s Plea For More Game-Based Learning

One student speaks up about his experience of video games in the classroom.

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| November 14, 2014 | 7 Comments

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Research Shows Gains in ST Math Use

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| November 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

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How to Build a Better MOOC

| November 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

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How Digital Games Help Teachers Make Connections to Lessons and Students

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| November 7, 2014 | 6 Comments

Teachers finding the most success are good at creatively connecting the game back to the curriculum, while allowing it to maintain the qualities of a good game.

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| November 6, 2014 | 6 Comments

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| November 4, 2014 | 13 Comments

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| November 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

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| October 31, 2014 | 11 Comments

A Philadelphia center puts making connections between concepts and experiences central to the creative process for student-driven learning.

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