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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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Why Trust Is A Crucial Ingredient in Shaping Independent Learners

Why Trust Is A Crucial Ingredient in Shaping Independent Learners

| November 4, 2014 | 13 Comments

Without trust, students don’t have the space to build the skills they’ll need to learn on their own.

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The Benefits of Students Teaching Students Through Online Video

The Benefits of Students Teaching Students Through Online Video

| November 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

The best student video tutorial creators are sometimes made the kids who’ve struggled the most to understand.

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The Value of Connecting the Dots to Create “Real Learning”

The Value of Connecting the Dots to Create “Real Learning”

| 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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What MOOCs Are Teaching Universities About Active Learning

What MOOCs Are Teaching Universities About Active Learning

| October 30, 2014 | 5 Comments

There’s a lot of skepticism about whether or not MOOCs are “disrupting” higher education, but can they offer important learning opportunities for the institutions themselves?

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Students Tell All: What It’s Like to Be Trusted Partners in Learning

Students Tell All: What It’s Like to Be Trusted Partners in Learning

| October 29, 2014 | 2 Comments

High school students at Science Leadership Academy explain what they value in their education.

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The Thrill of Converting Math-Haters Into Appreciators Through Inquiry

The Thrill of Converting Math-Haters Into Appreciators Through Inquiry

| October 28, 2014 | 2 Comments

Teaching math as intellectual discipline and a creative endeavor could help a generation of students learn to love numbers.

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How Relearning Old Concepts Alongside New Ones Makes It All Stick

How Relearning Old Concepts Alongside New Ones Makes It All Stick

| October 28, 2014 | 4 Comments

Researchers say ‘drill and kill’ approach isn’t just boring — it also stunts student learning.

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What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?

What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?

| October 27, 2014

New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help students better understand and retain information.

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A Problem-Solving Game For Teachers and Administrators

A Problem-Solving Game For Teachers and Administrators

| October 24, 2014 | 11 Comments

A simple game can bring educators together to talk about pain points and observations, and ultimately, find a solution.

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Report Finds Teachers Underutilize Resources for Digital Games in the Classroom

Report Finds Teachers Underutilize Resources for Digital Games in the Classroom

| October 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

A survey reports that most teachers are finding digital games in the classroom through informal means and could benefit from improved training and exposure to resources.

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