game-based learning

The Benefits of Paper Prototypes in Games and Learning

The Benefits of Paper Prototypes in Games and Learning

| February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Most games, including digital ones, start with a paper prototype. Students and educators can learn from the process of planning, drawing and creating a game on paper.

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No-Tech Board Games That Teach Coding Skills to Young Children

No-Tech Board Games That Teach Coding Skills to Young Children

| January 28, 2015 | 2 Comments

Programming for young children gets pared down to its analog basics in several board games that teach sequences of commands.

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Beyond Standardized Tests: Existing Tools For Measuring Student Progress

Beyond Standardized Tests: Existing Tools For Measuring Student Progress

| January 6, 2015 | 10 Comments

There are multiple ways to assess a student’s progress besides standardized tests. Here are some alternatives to the existing system, including emotional skills surveys, sampling and government inspections.

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Can a Child’s Creativity and Persistence be Assessed by a Game?

Can a Child’s Creativity and Persistence be Assessed by a Game?

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Researchers are looking into how well “stealth assessments” embedded in video games could help measure less tangible qualities like creativity and persistence.

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Some Struggles Teachers Face Using Games in the Classroom

Some Struggles Teachers Face Using Games in the Classroom

| November 24, 2014 | 3 Comments

Lack of time and administrative support are just some of the obstacles to using games in the classroom.

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

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

| November 12, 2014 | 7 Comments

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

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How to Transform The Odyssey into an Epic Game in Alternate Reality

How to Transform The Odyssey into an Epic Game in Alternate Reality

| October 13, 2014 | 15 Comments

Teachers are discovering that through alternate reality games, students who were not typically motivated kicked into high gear, some laboring into the wee hours at home to untangle a conundrum.

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How Virtual Reality Meets Real Life Learning With Mobile Games

How Virtual Reality Meets Real Life Learning With Mobile Games

| September 17, 2014 | 8 Comments

Games played on mobile devices allow teachers to leverage all the information on the internet along with the lived experiences of people in real life.

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Role-Playing Game Upends College Lecture and Ignites Fire in Students

Role-Playing Game Upends College Lecture and Ignites Fire in Students

| September 16, 2014 | 14 Comments

A complicated role-immersion game has a few college professors handing over control of the classroom to students who are suddenly showing more passion and interest than ever before.

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Games in the Classroom: Overcoming the Obstacles

Games in the Classroom: Overcoming the Obstacles

| September 12, 2014 | 13 Comments

There are ways around every obstacle.

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