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Game-Based Learning - A Look at Why & How to use in your Classroom

Game-Based Learning - A Look at Why & How to use in your Classroom | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

“No TV until you finish that level.”

Can you imagine? Recent research shows that video games, once considered public school enemy number one, might just be one of our greatest assets in delivering an effective education.


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 15, 2013 8:47 PM

If you are considering implementing some game-based learning next year, or you would like read about why game-based learning is being used in classrooms check out this post. A wide range are discussed including:

* How game-based learning works

* The hidden learning that may take when playing games

* Results of a survey from teachers whom use game-based learning in their classroom

* The potential drawbacks

Nancy Jones's curator insight, June 19, 2013 7:03 AM

I strongly believe this is a valuable tool for certain types of learning.

Ryan McDonough's curator insight, July 7, 5:02 AM

Providing the pros and cons of game-based-learning, they portray gaming in a positive light. The value of gaming is stated throughout, pinpointing engagement factors and citing statistics to back up their claims. As an avid gamer myself, I don't need stats to prove anything. I know how addicting they can be. If kids can learn when they don't even realize they're learning, it is referred to as "hidden learning". That's the key. If games like Portal  can be played without kids thinkng they're educational games, then that's good news for parents and educators alike. The fact of the matter is Portal is a very challenging puzzle game that requires careful planning and attention to move up levels.

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21st Century Icebreakers: 10 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology

21st Century Icebreakers: 10 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

Are you looking for some new ideas for icebreakers with your students this year? Here are 10 icebreakers that use technology. Begin your school year with an activity that greets the student as a 21st century learner.


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