Game making is one way to create a space where students are empowered to freely experiment with their own way of framing ideas and choosing perspectives. In this way, game making is tantamount to project-based learning.
By: Melissa DeRosier, Ph.D. Social skills are often overlooked as a key part of the student success equation, but evidence suggests that positive social skills, such as emotion management, conflict resolution, empathy, and the ability to assess...
Engaging Classroom Tool Encourages Students to Take Ownership of Learning & Move From “Learner to Leader”! Kahoot! was launched in 2013 as a game-based classroom response system.... [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.
From Angry Birds to Minecraft, gaming holds extraordinary potential for today’s students Gaming. It’s more than a buzzword in today’s schools, but it still sometimes carries a stigma–is gaming really an effective way for students to learn?
July 5, 2014 For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is fast approaching. That means school will be out and summer learning loss will become a worry. One way to curb those concerns is with...
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The same devices that are used to consume art have also allowed students to create on their own, often with little instruction or direction. This trend of interest-driven art creation comes at a time when public schools are cutting art programming, and it offers a promising new way to reach and mold budding artists.
What if school was fun? And what if this fun facilitated rich, meaningful learning? We explore what happened when designers and programmers from educational game company FutureBound collaborated with students from South L.A.
What motivates students? I’m continually asking myself this question. I can now say I’ve found my answer: Minecraft. "Why play Minecraft in school?" is a question others often ask me. For me, the answer is simple. KIDS LOVE IT! And if kids already have a passion, I try...
What if teachers used video games as texts? How can educators teach kids to think critically about the underlying messages in commercial games and leverage video games for their ability to engage students and provoke conversation.
By: Delicia Sepulveda. For the past two years, I've had a hand in creating games that today reach hundreds of thousands of students, helping them learn math in a fun and engaging way. I get to see students playing with puzzles that I designed, and I get to experience first-hand the impact of these games on student learning.