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How to Engage the Students Who Need It Most: Gamification (EdSurge News)

How to Engage the Students Who Need It Most: Gamification (EdSurge News) | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Gamification is using the game mechanics that kids love in video games and infusing them into your classroom.

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Using "mulligans" to enhance student participation and reduce test anxiety.

Using "mulligans" to enhance student participation and reduce test anxiety. | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

"When I speak with other professors who work extensively in the classroom, we often find that we share many of the same challenges. Students’ lack of classroom participation in discussion and test anxiety are two of the most common ..."

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Gamification Roadmap [INFOGRAPHIC] |

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Designing Multiple Choice questions for Assessing understanding

Designing Multiple Choice questions for Assessing understanding | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

A great article by Paul Howard-Jones on the Zondle website. Read more about his thoughts on games based learning here - http://agent4change.net/bett-week/innovation/1906-to-the-victor-the-rewards-not-in-games-for-learning.html He also has co-authored a book called Brains, Minds and Teaching with Immersive Games (£9.99)


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How Games Lead Kids to the Good Stuff: Understanding Context

How Games Lead Kids to the Good Stuff: Understanding Context | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
With game-based learning students learn how to solve the problems in context. They understand how the equations they are solving fit into the world. The question, “Why do I need to know this?” is rendered obsolete. It is more than just subject matter, more than just content. There’s context. Students understand how integer partitions work within a system.

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Amy Burns's curator insight, May 1, 2014 2:41 PM

Clearly articulated benefits of game-based learning.

Susan Liner Fisher's curator insight, May 1, 2014 3:36 PM

Real world problem solving who knew?