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Infographic: How Game-based Learning Can Support Strong Mathematical Practices

Infographic: How Game-based Learning Can Support Strong Mathematical Practices | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
The Standards for Mathematical Practice raise expectations for our students, but this game-based learning infographic shows how games can support mathematical thinking and practices.
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What Games Do Educators Find Most Helpful in the Classroom?

What Games Do Educators Find Most Helpful in the Classroom? | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
ASSESSING GAMES: Sure, games can capture student attention in the classroom--but how do you measure whether students are really learning?
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This NYU/U of Michigan research study of middle-school students found that games that provided the following support for monitoring student progress, were the most helpful for teachers and their students:

  • "dashboards that provide an overview of progress for either individual students or groups of students; 
  • screen captures that can be annotated and serve as a point of communication between students and teachers about learning or progress"
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How To Choose A Learning Game

How To Choose A Learning Game | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Keep in mind some of the key elements of a good educational game when trying to sort through the hundreds of games available.
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Some suggestions for what to look for in a game for your students.

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Study Shows Video Games' Impact On Face-to-face Teaching

Study Shows Video Games' Impact On Face-to-face Teaching | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
In the past, I have covered many studies that look at the efficacy of game based learning.
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Lots of teachers are using games in the classroom, and according to the study discussed in this article, over one-third of teachers use games for formative assessments, too.

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#Gamergate—and what it means for gaming in education

#Gamergate—and what it means for gaming in education | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Games, but especially games for education, need to allow for gender equality and freedom of expression, say gaming experts.

Becky Roehrs's insight:

This reminds me of IBM Diversity training that was required over a decade ago..creating and selling "products" to just one audience limits your appeal..and profit. It made business sense (and I thought it was the right thing to do, but boy, were there ever those that disagreed). 


It's just smart to make excellent and fun games that appeal to everyone..especially when 48% of the gamers today are....female. 

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The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014

The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014 | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Edudemic has covered game-based learning and gamification in the classroom on numerous occasions in the past. When learning becomes a game, it’s an enjoyable, effective experience for students and teachers alike.
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This article has it all: how to get started using games; gaming resources, research, and gaming news; plus info for those who not only use games but create games.

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