Game-based Learning

The Heart of Educational Game Design – – Education Article

Four key areas to consider when designing and evaluating digital learning games. GUEST COLUMN | by Natalie F. Masters Gamification is trending across the modern educational landscape, and digital learning games are exploding onto the educational technology marketplace. With so much discussion, even hype, surrounding games and learning, many educators are looking to the research. While the body of research on digital learning games may be relatively sparse when compared with, say, the body of research on literacy instruction, and perhaps no less…

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A Fun Game and Mission to Teach Students About Giving Good Instructions – Teacher Reboot Camp – Education Article

I recently took on a new position teaching 400+ elementary students Computer and Technology. After the first few weeks of going over procedures and an introduction to computers, I noticed my students were getting restless. I’m taking the time before we go into coding to help students learn about giving instructions, since the most important thing all my elementary students learned this past week is that a computer works by following instructions. For the next few weeks, we will focus…

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25 Old-School Recess Games Your Students Should Be Playing Now – Education Article

5. 44 Home A more active version of hide-and-go-seek, 44 Home is extremely popular on elementary school playgrounds across the world. One person is the finder and counts while others hide. The finder finishes counting and yells “44 home!” and then tries to find where everyone is hiding before they make it back to base. Learn more: BuzzFeed 6. Ship to Shore Also known as Shipwreck, this fun Simon Says variation has students “hit the deck” and imitate a “man…

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