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Teaching Geopolitics: Fantasy Football as a Learning Gamegame believes in you

Mon, 04 May 2015 13:20:26 +0000

A teacher finds motivation in using Fantasy Football as a way to teach geopolitics. The most popular country to the students? Djibouti. But that changed once they got serious.

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Some Struggles Teachers Face Using Games in the ClassroomMaze-istock

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:01:34 +0000

Lack of time and administrative support are just some of the obstacles to using games in the classroom. iStock

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The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and LearningMindShift-Guide-to-Digital-Games-and-Learning-Cover

Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:39:43 +0000

The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning explains key ideas in game-based learning, pedagogy, implementation, and assessment. This guide makes sense of the available research and provides suggestions for practical use.

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How Digital Games Help Teachers Make Connections to Lessons and Studentsgames-obstacles

Fri, 07 Nov 2014 14:34:32 +0000

Teachers finding the most success are good at creatively connecting the game back to the curriculum, while allowing it to maintain the qualities of a good game. Brad Flickinger/Flickr

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Video Games and the Future of the Textbookthe-ravenMindShiftGames

Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:00:13 +0000

Curriculum designers are rethinking not only the textbook, but educational content delivery in general.Amplify's digital offering includes a dramatic reading of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Raven" with animation.

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Screen Time That’s Valuable For Young Kids6813669931_fb9abae43f_zMindShiftGames

Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:00:15 +0000

Most people agree that implementing game-based learning makes sense for older students, but what about really young kids?Laurie Sullivan

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Welcome to Epic, A School Where Students Are Heroes On a QuestEpicLeaders

Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:15:14 +0000

At Epic charter middle school in Oakland, students are immersed in a game as soon as they step into the school on the first day.Epic’s founding staff at the soon-to-be-completed site, from left: Michael Hatcher, principal; Reina Cabezas, teacher; Francis Abbatantuono, director of personalized learning. (Tina Barseghian/MindShift)

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In the Bustling, Interactive Classroom, A Place for Digital GamesRS7421_5958586280_bf751bbddb_b-scrMindShiftGames

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:13:49 +0000

Teachers can use games as a supplement that enables increased one-on-one learning between teacher and student.NASA

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What Happens When School Design Looks Like Game Designj84a8474_0MindShiftGamesPANO_20140624_131530

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:00:09 +0000

At the Quest To Learn School, curriculum experts and game designers work together to reimagine what school might look like if it drew its inspiration from video games.Quest to LearnJordan Shapiro/MindShift

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Literature, Ethics, Physics: It’s All In Video Games At This Norwegian SchoolSPILLELEVERPhoto 21.03.13 23 28 37

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:00:26 +0000

Teachers at a Norwegian school use video games to teach everything from language and literature, to ethics, art, and science.Aleksander Husoy's classes use video games as text and context at the school in Norway.Teacher

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How Teachers Can Use Video Games In The Humanities Classroomerinscott_-7085MindShiftGames

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:00:47 +0000

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.Erin Scott

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From Mars to Minecraft: Teachers Bring the Arcade to the ClassroomArgubot AcademyMindShiftGames

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:54:30 +0000

Teachers have found many different ways of using digital games in the classroom. But what kind of games are these students playing? And how are teachers incorporating them in the classroom?Argubot Academy

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