#05: 5 Ideas for Using Game-Based Learning in your Classroom Today

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?How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset

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In the gaming world, perseverance, problem solving, and creativity are the keys to success. There is no such thing as failing in a digital game. Like gaming, learning math requires grit and persistence—cornerstones of growth mindset—and is grounded in problem solving, flexible thinking, and pattern recognition. The same kind of tenacity is crucial when learning math. Games welcome players of all ability levels in the same environment.

Prodigy Math Game: Game-Based Learning for the Common Core

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Game-based learning is a topic we have revisited numerous times on this blog. The implications it has on student engagement and learning cannot be overstated. If you have not already experimented with game-based learning with your class, make 2015 the year you do!

IXL Learning Acquires ABCya, Expands Game-Based Learning Offerings

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Today, IXL Learning , the K-12 personalized learning platform, announced it has acquired ABCya , the creator of more than 400 educational computer games and apps for kids.

15 Sites for Differentiated Instruction

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"Differentiated instruction and assessment (also known as differentiated learning or, in education , simply, differentiation ) is a framework or philosophy for effective teaching that involves providing students with different avenues to acquiring content; to processing, constructing, or making sense of ideas ; and to developing teaching materials and assessment measures so that all students within a classroom can learn effectively, regardless of differences in ability."

Top 100 Sites/Apps for Game Based Learning

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This is going to be one of my most ambitious posts yet, as I have curated a gigantic list of my favorite sites/apps for Game Based Learning (a.k.a One theme I have noticed is that the subject of Math uses the concept of Game Based Learning quite often.

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15 Sites for Differentiated Instruction

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"Differentiated instruction and assessment (also known as differentiated learning or, in education , simply, differentiation ) is a framework or philosophy for effective teaching that involves providing students with different avenues to acquiring content; to processing, constructing, or making sense of ideas ; and to developing teaching materials and assessment measures so that all students within a classroom can learn effectively, regardless of differences in ability."

Boddle Learning

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Boddle is a new online platform that uses Game Base Learning to help teach core subjects to students. Best of all, Boddle has an educational portal which tracks students progress, generates detailed reports, and makes it easy to differentiate instruction.

Socrates

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Socrates is an innovate new site where educators can seamlessly differentiate instruction for each student through a unique game based learning system. assessing differentiating instruction game based learning

Socrates

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Socrates is an innovate new site where educators can seamlessly differentiate instruction for each student through a unique game based learning system. assessing differentiate instruction game based learning

Socrates

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Socrates is an innovate new site where educators can seamlessly differentiate instruction for each student through a unique game based learning system. assessing differentiate instruction game based learning

Socrates

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Socrates is an innovate new site where educators can seamlessly differentiate instruction for each student through a unique game based learning system. differentiate instruction game based learning Web 2.0

Socrates

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Socrates is an innovate new site where educators can seamlessly differentiate instruction for each student through a unique game based learning system. assessing differentiate instruction game based learning

Socrates

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Socrates is an innovate new site where educators can seamlessly differentiate instruction for each student through a unique game based learning system. differentiate instruction game based learning

Educaplay

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Educaplay is an wonderful site for educators to create and share multimedia resources/activities, such as: quizzes, games, puzzles/crosswords, interactive maps, and more. differentiate instruction educational resources game based learning

Education Galaxy

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This is done in a through a wide variety of ways such as: game based learning, interactive problems, and more. Also, Education Galaxy makes it easy to assess student's performance and differentiate instruction through their online portal.

Vocab Victor

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Vocab Victor uses "game based learning" to help students develop their vocabulary. These games offer high replay as well as different varieties of game play, such as: matching, sorting, targeting, and more.

Education Galaxy

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This is done in a through a wide variety of ways such as: game based learning, interactive problems, and more. Also, Education Galaxy makes it easy to assess student's performance and differentiate instruction through their online portal.

What We Learn from the Edtech Games the Government Plays

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What can you learn from some of the games the government has going on?For Monday was the fifth annual ED Games Expo, held at the the famed Washington performance hall, the John F. Some 120 games, created by 80 game developers who have received support for their work from the federal government, were on hand to show off their latest creations. encourag[ing] a broad audience to consider game development as an important learning strategy.”

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Zap Zap Math

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All of this is done in a fun game based learning environment. Best of all, the school version tracks student progress, generates detailed reports, and makes it easy to differentiate instruction. differentiate instruction game based learning math self paced learningZap Zap Math is an excellent new mobile (iOS/Android) app for Math grades K-6th.

Answerables

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Answerables is a wonderful new innovative site/game that is perfect for Game Based Learning (or more accurate Game Based Learning meets Learning Management System). For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here.

Gimlet

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Gimlet is a excellent new site for creating quiz style games that I just found out about from Larry Ferlazzo's great blog. A teacher can see all student's results in real-time and then differentiate instruction. differentiate instruction game based learning quizzesGimlet reminds me a lot of Kahoot where a teacher creates a quiz (or converts a Quizlet), has students join on their device via unique code and then take the quiz.

Play4A

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Play4A is a relatively new site that I just found out about for Game Based Learning and creating quizzes. This is a great educational tool that teachers can use to easily create games/quizzes that they can then use w/ their students. game based learning quizzes

Play4A

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Play4A is a relatively new site that I just found out about for Game Based Learning and creating quizzes. This is a great educational tool that teachers can use to easily create games/quizzes that they can then use w/ their students. game based learning quizzes

HOOPs

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HOOPs is a new basketball game by Zzish for assessing students learning and differentiating instruction. assessing differentiate instruction game based learning

Squiggle Park

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This is done through fun engaging games and activities that focuses on skills such as: phonics, spelling, word/letter recognition, and more. As students progress through the games they will unlock more levels and learn new skills.

Walnut

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Walnut is a excellent new site/app for finding educational videos and then taking quizzes to assess learning. This is done through a very easy-to-use interface where all the videos are curated for education where student's can then take quizzes that uses a game based learning interface.

Prodigy

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Prodigy is a fantastic free online Math game that is ideal for Game Based Learning. This super fun highly engaging game designed for grades 1st-6th and is aligned to Common Core Standards. Also, Prodigy is browser based and works on any device (i.e

Monster Math

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Monster Math is an excellent iOS app/game for learning basic Math skills (i.e. This is done through an engaging and fun game, as a student helps Maxx solve Math problems to find his friend Dextra. differentiated instruction game based learning math self paced learning

BrainRush

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BrainRush is one of my favorite new sites for Game Based Learning (GBL). This is a great resource for educators looking to find educational games on a wide variety of subjects such as: Math, Foreign Language, Social Studies, etc. Also, a teacher can create their own or customize an existing game to meet their needs. For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here. differentiated instruction game based learning gamification

Answerables

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Answerables is a wonderful new innovative site/game that is perfect for Game Based Learning (or more accurate Game Based Learning meets Learning Management System). The game takes place in the 3D virtual world of Answerables on a planet called Proxima, where the native Ansibles (students) encounter an alien race. This is an ideal place for students to collaborate w/ others and develop their social learning skills.

Quizalize

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Quizalize is a fantastic learning tool for educators to create game based learning quizzes. What separates Quizalize apart from similar sites is the detailed reports generated as well as how easy it is to differentiate instruction and see how each student or class is doing on any given topic. This is a great way to engage students and introduce game based learning as well. differentiated instruction game based learning quizzes

Answerables

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It is a cross between a Learning Management System and Game Based Learning environment to deliver a innovative and fun learning experience for students. game based learning learning management system