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Institute of Play Design Pack: Games and Learning

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"What if teachers could harness their creativity and knowledge to engage students in new and exciting ways?  What if teachers supported each other in becoming designers of their own games for learnin...
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Extending Student Learning After Gate Game Play

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After your students play the free math game Gate, you may want to explore the extension activities associated with Gate game play in the PDF below which is provided by the game developer, NMSU. You'll...
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It’s Here! SXSWedu Announces 2014 Playground Schedule

Posted by Traci K. on

We’re absolutely thrilled to share the newly unveiled official schedule for the SXSWedu 2014 Playground, which we're co-sponsoring with Xerox. The SXSWedu Playground is an interactive learning sp...
The Snapthought Reflection Tool

SnapThought, a Written Reflection Tool

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This screencast illustrates our written reflection tool. Learn how students can take screenshots and write comments on key moments of game play within a selection of GameUp titles. The SnapThought...
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Brain Points: A Growth Mindset Reward Structure Boosts Player Persistence!

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Brain Points: A Growth Mindset Reward Structure Boosts Player Persistence in Refraction By: Eleanor O'Rourke Psychologist Carol Dweck has made an interesting discovery. She and her colleagues have...
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Court Quest PowerPoint Game Sheet

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Check out this Court Quest PowerPoint Game Sheet!...
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Playful Learning with Nick Fortugno

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In this lecture, game designer Nick Fortugno, CCO of Playmatics and creator of Ayiti: the Cost of Life, inspires us to think beyond games as assessment tools, and consider the fundamental characterist...
Quest to Learn

Creative Assessment at Quest to Learn School

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Last Friday, I had the honor of being one of the judges for the the Rube Goldberg Machines Boss Level at NYC's Quest 2to Learn School. With all of debate surrounding assessment, it was refreshing to...
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English Games (ELA) and The Sports Network 2!

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BrainPOP is thrilled to introduce a new category of free English Language Arts (ELA) games! When you visit the main GameUp page, you'll now see an "English Games" button which takes you to our growing...
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National STEM Video Game Challenge 2013

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Inspired by the Educate to Innovate Campaign, President Obama’s initiative to promote a renewed focus on STEM education, the National STEM Video Game Challenge is a multi-year competition whose goa...