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How Game-based Learning Engages Struggling Students

In our game-based learning program overview, Sun Prairie Area School District educator Mary Headington shared the story of Susan, a student in her class who typically struggled with coursework. Susan was discouraged...

Classroom Self-Assessment: Game-based Learning

When we released Implementing & Evaluating Your District Game-based Learning Program, we wanted to help administrators and educators get the most out of using games in the classroom. Regardless of the size of your implementation, there are areas for...

Competency-based Education

What is the purpose of education? As educators if we are not clear about the answer of this one question, our efforts towards teaching our children will fail. What is it that a child strives for in his/her 13+ years of school education? You see...

5 Tips for Assessing Student Learning

How do you decide which games are best to use in the classroom? After you’ve implemented those games, how can you evaluate their impact on student learning? Well-designed learning games offer exploration, challenging systems, and intrinsic motivation...

Implementing and Evaluating Your District Game-based Learning Program

Last year we released the District Game-based Learning Implementation Guide to help administrators, Technology Directors, and Curriculum Specialists introduce game-based learning at a district-wide level. Since then, we’ve heard...

Funding Your Game-based Learning Program: 2017 K12 Grants

Spring means budgeting season for K-12 teachers, principals and administrators. While you’re busy curating your list of things you’ll need next school year for your students, remember that just because your budget may seem small...

Get to Know Game-based Learning

We’ve shared classroom studies, research, and anecdotal evidence supporting the efficacy of game-based learning in the classroom. With so much information available it can be hard to boil it down to the essential facts. So, we created this...

5 Reasons Why Game-based Learning Should Be Your Educator’s Next PD Day

Research shows that teachers play a critical role in successful game-based learning programs. There’s no better way to see if a game-based learning program is right for your district than hosting a GBL professional development day! Game-based...

Everything You Need to Know About i3 Grants

The Investing in Innovation Fund, more commonly known as the i3 Grant Program, is a federally-provided form of funding that schools and districts should consider in budgeting for technology initiatives. The fund...

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your EdTech Pilot

EdTech purchasing is a complex process with many stakeholders. Administrators, educators, students and the surrounding community all have a vested interest in knowing that your next purchase will offer real value to your institution, whether...