Sunday, June 8, 2014

Here are some great opportunities to develop prior background on new topics students are reading about. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

How game-based learning brings lessons to life
Game-based learning enables teachers to present lessons in unique and engaging ways, writes Justin Eames, a technology teacher in Maryland. Video games in the classroom can prompt discussions while offering students hands-on experience in topics such as engineering and design, city building and business management, he writes. Eames uses the classic video game Oregon Trail as an example. "Rather than just reading about the experience of pioneers and the principles of Manifest Destiny, students were forced to take on those roles and experience the Trail for themselves," he writes. EdSurge (5/28)Bookmark and Share

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