Do games designed for entertainment have a place in the classroom?

Educational games for the classroom have been around a long time. But these aren't the only games teachers and students can use in school. Popular, entertainment-focused games also can drive deep learning. But what's the best way to use the games kids already play at home in your classroom? Here you'll find practical tips on how to harness the learning value in any game, including those you might not expect to see in school.

Tips and Tools to Engage Students Through Game-Based Learning

Student Worksheet: Game Journal

Help students learn from any game they play with this journaling activity.

3 Ways to Use Game-Based Learning

Games do much more than teach content. Check out these other inspiring uses for learning games.
Source: Edutopia

What’s a Gamer Brain and How Can We Harness It in Class?

Tips for uncovering what games will most engage your students.
Source: Edutopia
The Most Engaging Games for the Classroom

The Most Engaging Games for the Classroom

Great games that'll hook students, plus promote critical thinking and offer opportunities for deep learning.

Real World Examples of Game-Based Learning in Action

How to Teach With Games eBook

Looking for more game-based learning resources? Check out our Find the Learning in Any Game page.
Source: Filament Games

Gone Home Lesson 1: Writes of Passage, Annotating a Foyer...

A detailed look at how to use Gone Home in a high school ELA classroom.
Source: Ludic Learning

Print and Share to Inspire Others!

Minecraft Has Endless Possibilities

Use Minecraft as a game-based learning laboratory.

Poster: 7 Principles of Game-Like Learning

Download, print, and post these guiding principles to support a more playful classroom.
Source: The Institute of Play

Improv Games Can Build Healthy Classroom Culture

Game-based learning doesn't have to be digital: use improv games to support...

All Games Have Learning

You can find learning in just about any game.