Resources for Game-Based Learning
- Creating Innovators by Tony Wagner - Highly recommended.
- Design Thinking for Educators - A toolkit from IDEO on using the design thinking process for education.
- How to Kill Creativity by Teresa Amabile - Introduces concept of combining Expertise, Creative Thinking and Motiviation
- Five Ways to Increase Fluid Intelligence by Andrea Kuszewski
- Penny Arcade's Gabe on his Son Playing Minecraft - A couple of swear words, but otherwise a great post.
- Gamer Facts
- Common Sense Media - Ratings on the age-level appropriateness of all types of media titles.
While Gabe Zichermann refers to Gamification in the talk below, I believe what he is describing is closer to Game-based Learning.
- MinecraftEDU - The education version of Minecraft makes it easy to run a classroom server and gives teachers special control.
- Portal 2 - Excellent puzzle game where students can create their own rooms and share them with each other.
- Teach with Portals - Lesson plans as well as access to the free education licenses for Steam and Portal.
- Gamestar Mechanic - Through a dynamic story, students can design, share and play their own video games.
- SimCity - An updated and online version of the classic game where you are the mayor.
- SimCity edu has a large number of lesson plan ideas.