September 11 2017
StoriumEdu: turning writing into a game
Learn about StoriumEdu, a new game-based learning system for writing, and join the free beta program.
July 03 2015
Designed Equity: Reflection on Youth-focused Game Jam in South Central LA
Educator innovator Antero Garcia shares his observations about a game jam in LA and some background information leading up to...
April 13 2015
Schell Games’ Water Bears EDU Now Available at GlassLab Games
Water Bears EDU is a Systems Thinking game built by Schell Games in collaboration with the Creativity Labs at Indiana...
March 19 2015
Developer Diaries: Meeting Learning Objectives
Take a look behind the scenes at the collaborative design process between content experts and game developers in this post...
March 05 2015
Teaching with Games: TeacherQuest’s District-Wide Vision
Through the TeacherQuest program, Allegheny County teachers are working with Institute of Play—an Educator Innovator partner—to build a learning community dedicated to...
February 26 2015
Getting Games Right: How GlassLab Makes Products Teachers Want
GlassLab, an Educator Innovator partner, aims to identify what teachers want in games by employing and soliciting input from a...
February 24 2015
TeacherQuest Case Files: “Engaming” Special Needs Students
Take a glimpse into the classroom of Bill Wilson, an educator using games to engage special-needs students. He attended and...
December 22 2014
Guide to Digital Games and Learning
KQED’s learning and education technology blog MindShift has long been one of our go-to sources for news about the future...
November 17 2014
Deconstructing Learning Games: Good vs. Bad
Learning games have it rough. Non-learning games are designed around a single primary goal: player enjoyment. That can be challenging...
September 06 2014
Toward A Better Culture of Games
Posted from the White House Game Jam Let’s take it as given: there are games we won’t play just like...
July 23 2014
Apps, Websites and Games to Help Young Makers Thrive
A friend recently pondered why so many kids create parodies of pop songs and public figures on YouTube. “Are kids...
May 29 2014
Games-Based Learning Not Only Helps Students, but Teachers Too
Game designers are incorporating assessment tools into new learning games in ways that are useful for instructional decision-making, without overpowering...
May 05 2014
Reading, Writing, Gaming
By Maureen Kelleher Recent research and innovative school practices show how games—both digital and non-digital—inspire young learners. The secret? Games...