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Gamification in Education - Let the Games begin!

Gamification has tremendous potential in the education space. How can we use it to deliver truly meaningful experiences to students? In this collection you will find some resources that helped me understand gamification itself and implement it in my teaching, as well as those with specific learning games and gamification platforms which I am sure can motivate your students to develop persistence and problem-solving abilities.
A Collection By Marija Jovic
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Gamification in Education - Let the Games begin!
  • learningsolutionsmag.com
    learningsolutionsmag.com

    Gamification, Game-based Learning, Serious Games: Any Difference?

    7 minute read
    Marija Jovic says:
    Sometimes teachers aren’t sure whether there is difference between gamification and game-based learning. I know I wasn’t, but this article did help me learn about some basic differences and implement this new trend in teaching.
  • elearnmag.acm.org
    elearnmag.acm.org

    Gamification: Using Game Mechanics to Enhance eLearning

    9 minute read
    Marija Jovic says:
    Using video games for learning may seem simple, but this topic sometimes requires a little more psychological research. This article provides a great higher-level way to think about eLearning games, as well as some additional, research-backed justification for doing them.
  • Marija Jovic says:
    If you did any thorough research on the topic of gamification, then you likely have come across Mr. Gabe Zichermann, an expert whose work centers on gamification. In this short video he claims that today's video games are making children smarter. Watch the video and see for yourself if you agree with him.
  • Learning Games For Kids

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    learninggamesforkids.com
    learninggamesforkids.com
    Marija Jovic says:
    This platform provides numerous games for individual teachers of different subjects. I found them quite useful for teaching elementary school kids. Plus, they are free!
  • Marija Jovic says:
    This wonderful eBook is a collection of articles written by numerous experts in field of gamification. The book is about reshaping learning by using games and each author shares his/her own opinion related to the most effective uses of gamification in learning.
  • gamification.co
    gamification.co

    Boosting Classroom Engagement with Kahoot!

    5 minute read
    Marija Jovic says:
    If you are looking for a game specifically designed for school, Kahoot is its name and it is best played in a group setting, like a classroom. In this article you can read more about this free game-based learning tool and hopefully try it out later on.
  • Marija Jovic says:
    My favorite item in this collection, when it comes to practical, rather than theoretical approach to gamification. This website combines media and technology to build knowledge, critical thinking, imagination and curiosity and offers a great number of games and activities for different subjects.
  • Marija Jovic says:
    This neatly designed website is designed for students up to K-5 and it claims to be the leader in educational games for children. In my own opinion, they are definitely among top 10 platforms of this type and I strongly recommend it.
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