The White House Explores Game Based Learning

In December, 2015, high-level government education officials hosted a symposium on game-based assessment at the White House. The Department of Education’s senior analyst, Dr. Ed Metz, brought together representatives from edtech and serious game companies from around the country. The reason for the symposium was that the White House is interested in exploring game-based assessment as one of the testing formats for public PreK-12 education. (more…)

Classroom Learning with Minecraft

Gaming in the Classroom with Minecraft.EDU

Many teachers have embraced game-based learning in general and Minecraft.EDU in particular. Minecraft.EDU is an education version of the award-winning Minecraft game and is played by more than 30 million people around the world. Often described as a digital version of Legos®, Minecraft.EDU players use 3-D blocks to build anything they can imagine. (more…)