Featured School Papers:

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Games-based learning resources

Games-based learning is a field that is developing as quickly as the tools that teach it. In educational terms, it builds on our nature to play and discover through competition, problem-solving, engagement, decision-making, immediate awards and applying what we learn to real life. In journalism, games turn news consumption into active engagement rather than a passive experience.


A Brief History of Newsgames: Combining News + Videogames

U.S. Department of Education: What 21st Century Education Should Look Like:

Nieman Reports, Summer 2010: News-Focused Game Playing: Is It a Good Way to Engage People in an Issue?

Our game

Test your skills

News games

Link TV’s Know the News:

Play the News:

Poynter Institute’s NewsU and Newseum:
Be a Reporter

Poynter Institute’s NewsU and Newseum:
Be an Editor

You be the Reporter: Ethanol as Fuel


English and language skills

Four Word Scramble

One of These Things

Related Word Search

SAT vocabulary

Vocabulary Building


Basic math and budgeting


Budget Maze:

Fianacial Entertainment:

The Problem Pages:

Codes and Secret Messages:


Youth issues and problem solving

Burger Ban

Drinking Age Debate

Elections: Your Adventure in Politics

Energy City

Evoke: A Crash Course in Changing the World

Garbage Glut:


Thought leaders in online/digital game education, theory and research:

Mario Armstrong:

Danah Boyd:

Ian Bogost:

Brenda Brathwaite:

Nicolas Carr:

Henry Jenkins:

Brenda Laurel

Jane McGonical:

Ewan McIntosh:

Janet Murray:

Sheri Graner Ray:


Games-based learning organizations

Association for Educational Communications and Technology:


Education Arcade:

Games for Change:


Games to Teach:

Genomics Digital Lab

Institute for New Media Studies at the University of Minnesota

Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop:

New Media Consortium:

Women in Games International


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