Gamification and Game-Based Learning: Unit Design

Why are students so engaged by games?  How can the foundations of gaming be adopted and integrated into our curriculum?  Using the principles of gamification and game-based learning, this session will explore what makes playing games so engaging and how gamification and game-based learning can inform and help teachers re-envision unit design.  A variety of resources and examples will be shared with participants to help in understanding the theory and explore the practical application of these concepts in the classroom.
Audience: Grades 4-12