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7 studies that prove game-based learning really works

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The research proves it: Video games help students better understand what they’re studying in school. In a recent paper titled “Video Games in Education,” elementary teacher Matthew C. Heins looked at a number of studies where teachers used games in K-12 classes. “Video games were utilized in every major content area to an extent to help improve student learning,” Heins wrote. “The learning that took place improve
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How to maximize collaborative learning with Google Docs

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Digital tools like Google Documents are a great resource for increasing student collaboration in the classroom. Students can write together and edit together, but an academic paper from The Open University of Israel suggests that some methods of sharing and collaboration may be more helpful than others. In a paper entitled “What Type of Collaboration Helps? Psychological Ownership, Perceived Learning, and Outcome Quality o