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The Moral of the Story...

[fa icon="calendar'] June 11, 2018 at 3:17 PM / by Matt Murphy posted in Game-Based Learning, Gamification, Student Motivation, professional development

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The human brain is hard-wired for pulling meaning from stories and internalizing the lessons learned. It is one of the most ancient and powerful teaching tools an educator can have in their toolkit. The problem is that not everyone fancies themselves as a storyteller or writer and trying to remember stories you've heard in the moment when it would be applicable is difficult to rely upon.

To this end, there are formulaic means through which a teacher can turn a learning objective into a meaningful narrative.

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Digital Resources, Professional Development, and Student Performance

[fa icon="calendar'] March 27, 2018 at 11:25 AM / by Matt Murphy posted in professional development

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Callaghan et al. (2017) do not question digital games’ ability to improve student learning and engagement. This is an idea that has been well researched, documented, and adopted by educators around the world.

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