Institute of Play
The Institute of Play promotes gaming and game design as a tool to help kids learn. They developed Quest to Learn, an NYC public school based on principles of gaming design.

Videos from Institute of Play

Empowering Teachers as Designers

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TeacherQuest is a professional development program based on game-learning principles.

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A strategy game provides educators with opportunities for learning.

Powering a Learning Revolution

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How to use technology to help shape kids' lives by creating more irresistible forms of learning.

Portal 2 Puzzlemaker

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Portal 2 captures the imagination of math and science educators throughout the country.

Collaborative Curriculum Building

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An exploration of learning design, this video is about how to use games and design to build a curriculum.

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A Quest to Learn teacher talks about using Minecraft in classrooms, and how it can educate students.

LittleBigPlanet 2

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LittleBigPlanet 2 designers talk about encouraging players to create their own levels in the game.

Learning Happens By Doing

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Quest to Learn students and teachers explain the benefits of Boss Level in classrooms.

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Manga High creators talk about leveling math with metrics.

How to Use Games for Assessment

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Institute of Play shares tips on how to use classroom games for assessment.

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Quest to Learn students talk about the fun they have while playing Historia with their peers.

MyTools After School

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Classrooms experiment with technology, develop projects, and show their teachers how to use it.

It Kinda Feels Like Play

Institute of Play 03:42 Education

A Quest to Learn teacher talks about her classroom's game and how it teaches to map the human body.

Rolling Out a Game In The Classroom

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Get tips on how to successfully roll out educational games in a classroom.

Feedback is Immediate and Ongoing

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A Quest to Learn teacher talks about his classroom's Galactic Mappers project.

Feels Like Play

Institute of Play 03:02 Education

A Quest to Learn teacher talks about her classroom's game that teaches how to map the human body.

Failure is Reframed as Iteration

Institute of Play 04:54 Education

A Quest to Learn teacher talks about her classroom's Rube Goldberg Machine Contest and how it teaches students about teamwork and failure.

Everything Is Interconnected

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A school teacher talks about integrating learning into the mission model at Quest to Learn.

Everyone Is A Participant

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A teacher talks about the importance of student collaborations.

Charles Raben at Quest to Learn

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Quest to Learn student, Charles Raben, talks about taking on a responsibility to photograph social issues.

Challenge is Constant

Institute of Play 04:27 Education

A Quest Teacher explains a game called Caterpillar, and how constantly challenging her students has helped her pinpoint what their strengths and weakness are.

The STEM Educators Academy

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Learn about The STEM Educators Academy and how instructors, both formal and informal, come together to build lessons for their students.

G4C Public Arcade

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Games for Change visits Tribeca with their public arcade to promote the positive power of games.

MobileQuest CoLab

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Institute of Play instructors discuss their pilot program, MobileQuest CoLab, and how they plan to empower youth.

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