My name is Hyle L. Daley and ever since I been a school teacher, I’ve been looking for ways to keep my students engaged for the long haul. In 2011, I began bringing elements and mechanics from games into my classroom, turning my class into a hands-on, world-relevant role-playing game. My students have been crime reporters, scientists, and architects, playing, building, and collaborating on some very cool projects over the years. I’ve also taught writing, speaking, and reading fundamentals using popular off-the-shelf video games like Gone Home, Dear Esther, and Minecraft. In 2016, I decided to pursue a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, and throughout my journey, I began to understand that the connection between educational psychology, educations, and gameplay is vast and often blurry. This site is dedicated to my journey and understanding of all things education in an effort to bridge the gap between what is going on in the world of educational psychology and what is going on in the classroom in order for it all to be useful to teachers. My organization began from the organization of the APA Educational Psychology Handbook Volumes 1 thru 3. From there, I expound on all the information offered by providing definitions, images, my own understanding, and links to other works that I believe are useful.
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