Game based learning is a phrase used to describe the instructional practice of using games to enhance learning experiences. Digital game based learning connects curriculum with digital games that can engage and motivate students while achieving instructional goals. This instructional strategy has many proven benefits however the challenges may be limiting the way teachers use digital games. In some cases, the challenges may even be preventing teachers from using digital games at all. To learn more about game based learning, take a look at the VoiceThread I recently created to share the research I’ve been compiling to support my own use of this effective strategy.