This chapter starts with the premise that exploring the meaningful connections that people make and the learning that can occur through embodied activities is a productive approach to research and design. We have independently led research and higher education instructional initiatives that have leveraged theories of embodiment to create new interactive designs and a new community of scholarship that takes seriously the role of physical engagement and the situatedness of learning. The chapter describes some of these initiatives and attempt to make salient the ways that the embodiment perspective unites a diverse set of educational practices, and creates a fertile space for discovery and innovation. It concludes with some with some key design and research considerations when specifically addressing issues of embodiment. We encourage researchers to explore ways that questions can be answered by taking note of the actions people are taking and the physical metaphors they are invoking.