Getting Gamification Right: Four Practical Examples to Help

EmergingEdTech

The term ‘Gamification' was coined by computer programmers in 2002 and became trendy in 2009 thanks to Foursquare. By 2011, gamification was considered a buzzword when Gartner added it to its. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Self-Regulation in Blended Learning Environments

Catlin Tucker

Self-regulation is the “self-directive process by which learners transform their mental abilities into academic skills” and “the self-generated thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are oriented to attaining goals” (Zimmerman, 2000; 2002). 2002).

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Nevada is Leading the Way: Nevada’s Going 1-to-1

The Journal

Let’s use what we have learned since Maine when 1-to-1 in 2002 to ensure a success in Nevada — and in all the states that will be going 1-to-1 in the near future 1-to-1 is no longer a tired notion. 1-to-1 is changing. 1-to-1 is about to. take off! Nevada has just announced its renewed commitment to 1-to-1.

The Truth About America's Graduation Rate

NPR Learning and Tech

Graduation rates have been rising since 2002. NPR Ed asked 14 reporters at member stations around the country to find out why. » » E-Mail This

How to Get Motivated This Monday Morning

The CoolCatTeacher

She was nationally board certified in 2002 and in 2006 was Mauldin High School’s Teacher of the Year and a Greenville County School District Teacher of the Year Top 10 Finalist. Pat Hensley on episode 481 of the 10-minute teacher Preventing burnout, finding the right colleagues, communication, the struggle with perfection… these topics are just some of the encouragements that 30-year special education teacher-turned-college-professor Pat Hensley has for teachers everywhere.

Stop Celebrating Low-Level Learning

Tom Murray

In the spring of 2002, I was teaching 4th grade in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. That’s right, in 2002, 17 years ago, we were 1:1. Image Credit: The Morning Call, 2002 “I’d love to see these units become standard equipment for all students in five to ten years.” Murray, 2002 (HAHA!!) In 2002, these devices were new. During this time, the technology has evolved tremendously to the point where my devices from 2002 look like kiddy toys.

Maine Announces Learning Technology Framework

More Verbs

The Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI ) have been in place since 2002 and has certainly helped close the Digital Access Divide in Maine. The true value of laptops and tablets in schools is not learning to use the technology, but rather using the technology to learn.

Teaching and reading literature in the digital age

Neo LMS

In 2002, the National Endowment of the Arts had bad news for educators and society at large : For the first time in modern history, less than half the adult population [of the US] was reading literature. 2002. % NEA, Reading at Risk , 2002. Pertinently, the most dramatic turnaround was found in the youngest group (ages 18-24) where previously literary reading was in a 20 percent decline in 2002, by 2008 this group reflected a 21 percent increase.

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Palm Pilots and Global Education

The Thinking Stick

A quick 30 minute conversation about the Palm Pilot program I rolled out in Saudi Arabia in 2002, Gamification of Education and Global Education. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to chat with The Edupreneur Podcast. Always a great time talking with students. Education edupreneur podcast

3 Ways to Stress Less in Today’s Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Desiree Alexander is an award-winning, multi-degreed educator who has been in the educational field since 2002. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Teachers are stressing over so many things.

Exploring Design Thinking Micro-credentials in the Classroom

Digital Promise

2003), and technology (Kafai & Resnick, 2002; Todd, 1999) suggest that design thinking skills are not merely extras, but can in fact aid students in core subject areas as well as building cognitive and social skills (Carroll et al.,

Educators as Purveyors of Hope

User Generated Education

2002) have higher overall grade point averages. 2002), self-esteem (Snyder et al., 2002), personality (Day, Hanson, Maltby, Proctor, & Wood, 2010), and college entrance examination scores such as high school GPA and ACT/SAT (Gallagher & Lopez, 2008; Snyder et al., 2002). My advanced degree is in counseling. I sought this degree due to my affinity towards at-risk and adjudicated youth.

The Science Behind Spatial-Temporal Math

MIND Research Institute

Research investigating how such fear develops suggests that a lack of motivational or cognitive support paired with a high demand for correctness from the teacher can lead to students avoiding math probably because they want to avoid showing incompetence in class (Ashcraft, 2002; Turner et al.,

The Guide to Mac OS X Deployment in Education

eSchool News

Since 2002, their Casper Suite solution has helped thousands of schools across the globe ensure their Apple programs are a success. Is your school about to launch a Mac program, but you’re not sure where to start? That’s where the Apple Management Experts at JAMF Software can help. In this guide, you’ll learn the steps needed to get a Mac program up and running using the Casper Suite and Apple’s user-friendly deployment programs. Whitepaper Library JAMF Software

Leadership for School Innovation graduate certificate 001: The launch

Dangerously Irrelevant

In 2002 Joan Hughes (now at the University of Texas-Austin) and I received a large federal grant to create the first graduate program in the country designed to prepare technology-savvy school leaders. I received permission from my faculty colleagues and Dean this summer to launch a new Leadership for School Innovation (LSI) graduate certificate. I’ve done this twice before.

Culturally Responsive Teaching: Tips and Strategies for Educators

Waterford

Journal of Teacher Education, 2002, 53(2), pp. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 2002, 15(6), pp. Classrooms in the United States are more diverse—culturally and linguistically—than ever before.[15]

The Localization Paradox

Iterating Toward Openness

If you didn’t make it all the way through my 2002 article linked above (and I wouldn’t blame you!), I was recently invited to participate in a Three Days of Focus conversation including the reusability paradox on the OE Global platform.

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The Guide to Apple iOS Deployment in Education

eSchool News

Since 2002, JAMF Software—and our Casper Suite solution—have helped schools across the globe ensure their Apple programs are a success. So your school is about to launch an iPad program, and you’re not sure where to start? That’s where the Apple Management Experts can help. In this guide, we’ll highlight the steps needed to get a 1:1 iPad program up and running using the Casper Suite and Apple’s user-friendly deployment programs. Retired Whitepapers JAMF Software

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What Is Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy?

TeachThought - Learn better.

Krathwohl (2002) A Revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy: An Overview,Theory Into Practice, 41:4, 212-218, DOI: 10.1207/s15430421tip4104_2. What Is Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy? by TeachThought Staff.

7 Important People to Teach Students About During Hispanic Heritage Month

Waterford

She continued this work until her death in 2002 from liver cancer. “We Teachers, September is Hispanic Heritage Month! It’s always important to make sure your curriculum includes figures from many cultures and backgrounds.

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50 Ways to Teach Using Music in Your Classroom

Waterford

Sociology of Education, 2002, 75(1), pp. Music has the power to calm minds, inspire joy, and help people process tough emotions all at once. But did you know that teaching children about music can boost school performance?

Impero Software Acquires Netop

eSchool News

With Netop being founded in 1981, and Impero in 2002, this acquisition brings together two significant players in the child wellbeing, classroom management and remote control software markets.”. “I

Fostering Powerful Use of Technology Through Instructional Coaching

Digital Promise

1 McCaffrey, Lockwood, Koretz, & Hamilton, 2003; Rivkin, Hanushek, & Kain, 2000; Rowan, Correnti & Miller, 2002; Wright, Horn, & Sanders, 1997. Last summer, we began an exciting pilot project to understand whether instructional technology coaching ultimately leads to closing the digital use divide in the classroom.

The Effectiveness of Online Learning Depends on Design

Catlin Tucker

2002). As students of all ages spend more time learning online, it’s worth asking, “How effective is online learning?” ” The answer varies dramatically and depends entirely on the design of the online learning experience. For the purpose of this blog, I will use the lens of situated learning theory, introduced by Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger, to examine the potential effectiveness of online learning.

CAE And Centerpoint Education Solutions Collaborate To Support Mutual College And Career Readiness Goals

eSchool News

Since 2002, more than 800,000 students at over 1,300 secondary and higher education institutions globally have completed CAE’s assessments.

Comfortably 2.0 - Untitled Article

Comfortably 2.0

The first time I saw it I flashed back to my third year of teaching in 2002 and thought of how I was a “settler” in the field of education. I’m not a settler. Well, I’m not anymore. I used to be a settler. You’ve seen the Direct TV commercial in which a modern family has “settled” for basic cable instead of upgrading to the supreme services of Direct TV.

Teaching History with Technology: Reflections on 16 Years & Counting ? from Tom Daccord

EdTechTeacher

The most obvious difference is the sheer volume and diversity of technology tools that have appeared since I first taught the workshop in 2002. The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. In a few weeks, I will be instructing the EdTechTeacher “Teaching History with Technology Workshop” for the 16th straight year.

CAE Announces Stacey Sparks as Senior Director of Content Design and Development

eSchool News

Since 2002, more than 800,000 students at over 1,300 institutions globally have completed CAE’s flagship assessments: CLA+ and CWRA+. Council for Aid to Education, Inc.

#AskExcelinEd: How Can States Fix America’s Reading Problem?

ExcelinEd

In 2002, state legislators enacted a comprehensive K-3 reading policy, and Florida was awarded the federal Reading First grant—a nationwide reading initiative, driven by the National Reading Panel report. In 2002, Florida’s fourth-grade readers performed well below the national average on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). Last week, we answered the question Why Can’t Millions of Kids Read? and reviewed scientifically-based reading instruction.

Wacom for Education

Kathy Schrock

I have had a couple of Wacom pen tablets over the years -- the Wacom Graphire in 2002 (which included a mouse and a pen), which we also used in my school's computer lab, and the Bamboo Capture Pen and Touch tablet which I reviewed in 2013.

Discovery Inc. and Discovery Education Partner to Present Exclusive Virtual Field Trip Behind the Scenes of the Inauguration

eSchool News

Since 2002, Operation Homefront has provided relief, resiliency, and recurring support programs that help military families overcome short-term bumps in the road so they do not become long-term chronic problems. Discovery Inc.

The National Mentoring Partnership Celebrates January as National Mentoring Month

eSchool News

Each year since its launch in 2002, National Mentoring Month has enjoyed the strong support of the President and the United States Congress.

Building a Shared Vision Part 1: Where To Begin?

More Verbs

In the spring of 2002, eighteen regional meetings were held around Maine in support of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI). Destination Matters. This is true with schools, too. Our destination should be more than just the work we do: taking attendance, direct instruction, providing practice, reviewing and assessing work, providing feedback, etc. Why are we bothering to do this work? For that matter, how do we know this is the right work to do?

Using Micro-credentials to Recognize the Skills of New and Experienced Teachers

Digital Promise

see this 2002 Education Week report ). In this series, we take a closer look inside our new paper, “ Micro-credentials and Education Policy in the United States: Recognizing Learning and Leadership for Our Nation’s Teachers.”. For almost two decades there has been considerable debate over the importance of fully licensed teachers in ensuring quality teaching and learning (e.g., However, the evidence is mounting that teacher qualifications and experience matter for student achievement.

CAE Partners with Education Research and Development Institute

eSchool News

Since 2002, more than 800,000 students at over 1,300 K-12 and higher education institutions globally have completed CAE’s flagship assessments: CLA+ and CWRA+. Council for Aid to Education, Inc.