Enhancing Civic Education with Game-Based Learning


Therefore, how might we leverage the power of gamification and game-based learning to enhance civic education? Examples of Game-Based Learning for Civics. A much different, although equally powerful game, is The Migrant Trail.

Game-Based Learning Is Changing How We Teach. Here's Why.


Dan White, the co-founder and CEO of Filament Games, an educational video game developer based in Madison, WI, knows from personal experience that kids can get a lot more out of video games than entertainment, sharpened reflexes and enviable manual dexterity. Back in the '90s he was a devotee of Civilization, a game where players run an empire from the dawn of time to the Space Age. Why is game-based learning so relevant for students today?

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Game-based Learning vs Gamification: What’s the Difference?

MIND Research Institute

Game-based learning and gamification at immediate glance may seem like similar and interchangeable terms. While both terms combine games and learning, the difference lies in how game elements are integrated into the learning experience.

5 Ways to Bring #Breakoutedu into Your Classroom (on a budget)

The CoolCatTeacher

Get or Make a Breakout EDU Box You can make your own breakout Kit (see Joe Cossette’s example here ) but they are available at Amazon or at the Breakout EDU website. The advantage of purchasing it at BreakoutEDU is you get access to their games and activities (800+ and counting.)

How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

The CoolCatTeacher

Using Metaverse, my students have created fun quiz games, trivia experiences, and even an AR tour of our school. For example, I start with a simple, one-day, “make something fun” experience in Metaverse. Here’s an example of friction in Metaverse.

How Video Games Can Teach Reading Just as Well as Books


His tech of choice: video games—specifically narrative-based digital games that engage students by engrossing them in a story. His guiding belief is that “modern video games have the potential to be taught as humanely and deeply as any traditional text.”

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MIND Blog Rewind: August 2019

MIND Research Institute

Here’s a roundup of stories from August 2019. Calli Wright , Education Engagement Manager, shared some of her top takeaways in a recap from the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT) 2019, held in San Antonio, Texas. Research Pedagogy Games & Tech Community

This District Rolled Out Minecraft and Teacher Collaboration Skyrocketed


Thanks to a strategic approach to PD and support, teacher collaboration has skyrocketed, kindergartners are coding and students are excited about learning. EdSurge spoke to Jeff Terry about Roanoke’s game-based learning journey, his team’s tech implementation advice and the buzzing engagement they’ve seen in students and teachers since adopting M:EE. Learning with Minecraft. And they’re learning history without even knowing it.

World-Premiere Exhibit Explains Minecraft to the Most Challenging Audience: Parents


A new museum exhibit celebrating Minecraft’s tenth anniversary doesn’t just highlight the block-building game’s role in education. The entire exhibition itself is, subtly, all about learning. Learning about Maori culture. Education Technology Events Game-Based Learning

Playing Games Can Build 21st-Century Skills. Research Explains How.


As anyone who’s ever spent hours hunched over Candy Crush can attest, there’s something special about games. Research has shown our brains are “ wired for pleasure ,” and that games are an effective way to learn because they simulate adventure and keep our brains engaged and happy. But what exactly do we learn from them? In an era consumed with teaching 21st-century soft skills, are games any good at building critical thinking or collaboration skills?

Can a Neuroscience Video Game Treat ADHD?


That tagline serves as something of a futuristic mission statement for the Boston-based company, which focuses on bringing brain-training video games to market and is seeking to produce the first FDA-approved game treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Soon after, his team hit on video games as a way to help both kids and adults strengthen executive functioning skills like concentration and attention.

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Leveling Up Language Learners’ 21st-Century Skills with Minecraft


Or video games,” one student suggested. Projects on natural environments were illustrated by the biomes in the game. We even had a recreation of a Sherlock Holmes tale made in the game! Minecraft is a game with a vast online community. We then brought the game itself into class, using the now defunct MinecraftEDU with impressive results. How could a game featuring so little language drive this much language learning?

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The Future of eLearning - 10 Trends To Be Aware Of

ViewSonic Education

For those who don’t know what it is, eLearning refers to learning that utilizes electronic means to create a more dynamic and instructive learning environment. Adaptive Learning. Social Learning. Video learning. Mobile Learning.

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4 Ways Schools Benefit From The Educational Game – Prodigy


Game-based learning has become immensely popular in the education sector lately owing to their interactive nature where students engage in an online educational game to play and learn simultaneously. Take Prodigy as an example of online educational games. The post 4 Ways Schools Benefit From The Educational Game – Prodigy appeared first on Prodigy. Game-Based Learning India educational game for schools math games for schools

How edtech supports the success of the Nordic Education


The Finnish example. Of particular interest, I thought, was Finland’s focus on early childhood learning — what they call ECEC (Early Childhood Education and Care). Student involvement and game-based learning.

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The Future of STEM Education: 5 Innovative Ideas About to Break Through

Educational Technology Guy

Game-Based Learning Educators have long been using game-based learning strategies to boost student engagement. If your classroom was ever divided into two teams and pitted against each other for a trivia game, you’ve experienced game-based learning.

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The “Secret Sauce” of Education Transformation: Agency

Digital Promise

Students with agency learn more deeply, persist longer in their tasks, and enjoy school more. And when student agency is fostered, it improves learning for all teaching approaches, including the often tedious skill-building practices.

EdTech that “Sparks Joy”


Developers have naturally found a niche for “joyful” tech in the elementary phases, where the idea of allowing younger kids to have fun while learning is all but a credo. Teachers using the NEO LMS platform can use a host of nifty tools to really make learning accessible, self-paced and fun.

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5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

This free-to-schools online program mixes videos, games, quizzes, and the challenge of earning badges to teach students the concepts behind digital citizenship : Communication. Many students need help to learn the right way to keyboard and how to type with speed and accuracy.

Learning for the Always-On Generation (Part 3)

EdNews Daily

In my previous article, Learning for the Always-On Generation, readers were introduced to several learning attributes of the digital generations. What follows next are the six remaining learning attributes of the digital generations. It’s not about making learners learn.

Online Learning for Children: Tips For Parents

MIND Research Institute

My goal is to provide you with Do’s and Don’ts regarding online learning programs that will help guide you in how to best assist the students in your life. For simplicity, I will refer to all computer-based instruction as digital learning. Tips For Parents About Online Learning.

8 Great Homework Tips for Parents

MIND Research Institute

As mentioned above, children learn from us and often adopt our feelings towards things, including homework or how we approach tasks. Don't be afraid to talk openly about the role that homework plays in learning and make it a habit to reinforce that the work your child is doing is important.

How Can K-12 Schools Improve Learning Outcomes with Technology?

Kitaboo on EdTech

This builds the case for educators to harness technology and improve learning outcomes for K-12 school students. They need to redesign their courses to suit the learning needs of the new tech-savvy generation and improve learning outcomes. Here’s how K-12 schools can improve learning outcomes with technology: 1. AR-enabled worksheets: These sheets are a great way to motivate K-12 students to learn by doing. Games can be used to liven up classroom teaching.

Top 8 Advantages of an Interactive STEM Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

Related: 8 Trends in Education Technology That Will Have A Major Impact | 2019. Take your smartphone, for example, every month there’s a new update. Related: How to Improve Student Learning Outcomes with Digital Learning. School is a place where students are allowed to learn, experiment and make mistakes. While it is alright to learn from one’s mistakes, sometimes the mistakes are too costly to bear. Making mistakes is a part of learning process.


Video for learning: Today and tomorrow

Learning with 'e's

We recorded micro-teaches - usually a 10 minute lesson - and then played back the footage to the students so they could see and hear themselves and learn from the experience. I wrote about other examples of the power of educational video in a previous post.

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Summer Reads for Teachers

Graphite Blog

It's when many of you have the breathing room to reflect on your teaching practice, gain new skills and approaches to your work, and connect with peers to learn from them and share your expertise. " As you start to plan your professional learning for the summer, take a look at this recommended reading list from the Common Sense Education team. Affinity Online: How Connection and Shared Interest Fuel Learning.