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SplashLearn is a game based learning program that is loved by over 33 million kids worldwide!! It’s fun to learn to play the piano, Why can’t it be fun to learn Math? The teachers can sign in for free and get access to its full content library of 400+ math skills.

The New Revenue Source Catching on with Game-Based Learning: Mom and Dad


When Julia Rivard Dexter first launched her game-based learning startup, Squiggle Park , she was hoping to reverse declining literacy rates by creating games that were so fun and engaging kids would want to play in their free time.

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Game Based Learning

Technology Tidbits

Game Based Learning has been rising in popularity over the years and is a great way to integrate technology in the classroom as well as help keep kids motivated for learning. Below is a cross-post from PBS LearningMedia on Gaming in the Classroom.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component. Learning online will also help us become better teachers and now is the perfect time to take an online course. Learn How 2.

IXL Learning Acquires ABCya, Expands Game-Based Learning Offerings


Today, IXL Learning , the K-12 personalized learning platform, announced it has acquired ABCya , the creator of more than 400 educational computer games and apps for kids. Gamification Classroom Technology Ed Tech Ticker

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning.

As Esports Find a Place in School, This Startup Teaches Gamers How to Go Pro


In his first year at UC Berkeley in 2013, Sam Wang found himself playing League of Legends, a competitive online video game, during his classes. Sam Wang While it may have seemed like fun and games, Wang saw an opportunity. I think gaming is going to explode in the next five years.

How to Play: Models for Game-Based Learning #SXSWedu


Learning is a deep challenge. How do we approach game development and what role does it have in learning? Play is fundamental to how we learn. Learning things that are challenging for kids to learn is a process that unfolds over time across multiple media and experiences. What process are you seeking to support and where does a game fit in the process? What is the learning outcome and what are the components needed to get there?

Google Masters For Kids of All Ages: Badges, Skills and More

The CoolCatTeacher

She also shares her micro-credential badging approach that has her fifth graders excited to learn. To learn more about Wriq go to www.texthelp.com/wriq. The day that they learned to copy and paste (laughs) was a magical day because they were able to use that Ctrl-C and the Ctrl-V.

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7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about global Kahoots, how she tweets with her class and more global collaborative techniques in this show. Just put out positivity, and educate each other, and learn from each other. So there is there is a lot of learning that has to go on with Twitter.

How Tablet Games Can Teach Skills to Students with Visual Impairments


Marty Schultz has added a twist to hangman, the classic word-guessing game. His tablet-run version of the game has the same goal: pick letters to figure out a mystery word. We’re changing the dynamic so that a kid is looking forward to learning.”

Can This Be the K-12 Edtech Marketplace That Finally Succeeds?


In 2012, First Book , a nonprofit that provides affordable learning materials to kids in need, approached the publishers of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and asked: Can you make a bilingual version of the popular children’s book?

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The 5-Year, $15 Million Global Learning XPRIZE Competition Is Over. Here’s Who Won.


But such was the length of time for finalists of the Global Learning XPRIZE competition before learning the winner of $10 million. and London-based nonprofit Onebillion. Kitkit offers a game-based learning program on tablets to help children learn independently.

Can Designing Video Games Help Kids Gain Hard and Soft Skills?


Isaacs, an educator at William Annin Middle School in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, teaches two classes on designing video games: a semester-long elective for eighth graders and a six-week course for seventh graders. Why video games? Looking at video games critically, he says, helps students understand what goes into game design, and what makes one game different from the next. But Isaacs tries to incorporate a wide range of disciplines in his gaming classes.

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What College Esports Arenas Mean for Community in the Digital Age


You can play video games by yourself. Like the major league sports franchises buying and building esports teams , colleges are undoubtedly interested in the big money that’s flowing through the video game industry. Soon, the Digital Innovation, Graphics, and Gaming Studio was born. “We

6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent-Teacher Conferences


And it lacks the enthusiasm—as well as the desire to help kids own and engage in their learning—that defines us as innovative educators. With transformative digital changes happening in classrooms today, basic learning management systems now deliver the answers to most of those well worn questions on parent portals. In fact, we should use this technology to our advantage and add more ways that teachers and parents can work together face-to-face in helping every student succeed.

Esports Scholarships Are Growing. Do They Leave Some Students Behind?


Although the term “esports” sounds new, the truth is that competitive video gaming has been growing for decades. At the start of the 2000s, the whole industry was being turned on its head by games like StarCraft and Counter-Strike, which created a new form of online game competition culture. The technology barriers to playing an esport are lower than ever and titles are increasingly available on laptops, tablets and even phones. Maybe you’ve heard of esports?

Change the Game: Using Minecraft to Teach Students with Autism


Modern research has continued to demonstrate that playful learning improves educational outcomes, even more so when it’s digital and multi-modal. Modern research has continued to demonstrate that playful learning improves educational outcomes. Despite popular myth, games actually discourage negative behaviors, benefit mental health and improve social skills. Of course, not all games are created equal. The best games are just fun, and the learning is almost invisible.

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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Five Ways Teachers Can Use—and Create—Augmented Reality Experiences


Many educators find that gamifying learning keeps students engaged. BreakoutEDU , for example, is an educational game platform that includes a curated set of physical materials—think padlocks, boxes and invisible ink—and activities across a wide range of subjects and grade levels. They can require students to take photos of objects to demonstrate their understanding of the material, or allow them to access content with an inexpensive VR viewer like Google Cardboard.

Where in the World Is Planet3? An Educational Gaming CEO Seeks His Second Act


He envisioned a game-based educational platform used by teachers and students to learn about science and the environment. He had the staff, as many as 35 employees with experience in game and curriculum development. Students also liked the avatar-based 3-D games. “I

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3 ways teachers can make learning more interactive

eSchool News

From gamification to crowdsourcing, improve learning with these interactive elements. Most of them grew up playing video games, and ever since they can remember, they’ve been in constant contact with friends via social media platforms and text messages.

Three Career Paths for Educational Innovators—How to Get There and Where the Jobs Are


The seeds of innovation are planted at a young age, and technological advances now provide learners of all ages the opportunity to be creators, builders, designers, producers and makers. STEAM-based learning emphasizes both hands-on and digital experiences with engineering, art, game design, prototyping in makerspaces, authoring, robotics, and much more. Students and teachers are learning to innovate hand-in-hand.

Classroom Gaming Should Be Engaging, Tied to Curriculum—and Not Require Teachers to Code


It’s one thing when master teachers successfully implement learning games in a carefully controlled research study. But engaging students through game-based learning (GBL) means little unless the games are easy to implement and effective where they matter most—in the classroom. Games, like any other tool, should be put into place to support the learning of curriculum and the mastery of standards by our students. Learning Objective.

6 Factors Of Gamification That Changes Students

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We competed daily against the other groups in volleyball, softball, kickball, and on the final night —a chariot and Olympic flame opened an epic Olympic Game contest at midnight. Daily we played games, wrote skits, went swimming, and competed for cleanest cabins. Learning Goals.

50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning

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50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning in 2015. We’ve discussed the merits and utility of video games in the classroom before, so we won’t beleaguer the point. To select each of these games, we focused on 3 basic criteria: 1. YOLO Game Link: [link].

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3 ways technology & innovation are transforming classrooms

eSchool News

Thanks to recent technology and innovative solutions, students are gaining more and more access to education outside the classroom, thereby expanding their learning and career opportunities in a variety of ways. Interactive learning.

Holiday Reading: 6 Books That Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS042

Shake Up Learning

The post Holiday Reading: 6 Books That Will Transform Your Classroom – SULS042 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. In every book on this list, the main focus is on the four C’s and putting student learning first. Hint: It’s NOT about the technology!

“I thought I was alone in my ideas for greater understanding and access to technology.” – Linda Sydes, Australia

Daily Edventures

Linda Sydes’ favorite classroom activities let her students show their understanding of learning in a creative way – but how they do that is largely up to them. Sydes has found a community of educators who are passionate about teaching students through technology, and who “understand that tools like Minecraft are not just fun to play around with. Favorite Microsoft product, tool, technology: Office Mix. Favorite book: At the moment, I am enjoying the Game of Thrones series.

Top 10 K–12 Educational Technology Trends


Some of them are still emerging, and some of them are controversial, but they all have great potential for teaching and learning. Proper implementation and monitoring are essential to ensure a beneficial learning experience.

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?3 Types of Summer PD That Won’t Sacrifice Your Vacation


After a Master’s degree, 120-plus credits, and 30 years in education, I now understand that whatever I do and wherever I go, I am happiest when I’m learning. And if I can find an opportunity that allows me to further my learning without sacrificing my summer vacation—or better yet, enhances it—you can bet I’m going to be the first to sign up. The nice thing about summer learning is choice. Personalized Learning Through Gaming.

3 Teacher Money Making Opportunities Using Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Jessica Gordon @1337teach shares three ways teachers can use technology to make money this summer (or anytime.) Want to hear another episode on technology tools to try? Three teacher money-making opportunities using technology. Never stop learning. .

“Ultimately, I want kids to pursue life goals based on passions they encountered in school – similar to my school experience.” – Brian Aspinall, Canada

Daily Edventures

While Aspinall’s a veteran of using technology in his classroom – Minecraft and coding have been part of his teaching toolbox for years – he has never viewed it as a silver bullet for education transformation. He instilled in me a love for science and learning. Access.

Sketch Nation

Technology Tidbits

Sketch Nation is a wonderful free app (iOS/Android) and website for creating games. All a student has to do is select their category of game (i.e. The advanced level editor will help students create more complex games and work on their STEM skills.

Mission to Marsville

Technology Tidbits

Mission to Marsville is a online summer program offered by the innovative Game Based Learning/LMS company, NEXED. They are the company that developed Answerables, and are combing their virtual environment into a summer learning program to help kids prevent summer learning loss. Answerables is an advertiser of Technology Tidbits. game based learning summer school

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