A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. That was certainly the case in our experience.

Game Education: It’s in Their DNA – Guest Post from Courtney Pepe


All of the teachers, support specialists, and students in the school are enjoying the 10 Sphero Robots which can be paired via Bluetooth with an iPad, iPhone, iPod, Kindle, and most Android devices. The Sphero website features 10 different lessons that involve coding and programming the robot and are aligned to various Common Core standards as well as four different STEM engineering challenges such as a Chariot Challenge, a Hydro-Hypothesis, and a Maze Mayhem.

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Gamifying financial literacy education with Star Banks Adventure

Kathy Schrock

Star Banks Adventure is also available as an iOS , Android , and Amazon Fire app. The concepts taught in the game are mapped to national standards in personal finance, national standards in economics, and the Common Core State Standards. HARDWARE I tried out the online version of the game on both Mac and Windows laptops and and on iOS, Android, and Google Fire devices. financial literacy gamification personal finance TRowePrice

3 Websites to Gamify Your Math Class

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DimensionU is a collection of engaging interactive multiplayer fantasy games for grades 2-10 (some can be played solo) that focus on core skills in mathematics and literacy. Content aligns with Common Core, state standards and classroom instruction. Grammaropolis is aligned with both national Common Core standards and Texas Expected Knowledge and Skills Objectives for grades K-6.

Top 100 Sites/Apps for Game Based Learning

Technology Tidbits

Gamification). Back Pack Games - A wonderful site filled w/ lots of educational games aligned to Common Core Standards in the subjects of Math & Science. DimensionU - An amazing site for educational games 3D games for Math and Literacy aligned to Common Core Standards. ** Door 24 - A fantastic iPad that has students working different Math/Algebra problems to help a robot fix his circuits and uncover the mystery behind Door 24.

Game-based platform targets college prep, exams

eSchool News

The latest research on gamification and learning indicates that students are more likely to learn critical concepts when materials contain incentives and game mechanics. The new solution also is aligned to Common Core and ACT standards, and content is continually refreshed by subject-matter experts from various publishers. Tablet Compatibility: For ultimate ease of use, the platform is compatible with any iOS, Android, or Windows device.