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

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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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Esports Emerge as Learning and Social Catalyst in Schools

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Esports, the competitive side of video gaming, is exploding. Research-based evidence affirms its highly positive impact on students’ academic achievement, soft skills, and socio-emotional well-being. He cited to NASEF research illustrating gaming’s impact on student achievement.

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6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent-Teacher Conferences

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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. Give parents resources that will help them support the process of learning and motivation. Understanding the school’s learning management system (LMS).

Top 100 Sites/Apps of 2014

Technology Tidbits

As w/ the previous year''s list, more and more mobile apps are making the list as mobile learning continues to be the rising trend in education. However, that''s not to say that there isn''t a good amount of websites and Learning Management Systems showing up as well.

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Microsoft Unveils New Tech to Create Personalized, Immersive Education

EdTech Magazine

Microsoft Unveils New Tech to Create Personalized, Immersive Education. Thanks to the latest Microsoft updates, creating an innovative learning environment has now gotten easier. Earlier this month on its education blog , Microsoft unveiled a number of new products and services to assist educators in creating more personalized experiences and immersive lessons. Office 365 Updates Drive Personalized Learning. Article.

4 Game Mechanics Driving Higher Achievement in Math

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Access to technology is not enough to improve student learning. Department of Education, Office of Educational Technology released a Learning Technology Effectiveness report based on over fifty research articles. The report found that learning with technology is enhanced when students are engaged in the following strategies: Building on their prior understandings and actively driving their own learning. By using game-based learning.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update July 1st, 2014 Technology is just a tool. Bill Gates The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update July 15th, 2014 A museum is a place where one should lose one''s head. Renzo Piano The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. opportunity from Mozilla to celebrate teaching and learning the web with Maker Party.

Hack Education Weekly News

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DeVos reported a new investment of between $250,001 and $500,000 in the Michigan-based Neurocore , according to a financial disclosure form that was certified by government ethics officials on Wednesday.” “Now that MOOCs are mainstream, where does online learning go next?” Via The Daily Times : “Blount County Schools building new options to personalize learning.” “ Can personalized learning prevail?

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Via The LA Times : “Trump is ending Michelle Obama’s ‘ Let Girls Learn ’ initiative, CNN reports.” Not ed-tech per se (unless you recognize that “personalized learning” is greyballing), but according to The New York Times , “ Uber Faces Federal Inquiry Over Use of Greyball Tool to Evade Authorities.” Can Electrical Stimulation Help Us Learn?” “ Social-Emotional Learning Is the Rage in K–12.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update June 10th, 2014 Children want the same things we want. Dr. Seuss The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update April 15th The very existence of libraries affords the best evidence that we may yet have hope for the future of man. The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own virtual and physical events and those of our more than 200 partners.

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