How to Make Classroom Games with Easy, Awesome Educaplay

The CoolCatTeacher

Sixteen types of games, Google Classroom and LMS compatibility and auto-grading From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This week, I began using Educaplay to make fun classroom learning games for my students. Crossword Puzzle Games.

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Prodigy Math Game: Game-Based Learning for the Common Core

Kleinspiration

Game-based learning is a topic we have revisited numerous times on this blog. The implications it has on student engagement and learning cannot be overstated. If you have not already experimented with game-based learning with your class, make 2015 the year you do! One program that is doing an unbelievable job of gamifying math is Prodigy Math Game. They are so excited to play and learn! ”

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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.

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, I had to assess “over the shoulder” by looking at what students were doing. Also, I’m able to easily assess and share their work in AR. You can use it and learn. “I’ve seen kids get so immersed in their 3D Bear projects that they had no idea how much they were learning.” Learn more by clicking on the link below.

Bethany Petty: Using Edtech to Enhance Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Education technology must enhance learning. Using Edtech to Enhance Learning. Vicki: Using technology to enhance learning. Today we’re talking to Bethany Petty, the author of [link] and her upcoming book, Illuminate: Technology Enhanced Learning. So Bethany, where do we start with finding technology that actually improves learning — and that we’re not just using because it’s new and it’s cool? Is the focus of the tool to enhance student learning?

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Using the Real World Classrooms Model When Teaching Finance

The CoolCatTeacher

The Real-World Classroom model of teaching finance is part simulation part game. It was hard, but, you know, you learn a lot through a situation like that. One of the things I learned was that there were pretty glaring holes in the education system when it came to personal financing. We even have a random factor called “life happens” where regularly they would play a game where a it picks a student at random and then a random scenario occurs, and the kid has to deal with it.

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Just go to coolcatteacher.com/shake to learn more. Vicki: Today we’re talking with my friend Kasey Bell from “Shake Up Learning” and author of Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic. Kasey: Pear Deck is a formative assessment tool.

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10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching online and blending classrooms is a hot topic, but there’s always room for improvement. As teachers, we need to constantly refresh and update topics to improve our distance learning skills.

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Breakout EDU Digital is Awesome (and Free) #breakoutedu

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about the challenges and advantages of breakout edu digital. Some examples of the most popular breakout edu games. Mari Venturino is a 7th-grade science and AVID teacher and Blended Learning Specialist at Mar Vista Academy in San Diego, CA. She is a Google For Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, a Google Certified Educator Levels 1 & 2, and is Leading Edge Certified in Online and Blended Instruction.

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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. Idea #1: Use Formative Data to Improve Learning. Kecia: So, the first thing that make a teacher a superhero is the way they use data to improve learning and mastery for their students. Learn about AR and VR.

New to Competency-Based Learning? Here're Five Ways to Assess It

Edsurge

Principal Chris Huckans believes that competency-based education (CBE) is one of the keys to the school’s success. Huckans says that Bishop Hall’s use of the Brightspace learning management system provides students with highly personalized learning pathways, which “allow them to innovate and experiment.” He adds, “Kids are allowed to learn at their own pace, and can learn experientially.” Below are five ways to approach competency-based learning assessment.

Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

The CoolCatTeacher

Within the virtual environment, you get you learning, you get your assessment, you get your experience. The technology for the web VR is there, though companies like SineSpace , Edorble , and Amazon just came out with Sumerian — which is based on it’s A-frame technology, which can run virtual worlds on mobile devices. Another one, SineSpace — which is completely web VR based. Unity is a software required to make games. I mean, this is not a game.

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15 Sites for Blended Learning

Technology Tidbits

What is Blended Learning? It's a smorgasbord of teaching strategies that uses analog and digital technologies to teach and learn. 4] Schools with blended learning models may also choose to reallocate resources to boost student achievement outcomes. [5]

Digital Badges in the Classroom (What, When, & How) – SULS096

Shake Up Learning

The post Digital Badges in the Classroom (What, When, & How) – SULS096 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Learn what digital badges are, when to use them, and how to implement them in your classroom. Blended Learning with Google Book Study information can be found here.

Power Up Your Classroom with Game Play [interview with Cate Tolnai and Lindsay Blass] – SULS022

Shake Up Learning

The post Power Up Your Classroom with Game Play [interview with Cate Tolnai and Lindsay Blass] – SULS022 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. They share their passion for gamifying the classroom with game-based learning and teaching through play. We discuss what types of classroom environments are appropriate for gamification and ways you can incorporate game-based learning today! Game-Based Learning. [13:43]

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. It’s about the LEARNING! Shake Up Learning 2019.

20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The Shake Up Learning community is always chatting and sharing digital tools and lesson ideas for the K12 classroom. Recently, we discussed our favorite formative assessment tools for the classroom, and I wanted to share these here for you as a resource. In this post, you will find 20 Formative Assessment Tools for Your Classroom! Shake Up Learning 2018.

Personalizing the Curriculum with the Learning Journey Model

The CoolCatTeacher

Mark Engstrom shares a personalized model for learning that he calls the “Learning Journey Model.” After students accomplish a core competency, they personalize their learning journey much like the “game of LIFE” board game. Go to coolcatteacher.com/samsungsolve to learn more. Improving the Curriculum with the Learning Journey Model. The Learning Journey Model. Mark, you are passionate about helping students have control over their learning.

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Esports Emerge as Learning and Social Catalyst in Schools

edWeb.net

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.

Class Compete

Technology Tidbits

Class Compete is a fantastic Game Base Learning and Assessment system that educators are using to help boost student''s test scores and eliminate test anxiety. and follows the familiar "running/racing" game formula. Educators can even create their own content and best of all assess student progress through detailed reports. This makes it easy to differentiate instruction and even works for Blended Learning or the "Flipped" classroom model.

Class Compete

Technology Tidbits

Class Compete is a fantastic Game Base Learning and Assessment system that educators are using to help boost student's test scores and eliminate test anxiety. and follows the familiar "running/racing" game formula. Educators can even create their own content and best of all assess student progress through detailed reports. This makes it easy to differentiate instruction and even works for Blended Learning or the "Flipped" classroom model.

Class Compete

Technology Tidbits

Class Compete is a fantastic Game Base Learning and Assessment system that educators are using to help boost student's test scores and eliminate test anxiety. and follows the familiar "running/racing" game formula. Educators can even create their own content and best of all assess student progress through detailed reports. This makes it easy to differentiate instruction and even works for Blended Learning or the "Flipped" classroom model.

Answerables

Technology Tidbits

Answerables is a wonderful site that is a cross between Game Based Learning meets a Learning Management System. This is an innovative place where educators can "Gamify" a lesson and have their students collaborative learn in a safe 3D dimensional environment (think Second Life for kids). The LMS component of Answerables allows educators to assign lessons/quests to kids, assess learning, tutor, and much much more.

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Removing the Limitations in a Digital Environment

Fractus Learning

What is the ideal blended learning environment? Many ask me what the best device is for learning. Good teaching and sound student-directed learning is not, and should not be, device dependent. High-quality learning can happen on laptops, Chromebooks, tablets, or cell phones. In many cases, it’s not the device that makes the difference, often the best learning occurs with no device. How does digital learning work with electives?

15 Collaborative Tools for Your Classroom That Are NOT Google

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Collaborative Tools for Your Classroom That Are NOT Google appeared first on Shake Up Learning. There are hundreds of fantastic collaborative learning tools! A few weeks back, I asked the Shake Up Learning Community to share their favorite collaborative tools and this post is a summarization are their top choices. Click here to join the Shake Up Learning Community.). Learn more about Pear Deck. Learn more about Flipgrid.

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5 Basic ingredients to online learning success

Neo LMS

We already have online courses, learning management systems , online collaboration tools, apps for all sorts of classroom activities, and so on, and so forth. E-learning is part of today’s education and will probably be a bigger part of it in the future. But since there are so many ways to adapt e-learning, or to blend it with face-to-face instruction in a physical learning environment, one question gets on many teachers’ lips: How do I know if I’m doing this right?!

It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?

Edsurge

In early 2017, organizations that have focused on digital learning came together to better leverage their strengths and capacities for a common goal: improving student success.

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Top 25 Sites/Apps of 2018

Technology Tidbits

Book Creator - A fantastic mobile (iOS/Chrome) app for creating stunning eBooks/presentations, that can be used for digital storytelling, project based learning, and more. Think Fluency - A wonderful iOS/Google Play app for assessing a student's reading fluency. Dystopia 2153 - An innovative new site that teaches programming/coding through the use of game based learning and graphic novels. It's the time of year again for my favorite annual sites and apps.

Top Learning Tools when School is Closed

Technology Tidbits

As with almost everything technology-based, remote teaching and learning has been on a steady increase in recent years. Answer Pad - Is a free visual and student based response system that educators use to blend learning and flip classrooms in real-time on browser based devices.

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. Note: There are a lot of terms for describing the use of computer-based technology in education: asynchronous and synchronous learning, blended learning, digital learning, and online learning. For simplicity, I will refer to all computer-based instruction as digital learning.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

Haiku Learning (my LMS). Haiku Learning is my Learning Management system. Haiku Learning is the tool I use to blend my classroom. Tip: To learn about my blended learning strategies, see my presentation on Slideshare Simple Steps to Blended Learning . On my PC, PowerPoint is the fastest way to make the screencasts I use in my blended classroom. If you use Keynote, learn how to use Magic Move.

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Common Sense Education Resources from ISTE 2015

Graphite Blog

Common Sense team members and certified educators presented on a range of practical and engaging ways to use specific technology tools for learning as well as our latest and greatest digital citizenship offerings. . For a quick reference -- and for those of you #NotAtISTE who want to share in the learning -- here's a quick summary of our lightning sessions with links to the tools and resources each session covered. Digital Bytes: A Project-Based Approach to Digital Literacy .

Alabama Department of Education Gives Students Free Summer Access to Fuel Education Solutions

techlearning

Herndon, Virginia, May 22, 2018 — To keep students actively learning over the summer and to help prevent summer learning loss, the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE), with the help of Fuel Education® (FuelEd®), is launching its sixth annual Alabama Summer Learning Challenge. The Alabama Summer Learning Challenge is a unique opportunity for our students and their families,” said Barbara Cooper, Deputy State Superintendent at ALSDE.

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A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. Purpose: Improving our chance for a common language in discussing existing and emerging learning trends, model, and technology in hopes of innovation in classrooms, and collectively, education at large. Form: An index of learning models, theories, forms, terminology, technology, and research to help you keep up with the latest trends in 21st century learning. Activity-Based Learning.

What Do Sixth Graders Say About Learning With Games? It Works

MindShift

NEW YORK — One morning, just before classes at New York City’s Quest to Learn Middle School broke for lunch, Etai Kurtzman found himself transformed into a lemon tree. Each student had been cast for a role-playing game either as a honeybee sent out from the hive or as a plant. Their teacher, Kate Selkirk, was using this game as a starting point for an eight-week unit on math concepts — data analysis and graphing, proportions, probability and slope. By Alexandria Neason.