Game Based Learning in Action

The CoolCatTeacher

Game-based learning might not be what you think. On today’s show Matthew Farber, author of Game-Based Learning In Action: How an Expert Affinity Group Teaches with Games , talks about how to use games in the classroom effectively.

?How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset

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In the gaming world, perseverance, problem solving, and creativity are the keys to success. There is no such thing as failing in a digital game. Like gaming, learning math requires grit and persistence—cornerstones of growth mindset—and is grounded in problem solving, flexible thinking, and pattern recognition. The same kind of tenacity is crucial when learning math. Games welcome players of all ability levels in the same environment.

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Leveling Up: How Digital Game-Based Learning Is Altering Education

EdNews Daily

At the turn of the 21st century, public interest in games as learning tools took hold. In the eyes of digital game-based learning proponents, the general public and today’s teachers finally understood something that students and educational researchers knew all along.

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!

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management. Sponsor: The US Matific Games are coming this February. Try Matific free now and sign up to join their Math games. Formative Assessment Idea #1: High-Five Hands.

See Game-Based Learning In Action at Pinellas

MIND Research Institute

Local public radio picked up this story: It’s family game night at Davis Elementary School in Clearwater, but there's not a Monopoly board or a Jenga block in sight. Instead, kids and parents are playing math games. Family Math Night Combines Games, Community and Math.

5 Ways to Help Kids of All Ages Code #HourofCode

The CoolCatTeacher

Brian Aspinall, author of Code Breaker : 15+ Ways to Get Started with Coding, shares how students from kindergarten to high school can start to learn coding. SPONSOR: Join a Free Personalized Learning Session with Me and TextHelp! Get ready to talk about Personalized Learning.

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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. Learn more by clicking on the link below.

5 Creative “Googley” Tech Tools to Get Kids Creating

The CoolCatTeacher

So, go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat to learn more and use the coupon code COOL20. Evan Mosier on Episode 345 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

The CoolCatTeacher

on Corippo is the Chief Innovation Officer for CUE, leading CUE’s professional learning throughout California and Nevada. Jon keynotes, leads and designs Professional Learning experiences all over the country. Never stop learning. .

Active Learning in the Science Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Thirty-three-year Presidential Award Winning science teacher Glen Westbroek believes in creating active learning experiences in his science classroom. And thanks to Legends of Learning for sponsoring science week this week on the 10-Minute Teacher. Why is active learning so important?

7 Ways My Interactive Display is a Key Part of My Student-Centered Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

In a project-based classroom where making and inventing happens all the time, students are always doing amazing things. Being able to quickly share is essential to progress, learning, and celebrating student success.

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The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Kimberly Tyson @ tysonkimberly and Dr. Angela Peery @ drangelapeery share their advice for helping students learn blended vocabulary. Learn more. Want to hear another episode on helping students learn? Never stop learning. .

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Physical Education w/ #Edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Every week day you’ll learn powerful practical ways to be a more remarkable teacher today. geek is helping us learn five simple ways to improve physical education with technology. Like, when you learned that, everything changed. Never stop learning. .

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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. Kasey: Pear Deck is a formative assessment tool.

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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. Another one, SineSpace — which is completely web VR based. Unity is a software required to make games. I mean, this is not a game. I’ve got a lot to learn.

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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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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. Learn about AR and VR.

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. Quickly create assessments for any grade or subject without special forms or equipment. Just put out positivity, and educate each other, and learn from each other.

The Thinking and Creativity That Goes Into Game Design

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students can design a game in any subject to assess their peers. When students design games they use a lot of creativity and critical thinking skills. Students must imagine and design worlds, characters, levels, sound effects, game elements, and more.

Games or Worksheets: Is there really a question about the choice?

User Generated Education

I work part time with gifted elementary students at two Title 1 schools where most of the students qualify for free or reduced lunches; and where they and/or their parents are learning English as a second language. Example Games Used to Teach and Reinforce.

How Data and Automation Are Personalizing This School’s Reading Program

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Christine Prescott Principal, Vista Grande Elementary When Vista Grande Elementary in Rio Rancho, New Mexico wanted a reading tool that could serve a student body with diverse needs, the K-5 school turned to Istation, a program that they were already using for assessment.

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

EdTechSandyK

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?

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

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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.

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.

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

Edsurge

A fourth-grade student at Mendez Elementary in San Marcos, Texas, held an iPad out in front of her. 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. Learn how teachers are using the app.

Metaverse for Augmented Reality: Program and Breakout in Augmented Reality

The CoolCatTeacher

Also, I learned about Twitter, I did the same thing. Others made fun games and activities to teach about topics from pet care to comedy. Like a regular video game or program, it can ask you to input a name that it will call you throughout the experience.

50 Sites/Apps for Educational Games

Technology Tidbits

Game Based Learning is a great way to integrate technology into the classroom as well generate excitement for students. 50 Sites/Apps for Educational Games ABCya - A great site for games and mobile apps for elementary students.

New Research-Based Games Available for Elementary School Students

techlearning

The new games, created by more than 100 game developers, are based on rigorous academic research conducted in partnership with Vanderbilt University. The elementary school games complement Legends of Learning’s existing middle school suite of more than 800 games and simulations.

5 Simple Ways to Gamify Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Game based learning can be simple and free. Jessica Ratliff-Gordon is an elementary educator, author, and doctoral student at Northcentral University. Want to hear another episode on game based learning ? Purpose Games – [link].

“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

Aspinall’s popular blog shares that philosophy, as well as his perspective on assessment, professional development, coding and 1:1 learning environments. He instilled in me a love for science and learning.

10Q: Helen Keegan

Learning with 'e's

In the primary (elementary) and secondary (high) school sectors some can be conspicuous, because through various Teachmeets around the world, and also online during Twitter #edchats, they make their work known to the wider community. What inspires you most about learning?

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Prodigy - free math game that helps students learn math while having fun

Educational Technology Guy

While engaging activities often make learning more exciting, they do not always translate into increased practice and improved skill development. Game-based learning, however, has been proven to engage students in a way that encourages increased practice.

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.

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.