Game Based Learning: Make Fast Teaching Games with SMART lab

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored Post by SMART Learning Suite From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Formative assessment and game based learning make a powerful combination in the classroom. I love SMART lab, a new feature of the SMART Learning Suite. In this article, you’ll learn how to use SMART lab to build fast games and lessons. Tutorial: How to Make a Fast Game Based Learning Lesson with SMART lab.

Top 100 Sites/Apps for Game Based Learning

Technology Tidbits

This is going to be one of my most ambitious posts yet, as I have curated a gigantic list of my favorite sites/apps for Game Based Learning (a.k.a I''ve done posts on educational iOS Apps and Educational Online Games but I have never combined the two and curated a list that specifically deals w/ GBL. One theme I have noticed is that the subject of Math uses the concept of Game Based Learning quite often.

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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. This happens most often while students are learning because not only will students show their work to the whole class on the board, but they’ll also need to demonstrate their process.

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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. 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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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. So I think what we’re waiting on, to really have the area explode, VR in education, are the mobile headsets that are running web VR — which we haven’t seen a lot of yet. Just like Second Life, which runs on a desktop, but with that new technology, have that run on a mobile device that can be in the Google Cardboard so the kids can experience it.

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Computer Science Teaching Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

What happens when a school has every student learn Computer Science. Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track progress over time by automatically scoring students’ spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. To learn more about Wriq go to www.texthelp.com/wriq. You know you don’t want kids trying to learn just enough to pass the course.

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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. Quickly create assessments for any grade or subject without special forms or equipment. Instantly scan and score with any mobile, desktop or document camera. I think we’ve learned how to use social media in just a really positive way, and learned to communicate and build a global audience, and shared our learning, and learned with others.

10 Ways to Publish Your Game Anywhere

The Game Agency

The beauty of The Training Arcade® is once you’ve created a game with your training content. You can launch the game and publish it anywhere! Here are 10 ways you can publish and deploy the game for maximum training effectiveness. EXPORT YOUR GAME TO YOUR LMS. Export the games as a SCORM package (SCORM 1.2 or 2004) and load into your Learning Management System (LMS). Once you build a game, you can embed it right on your LMS dashboard.

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Vocab Victor

Technology Tidbits

Vocab Victor is a free innovative mobile (iOS/Android) app for building vocabulary words/skills that is ideal for ESL/ELL. Vocab Victor uses "game based learning" to help students develop their vocabulary through 4 different styles of games through 11 levels.

Vocab Victor Classroom

Technology Tidbits

Vocab Victor the innovative mobile (iOS/Android) app for building vocabulary words/skills just released a major update for educators, their digital "classroom". Create word lists based on what you think your students most need to learn!

SplashLearn

Technology Tidbits

SplashLearn is an ideal learning tool to use for teachers and parents because of the educational portal. Finally, SplashLearn makes it easy for educators to assess students and differentiate instruction. game based learning math

Vocab Victor Classroom

Technology Tidbits

Vocab Victor the innovative mobile (iOS/Android) app for building vocabulary words/skills just released a major update for educators, their digital "classroom". Create word lists based on what you think your students most need to learn!

SplashLearn

Technology Tidbits

SplashLearn is an ideal learning tool to use for teachers and parents because of the educational portal. Finally, SplashLearn makes it easy for educators to assess students and differentiate instruction. differentiate instruction game based learning math remote learning Web 2.0

Vocab Victor

Technology Tidbits

Vocab Victor is a free innovative mobile (iOS/Android) app for building vocabulary words/skills that is ideal for ESL/ELL. Vocab Victor uses "game based learning" to help students develop their vocabulary through 4 different styles of games through 11 levels.

SplashLearn

Technology Tidbits

SplashLearn is an ideal learning tool to use for teachers and parents because of the educational portal. Finally, SplashLearn makes it easy for educators to assess students and differentiate instruction. game based learning math

Vocab Victor Classroom

Technology Tidbits

Vocab Victor the innovative mobile (iOS/Android) app for building vocabulary words/skills just released a major update for educators, their digital "classroom". Create word lists based on what you think your students most need to learn!

Vocab Victor

Technology Tidbits

Vocab Victor is a free innovative mobile (iOS/Android) app for building vocabulary words/skills that is ideal for ESL/ELL. Vocab Victor uses "game based learning" to help students develop their vocabulary through 4 different styles of games through 11 levels.

Vocab Victor for Remote Learning

Technology Tidbits

Vocab Victor is a free innovative mobile (iOS/Android) app for building vocabulary words/skills that is ideal for ESL/ELL. Vocab Victor uses "game based learning" to help students develop their vocabulary through 4 different styles of games through 11 levels.

Wooclap

Technology Tidbits

Wooclap is an excellent learning tool that I just found out about from Larry Ferlazzo's blog that is ideal for Distance Learning. Wooclap is a tool that reminds me a lot of Kahoot, where a teacher can create a poll/quiz and students can respond in real-time from their mobile device.

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Vocab Victor Classroom

Technology Tidbits

Vocab Victor the innovative mobile (iOS/Android) app for building vocabulary words/skills just released a major update for educators, their digital "classroom". Create word lists based on what you think your students most need to learn!

Vocab Victor

Technology Tidbits

*Be Sure to enter Vocab Victor's latest giveaway to win in-game "charms" that can be used to buy word lists, skip words, etc. Vocab Victor is a free innovative mobile (iOS/Android) app for building vocabulary words/skills that is ideal for ESL/ELL.

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.

6 Factors Of Gamification That Changes Students

TeachThought - Learn better.

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. The director, or ‘game master’ as we were inclined to call him, even made everyone reset the clocks and watches—so we never knew what the real time was, the entire schedule was set on some sort of crazy alternate schedule. In the book, Lee initiates game play in the syllabus.

Metaverse for Augmented Reality: Program and Breakout in Augmented Reality

The CoolCatTeacher

Also, I learned about Twitter, I did the same thing. When you download Metaverse onto your mobile device, click the “scan” button to launch the experience. 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. Students can follow different paths through the experience based on your responses.

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. Class Compete works on any mobile device (iOS, Android, etc.) 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. For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here.

Prodigy

Technology Tidbits

Prodigy is one of the best free sites around for teaching Math by using Game Based Learning. This is an excellent site/game aligned to Common Core Standards for Grades 1st-6th. Teachers everywhere are using Prodigy to assess students through the educational portal that tracks students progress. Also, the game has a unique learning engine which differentiates instruction and helps students w/ problem areas. game based learning math

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. Otus - A fantastic and easy to use 1:1 learning solution for mobile classrooms (i.e Rosetta Stone for Kids - A wonderful free iPad app for kids ages 3-7 learning how to read.

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Prodigy

Technology Tidbits

Prodigy is one of the best free sites around for teaching Math by using Game Based Learning. This is an excellent site/game aligned to Common Core Standards for Grades 1st-6th. Teachers everywhere are using Prodigy to assess students through the educational portal that tracks students progress. Also, the game has a unique learning engine which differentiates instruction and helps students w/ problem areas. game based learning math

Prodigy

Technology Tidbits

Prodigy is one of the best free sites around for teaching Math by using Game Based Learning. This is an excellent site/game aligned to Common Core Standards for Grades 1st-6th. Teachers everywhere are using Prodigy to assess students through the educational portal that tracks students progress. Also, the game has a unique learning engine which differentiates instruction and helps students w/ problem areas. game based learning math

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. Class Compete works on any mobile device (iOS, Android, etc.) 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. For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here.

Math vs Zombies

Technology Tidbits

Math vs Zombies is an excellent mobile (iOS/Android) app for basic Math skills grades K-4th. This game has students solving Math equations in subtraction, multiplication, etc to turn the walking zombies back into humans. Best of all, is the report card which tracks students progress and makes easy to assess students "problem" areas. For more educational games form Tap to Learn click here. educational apps game based learning math

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. Class Compete works on any mobile device (iOS, Android, etc.) 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. For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here.

Symbaloo Lessonplans

Technology Tidbits

This lesson plan creator lets educators create interactive lessons similar to the game based style that is found in most mobile app games. Best of all, the teacher gets real-time data for assessing students that helps them differentiate instruction. This is great for students so they can learn at their own pace and level. game based learning lesson plans Social bookmarking

Digital classrooms

Learning with 'e's

This is Part 5 in my series of posts on the future of learning and technology. We talked for instance about how technology would streamline assessment, and how the curriculum might be impacted by new technologies. There were sections on digital literacies and mobile learning, both of which we considered to be important for the success of education and learning in the future. Much more learning will be done outside of the classroom.

10Q: Helen Keegan

Learning with 'e's

In today's 10Q interview, Helen answers questions about her philosophy on learning, social media and her current projects in higher education, including alternate reality games: Who are you? I’m based in Computing, Science and Engineering, so it’s a great place to be as I get to work with techie students, but nowadays I focus on the social and cultural aspects of technology. What inspires you most about learning? What is an Alternate Reality Game (ARG)?

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