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.

Game Based Learning and Twine

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Dr. Matthew Farber @matthewfarber talks about game-based learning in his classroom and a new tool he loves: Twine. In today’s show, Matt discusses game-based learning and: Why game based learning works. Never stop learning.

Game-Based Learning Is Changing How We Teach. Here's Why.

Edsurge

Dan White, the co-founder and CEO of Filament Games, an educational video game developer based in Madison, WI, knows from personal experience that kids can get a lot more out of video games than entertainment, sharpened reflexes and enviable manual dexterity. Back in the '90s he was a devotee of Civilization, a game where players run an empire from the dawn of time to the Space Age. Why is game-based learning so relevant for students today?

?How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset

Edsurge

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.

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.

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.

Webinar: Teaching with Augmented Reality with #ARVRinEDU Classroom Enthusiasts

The CoolCatTeacher

Assessment in AR including classroom examples Effective ways to get started with AR Predictions on where AR will be in 5 years Who?

XplorLabs Fire Forensics: A Free STEM Module for Middle School Science

The CoolCatTeacher

Generally speaking, this free interactive STEM lab takes 2-4 days to complete and includes extension science experiments that you could add to the unit. Fire Forensics: A Free STEM Module for Middle School Science. Supplies and summaries of labs, including outcomes and assessment tips.

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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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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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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.

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.

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.

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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?

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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Mathivating Kids to Get Excited About Math

The CoolCatTeacher

I do… “Live + Laugh + Love = Learn” in my classroom. So we talk about things over the weekend and how much I missed them, and then we do a Math-oggle game I created. And we try to freestyle what we learned, and then somebody does the beat on the desk.

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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.

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Flipping Awesome Physics with an Asynchronous Flipped Gameful Mastery Learning Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Students start with a zero and level up as they use videos, one on one help, and game-based mastery to master physics. Flipping Awesome Physics with an Asynchronous Flipped Gameful Mastery Learning Classroom. What is asynchronous, flipped, gameful, mastery learning?

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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Computer Science Teaching Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

What happens when a school has every student learn Computer Science. 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. You want them learning more because they want to solve a problem.

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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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Why It's Important to Teach Your Students Financial Literacy—and Three Ways to Do It

Edsurge

we saw an opportunity to use video, animation, 3D gaming and avatars to bring financial concepts to life for the next generation. In 2015, we launched the FutureSmart Digital program—a gamified, web-based financial education course, in partnership with education technology company EVERFI. Supplement At-Home Education with Digital Learning Digital financial education can—and does—play a role in providing students with the financial knowledge they may not receive at home.

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

Edsurge

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. Platforms like Metaverse also have hundreds of ready-to-use, free learning experiences, with thousands of teachers collaborating on creating additional content. Learn how teachers are using the app.

We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.

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But these efforts have fallen short of meaningfully transforming learning. Edtech initiatives that reduce teachers to the role of facilitator often overlook the important role the teacher plays in activating rich learning experiences for students. Edtech initiatives that reduce teachers to the role of facilitator often overlook the important role the teacher plays in activating rich learning experiences for students. Additional Resources from eSpark Learning.

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This Standing-Room-Only Class Features Music Videos, a Gaming App and. Breathalyzers

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EdSurge talks to Garg about his new game, his favorite music videos, and how to make chemistry fun. We have a way where we can do basically an old-school version of this demo in class and make it fun because students learn about alcohol chemistry. I also make an effort to learn student names. I can typically learn more than 200 in a 10-week period. The video game you’ve been developing sounds like something that also makes chemistry a whole lot more fun.

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Top 8 Advantages of an Interactive STEM Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

What is STEM? The acronym STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. More recently, arts were added to this educational model, as educators believed that art and creativity play an important role in the understanding of the former subjects in the STEM Curriculum , thus changing the acronym from STEM to STEAM. Why is STEM Training Important? And that is precisely why it is important to create more awareness of STEM.

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“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

When we first spoke with Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Brian Aspinall last year, he shared his passion for helping his students solve problems systematically, all with the help of computer science and STEM. He instilled in me a love for science and learning.

Spatial Thinking & Critical Analysis: Teaching With Portal 2

TeachThought - Learn better.

Educators know that students need hands on, engaging activities to help enhance their learning and the right video games are the best way offer this opportunity. Even if you’re “not into video games,” Portal is a unique–if complex–experience.

Top10 Web Stories

techlearning

From programming, STEM, and game-based learning to assessments and stories, there’s something for everyone in this best-of-2015 list.

How ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Primes Students for Interdisciplinary Learning, Including STEM

MindShift

Otherwise, how does a fantasy role-playing game produce improved test scores? Studies have shown that the highly social and collaborative nature of the popular fantasy role-playing game cultivates a range of social-emotional skills, which can lay the foundation for improved learning. In addition to these crucial soft skills, teachers and professors who have used the game also claim it directly benefits core academic competencies. Sorcery for STEM.

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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 .

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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.

What’s a Digipuzzle?

Ask a Tech Teacher

Netherlands-based Digipuzzle is an online educational resource that offers hundreds of G-rated learning games for younger audiences, many in both Spanish and English. Digipuzzle even offers holiday games. More games and simulations: Lots more web-based puzzles.

OPINION: Fewer students have to take college remedial math, data show

The Hechinger Report

Ordinarily, a drop in college remedial courses would herald an improvement in high school math learning. Twelfth-graders’ scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress have barely budged over the last 10 years. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning.

Top 25 Sites/Apps of 2018

Technology Tidbits

Again, this years list sees a lot of tools for STEM that focuses on programming/coding. 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. TypeTastic - The best site around for student's K-12 (w/ educational portal) learning how to type/keyboard.

CodeMonkey, Sunburst Digital partner on coding curriculum

eSchool News

CodeMonkey teaches programming basics in a language known as “CoffeeScript” through game-based learning. Their proven approach emphasizes learning a useful, real programming language through an intuitive and highly engaging online game. News STEM

Game On: How Four Community College Professors Spawned the CUNY Games Network

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Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) started collaborating on game-based learning (GBL) in developmental math and writing instruction in the mid-2000s, they had no idea what they were setting in motion. Today, more than 160 GBL researchers and practitioners contribute to the dynamic CUNY Games Network (CGN), housed within the City University of New York (CUNY), with its more than 540,000 students on 24 campuses. Can a Classic Board Game Teach Writing Skills?

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FETC Converge

Keep posted on what is happening in education with these articles highlighting educational initiatives involving social media as a teaching and learning tool, bring your own device programs, iPads and assessment, STEM, learning analytics, accessibility to digital curriculum and game-based learning! Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

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FETC Converge

Keep posted on what is happening in education with these articles highlighting educational initiatives involving social media as a teaching and learning tool, bring your own device programs, iPads and assessment, STEM, learning analytics, accessibility to digital curriculum and game-based learning! Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community

FETC Converge - Untitled Article

FETC Converge

Keep posted on what is happening in education with these articles highlighting educational initiatives involving social media as a teaching and learning tool, bring your own device programs, iPads and assessment, STEM, learning analytics, accessibility to digital curriculum and game-based learning! Feel free to share these articles with your professional learning community