How to Roll Out Game-Based Learning—and Boost Engagement—in Your Classroom

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When Vadim Polikov—my childhood friend and a successful entrepreneur—approached me with a game-based learning business idea in the summer of 2015, I jumped at the idea. . Many of the teachers described the games as “transformative.”. Vadim wanted to create enough curriculum games so they would be effective daily learning tools in schools. I had one big question: Would using games as a primary learning tool actually improve my students’ performance?

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. You can use it and learn. Here’s one example of how 3D Bear can be used for a real world conversation. Learn more by clicking on the link below.

How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

The CoolCatTeacher

Using Metaverse, my students have created fun quiz games, trivia experiences, and even an AR tour of our school. For example, I start with a simple, one-day, “make something fun” experience in Metaverse. Here’s an example of friction in Metaverse.

Legends of Learning: The Game-Based Science Platform for Grades 3-8

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Legends of Learning From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Students love to play games, and they also need real-world examples to help science come alive. Kids in grades 3-8 will love these science games. 8 games).

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?

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.

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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Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

The CoolCatTeacher

They are examples of things he is using and that he has presented about virtual reality. Vicki: So what are some of your favorite examples when you’re trying to convince people that this is a great model? In Second Life, I’ve visited the surface of Mars, for example.

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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. The Learning Journey Model.

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Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Dr. Michelle Zimmerman @mrzphd talks about social emotional learning and education technology. FutureFit aligns social emotional learning and character education with your traditional subjects of math, language arts, sciences and more for grades K-12.

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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.

50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning in 2015. We’ve discussed the merits and utility of video games in the classroom before, so we won’t beleaguer the point. To select each of these games, we focused on 3 basic criteria: 1. YOLO Game Link: [link].

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How to Start Incorporating Games Into the Classroom

MIND Research Institute

From dice to educational video games, classes led by instructional technology teacher Ryan Read are increasingly full of game-based learning! Ryan shares his experiments with technology and game-based learning extensively on Twitter as @Ryan7Read.

How Can K-12 Schools Improve Learning Outcomes with Technology?

Kitaboo on EdTech

This builds the case for educators to harness technology and improve learning outcomes for K-12 school students. They need to redesign their courses to suit the learning needs of the new tech-savvy generation and improve learning outcomes. Here’s how K-12 schools can improve learning outcomes with technology: 1. AR-enabled worksheets: These sheets are a great way to motivate K-12 students to learn by doing. Games can be used to liven up classroom teaching.

50 Alternatives To Lecturing

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Ed note: This post is promoted by SEU’s Master of Education program, who asked to write about how learning is changing, and let you know about their Master of Education and Educational Leadership program, which can you read more about here. Learning Models. Learning through play.

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7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future

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Tomorrow’s Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future. But therein lies the rub: Tomorrow’s learning is already available, and below are 7 of the most compelling and powerful trends, concepts, and resources that represent its promise.

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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5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

Ask a Tech Teacher

This free-to-schools online program mixes videos, games, quizzes, and the challenge of earning badges to teach students the concepts behind digital citizenship : Communication. Many students need help to learn the right way to keyboard and how to type with speed and accuracy.

Video for learning: Today and tomorrow

Learning with 'e's

We recorded micro-teaches - usually a 10 minute lesson - and then played back the footage to the students so they could see and hear themselves and learn from the experience. I wrote about other examples of the power of educational video in a previous post.

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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 .

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

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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.

The Trends and Challenges Shaping Technology Adoption In Schools

MindShift

Redesigning Learning Spaces: Panelists identified changing learning spaces as a trend that educators and district leaders have embraced for quite some time and which is likely to continue. Teachers are becoming more comfortable with this idea of “blending learning.”.

Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

Tech Helpful

Kindergarten technology use: Wet-Dry-Try iOS App- $4.99 [link] An app for teaching handwriting based on the popular Handwriting Without Tears® Slate Chalkboard activity. They must learn which line comes first in order to progress to the next letter.

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.

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