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

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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! ”

Choose Your Own Adventure Professional Development

The CoolCatTeacher

Yes, you can create fun, exciting learning. In this show, learn how Laurie Guyon uses hyperdocs and a “choose your own adventure” format. Not only does this format excites teachers about learning new tools, but also many of them now use this method with students.

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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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How to Create Massive Multiplayer Kahoot Games

The CoolCatTeacher

Did you know that you can play massive Kahoot games with many students as players? You’ll be able to use what you learn for any multiplayer gaming you want to hold across your school, district, or even across the world.

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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.

New Research Proves Game-Based Learning Works—Here's Why That Matters

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A great deal of initial research exists about blended learning techniques such as game-based learning, but adoption has stalled because of a lack of scalable, practical techniques that have also proven effective. student needs vary greatly from one classroom or school to the next,” says Kevin Connors, Director of Personalized Learning for Chicago Public Schools. Founding a company based on research results. Game based learning is. [an]

Using Games to Help Reluctant Readers and Writers (and More)

The CoolCatTeacher

Lee Graham on Episode 569 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Lee Graham is working with teachers to teach them principles of game-based learning to teach writing. Her anecdotes of classroom behavior-changing results are – pardon the pun – game-changing. Learn more. Listen to Dr. Lee Graham talk about Game Based Learning Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

Innovative Science Teaching in Grades 6-12

The CoolCatTeacher

From augmented reality to game-based learning and online portfolios, she has a variety of ideas to share about how she amps up her science teaching with technology. SPONSOR: Join a Free Personalized Learning Session with Me and TextHelp! This Thursday, December 6 from 1-3 pm Eastern Time, Edweek is hosting an event about personalized learning. Get ready to talk about Personalized Learning.

VR & AR in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Hall Davidson’s Bio as Submitted T he Discovery Education Global Learning Initiative Senior Director, Hall Davidson has become a master and advocate for technology integration in education. Davidson was an integral force in creating and providing Internet-based video-on-demand for classrooms. He has become a leading guru of virtual environments, learning with mobile devices, social media, and digital textbooks.

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

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. So, for example, as you can see in the simple holiday theme below, students “decorated our room” in AR as they were learning the features and tools of 3D Bear.

Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is here! I was blown away when I took a recent tour and saw that you can customize a playlist of games for each student based on standards and the personal needs of each student. Gaming in Early Childhood Education in Australia.

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. We also learn beta testing , which is what happens when a person NOT on their team tests the app.) Just like when entering a video game for the first time, a user doesn’t always need all of the information at once. For example, when designing an app or game, error prevention is a basic part of making it usable.

What makes game-based learning so effective and how does it work?

Think Through Math

When we think of games, we often think of them as somewhat trivial or just for fun, but can a game-based learning environment really change the way students learn and teachers teach? Researchers agree that people learn best in a game environment, more than any other traditional form of instruction, but why? People love games. This goes without saying, but holds true in a learning environment as well. Math Games that Work!

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. With this in mind, Legends of Learning is a fantastic platform full of NGSS aligned science games that does both. Kids in grades 3-8 will love these science games. As shown below, game selection is easy for teachers. 8 games). 11 games).

New high score: Game-based learning is a winner in college remedial math

The Hechinger Report

A screenshot from the math game xPonum. NEW YORK — Players of the video game xPonum have a clear mission: set the trajectory of the laser to hit the row of gems. Collect the gems to clear levels and earn badges—and learn some algebra and trigonometry along the way. This summer, nine students at the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) in New York City took part in a pilot program to develop a game-based remedial math curriculum.

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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Bringing Literature to Life in Open Sim

The CoolCatTeacher

Mary Howard’s students build and learn in Open Sim , a virtual world like Second Life. Then of course, the curriculum is gamified, so they have different levels of challenges that they have to engage in — which are knowledge based — in order to learn the curriculum, but also succeed in the virtual world. Vicki: And, it’s a learning process. Mary is also a specialist in engagement, and uses digital tools to engage students and ignite their 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. 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.

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. Now, Jon, you have recently implemented an asynchronous, flipped, gameful, mastery learning classroom. What is asynchronous, flipped, gameful, mastery learning? What do you think, because you are now in charge of your own learning.”.

5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School

The CoolCatTeacher

Whether you want games, curriculum, or to know what’s next in financial literacy, this is a must-listen podcast for anyone working with financial literacy in their school. He has games that he’s developed. So, many teachers are like me, where they like to take lessons or sources and “tweak” them, based on what’s best for their specific students. The methodologies that are coupled with the topics are evidence-based. And then it scores you, based upon how you do.

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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. We can keep learning more. 3 EdTech and E-Learning Influencer on Twitter.

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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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Read to Lead free web-based curriculum

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Read to Lead is a 100% free and proven blended learning solution that leverages game-based learning to help students in grades 5-9 build reading, writing, and leadership skills. Blog Post: How Making Students the Boss Can Empower Them in Virtual Learning.

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.

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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21 Top Professional Development Topics For Teachers Now

The CoolCatTeacher

However, our professional accreditation requirements are still on track and need to be renewed, as we have to learn and up our abilities for the fall. Many of the topics below were part of that conversation, including Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Social-Emotional Learning.

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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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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. Edtech and Social Emotional Learning. Vicki: Yes, you can use Ed Tech and Social Emotional Learning! Michelle, you’ve done some fantastic work with Social Emotional Learning and Ed Tech.

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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]

The Power of Student Entrepreneurship – SULS052

Shake Up Learning

The post The Power of Student Entrepreneurship – SULS052 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Have you ever struggled with creating engaging activities for your students that provide hands-on learning and real-world knowledge? What Types of Skills Are His Students Learning? .

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.

8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year

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Listen to the show and learn how it is used and follow the links in the show notes below. Listen to the show and learn how it is used and follow the links in the show notes below. Richard Byrne on episode 532 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Innovate and try some new apps. Today, Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, talks about eight edtech apps that you should try. (He

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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.