Gamification Stage Three: The Constraint

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That is why the highest form of gamification, what I call stage 3 , is using video game techniques to create experiences for students. When I started to think about how to package and explain all of this to students, I went back to gamification as I always do.

Why blended learning will become an educational norm

Neo LMS

Each student has a unique blend of nuances that makes them the individual learner they are. Some enjoy listening to stories in lessons, others need to put their hands to work during a learning experience, while others actually like reading about new things. What’s in a blend?

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! Get ready to talk about Personalized Learning.

10 Emerging Education Technologies

Edudemic

What about the use of digital textbooks, adaptive learning, collaboration with other schools or flipped classrooms? Articles Featured Tools Trends 3D printing blended learning cloud edtech featured flipped classroom gamification hands-on sharing technology wearable computingAre you or your students wearing your Apple Watches to school, and if so, are you using them as part of your curriculum?

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning. Among the learning experiences on ten pages packed with lessons are: Civil Rights Movement in Context.

Catching Up After Fall CUE – An Alludo Learning Perspective

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Whether you participated in-person or joined from afar, we were honored to be a part of this event that encourages all to LEARN, INSPIRE, and INNOVATE! 3-month Alludo trial – PD gamification for your district. Blended Learning CUE Conference CUE Spark Education Technology

Why We Need To Embrace eSports In Education

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All the social/emotional learning and soft skills I developed in football, wrestling, track, and rugby can be developed through esports. The research is clear that involvement in extracurriculars at school lead to better student development and learning.

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A Teacher’s Guide to Surviving Fortnite

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I’m not saying you should let kids play Fortnite in school, though I’m not opposed to it, I’m saying we should explore every avenue in embracing student’s passions to better their learning. Can you learn to embrace Fortnite? TL Advisor Blog Gamification

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How Can We Enhance Learning Through Technology Integration?

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Together we discuss Blended Learning, Flipped Learning, Gamification, and her new book Illuminate from EdTechTeam Press. The post How Can We Enhance Learning Through Technology Integration?

CrazyIdeas.Doc

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I’ve tried to apply some of what I learned in my free time about Nudge Theory to my classroom, but I would love to see more work done by the professionals on how it can be applied to schools. Could we learn from Google’s employee retention strategy and apply it to our teaching force?

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A Visual Cheat Sheet For Education Technology

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The following infographic/cheat sheet from @goboundless outlines some of the larger scale (eLearning) or controversial (MOOC) movements, as well as those on the rise (1:1, personalized learning), and providing working definitions for each. Gamification. Blended Learning.

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5 Reasons e-learning is perfect for introverted students

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This means they don’t particularly enjoy being surrounded by people at all times, they are not very vocal about neither their struggles nor their successes in their learning process, need a little extra time to participate in any kind of discussion and are painfully aware of their surroundings.

Celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the NEO Blog

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We learned a lot. 4 Models of blended learning to implement in the classroom. So check out these 4 models of blended learning! The e-learning industry is growing as there are always new players penetrating the market.

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What’s your Learning Style?

EdSense

On discussions with her peers, the teacher finds out about Learning Styles and discovers that Riya's dominant learning style is Visual rather than Auditory. What are Learning Styles? The knowledge on the learning styles has implications for both educators and the students.

How can Teachers Increase Social Learning While Teaching Online?

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It’s becoming more common to take online classes or blend traditional with online learning. The main point of this theory is that social learning attributes human behavior to be an outcome of cognitive, behavioral and environmental influences (Bandura, 1977 ).

Using Google Forms to Streamline Feedback & Document Growth

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This method of using Google Forms is meant as a companion piece to this article I wrote about how I improved my rubrics by turning them into 1-column, hyperdoc-ish rubrics that students use as part of their everyday learning.

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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4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

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Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model.

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Diary of a Techy Teacher: Why I’m Taking a One-Year Sabbatical with BetterLesson

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As a matter of fact, the first time I ever heard these terms happened back when I was in college, where I also learned that taking a sabbatical is a requirement at some universities. It’s Improving My Instructional Coaching This year, I will be working as a Blended Learning Instructional Coach with BetterLesson. Elena Aguilar in "The Art of Coaching" One of my passions is blended learning. A “sabbatical.” A “one-year leave.”

7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017

Neo LMS

Whether they used online courses as a stand-alone teaching technique – or as part of a blended learning environment – teachers did their best in delivering the best education they could. 7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017. Personalized learning.

A Peek in My Week: Games, Mattering, Questions, Laughter & Learning WHEW!

The CoolCatTeacher

Gamification is not just points and badges “chocolate on broccoli” as Kae Novak calls it. Gamification is a full-on change in approach to how you “do class.” Do you apply what you learn? The more I learn, the more I realize I have to learn.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model.

Transforming and Personalize PD in Your Own District

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Differentiation and personalized learning opportunities are just as important for teachers--creating empowering learning communities is key. Here are few of the unique ways educators are given opportunities to expand their learning environment through creative measures.

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.

Taking Student Voice Beyond The Classroom

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I started embracing student voice by asking them “how do you want to show me what you learned?” At the same time I started the Innovation Lab in 2016, I was invited to a gamification conference at UPenn.

Mix a little math into that bedtime story

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There are no fancy graphics, sound effects, scores, rewards or other gamification gewgaws. Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. Once we can link usage stats to individual students, then we can look at things like summer learning loss,” said Cerf.

2016 Global Education Conference - Final Day!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We are partnering with Chrome Warrior and using their gamification platform to provide an enhanced professional development experience for Global Education Conference attendees. Mr. Mohamed Ramadan 9:00am (iEARN) Impact of STEM learning program on main stream education - Ms.

Welcome To Fair Haven Innovates

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A week later I flew cross country to Seattle to help run Picademy for over a hundred educators and in two days, I’ll by flying to Moscow for the EdCrunch forum where I’ll talk about Gamification and Fair Haven Innovates. to help students take ownership of their learning.

5 Ways I’ve Redesigned My Rubric and You Should Too

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If you’ve never heard of design, I’ll give you the simplest, best definition as created by my good friend and design mentor Kevin Jarret : Project-Based Learning + Empathy = Design. Here are the 5 ways I’ve redesigned my rubric and how they’re having a big impact on student learning.

Taking Student Voice Beyond The Classroom: Student Perspective

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For this post, I asked the heads of the three student-led teams that have been pitching Skype to explain their ideas and how it makes them feel to lend their voice in creating the learning tools they’ll use in the classroom. During all the planning and working on our project we learned a lot.

#savings: Can Social Media Nudge Teens into Smarter Money Choices?

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We were learning about the collapse in this ivory tower, theoretical, Wall Street Journal context,” Gonder recalled. Over the course of the pilot, however, Moneythink Mobile’s developers have learned not to push gamification too far. “A Read more about blended learning

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.

Being ‘The Guide on the Side’ is not Enough. Become The COO.

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Through my flipped classroom failure, though, I did learn how to create a student-centered classroom. After completing what I had to do in the classroom, I would ask students “how do you want to show me what you learned?” Ask your kids how they’d like to show you what they learned.

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. Enders Game by Orson Scott Card—A novel that conceptualizes a variety of game-based learning mechanics.

What Student Passion Looks Like

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I’ve asked them to share their team name, what they’re making, why they’re making it, and what they’ve learned so far, and why they like class. What you’ve learned: How to use gravit so we can make models of our frames. I have learned that it’s not super easy to run a business.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Two Great Library Events - GlobalEdCon Deadline - UNC's Amazing World View

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 29th, 2014 Teaching is not just a job. Dr. Ralph Tyler The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions.

The 2013 Reform Symposium This Week - Online, Free, and with Amazing Speakers and Presenters

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

It''s an online global event highlighting “wow” moments in teaching and learning , and the entire conference will be held online using the Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform, running out of my FutureofEducation.com community.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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ASSIST EDUCATION & APEX LEARNING ( assisteducation.com/ ) & ( www.apexlearning.com ) ASSIST Education and Apex Learning enhanced their partnership with the addition of adaptive content and digital tutorials into the ASSIST Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools.

Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

A quick round of introductions revealed some interesting trends: a growing number of liberal arts institutions are launched or growing online learning programs; many sought to find the distinct ways liberal arts institutions, and campuses pursuing liberal education, can use technology.