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. The Innovation Lab presents the world’s most popular classroom game show: The Constraint! edtech TL Advisor Blog Gamification GamesMy father got a job with AT&T after the military.

GUEST POST: Team Tournaments HS Gamification Using Class Dojo

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I''m fascinated with gamification and using Edmodo to gamify my Odyssey unit , but Mrs. Dause''s approach has got me thinking. I have, however, limited the scope of my in-class application down to a few favorites, and two of those are gamification and a lovely app called ClassDojo. Could data translate to gamification? Students form teams, and then earn classroom rewards for good behavior, teamwork, and productivity. BYOD classdojo edtech gamification gamify

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Education Technology Integration – You’re Doing it Wrong

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Knowing What NOT to do can be as Valuable as Knowing What TO do Do you want to really get the most out of using technology in your classroom and courses? Professional Development _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics avoiding technology integration mistakes edtech mistakes to avoid technology integration best practices what no to do with BYOD what not to do in the flipped classroom what not to do with gamification what not to do with technology in the classroom

How Any Teacher Can Use Lee Sheldon’s Multiplayer Classroom Model

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His book The Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game is a favorite of many game based learning experts. In today’s show, I’ll tell you how I’m using the Jtouch Interactive Display Board in my classroom. But with Airplay and also a cool tool called LightCast, every single device in my BYOD classroom can broadcast to the Jtouch display at the front of my classroom.

3 Easy Ways to Gamify Your Classroom with Kahoot

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One of education’s hottest buzzwords these days is g amification: the integration of games into classroom instruction to enhance student learning. Purposeful gamification can allow for personalized learning , increased student engagement , and greater creativity. ( But what if you’re new to gamification? And they can respond using a smartphone, a laptop or a tablet, which makes it fantastic for BYOD classrooms.

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

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SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. SHEG also offers two other fabulous portals filled with resources to help classroom teachers and teacher librarians inquiry and historical analysis. A series of Read Like a Historian videos prepares educators to effectively launch this type of learning in their classrooms.

A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation

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When researching student motivation and gamification late last year, I came across the most comprehensive gamification framework I’ve ever seen. Developed by gamification expert Yu-kai Chou, it was an ambitious effort that distinguished black hat gamification (which is “bad”–think Farmville and Candy Crush) from white hat gamification (which is “good”–think Minecraft or even an ACT score). (It’s

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Taking Student Voice Beyond The Classroom: Student Perspective

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At ISTE this year, beyond attending sessions and trading ideas with other educators, I’ll be meeting with Ross Smith and other members of the Skype in the Classroom team. As outlined here , our student-run businesses at Fair Haven Innovates will have the opportunity to work with Skype to make Skype in the Classroom the best it can be for teachers and students. We are doing this because we want Skype in the Classroom to be easy and fun for teachers.

Taking Student Voice Beyond The Classroom

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I started that school year with one goal: to take what students loved and incorporate it into the classroom. At the same time I started the Innovation Lab in 2016, I was invited to a gamification conference at UPenn. From soldiers seeing their first born over Skype to kids talking with grandparents to teachers using Skype to connect classrooms. Student voice has been eye opening for us on the Skype in the Classroom team.

Shall We Play a Game (& Learn)?

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Since chatting with Tom Driscoll via Google Hangout and Brian Germaine at the EdSurge RIDE event in the Fall , meeting up with Chris Aviles at Techspo14 , viewing Mr. Lewis'' Edmodo Webinar on Gamification , and engaging with my #TeamMAITs in class, I''m intrigued by the didactic nature of games. I''ve been thinking about how to use gamification with my students to restructure the learning activities to mimic aspects of a video game that encourage student involvement in the classroom.

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Why We Need To Embrace eSports In Education

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Taking Student Voice Beyond The Classroom ] I can feel the eye rolls from those of you who don’t get it, so let me help you understand why esports in education is a good thing. Until Next Time, GLHF cross-posted at Teched Up Teacher Chris Aviles presents on education topics including gamification, technology integration, BYOD, blended learning, and the flipped classroom. Gamification TL Advisor Blog EsportsTo say esports is booming would be an understatement.

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Anniversary edition: Top 10 posts of the NEO Blog

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From well-known subjects of education technology, like BYOD and gamification, to technical aspects regarding school LMSs, to trying to guess the future, the NEO Blog covered it all in its rather short existence. Without further ado, here are the top 10 posts on the NEO Blog: And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are… …The cloud classroom, the Internet of Things, augmented learning, BYOD, and personalized learning! Can Pokemon Go be part of the classroom?

A Teacher’s Guide to Surviving Fortnite

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If you’re like me, Fortnite mania has taken over your classroom. I can’t take attendance in my classroom without a kid doing the Jubilation Dance in my direction. And while the pathway to being a pro streamer, progamer, and even earning a college scholarship for eSports is getting easier, it is getting harder to teach in a post-Fortnite classroom. There are many meaningful ways Fortnite can be used in the classroom without even installing the game.

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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. She writes tons about practical things you can do in your classroom to make a difference. And, while we’re at it, if I got to an education conference, why can’t at least one of the keynotes be an actual classroom teacher? TL Advisor Blog PBL News Pedagogy Gamification

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And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are.

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Second, the introduction of gamification. Initially thought by some experts and even teachers as a gimmick , gamification quickly caught the interest of the ed tech world, because the best way to teach students is to play games. Here we go… Cloud classroom In 2015, cloud integration was the norm and most learning resources were already starting to be cloud-integrated. Cloud classrooms will become the norm. Classrooms will finally become cloud-centric.

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Using a school LMS to deliver PD for teachers

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They create courses, give access to all sorts of learning materials online, use gamification features, design learning paths, encourage online collaboration, monitor student progress, do grading, and so on. The use of technology in the classroom is almost equal to providing students with the best ways of reaching success. Having a learning management system is almost a given in many schools today.

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Could technology ever be part of Montessori education?

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Teachers move around the classroom and oversee students’ activities, only intervening when their insight and guidance are needed. All objects in a Montessori classroom are there because they encourage learning in one way or another. The video below explains the concept in a comprehensive manner: If you do more research into the Montessori approach to education, undoubtedly you’ll come across the many ground rules for classrooms or how lessons are structured.

Your midsummer ed-tech check-in

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They all help classroom teachers and education leaders leverage education technology in the best ways possible. For students at Central Valley middle and high schools, accessing classroom lessons rarely involves opening a book. Top BYOD tools for the Common Core classroom. 5 ways to gamify writing in the classroom. Believe it or not, writing is a natural fit for gamification techniques.

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Using Google Forms to Streamline Feedback & Document Growth

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Until Next Time, GLHF cross-posted at Teched Up Teacher Chris Aviles presents on education topics including gamification, technology integration, BYOD, blended learning, and the flipped classroom. A few weeks ago, I was on our New Jersey Google Educator’s Group (GEG:NJ) show called The Suite Talk hosted by Kim Mattina.

The mLearning Moment in K-12 Education

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While the most common model remains the class set shared by multiple classrooms, more and more schools are moving towards every student having their own device to use across classes. Furthermore, more districts have “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) policies in 2014 than in 2013 and those policies range widely. Students’ families/BYOD model (23%). The post The mLearning Moment in K-12 Education appeared first on | elearning, mobile learning, gamification and more.

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10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016

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Technology and the classroom – major trends and challenges. With an increased presence of BYOD and 1:1 programs in classrooms, schools today are faced with the challenge of transforming traditional learning spaces to seamlessly connect pedagogy, technology, and space. One of the biggest EdTech trends in 2016 and for the years to follow will be gamification. Web-based classroom solutions also offer apps in most cases.

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

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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. ” BYOD programs allow students to use their own technology (usually smartphone or tablet) in a classroom. Challenge-Based Learning is a learning model pushed by Apple that promotes the academic classroom as a think tank to solve authentic problems. Gamification.

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BEST OF SHOW AT TCEA 2018

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The TravelMate Spin B1 (TMB118) convertible notebook features a 360-degree hinge that allows the device to be used in four versatile modes that facilitates all aspects of classroom learning, including Stand and Tent modes for group projects and sharing. Accessible from any computer, tablet, or smartphone, ClassLink is ideal for 1:1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives. TABPILOT, CHROMETOOLS ChromeTools provides essential classroom management tools for Chromebooks.

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. I encourage everyone: send home a video and letter before school starts or before back to school night so everyone can be on the same page when it comes to the learning taking place in your classroom. What a wild summer.

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

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I’ve been happy with the change it’s brought to my classroom culture. My best idea right now is to have them take a picture of the rubric and upload it to Drive or Classroom but that has been a pain. Until Next Time, GLHF cross-posted at Teched Up Teacher Chris Aviles presents on education topics including gamification, technology integration, BYOD, blended learning, and the flipped classroom.

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

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Since Alice Johnson though, these terms have found their way into the mouths of almost every “educational thought leader” and administrator as a way to describe the role of the teacher in the 21st century classroom. We need to become the COO of our classrooms, the Chief Opportunity Orchestrator. I first heard ‘sage on the stage’ and ‘guide on the side’ early in my teaching career when I decided to try The Flipped Classroom™.

Trends to watch in 2015: education and technology

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The forthcoming Horizon Report thinks BYOD is one of the two major tech trends for 2016. Gaming and gamification should continue to attract experimental and creative faculty, plus allied staff, but that looks like a very slow growth area for now. Let’s see if 2016 doesn’t see more tv-studio-style classrooms. What can we expect in 2016 from the intersection of technology and education?

Resources from Miami Device

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Create Multimedia eBooks in a 1 iPad Classroom by Wesley Fryer Enhanced eBooks on iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches can include audio, video, and interactive animations in addition to digital text, images and links. Innovative Interactive Presentation Tools to Bring Your Classroom to Life by Bryan Miller Interactive response systems have evolved from the formal clickers, to now operating on mobile devices.

What Student Passion Looks Like

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In its second full year, student passion is on full display as I’ve given up even more control of the classroom to students as I’ve asked them to grow a business around what they care about with whomever they want. Until Next Time, GLHF cross-posted at Teched Up Teacher Chris Aviles presents on education topics including gamification, technology integration, BYOD, blended learning, and the flipped classroom.

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Our classroom curriculum, professional development trainings, and afterschool programs empower teachers and enable students to develop skills in global competency, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, digital literacy, and leadership. We’ll cover: Technology Donations, Lesson plan library, Grants, Digital wishes fundraising tools, Recycle forward, Teacher only discounts, Free training, BYOD hub. On Classroom 2.0 Classroom 2.0 Conversations Classroom 2.0