#05: 5 Ideas for Using Game-Based Learning in your Classroom Today

The CoolCatTeacher

As a gamification guru and moonshot thinker, Michael transforms the traditional classroom into a high-energy environment where active student engagement is paramount. Helping educators learn about the power of a gamified immersive learning environment is Michael’s passion.

Webinar: Teaching with Augmented Reality with #ARVRinEDU Classroom Enthusiasts

The CoolCatTeacher

This webinar is sponsored by 3D Bear. Join us on Wednesday, December 19th at 9 pm ET for a lively conversation about the classroom pedagogies of teaching with Augmented Reality. If you can imagine this — my students are creating a world that layers on top of our classroom.

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3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, using 3DBear , I’m able to offer students a classroom where they can create and share. Recently, I hosted a webinar (embedded above) with some Augmented Reality Teaching enthusiasts who had a lot to say about AR, how to teach with it, and where they think it’s going in the future.

Webinar Spotlight: Getting Started with Game-Based Learning

Graphite Blog

Are you curious about game-based learning but don’t know where to begin? In our April 27, 2015, Digital Classroom webinar, Matthew Farber , classroom teacher and author of Gamify Your Classroom: A Field Guide to Game-Based Learning , suggested clear steps you can take today to integrate games into your teaching. Webinar Highlights: 15:23 -- "Games are systems. Learning happens by doing. 5.

Inquiry-Based Learning in the History Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Josh Eby shares how he uses inquiry-based learning in his history classroom. He also discusses how he’s become a better teacher after returning to the classroom after 12 years in administration and why it was one of the best decisions he’s ever made.

How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality (AR) programming app for classrooms. Using Metaverse, my students have created fun quiz games, trivia experiences, and even an AR tour of our school.

There’s No Such Thing As Being Bad at Math: How Neuroscience Is Changing the Equation

Edsurge

As a society ever more reliant on technology and STEM-based careers, we must shatter the myth that math skill is inborn and reinforce that it is the result of intention and practice. What’s more, it’s harmful to kids as they have their first experiences learning math; the attitude that “I can’t learn math” quickly becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. In mathematics, learning advanced subject matter often depends on the depth of understanding of certain earlier subject matter.

“Skype in the Classroom opens the door to a whole new world of learning for my students so we can travel without passports and borders.” – Anna Zubkovskaya, Russia

Daily Edventures

And using what she’s learned, she organizes seminars and webinars for other teachers and… 21st century skills Change Management and Culture of Innovation Game Based Learning Information Education

New to Competency-Based Learning? Here're Five Ways to Assess It

Edsurge

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.

“Skype in the Classroom opens the door to a whole new world of learning for my students so we can travel without passports and borders.” – Anna Zubkovskaya, Russia

Daily Edventures

And using what she’s learned, she organizes seminars and webinars for other teachers and participates in yearly professional competitions. This starts with connecting her students to the fun in learning. “My My students like to play and their favorite game is Kahoot, so I spend a lot of time creating or searching for new ways to play ,” Zubkovskaya tells us. “I 21st century skills Change Management and Culture of Innovation Game Based Learning Information Education

?3 Types of Summer PD That Won’t Sacrifice Your Vacation

Edsurge

After a Master’s degree, 120-plus credits, and 30 years in education, I now understand that whatever I do and wherever I go, I am happiest when I’m learning. And if I can find an opportunity that allows me to further my learning without sacrificing my summer vacation—or better yet, enhances it—you can bet I’m going to be the first to sign up. The nice thing about summer learning is choice. The webinars are recorded so if you can’t join one live, you can always watch it later.

#04: Simple Ways to Find Your Teaching Blindspots in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

” SMART Learning Suite is today’s sponsor. Register for my free Differentiating Instruction with Technology webinar sponsored by SMART Learning Suite next Thursday, February 9 at 4pm. ” Get your 45-day free Trial of Smart Lab for Game-Based Learning.

Getting Games Right: How GlassLab Makes Products Teachers Want

Educator Innovator

These young urban planners are playing SimCityEDU , a version of the classic computer game repurposed for the classroom by GlassLab Games. The Bay Area–based nonprofit makes commercial-quality digital learning games currently used in thousands of schools.

TeacherQuest Case Files: “Engaming” Special Needs Students

Educator Innovator

Don’t miss our first TeacherQuest webinar, “Learning by Doing,” on February 24, 2015, 4:00 p.m. TeacherQuest is a unique professional development program by Educator Innovator partner, Institute of Play, and focuses on games and game design.

Connecting students to science and fun – Tom Gamble, USA

Daily Edventures

Students quickly learned that a fun, engaging program could allow them to learn about a science topic.”. To learn more about using Minecraft Education Edition in your classroom, check out this free Simple K12 webinar. Tom Gamble.

Week of August 14, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). We hope you will consider hosting your own public webinars using the free LearnCentral public room--instructions are available by joining the "Host Your Own Webinar" group on the main announcement tab ( [link] ). link] ADOBE YOUTH VOICES AND POV ( Classroom 2.0

Learning Should Be Fun: Gaming for Adult Learners

Digital Promise

Twenty English language learners, gathered at an East Boston community-based organization, are playing a storytelling game on their mobile phones. After beating the game and receiving a check mark for a successful mission, the players return to a virtual world where they, as their avatars, mingle with players in Florida. They chat by typing messages and arrange to play a word-guessing game together. Aren’t games a distraction from real work?

Getting Started with Minecraft in the Classroom

Graphite Blog

Minecraft​ ​is an extremely popular game for kids and​​ adults. Whenever I even allude to the game to a new group of students, their eyes light up and they ask me, “You​​ play Minecraft, too?!” There are already many articles detailing the educational benefits of Minecraft, and though I believe the advantages of using it the classroom far outweigh the disadvantages, the roadblocks can be very real. Students are not actually interacting with the game.

Survey: K-12 gaming use has doubled in the last six years

eSchool News

Gaming is growing, that’s for sure. We read about it in survey results, we hear about game-based learning in conference sessions and during webinars, and we stumble across it in news coverage. Gaming News

Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps

MindShift

Educators and students are quickly becoming more comfortable with classroom technology, allowing them to shift from thinking about the technical side of integrating a new tool to focusing on how it improves learning. It is Web-based and free. This tool is Web-based and free.

#07: Getting Started Using Twitter for Educational Excellence

The CoolCatTeacher

Get a 45-day free trial of SmartLab Game-Based Learning Software. SMART Learning Suite is today’s sponsor. Register for my free Differentiating Instruction with Technology webinar sponsored by SMART Learning Suite next Thursday, February 9 at 4pm.

Why PD is like piano lessons

edWeb.net

Attend one of our free webinars – it only takes an hour. edWeb provides just-in-time PD by educators and for educators that accelerates learning for everyone! Sign up to attend a free webinar LIVE. Browse and search our free webinar archives.

4 Ways To Grow Your Personal Learning Network This Week

The Web20Classroom

When I was in the classroom, I felt isolated as a teacher. Social media allows us to connect, to learn, to grow and to reflect not only within ourselves but with each other. Recently, on a webinar with my friend Erin Olson , she talked about an activity she does with teachers.

Coding and Computer Science during CSEdWeek

edWeb.net

This year, CSEdWeek took place from December 5th to 11th, and two of edWeb.net ’s professional learning communities (PLC) presented webinars that highlighted the importance of coding and computer science in education. This is something that was highlighted in both webinars.

Get Your Tech On

Technology Tidbits

Today through November 30 , teachers can visit pbslearningmedia.org/ getyourtechon to access free tech-themed content collections, how-to guides on building digital classrooms, professional development webinars, and enter to win weekly tablet giveaways." From their promotional email.

Learning Revolution Week's Events - Evernote in the Classroom - Yong Zhao - Google+ vs. Ning

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The Learning Revolution Weekly Update June 10th, 2014 Children want the same things we want. Dr. Seuss The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds.

The Friday 4: Your weekly ed-tech rewind

eSchool News

New technologies and technology trends emerge all the time, but a few seem to have staying power in K-12 classrooms. Read on for more: 5 apps to jump-start augmented reality in the classroom. Survey: K-12 gaming use has doubled in the last six years.

Events + News - Library 2.0 Spring Summit - Free-Range Kids - Testing "Chaos" and Opting Out - Student Debt - Will College Survive?

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Learning Revolution Free Events - ISTE Unplugged + Hack Education - AERO - Gaming in Ed Call for Proposals - Students Driving Change

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The Learning Revolution Weekly Update May 20, 2014 Teaching is a strategic act of engagement. James Bellanca The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds.

Learning Revolution Free Events - Hack Education with Audrey Watters - Common Sense Media's Graphite - @coolcatteacher Vicki Davis

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The Learning Revolution Weekly Update May 27th, 2014 The secret of education is respecting the pupil. Ralph Waldo Emerson The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions.

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Events + News - The Emerging Future on Thursday - Educational Podcasting - Global Education Day - Less is More Lesson from Finland

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Learning Revolution Events - Call for Volunteers - You Matter! - Future of Museums Keynote Recordings

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The Learning Revolution Weekly Update July 29th, 2014 Curiosity is a delicate little plant that, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom. Albert Einstein The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" One Classroom, Many Worlds. Classroom 2.0

Learning Revolution Newsletter - Weekly Free Event Calendar - Conference Keynotes Update - Edcamp USDOE - Digital Citizenship

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The Learning Revolution Weekly Update June 3rd, 2014 Discovery is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought. Albert Szent-Gyorgi The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" Interested in becoming a Learning Revolution Partner?

Learning Revolution Free Events - ASB Online - Google Science Fair Deadline - More Ed Tech Month

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The Learning Revolution Weekly Update May 6th, 2014 Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Fred Rogers The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Learn more here.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - Homeschool+ Conference - Mathbreakers - Creative Commons - Gender in Gaming

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The Learning Revolution Weekly Update June 17th, 2014 Learning how to learn is life''s most important skill. Tony Buzan The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution.