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Game Based Learning in Action

The CoolCatTeacher

Game-based learning might not be what you think. On today’s show Matthew Farber, author of Game-Based Learning In Action: How an Expert Affinity Group Teaches with Games , talks about how to use games in the classroom effectively.

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. Without proof of success, many school districts have opted not to adopt new technologies. Efficacy in edtech needs to be determined by conducting well-controlled, large sample-sized efficacy studies. Founding a company based on research results.

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Mathivating Kids to Get Excited About Math

The CoolCatTeacher

She literally speaks math and has exciting things to do each day of the week for her students. She also has quite an interesting way to handle difficult behavior including profanity.). Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Mathivating Kids to Get Excited About Math.

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Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

The CoolCatTeacher

He also discusses how educators can join the innovators who are crafting and exploring this new education paradigm today. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e204.

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Computer Science Teaching Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

Topics include: How to get kids moving as you teach programming. What happens when a school has every student learn Computer Science. How to engage young women in Computer Science Programming. To learn more about Wriq go to www.texthelp.com/wriq.

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Top 100 Sites/Apps for Game Based Learning

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This is going to be one of my most ambitious posts yet, as I have curated a gigantic list of my favorite sites/apps for Game Based Learning (a.k.a One theme I have noticed is that the subject of Math uses the concept of Game Based Learning quite often.

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. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

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Fun, exciting tools and techniques can help very young kids understand math and learn computational thinking. Today’s guest, Steve Floyd, tells us how. Sponsor: FREE MATH RESOURCE The US Matific Games are coming this February. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

Google Masters For Kids of All Ages: Badges, Skills and More

The CoolCatTeacher

Now having moved to 5th grade, Mrs. Yonker is continuing her tech encouragement with the #MakingGoogleMasters. She also shares her micro-credential badging approach that has her fifth graders excited to learn. To learn more about Wriq go to www.texthelp.com/wriq.

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It’s Game Over for the Institute of Play. But Its Legacy Lives On.

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It’s game over for the Institute of Play as an organization. In an email sent last week, the New York-based nonprofit announced plans to close operations at the end of this summer. They saw games as part of a new suite of digital media through which learning can happen.

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

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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. Personalized Learning Through Gaming.

“Why would you want to learn computer science? It’s so you can solve problems in other domains.” – Mark DeLoura, USA

Daily Edventures

Here at Daily Edventures , we’ve talked for years about the vast potential for gaming in the classroom. For Mark DeLoura, the connection between computer science and gaming is undeniably strong. Game Based Learning Information Leadership and Strategic Innovation People mark deloura US

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EdTech that “Sparks Joy”

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While I have not read Marie’s book, and have so far avoided the guilty pleasure of her Netflix series, I do know that she uses a simple, definitive technique at the “decluttering” stage – of every item in your space, ask yourself, Does it spark joy? E-learning

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Simple Steps to Teach Kids to Program

The CoolCatTeacher

Teaching kids to code starts with helping them understand the concepts behind coding before you get into syntax. I use it as a digital workspace, to display any screen for the whole class to see, as a large multi-touch drawing and brainstorming space and so much more.

?Updates, Upgrades and Overheard: What Was Unveiled at ISTE 2017

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Flocks of educators and entrepreneurs have made their way down to San Antonio this week for the mecca of edtech conferences, hosted by the International Society for Technology in Education—better known as ISTE. The annual event brings together thousands of teachers all trying to find the latest news, gadgets and education tips (or in this year’s case, to hear a few words from podcast superstar Jad Abumrad ). Upgrades come just in time for back-to-school.

What Do Sixth Graders Say About Learning With Games? It Works

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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. Etai, tall and lanky, lugged a gray backpack to a desk that had been pushed up against a wall.

Education Technology and the New Behaviorism

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It’s a reaction, I’d say, to the current obsession with artificial intelligence and a response to all the stories we were told this year about robots on the cusp of replacing, out-“thinking,” and out-working us. Talk of “emotion” has also been the focus of several education reform narratives for the last few years – calls for students to develop “grit” and “growth mindsets” and the like. (

Hack Education Weekly News

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“And how did she get to be head of our schools.” ” Via Politico : “Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has increased her financial stake in a ‘neurofeedback’ company that says its technology treats attention deficit disorder and the symptoms of autism. The restrictions, known as heightened cash monitoring, mean that for five years higher ed institutions in the state must disburse aid to students first and then ask the feds for reimbursement.”

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8 Tried and True Edtech Tools to Try in 2018

The CoolCatTeacher

Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers has several online professional development options to check out: GSuite for Teachers , Teaching History with Technology , and Practical Edtech Coaching. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Read How to Use Padlet.