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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. He shares a four-part model including playing the game, debriefing, reflecting, and then creating. Game-Based Learning in Action. There’s game-based learning.

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


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]

Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

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Within the virtual environment, you get you learning, you get your assessment, you get your experience. Enrique: Yeah, you definitely want to keep them seated. 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.

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Mathivating Kids to Get Excited About Math

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I do… “Live + Laugh + Love = Learn” in my classroom. So we talk about things over the weekend and how much I missed them, and then we do a Math-oggle game I created. For Math-head Friday, we wear numbers like the headbands game, and they have to ask each other questions to see who gets it right first. And we try to freestyle what we learned, and then somebody does the beat on the desk. It’s from Curio Learning, “Teach Like a Rebel.”.

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Computer Science Teaching Tips

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What happens when a school has every student learn Computer Science. To learn more about Wriq go to It turns out that they learn a ton — because when they’ve got a project that interests them, they’re really motivated to learn beyond even what we talked about in class. You know you don’t want kids trying to learn just enough to pass the course. You want them learning more because they want to solve a problem.

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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. Sponsor: FREE MATH RESOURCE The US Matific Games are coming this February. Try Matific free now and sign up to join their Math games. This fun, gamified site is sponsoring Math games this February and students can compete to win prizes for themselves and your school. They quickly learn it that morning. But it’s definitely beyond the jobs.

Change the Game: Using Minecraft to Teach Students with Autism


I find it baffling that in 2019 I still have to explain why it’s important to play with students, especially when Fortune 500 companies are gamifying their workplace and their customer outreach, profitable gamer-culture on YouTube is on the rise and colleges have eSports teams. Modern research has continued to demonstrate that playful learning improves educational outcomes, even more so when it’s digital and multi-modal. Of course, not all games are created equal.

Simple Steps to Teach Kids to Program

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How can we condense down what we need to learn in coding to such a short period of time? So the whole point of learning programming — it just sounds so daunting because people have to understand the logic as well as the syntax. Programming is daunting when you have to learn logic as well as syntax. Most programmers who are just starting out, or anyone who is just jumping in to learn programming — this could be any age, from a 6-year-old onward up to an adult.

EdTech that “Sparks Joy”


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? Developers have naturally found a niche for “joyful” tech in the elementary phases, where the idea of allowing younger kids to have fun while learning is all but a credo. E-learning

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We must not shut low-income students out of computer sciences

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I tell her about what I do and how my company addresses society’s need to educate citizens for millions of unfilled jobs — in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) jobs, as well as jobs in computing. Related: New high score: Game based learning is a winner in college remedial math. We must reimagine schools’ goals and their learning culture, and invent new approaches for learning both new and traditional subjects and topics. Idit Harel.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” 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. DeVos reported a new investment of between $250,001 and $500,000 in the Michigan-based Neurocore , according to a financial disclosure form that was certified by government ethics officials on Wednesday.” “ Can personalized learning prevail?


8 Tried and True Edtech Tools to Try in 2018

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It kind of defies definition. It almost defies definition, but it’s a way to publish something almost like a blog except that it is actually interactive. If you’re not familiar with it yet, you should definitely — if nothing else — go to the website and look at their gallery. We can all learn something new. Now I’m going to be playing with Sutori, so I’ve learned something new today. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.