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

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Prodigy Math Game: Game-Based Learning for the Common Core

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Game-based learning is a topic we have revisited numerous times on this blog. The implications it has on student engagement and learning cannot be overstated. If you have not already experimented with game-based learning with your class, make 2015 the year you do!

?How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset

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In the gaming world, perseverance, problem solving, and creativity are the keys to success. There is no such thing as failing in a digital game. Like gaming, learning math requires grit and persistence—cornerstones of growth mindset—and is grounded in problem solving, flexible thinking, and pattern recognition. The same kind of tenacity is crucial when learning math. Games welcome players of all ability levels in the same environment.

15 Sites for Differentiated Instruction

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"Differentiated instruction and assessment (also known as differentiated learning or, in education , simply, differentiation ) is a framework or philosophy for effective teaching that involves providing students with different avenues to acquiring content; to processing, constructing, or making sense of ideas ; and to developing teaching materials and assessment measures so that all students within a classroom can learn effectively, regardless of differences in ability."

IXL Learning Acquires ABCya, Expands Game-Based Learning Offerings

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Today, IXL Learning , the K-12 personalized learning platform, announced it has acquired ABCya , the creator of more than 400 educational computer games and apps for kids.

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.

Innovative Science Teaching in Grades 6-12

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15 Sites for Differentiated Instruction

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"Differentiated instruction and assessment (also known as differentiated learning or, in education , simply, differentiation ) is a framework or philosophy for effective teaching that involves providing students with different avenues to acquiring content; to processing, constructing, or making sense of ideas ; and to developing teaching materials and assessment measures so that all students within a classroom can learn effectively, regardless of differences in ability."

Socrates

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Socrates is an innovate new site where educators can seamlessly differentiate instruction for each student through a unique game based learning system. assessing differentiate instruction game based learning

Socrates

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Socrates is an innovate new site where educators can seamlessly differentiate instruction for each student through a unique game based learning system. differentiate instruction game based learning Web 2.0

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Education Galaxy

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This is done in a through a wide variety of ways such as: game based learning, interactive problems, and more. Also, Education Galaxy makes it easy to assess student's performance and differentiate instruction through their online portal.

Vocab Victor

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Vocab Victor uses "game based learning" to help students develop their vocabulary. These games offer high replay as well as different varieties of game play, such as: matching, sorting, targeting, and more.

Zap Zap Math

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All of this is done in a fun game based learning environment. Best of all, the school version tracks student progress, generates detailed reports, and makes it easy to differentiate instruction. differentiate instruction game based learning math self paced learningZap Zap Math is an excellent new mobile (iOS/Android) app for Math grades K-6th.

Gimlet

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Gimlet is a excellent new site for creating quiz style games that I just found out about from Larry Ferlazzo's great blog. A teacher can see all student's results in real-time and then differentiate instruction. differentiate instruction game based learning quizzesGimlet reminds me a lot of Kahoot where a teacher creates a quiz (or converts a Quizlet), has students join on their device via unique code and then take the quiz.

Answerables

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Answerables is a wonderful new innovative site/game that is perfect for Game Based Learning (or more accurate Game Based Learning meets Learning Management System). For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here.

Squiggle Park

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This is done through fun engaging games and activities that focuses on skills such as: phonics, spelling, word/letter recognition, and more. As students progress through the games they will unlock more levels and learn new skills.

HOOPs

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HOOPs is a new basketball game by Zzish for assessing students learning and differentiating instruction. assessing differentiate instruction game based learning

Prodigy

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Prodigy is a fantastic free online Math game that is ideal for Game Based Learning. This super fun highly engaging game designed for grades 1st-6th and is aligned to Common Core Standards. Also, Prodigy is browser based and works on any device (i.e

Play4A

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Play4A is a relatively new site that I just found out about for Game Based Learning and creating quizzes. This is a great educational tool that teachers can use to easily create games/quizzes that they can then use w/ their students. This is a fun way to assess student's learning of a subject and differentiate instruction. game based learning quizzes

What We Learn from the Edtech Games the Government Plays

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What can you learn from some of the games the government has going on?For Monday was the fifth annual ED Games Expo, held at the the famed Washington performance hall, the John F. Some 120 games, created by 80 game developers who have received support for their work from the federal government, were on hand to show off their latest creations. encourag[ing] a broad audience to consider game development as an important learning strategy.”

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Monster Math

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Monster Math is an excellent iOS app/game for learning basic Math skills (i.e. This is done through an engaging and fun game, as a student helps Maxx solve Math problems to find his friend Dextra. differentiated instruction game based learning math self paced learning

BrainRush

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BrainRush is one of my favorite new sites for Game Based Learning (GBL). This is a great resource for educators looking to find educational games on a wide variety of subjects such as: Math, Foreign Language, Social Studies, etc. Also, a teacher can create their own or customize an existing game to meet their needs. For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here. differentiated instruction game based learning gamification

Answerables

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Answerables is a wonderful new innovative site/game that is perfect for Game Based Learning (or more accurate Game Based Learning meets Learning Management System). The game takes place in the 3D virtual world of Answerables on a planet called Proxima, where the native Ansibles (students) encounter an alien race. This is an ideal place for students to collaborate w/ others and develop their social learning skills.

Math Castle

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Also, Math Castle has over 80 levels and generates details reports to help track student progress, This is a great app to integrate game based learning into the classroom as well as help differentiate instruction. educational apps game based learning math

Quizalize

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Quizalize is a fantastic learning tool for educators to create game based learning quizzes. What separates Quizalize apart from similar sites is the detailed reports generated as well as how easy it is to differentiate instruction and see how each student or class is doing on any given topic. This is a great way to engage students and introduce game based learning as well. differentiated instruction game based learning quizzes

Badaboom

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Badaboom is a new "game based" learning tool that I just found out about from the amazing educator and friend, Naomi Harm. Badaboom bills itself as an alternative to Kahoot, where educators can make quizzes/games and then have students answer them in a "game" setting.

Kahoot

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Kahoot is a fantastic easy to use learning tool that can be used to Gamify a classroom. The this works is the educators creates a free account and then the students join a session via a browser based device (this is great for mobile devices). This is a great tool for differentiating instruction as educators can find which areas that specific students may need help in. For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here.

Quizalize

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Quizalize is a fantastic learning tool for educators to create game based learning quizzes. What separates Quizalize apart from similar sites is the detailed reports generated as well as how easy it is to differentiate instruction and see how each student or class is doing on any given topic. This is a great way to engage students and introduce game based learning as well. differentiated instruction.

Education Galaxy

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This is done in a through a wide variety of ways such as: game based learning, interactive problems, and more. Also, Education Galaxy makes it easy to assess student's performance and differentiate instruction through their online portal.

Fiete Math Climber

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Fiete Math Climber is a fun iOS game to help students w/ basic Math skills (i.e. Best of all, FMC tracks students progress and differentiates instruction to help them w/ problem areas. educational apps game based learning math

Class Compete

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Class Compete is a fantastic Game Base Learning and Assessment system that educators are using to help boost student''s test scores and eliminate test anxiety. and follows the familiar "running/racing" game formula. For my Pinterest board on Game Based Learning click here.

Prodigy

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Prodigy is one of the best free sites around for teaching Math by using Game Based Learning. This is an excellent site/game aligned to Common Core Standards for Grades 1st-6th. Being browser based, Prodigy works on any mobile device too. game based learning math

PaGamO

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This is a great and fun way to track student's performance and allow them to learn at their own pace. Best of all, educators can easily differentiate instruction while generating detailed student reports. For another excellent site on Game Based Learning check out Answerables !

Yogome Epic Schools

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that uses Game Based Learning to teach/reinforce a variety of subjects (i.e. There are over a 1000 educational mini games/activities for students grades K-5. Best of all, a teacher can track student progress to make it easy to differentiate instruction.

Math Snacks

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Math Snacks is an excellent site for educational games, animations, and more, for Math grades 3rd-7th. This is a great learning tool to use w/ any Math curriculum and can help teachers differentiate instruction. game based learning math