Why Game Based Learning Is the Right Choice for Remote Teaching

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I don’t know many kids who aren’t excited to play games. Savvy educators have built lesson plans based on this interest for years. “ In fact, 92% of teachers indicated they would like to use curriculum-based games in the future.

Enhancing Civic Education with Game-Based Learning


We are experiencing a rising tide of advocacy for high quality civic education across the nation. Therefore, how might we leverage the power of gamification and game-based learning to enhance civic education? Let’s start with a proven practice in civic education: student participation in simulations of democratic process and procedures. Examples of Game-Based Learning for Civics. You can see the game in action here.


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Google Partners with ISTE and Others to Create Digital Citizenship Game

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By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Be Internet Awesome aims to educate digital civility in an interactive way. Classroom Digital Citizenship Game-based Learning Internet

Games Can Breed Uncivil Behavior. They Can Also Teach Digital Citizenship.


For most children, online video games offer an early window into social interactions with friends—and strangers. While social games foster collaboration and competition, they have also been home to hostile communities, where harassment and uncivil behavior can run rampant and make headlines. Some online multiplayer games have become so ridden with profanity that many players disable chat functions. (I But “games are different now,” he acknowledges.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We educators need to rest and recover this summer. But the reality is also that we’re going to have to prepare for a fall that – whatever it looks like – will include an online learning component.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

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If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. She’s one of the most fantastic people for understanding how technology is being used throughout the world, and she is the former president of ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education.

How PS1X in the Bronx Does Digital Citizenship

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In 2014, Vargas was looking for resources to provide her grades K-5 students and their families with much-needed media-literacy and digital citizenship support. Like many educators, she struggled to find both age-appropriate materials and the time to gather the resources she needed to create an effective program. Then she attended an NYCDOE workshop and learned about Common Sense Education's resources. Weave digital citizenship lessons into core content.

5 Favorite Activities to End the School Year

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For many, this means, during the last few weeks of school, learning limps to a grinding halt but increasingly, teachers use this time productively to introduce curricular- and standards-aligned activities that “color outside the lines” — step away from the textbook to blend learning with dynamic activities that remind students why they want to be life-long learners. Applied Digital Skills. Digital Passport. Applied Digital Skills.

Esports Emerge as Learning and Social Catalyst in Schools


Esports, the competitive side of video gaming, is exploding. And K-12 schools are buying in because it’s not only fun but also a viable educational tool! He cited to NASEF research illustrating gaming’s impact on student achievement. What gaming platform should we use?

The Creation of the Compassion Project – Best of Show” at ELearning Guild’s 2018

The Game Agency

EverFi & The Game Agency Win “Best of Show” at ELearning Guild’s 2018 DevLearn DemoFest for The Creation of the Compassion Project. The course, which has been released into 20,000 schools across North America, aligns with state educational standards and includes 15 lessons that take about 20 minutes each to finish. Learners take on the role of a student whose goal is to bring emotional awareness to a group of individually unique in-game characters. About The Game Agency.


Technology Tidbits

Interland is the new online game from Google regarding their "Be Internet Awesome" campaign. This is an innovative new way for students/kids to learn about Cyber Safety and Digital Citizenship. Interland is the learning tool that uses Game Based Learning to teach these elements through an interactive 3D virtual world. Interland has 4 different games for students to master and even an online curriculum for parents/educators to use.

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6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent-Teacher Conferences


And it lacks the enthusiasm—as well as the desire to help kids own and engage in their learning—that defines us as innovative educators. With transformative digital changes happening in classrooms today, basic learning management systems now deliver the answers to most of those well worn questions on parent portals. Give parents resources that will help them support the process of learning and motivation. Personalized Learning Through Gaming.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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" 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. Interested in becoming a Learning Revolution Partner?

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


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. Digital Citizenship.

Minecraft for Coding and Afterschool: An Invitation to Educators

Educator Innovator

My passion project for the past year has been developing an online Minecraft learning community and programs as part of Connected Camps, and in collaboration with the Institute of Play. I’m delighted to announce a new set of offerings geared to the schedules and rhythms of the school year, and would like to invite all educators interested in joining the movement for Minecraft in education to join our network. and co-streamed here at Educator Innovator !

5 ways educational games improve learning, according to teachers

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When teachers used digital educational games in the classroom, students raised test scores by more than half a letter grade in only three weeks, according to a study from researchers at Vanderbilt University and partners at Legends of Learning , a research-driven educational game platform. Did you know that it’s Digital Citizenship Week? Click here to learn more! Next page: 5 benefits of educational games, straight from teachers).

21 Top Professional Development Topics For Teachers Now

The CoolCatTeacher

This summer, educators need to get some rest so that we can be our best. However, our professional accreditation requirements are still on track and need to be renewed, as we have to learn and up our abilities for the fall. Social-Emotional Learning. We have to relate to educate.

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4 Ways to promote collaboration in digital spaces


Whether we are in virtual, hybrid, or in-person learning, it is important to have a variety of tools that help us transition between these spaces and expand the when and where learning happens. 4 Ways to promote collaboration in digital spaces.

What’s a Digipuzzle?

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Netherlands-based Digipuzzle is an online educational resource that offers hundreds of G-rated learning games for younger audiences, many in both Spanish and English. Topics include math, animals, typing, geography, spelling, letter recognition, holidays, seasons, dinosaurs, USA, other games, and more. Many of these are divided into subcategories — for example: Math includes games and counting, fractions, addition, subtraction, and multiplication.

Common Sense Education Resources from ISTE 2015

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The Common Sense Education team just returned from a fabulous four days at the ISTE Conference in Philadelphia. It was great to connect with the thousands of educators who came by our booth, attended our sessions, and entertained us with their impressive karaoke skills. In the Common Sense Education meeting rooms, we offered two full days of 15-minute lightning sessions. DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP Digital Passport: Digital Safety for Elementary School Kids .

Using digital tools to help students develop a variety of skills


During the spring, I notice that sometimes we need to create some different learning opportunities for our students, to keep pushing through strong to the end of the school year. These options can also help to build comfort and confidence in the learning process.

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edWeb.net – a friend of Connected Educator Month


Friends of Connected Educator Month are the people and organizations who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to support the cause of connected education and contribute something valuable to Connected Educator Month. Lisa Schmucki, the founder and CEO of edWeb.net , was interviewed by Connected Educator Month for edWeb’s support of this movement for the past three years. Being a connected educator means that we are better together.

edWeb.net Announces the Launch of edWeb.TV, a new PD-on-demand service for educators


edWeb.net , a professional learning and social network for the education community, today announced the launch of edWeb.TV , a PD-on-demand service that makes it easy for educators to search and view edWeb’s exceptional archive of more than 500 professional learning webinars. service responds to the increasing demand from educators, schools, and districts for an easier way to search and watch edWeb’s webinar archives.

Zap Zap Kindergarten Math–Clever, Engaging Early Math Lessons

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The over 150 games are fast-paced and interactive and cover over 180 math topics. Students direct their learning with an avatar (called a ‘mathling’) that identifies their work and keeps them engaged. It includes 160+ visually-stimulating math games that make learning fun and engaging while students develop math and thinking skills. Each game is preceded by quick audio directions and ongoing gameplay is narrated so all levels of readers can understand.

Mindsnacks–Learning in Bite-sized Pieces

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Mindsnacks is a series of education apps on topics like geography, vocabulary, languages, and SAT. Though these are game-based learning, there’s no plot as you might find simulated games. Each app includes personalized learning, an enhanced review mode, and additional challenges to keep students motivated. To keep learning interactive, the app includes features such as a dart players use to mark the spot on the map where a certain U.S.

Why PD is like piano lessons


You’ll connect online with educators all around the country, and the world. edWeb.net is a community built especially for educators and provides free professional learning communities (PLCs) and webinars on a wide range of really forward-thinking topics like assessment, game-based learning, mobile learning, tech tools for the classroom, school gardens, digital citizenship, and much more.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update August 19th, 2014 Perhaps the greatest joy is learning how to motivate yourself. Floyd Maxwell 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. We’re taking Google education summits online! Gaming in Ed: September 15th - 19th.

15 Collaborative Tools for Your Classroom That Are NOT Google

Shake Up Learning

The post 15 Collaborative Tools for Your Classroom That Are NOT Google appeared first on Shake Up Learning. There are hundreds of fantastic collaborative learning tools! A few weeks back, I asked the Shake Up Learning Community to share their favorite collaborative tools and this post is a summarization are their top choices. Click here to join the Shake Up Learning Community.). Learn more about Pear Deck. Learn more about Flipgrid.

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Coding and Computer Science during CSEdWeek


Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual initiative that aims to inspire K-12 students to take interest in computer science. 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. They also recommended tools like Kodable, Blockly Games, Hopscotch, and Scratch.

Summer Reads for Teachers

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It's when many of you have the breathing room to reflect on your teaching practice, gain new skills and approaches to your work, and connect with peers to learn from them and share your expertise. " As you start to plan your professional learning for the summer, take a look at this recommended reading list from the Common Sense Education team. As you think about how to continue helping students navigate their digital lives, these resources can enrich that work.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

April 27th - May 11th, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Learning Revolution Blog | Partner Spotlight To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at LearningRevolution.com. Two Week Calendar Monday, April 27th at 5pm edWeb Webinar: Getting Started with Game-Based Learning , Are you curious about game-based learning, but don’t know where to begin? Penelope Trunk Education Does This Impact Student Learning?

12 Rules Of Great Teaching

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Learning models, for example, are the new teaching strategy. ” Self-directed learning. Scenario-based learning. Project-based learning. Inquiry-based learning. Game-based learning. It may not always work out the way you want, but if you’re the only one in control, there will be a net loss of capacity for the ecology of learning you participate in and serve. In learning, curiosity is everything.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update March 18th All of life is a constant education. Eleanor Roosevelt The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own virtual and physical events and those of our more than 200 partners. Learn more about our MiniCon events and how to sign up for these fun presentation opportunities here.

Learning for the Always-On Generation (Part 3)

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In my previous article, Learning for the Always-On Generation, readers were introduced to several learning attributes of the digital generations. The third attribute examines how digital learners prefer processing pictures, sounds, color, and video before they process text.

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

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning Models, Theories, and Technology: A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers. 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. Audience: K-12 & higher ed educators, researchers, institutions, and organizations globally. A Dictionary For 21st Century Teachers: Learning Models & Technology.