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


Therefore, how might we leverage the power of gamification and game-based learning to enhance civic education? Fortunately, online game-based learning can provide students with greater access to these experiences while also taking more traditional class simulations to the next level. Examples of Game-Based Learning for Civics. A much different, although equally powerful game, is The Migrant Trail. Learn More This Summer!


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Game-based Learning in Remote Teaching

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More on game-based learning. Why Game Based Learning Is the Right Choice for Remote Teaching. Kid-created Games That Teach. New Ways to Gamify Learning. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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.

Google Extends Digital Literacy Training to Teachers

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Classroom Digital Citizenship Game-based Learning Gamification Internet Management Software TrainingBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez The tech giant’s Be Internet Awesome campaign now includes a free course for teachers.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Idea #1: Use Formative Data to Improve Learning. Kecia: So, the first thing that make a teacher a superhero is the way they use data to improve learning and mastery for their students. Learn about AR and VR.

7 Global Project Ideas from a Leading 3rd Grade Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about global Kahoots, how she tweets with her class and more global collaborative techniques in this show. Automatically transfer grades into any digital grade book. I think we’ve learned how to use social media in just a really positive way, and learned to communicate and build a global audience, and shared our learning, and learned with others. Step 1: Teach Digital Citizenship.

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. Then she attended an NYCDOE workshop and learned about Common Sense Education's resources. When Vargas brought the Common Sense Digital Citizenship Curriculum back to her colleagues and administration, they were all on board. 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.

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. Learners take on the role of a student whose goal is to bring emotional awareness to a group of individually unique in-game characters. These connections become building blocks for dealing with real-life social conflicts, teaching students the skills necessary for developing emotional connections they would not otherwise learn from a textbook.

Esports Emerge as Learning and Social Catalyst in Schools


Esports, the competitive side of video gaming, is exploding. Research-based evidence affirms its highly positive impact on students’ academic achievement, soft skills, and socio-emotional well-being. He cited to NASEF research illustrating gaming’s impact on student achievement.


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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.

What You Might Have Missed in January

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Game-based Learning in Remote Teaching. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.

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. Understanding the school’s learning management system (LMS).

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

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?

What You Might Have Missed in October

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Digital Citizenship Week–Oct. Why Game Based Learning Is the Right Choice for Remote Teaching. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

?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. This week we are also unveiling a new free afterschool and weekend online Kid Club, where Minecrafters age 9-13 can log in to a safe, moderated server and join building, design, game, and coding challenges facilitated by our Connected Camps counselors.

6 Digital tools that encourage computational thinking


This framework focuses on turning students from consumers to content creators through game-based learning and computational thinking (CT) skills while developing their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. 6 Digital tools that help educators teach computational thinking.

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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! Each teacher taught at least one class with the games and one class without.

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.

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How edtech helps students demonstrate learning in more than one way


When choosing methods and tools to use, it is also important to create opportunities for students to develop social emotional learning (SEL) skills, as they are essential for personal and professional growth. What are some ways to promote more student choice in learning?

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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.

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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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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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. Initially, only four of the eight games are available; users unlock others by successfully navigating a virtual road trip across the country. It includes click-to-choose choices as well as games.

10 Ways to Rejuvenate and Learn This Summer

Cool Cat Teacher

If I’ve learned anything from my broken foot, it is that there are things only I can do for myself. Personal interests engage students in learning. Learn how to bring those in for students. Games. Limit the time spent on games that further isolate you from others.

Why PD is like piano lessons


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. edWeb provides just-in-time PD by educators and for educators that accelerates learning for everyone!

21 Top Professional Development Topics For Teachers Now

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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. They fit into the categories of SEL, digital instruction, engagement/management, and leadership. Social-Emotional Learning.

Common Sense Education Resources from ISTE 2015

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Common Sense team members and certified educators presented on a range of practical and engaging ways to use specific technology tools for learning as well as our latest and greatest digital citizenship offerings. . For a quick reference -- and for those of you #NotAtISTE who want to share in the learning -- here's a quick summary of our lightning sessions with links to the tools and resources each session covered. MATH Awesome Digital Tools for K-8 Common Core Math.

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.

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. Many schools and districts are sending their teachers and staff to edWeb.net for their professional learning.

12 Rules Of Great Teaching

TeachThought - Learn better.

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.

Learning for the Always-On Generation (Part 3)

EdNews Daily

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.

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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edWeb.net – a friend of Connected Educator Month


edWeb.net was just nominated for the Digital Innovation in Learning “Better Together” Award. The idea of working “better together” is the underlying philosophy of edWeb.net, a professional social and learning network that helps educators connect and collaborate with each other, with experts, and with organizations providing the products and services needed to build better solutions for schools, educators, and students – for all learners!

Coding and Computer Science during CSEdWeek


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. It is now easier than ever to integrate coding into the classroom with curricula like those on Code.org, and learning tools like Wonder Workshop ’s robots Dot and Dash. They also recommended tools like Kodable, Blockly Games, Hopscotch, and Scratch.

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

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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. Form: An index of learning models, theories, forms, terminology, technology, and research to help you keep up with the latest trends in 21st century learning. Activity-Based Learning.

Learning Revolution Events - Announcing Online Google Summit - Film Fest Big Week - Curiosity Hacked

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The Learning Revolution Weekly Update August 13th, 2014 A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron. Horace Mann 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. CUE and The Learning Revolution (that''s us!),