Game Based Learning and Twine

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Dr. Matthew Farber @matthewfarber talks about game-based learning in his classroom and a new tool he loves: Twine. In today’s show, Matt discusses game-based learning and: Why game based learning works. Never stop learning.

Teaching History with Simulations and Game Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Whether it is World War 1, 2, the Cold War or the American Civil War, learn how these immersive “games” teach history much more deeply than most textbooks. See coolcatteacher.com/ar or download the Metaverse app today. History Simulations and Game Based Learning.

Game Based Learning: Make Fast Teaching Games with SMART lab

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored Post by SMART Learning Suite From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Formative assessment and game based learning make a powerful combination in the classroom. I love SMART lab, a new feature of the SMART Learning Suite.

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, I had to assess “over the shoulder” by looking at what students were doing. First, 3D bear is a free download for smartphones and tablets. You can use it and learn. Here’s one example of how 3D Bear can be used for a real world conversation.

XplorLabs Fire Forensics: A Free STEM Module for Middle School Science

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, their Fire Forensics: Claims and Evidence unit is a safe way to educate middle school students about fire. Each learning module is designed to connect classrooms to real-world science and engineering. Students will also use charts to learn how to analyze the burns.

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Metaverse for Augmented Reality: Program and Breakout in Augmented Reality

The CoolCatTeacher

Also, I learned about Twitter, I did the same thing. So, for example, on a computer screen you can put objects in different places. When you download Metaverse onto your mobile device, click the “scan” button to launch the experience.

Merge Cube Mania in Middle School

The CoolCatTeacher

Legends of Learning has awesome free science games and activities to celebrate earth day on April 22. coolcatteacher.com/earth Check out their NGSS aligned Science games for grades 3-8. So what’s an example of something it might look like? Some are interactive games.

Using the Real World Classrooms Model When Teaching Finance

The CoolCatTeacher

The Real-World Classroom model of teaching finance is part simulation part game. It was hard, but, you know, you learn a lot through a situation like that. One of the things I learned was that there were pretty glaring holes in the education system when it came to personal financing.

Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

The CoolCatTeacher

See coolcatteacher.com/ar or download the Metaverse app today. They are examples of things he is using and that he has presented about virtual reality. Vicki: So what are some of your favorite examples when you’re trying to convince people that this is a great model?

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The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Kimberly Tyson @ tysonkimberly and Dr. Angela Peery @ drangelapeery share their advice for helping students learn blended vocabulary. Download the transcript PDF by clicking here or scroll down to read it on this page. Learn more. Download the PDF Transcript.

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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. Just put out positivity, and educate each other, and learn from each other. We even cover) how to download apps.

The Importance of Civics Education

User Generated Education

This type of learning reflects only remembering, the lowest level of Bloom’s Taxonomy. These subjects are vital to laying the foundation for civic learning and may also contribute to young people’s tendency to engage in civic and political activities over the long term. Students were then asked to choose an article from the Newsela Civics category to read, and play iCivics games. Six Proven Practices for Effective Civic Learning Download.

23 GSuite Ideas to Excite Your Students about Learning with Eric Curts

The CoolCatTeacher

You can right click and download a copy. Transcript of Episode 112: 23 GSuite Ideas to Excite Your Students about Learning with Eric Curts. Download the transcript. And then there’s a lot of other possible neat examples. Never stop learning.

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Five Ways Teachers Can Use—and Create—Augmented Reality Experiences

Edsurge

Many educators find that gamifying learning keeps students engaged. BreakoutEDU , for example, is an educational game platform that includes a curated set of physical materials—think padlocks, boxes and invisible ink—and activities across a wide range of subjects and grade levels. For example, after watching a 10-minute tutorial, Yvonne Rodriguez was able to create her own AR Experience by arranging components—which she describes as “digital LEGOs”—on her computer screen. “It’s

We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.

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But these efforts have fallen short of meaningfully transforming learning. Edtech initiatives that reduce teachers to the role of facilitator often overlook the important role the teacher plays in activating rich learning experiences for students. Edtech initiatives that reduce teachers to the role of facilitator often overlook the important role the teacher plays in activating rich learning experiences for students. Additional Resources from eSpark Learning.

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Spatial Thinking & Critical Analysis: Teaching With Portal 2

TeachThought - Learn better.

Educators know that students need hands on, engaging activities to help enhance their learning and the right video games are the best way offer this opportunity. Each lesson plan has downloads to help organize and implement everything in your class. There Is A Learning Curve.

50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

50 Of The Best Video Games For Learning in 2015. We’ve discussed the merits and utility of video games in the classroom before, so we won’t beleaguer the point. To select each of these games, we focused on 3 basic criteria: 1. YOLO Game Link: [link].

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#04: Simple Ways to Find Your Teaching Blindspots in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

” SMART Learning Suite is today’s sponsor. Register for my free Differentiating Instruction with Technology webinar sponsored by SMART Learning Suite next Thursday, February 9 at 4pm. Examples of common teacher blind spots. SMART Learning Suite.

Mindsnacks–Learning in Bite-sized Pieces

Ask a Tech Teacher

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 start, download the app and log in.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

Haiku Learning (my LMS). Haiku Learning is my Learning Management system. Haiku Learning is the tool I use to blend my classroom. Tip: To learn about my blended learning strategies, see my presentation on Slideshare Simple Steps to Blended Learning .

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Managing In-Class Gameplay

Edutopia

Video & Transcript Managing Game-Based Learning in the Classroom (Transcript). Ameer: Managing game play is just like managing other learning activities in your classroom. Teacher: Who's the game master? Ameer: So how do you manage game play?

How One University is Gamifying Medical Education

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There was a strong interest from my department head—and myself—to explore using mobile games in our programs,” she says. That’s different than simulations, which are more common in medical education and training but lack game-based elements. Gaming in education, and in particular around medical training, has been widely researched—but comes up with mixed results. While one study found scores on a video game correlated with students’ surgical skills.

Using Games for Assessment

Edutopia

Video & Transcript Using Games for Classroom Assessment (Transcript) . Liza: Games are great ways to assess student learning in action. Any kind of game has the power to make student thinking and doing visible, not just digital games. Step one, mod a game.

Implications of the 2012 NMC Horizon Report for 21st Century School Leaders

The 21st Century Principal

"To skillfully change our paradigms and cultivate the ability to embrace change, we must learn to let go of our old paradigms ," write Ted McCain, Ian Jukes, and Lee Crockett in their book Lining on the Future Edge: Windows on Tomorrow. This reminder is the 2012 NMC Horizon Report K-12 Edition ( You can download it here. These are complex game environments engaging students in real-world problem solving and critical thinking.

Elementary Technology Favorites by Grade Level

Tech Helpful

Kindergarten technology use: Wet-Dry-Try iOS App- $4.99 [link] An app for teaching handwriting based on the popular Handwriting Without Tears® Slate Chalkboard activity. They must learn which line comes first in order to progress to the next letter.

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The Learning Revolution Weekly Update July 29th, 2014 Curiosity is a delicate little plant that, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom. Albert Einstein The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0"

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