Gamification Stage Three: The Constraint

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Why We Need To Embrace eSports In Education ] I remember playing Counter Strike with a team someone cobbled together in their dorm room at St. That is why the highest form of gamification, what I call stage 3 , is using video game techniques to create experiences for students. When I started to think about how to package and explain all of this to students, I went back to gamification as I always do. edtech TL Advisor Blog Gamification Games

10 Emerging Education Technologies

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What about the use of digital textbooks, adaptive learning, collaboration with other schools or flipped classrooms? These technologies represent some of the cutting edge tools and trends in education. The post 10 Emerging Education Technologies appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Featured Tools Trends 3D printing blended learning cloud edtech featured flipped classroom gamification hands-on sharing technology wearable computing

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Education Technology Integration – You’re Doing it Wrong

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Knowing What NOT to do can be as Valuable as Knowing What TO do Do you want to really get the most out of using technology in your classroom and courses? Professional Development _ Miscellaneous Tools and Topics avoiding technology integration mistakes edtech mistakes to avoid technology integration best practices what no to do with BYOD what not to do in the flipped classroom what not to do with gamification what not to do with technology in the classroom

Meaningful Gamification and Student’s motivation by Lynette Tan (NUS)

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This study measures the impact of meaningful gaming on students’ motivation in a higher education setting. The results point to the potential that meaningful gamification has in motivating and helping students in scaffolding reading material before their classes, and shows it to be not only a viable but also a worthwhile facility to invest in and develop—particularly for facilitating a flipped-classroom environment.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. SHEG also offers two other fabulous portals filled with resources to help classroom teachers and teacher librarians inquiry and historical analysis.

10 Awesome Courses To Improve Your Online Classroom

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching online and blending classrooms is a hot topic, but there’s always room for improvement. In this blog post, you’ll discover ten topics that can help you improve your online or blended classroom.

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Its 2019. So Why Do 21st-Century Skills Still Matter?

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The story offers a good example of how education is shifting as we wrap up two decades of the 21st century. 4 Cs and More The call for 21st century learning dates back more than two decades, when blue-ribbon committees, policymakers, business leaders, and education experts began sounding the same alarm: Yesterday’s focus on memorization and rote learning would not prepare students for a fast-changing, increasingly automated, information-saturated world.

Why We Need To Embrace eSports In Education

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Thanks to the passion of students and the support of the video game industry, esports is also finding a home in higher education. Taking Student Voice Beyond The Classroom ] I can feel the eye rolls from those of you who don’t get it, so let me help you understand why esports in education is a good thing. No doubt esports in education will need infrastructure and a governing body to be taken seriously. Gamification TL Advisor Blog Esports

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The pivotal role of edtech in the hybrid classroom

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In particular, students and educators saw their usual routine completely turned upside down. They were unprepared for the vast impact the virus would have on how students learn and education settings operate. The pivotal role of edtech in the hybrid classroom.

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Is Online Education Better than Traditional Education?

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Educational institutes have been practicing the traditional teaching method since ages. Which means, it is time for educational institutes to bring some changes to its teaching methods. A popular alternative to traditional education is online education or eLearning. The online education model is basically trying to overcome the disadvantages of the traditional education system, while also providing additional benefits.

“This way of working has changed my way of understanding education.” – Oscar Herrero, Spain

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Microsoft Innovative Educator Oscar Herrero says his favorite classroom activities involve gamification, using virtual reality, and collaborative questionnaires to inspire his students. Herrero’s teaching style has evolved as new approaches like gamification, the flipped classroom, and project-based learning have gained traction. He even works to involve students’ families in the classroom. Information EducationOscar Herrero.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We educators need to rest and recover this summer. Blended Learning In my opinion, the best 21st-century classrooms are “bricks” and “clicks,” blending together the best of face-to-face and online.

Subscribers: Your February Special is Available

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8 Tools that are going away (from the classroom). Gamification of education. Inquiry in the Classroom. The Flipped classroom. Twitter in the classroom. She is the editor/author of dozens of tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and dozens of books on how to integrate technology into education.

10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016

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But that hasn’t stopped us from asking a number of experts in education and technology to gaze into their crystal balls and share their thoughts on one major EdTech trend we can expect to see lighting up learning and one major challenge that education will face in 2016. Technology and the classroom – major trends and challenges. Savas Savides (Publisher & Former Educator, Greece). Russell Stannard (Educational Technologist, UK).

A Teacher’s Guide to Surviving Fortnite

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If you’re like me, Fortnite mania has taken over your classroom. I can’t take attendance in my classroom without a kid doing the Jubilation Dance in my direction. And while the pathway to being a pro streamer, progamer, and even earning a college scholarship for eSports is getting easier, it is getting harder to teach in a post-Fortnite classroom. There are many meaningful ways Fortnite can be used in the classroom without even installing the game.

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Distance learning during the pandemic: Improvise. Adapt. Overcome!

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A version of this post was originally published in the April 2020 E-Learning Supplement of Education Today. Every industry has been affected by the recent pandemic in one way or another and education makes no exception.

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CrazyIdeas.Doc

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I’ve tried to apply some of what I learned in my free time about Nudge Theory to my classroom, but I would love to see more work done by the professionals on how it can be applied to schools. It’s the fact that the education system beats most teachers down until there is no inspiration left. She writes tons about practical things you can do in your classroom to make a difference. TL Advisor Blog PBL News Pedagogy Gamification

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17 Take-aways from Summer PD

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A couple dozen of us–teachers, library media specialists, tech integrationists, lab teachers–gathered virtually for three weeks to experiment with some of the hottest tech tools available for the classroom–Google Apps, differentiation tools, digital storytelling, visual learning, Twitter, blogs, Common Core and tech, backchannels, digital citizenship, assessment, and more (12 topics in all). They were connected educators. Summer PD 2015 just ended.

35 Take-aways from Summer 2016 Professional Development

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The Tech-infused Classroom. We experimented with some of the hottest tech tools available for the classroom such as Google Apps, differentiation tools, digital storytelling, visual learning, Twitter, blogs, Common Core and tech, digital citizenship, and formative assessment options. It was run like a flipped classroom where class members read, tested and experimented from resources available in the weekly syllabus. They were connected educators.

SEL and Classroom Culture In an Age of Distance Learning

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Classroom learning and management all begin with relationships, and SEL can guide the relationship and community building process. Any connected educator has heard buzzwords like flipped classroom, gamification, social-emotional learning (SEL), differentiation, and personalized learning.

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4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

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Last week, during the 2015 CoSN Annual Conference , I participated in the CoSN Camp FailFest where leaders in education shared professional failures in order to see future successes. Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. You may not know it, but education is a very “green” industry.

Using Google Forms to Streamline Feedback & Document Growth

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A few weeks ago, I was on our New Jersey Google Educator’s Group (GEG:NJ) show called The Suite Talk hosted by Kim Mattina. Until Next Time, GLHF cross-posted at Teched Up Teacher Chris Aviles presents on education topics including gamification, technology integration, BYOD, blended learning, and the flipped classroom.

Five years celebrating everyday heroes  

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Five years ago, we started an incredible journey to showcase the stories of education heroes from all around the globe. Over the course of this journey, we’ve featured hundreds of accounts of innovation, struggle, passion, and dedication that continue to inspire us on how educators, students, administrators and change makers are transforming education. While a lot has changed in the last five years, our passion to empower every educator to do more is unwavering.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

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Last week, during the 2015 CoSN Annual Conference , I participated in the CoSN Camp FailFest where leaders in education shared professional failures in order to see future successes. Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. You may not know it, but education is a very “green” industry.

50 Alternatives To Lecturing

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Ed note: This post is promoted by SEU’s Master of Education program, who asked to write about how learning is changing, and let you know about their Master of Education and Educational Leadership program, which can you read more about here. Lecture likely has a place in education. Or in a “flipped classroom” setting where the “lecture” is designed to be consumed at the student’s own pace (using viewing strategies , for example).

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Rethinking learning time in Clear Lake

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Today teachers are investigating a variety of interest-based professional learning topics, including essential questions in the classroom, rethinking grading in math class, flipped classrooms, screencasting, and gamification. All of these filter back into educatorsclassrooms and improve student learning experiences. Clear Lake Middle School (CLMS) knew where it wanted to go.

The Great Learning Management System Debate: Featuring Canvas, Schoology and Google Classroom

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With so many choices on where to build your digital classroom, the questions often arise: “Why do I need a learning management system? Geared toward K-12 education, it provides teachers with the ability to create assignments, track student progress, collect student work, assign grades, and manage the classroom efficiently and effectively. Google Classroom. Why consider Google Classroom? Classroom isn’t a full-blown LMS.

Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

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I want to start this year’s review of education technology acknowledging grief. I want to start this year’s review of education technology sanctioning, if such a thing is necessary, our mourning. I want to start this year’s review of education recognizing what’s been lost. ” Education technology faces an inexhaustible supply of quackery. Education Technology and (Decades and Decades of) Quackery. What do we believe about education?

Taking Student Voice Beyond The Classroom

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I started that school year with one goal: to take what students loved and incorporate it into the classroom. Especially because there was nothing wrong with them, they had just been let down by the education system. They had asked if we could make them something for their new education center to help employees focus. At the same time I started the Innovation Lab in 2016, I was invited to a gamification conference at UPenn.

Being ‘The Guide on the Side’ is not Enough. Become The COO.

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Since Alice Johnson though, these terms have found their way into the mouths of almost every “educational thought leader” and administrator as a way to describe the role of the teacher in the 21st century classroom. We need to become the COO of our classrooms, the Chief Opportunity Orchestrator. I first heard ‘sage on the stage’ and ‘guide on the side’ early in my teaching career when I decided to try The Flipped Classroom™.

Welcome To Fair Haven Innovates

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A week later I flew cross country to Seattle to help run Picademy for over a hundred educators and in two days, I’ll by flying to Moscow for the EdCrunch forum where I’ll talk about Gamification and Fair Haven Innovates. I encourage everyone: send home a video and letter before school starts or before back to school night so everyone can be on the same page when it comes to the learning taking place in your classroom. What a wild summer.

Taking Student Voice Beyond The Classroom: Student Perspective

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At ISTE this year, beyond attending sessions and trading ideas with other educators, I’ll be meeting with Ross Smith and other members of the Skype in the Classroom team. As outlined here , our student-run businesses at Fair Haven Innovates will have the opportunity to work with Skype to make Skype in the Classroom the best it can be for teachers and students. We are doing this because we want Skype in the Classroom to be easy and fun for teachers.

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

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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. ” BYOD programs allow students to use their own technology (usually smartphone or tablet) in a classroom. Flipped Classroom. Gamification.

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5 Ways I’ve Redesigned My Rubric and You Should Too

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I’ve been happy with the change it’s brought to my classroom culture. My best idea right now is to have them take a picture of the rubric and upload it to Drive or Classroom but that has been a pain. Until Next Time, GLHF cross-posted at Teched Up Teacher Chris Aviles presents on education topics including gamification, technology integration, BYOD, blended learning, and the flipped classroom.

What Student Passion Looks Like

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In its second full year, student passion is on full display as I’ve given up even more control of the classroom to students as I’ve asked them to grow a business around what they care about with whomever they want. Until Next Time, GLHF cross-posted at Teched Up Teacher Chris Aviles presents on education topics including gamification, technology integration, BYOD, blended learning, and the flipped classroom.