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.

Game Based Learning: Make Fast Teaching Games with SMART lab

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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. In this article, you’ll learn how to use SMART lab to build fast games and lessons. Tutorial: How to Make a Fast Game Based Learning Lesson with SMART lab.

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Epic Guide To Game Based Learning

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100+ Game Based Learning Resources to Get Started in Your Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Games are fun. Game based learning excites learning in my classroom. Additionally, I’ll give you 100+ of my favorite game based learning resources. Game Based Learning in My Classroom. What are serious games? Welcome to serious games.

SplashLearn - a game based learning program free for teachers and schools to use

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SplashLearn is a game based learning program that is loved by over 33 million kids worldwide!! It’s fun to learn to play the piano, Why can’t it be fun to learn Math? The teachers can sign in for free and get access to its full content library of 400+ math skills.

The New Revenue Source Catching on with Game-Based Learning: Mom and Dad

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When Julia Rivard Dexter first launched her game-based learning startup, Squiggle Park , she was hoping to reverse declining literacy rates by creating games that were so fun and engaging kids would want to play in their free time. She envisioned something that could rival a Clash of Clans or World of Warcraft, but steeped in learning research. Launched in early 2017, the basic game is geared toward 3- to 8-year-olds and available free to schools.

Game Based Learning

Technology Tidbits

Game Based Learning has been rising in popularity over the years and is a great way to integrate technology in the classroom as well as help keep kids motivated for learning. Below is a cross-post from PBS LearningMedia on Gaming in the Classroom. The Gaming in the Classroom resources include: 1) Star Swiper Give your young learners some counting practice with this fun, interactive game from the popular PBS KIDS program PEG + CAT.

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

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You can use it and learn. “I’ve seen kids get so immersed in their 3D Bear projects that they had no idea how much they were learning.” Learn more by clicking on the link below. I’ve found it works better if you have some flat surfaces around, but it will work anywhere Start designing Inside 3D bear are a variety of libraries that you can use. But you’re not limited by these libraries.

What Recreating School in Minecraft Can Teach About Reimagining Education

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Andrew Guo, an undergraduate major in mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania, made headlines earlier this month for his effort in building a virtual replica of his university in Minecraft, the popular sandbox video game. Isn’t that only giving you the base layout?

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 This Startup Leverages Games to Create a Love for the Natural Sciences

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Games and gamification are not new to education. Even before the more recent growth of the edtech industry, educators have routinely created games and interactive challenges in order to get students engaged with subjects ranging from math and logic to history and reading.

What College Esports Arenas Mean for Community in the Digital Age

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You can play video games by yourself. And yet, colleges across the country are transforming library rooms and dorm halls into esports arenas designed to gather gamers to play and watch together, in person. Soon, the Digital Innovation, Graphics, and Gaming Studio was born. “We

How Tablet Games Can Teach Skills to Students with Visual Impairments

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Marty Schultz has added a twist to hangman, the classic word-guessing game. His tablet-run version of the game has the same goal: pick letters to figure out a mystery word. We’ve now taken the boring task of learning Braille and turned it into a game,” says Schultz, co-founder of Boston-based educational games maker ObjectiveEd. “We’re We’re changing the dynamic so that a kid is looking forward to learning.”

The 5-Year, $15 Million Global Learning XPRIZE Competition Is Over. Here’s Who Won.

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But such was the length of time for finalists of the Global Learning XPRIZE competition before learning the winner of $10 million. and London-based nonprofit Onebillion. Kitkit offers a game-based learning program on tablets to help children learn independently. The app offers a library of books and videos and 2,400 learning activities across 22 sessions covering math and reading.

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

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Zombies had taken over the school library, and she and her fellow students had to work together to answer various questions about books—such as identifying where the index is located. Educators are constantly challenged to find ways to keep kids’ attention in class when, outside of school, their world is full of all kinds of highly compelling and visually stimulating media. Many educators find that gamifying learning keeps students engaged.

6 Ways Technology Can Reinvent Parent-Teacher Conferences

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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).

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

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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.

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 !

What is it About Minecraft?

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Summer of Minecraft enabled kids ages 9-13 to hone their skills in the creative, construction-based game with the help of experienced counselors. Campers also had a chance to learn coding in the programming language, Lua, and were able to explore and build in a safe environment on Connected Camps’ moderated servers—all from the comforts of home. Participants also toured the USC School of Cinematic Arts digital and game design labs.

Qiuzalize

Technology Tidbits

Quizalize is a great site for creating game-quizzes to assess student's learning in real-time. A educator can browse Quizalize's library of quizzes created by other users or use one of their many templates to get started. Best of all is the all NEW teacher's dashboard that allows educators to track student's progress and differentiate instruction in a fun "Gamify" way. game based learning quizzes

Join Connected Camps for a Summer of Minecraft

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The camp is designed to level kids up around their interests and skills in Minecraft, whether they are new to the game, are avid single-player fans, or have tons of experience playing on multiplayer servers. Connected Camps encourages open sharing and remixing of curriculum and projects, and the design of the camp is backed by over a decade of research on how to support creative and collaborative online learning, and the unique learning outcomes of connected learning.

Learning Revolution Free PD - GlobalEdCon Details! - What Is Success? - Library 2.014 Submission Deadline Approaches

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update September 24th, 2014 The important thing is not to stop questioning. link] The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Klein , Global Educational Consultant, Maureen McLaughlin from the U.S.

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The Learning Revolution Weekly Update August 26th, 2014 If a child can''t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn. Ignacio Estrada 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. Sign up to volunteer at Gaming in Ed!

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April 20th - May 4th, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Learning Revolution Blog | Partner Spotlight To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at LearningRevolution.com. This is a LIVE show presented in news show format featuring a Wrap up of “This Month in School Libraries” and deeper discussion of topical school library issues with special guest experts. This is coupled with free online learning, career based mentoring and apprenticeship.

Kahoot Launches First-Ever Premium Version for Schools.

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schools— Kahoot is offering the first premium version of its game-based learning platform. Annually, Kahoot Pro costs $12 per teacher for K-12, the company’s primary market in education, and $60 per instructor for higher education. “It’s Premium users will also have access to a library of millions of images, which are displayed on the quizzes, and performance reports that track student progress. Education Technology Startups Edtech Business

Alabama Department of Education Gives Students Free Summer Access to Fuel Education Solutions

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Herndon, Virginia, May 22, 2018 — To keep students actively learning over the summer and to help prevent summer learning loss, the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE), with the help of Fuel Education® (FuelEd®), is launching its sixth annual Alabama Summer Learning Challenge. The Alabama Summer Learning Challenge is a unique opportunity for our students and their families,” said Barbara Cooper, Deputy State Superintendent at ALSDE.

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Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

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Most people don’t consider education technology to be such an important industry, but it’s actually gigantic. The change already delivers extraordinary results and 96% of teachers claim that EdTech increases student engagement in learning. 3D learning. Traditional education has always been based on the power of storytelling. However, the whole system changes with the introduction of 3D learning. Game-based learning. Online learning.

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Gaming in Education 2014 Starts Tonight! Schedule and Attending Information.

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Our 2014 Gaming in Education online conference start tonight! Whether you''re passionate about game-based learning or just getting your toes wet, Gaming in Ed celebrates the value that games offer in educational settings. Director Instructional Innovations 3:00pm DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER: Steve Isaacs on "GameMaker Studio: Why Kids Should Create Games!"

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The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 1st, 2014 There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library. Andrew Carnegie The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Library 2.014 Kicks Off Wednesday!

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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.

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The Learning Revolution Weekly Update May 20, 2014 Teaching is a strategic act of engagement. James Bellanca 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. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds.

New Research-Based Games Available for Elementary School Students

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Legends of Learning utilizes passionate game developers and educators to expand existing library of science games ATLANTA — Today at the National Science Teachers Association National Conference Legends of Learning launched more than 300 curriculum-based education games for elementary science for grades 3-5. In total, Legends of Learning now offers more than 1,000 science games and simulations spanning grades 3-8.

30 Sites/Apps for Differentiated Instruction

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While there are lots of ways this can be done and lots of tools that educators can use to accomplish this, there are many sites that can help facilitate the process. Arcademics - One of my favorite sites for game based learning (K-8th grade) in a wide range of subjects.

Survey: Teachers now use twice as much gaming and video in the classroom

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Annual survey reveals digital resources such as game-based environments and online videos have experienced increased use in classrooms. Teachers’ use of game-based environments and online apps has doubled in the last six years, according to the annual Speak Up survey released on May 5. The explosion in teacher interest and usage of videos and game-based learning could be a harbinger of a new awakening for digital learning.”.

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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? Library 2.015 Spring Summit: This Week!

Learning Revolution Free Events - Hack Education with Audrey Watters - Common Sense Media's Graphite - @coolcatteacher Vicki Davis

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update May 27th, 2014 The secret of education is respecting the pupil. Ralph Waldo Emerson 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. Saturday is our half-day Global Education gathering, and then there''s the Bloggers'' Cafe Sunday - Tuesday.

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