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Game Based Learning in Action

The CoolCatTeacher

Game-based learning might not be what you think. On today’s show Matthew Farber, author of Game-Based Learning In Action: How an Expert Affinity Group Teaches with Games , talks about how to use games in the classroom effectively.

?How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset

Edsurge

In the gaming world, perseverance, problem solving, and creativity are the keys to success. There is no such thing as failing in a digital game. Like gaming, learning math requires grit and persistence—cornerstones of growth mindset—and is grounded in problem solving, flexible thinking, and pattern recognition. The same kind of tenacity is crucial when learning math. Games welcome players of all ability levels in the same environment.

Leveling Up: How Digital Game-Based Learning Is Altering Education

EdNews Daily

At the turn of the 21st century, public interest in games as learning tools took hold. In the eyes of digital game-based learning proponents, the general public and today’s teachers finally understood something that students and educational researchers knew all along.

5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons [ENCORE]

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. For $295, this all-inclusive event (except for hotel and travel) is an amazing opportunity to learn.

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Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Are you studying Mars? In today’s show, learn about Minecraft EDU and how it is being used to teach. It’s all about gaming. So there are different learning levels and different learning environments for all these students. Teacher as the Game Master.

Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn how she does it, what standards she teaches, and technical issues of working with drones in the classroom. There were grades associated with it, and I have a whole safety thing and a checklist of things they had to learn and all.

Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Dr. Michelle Zimmerman @mrzphd talks about social emotional learning and education technology. FutureFit aligns social emotional learning and character education with your traditional subjects of math, language arts, sciences and more for grades K-12.

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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. Learn about AR and VR.

Age of Learning’s Latest Is a $100 Million Educational Game

Edsurge

How much does it cost to build educational games with all the flair and polish of their commercial counterparts? $10 The game, publicly available today, works on web browsers and iOS and Android mobile devices. It doesn’t have ads, and there are no in-game purchases,” Galvagni adds.

5 Ways Video Games Transform Learning and Prepare Students for Tomorrow's Jobs

Edsurge

Working in tech and media for the past 20 years, I’ve seen some of these changes firsthand, and one thing has proven consistently true: Engagement is critical when learning new information and mastering new skills. Incorporating gaming into education doesn’t necessarily mean more screen time. We know that dips in student engagement have dramatic effects on the metrics we care about: academic performance, social emotional learning (SEL), school climate, and attendance.

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Top 8 Advantages of an Interactive STEM Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

What is STEM? The acronym STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. More recently, arts were added to this educational model, as educators believed that art and creativity play an important role in the understanding of the former subjects in the STEM Curriculum , thus changing the acronym from STEM to STEAM. Why is STEM Training Important? And that is precisely why it is important to create more awareness of STEM.

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Simple Steps to Teach Kids to Program

The CoolCatTeacher

How can we condense down what we need to learn in coding to such a short period of time? So the whole point of learning programming — it just sounds so daunting because people have to understand the logic as well as the syntax. Deep learning is more conducive.

EdTech that “Sparks Joy”

Neo LMS

Developers have naturally found a niche for “joyful” tech in the elementary phases, where the idea of allowing younger kids to have fun while learning is all but a credo. We prepare children to learn how to learn, not how to take a test. E-learning

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7 Gaming Computer Models for Toddlers through Teens

Fractus Learning

Gaming is for everyone. There is a gaming computer out there to suit everyone too. Whether you’re a toddler or an adult, studies suggest that gaming improves basic skills like problem solving, memory and decision making. ″ Gaming Laptop.

Top 50 Sites/Apps of 2015

Technology Tidbits

The reason for this as not as many new learning tools came out this year compared to years past, while more current tools focused on regular updates. However, that does not mean there are not a lot of new items to look through, as sites/apps for programming/coding, Math/STEM, and Game Based Learning played a predominant role in this year's list. Also, has an abundance of lesson plans and students can learn how to create their own Minecraft style game.

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. Gaming in Ed on YouTube. Interested in becoming a Learning Revolution Partner?