Why we should all think about the gamification of education

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The educational system needs to be restructured. A lot of things need to change, and the sooner that happens, the better. Too many students drop out of school, and this isn’t the way to get successful citizens to lead their country forward. E-learning Gamification

Game Based Learning in Action

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e26 8.

How to Play: Models for Game-Based Learning #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

How do we approach game development and what role does it have in learning? Play is fundamental to how we learn. How to make them work in education is the question. Learning things that are challenging for kids to learn is a process that unfolds over time across multiple media and experiences. What process are you seeking to support and where does a game fit in the process? Teachers are often surprised by how their students respond to games.

Simple Steps to Teach Kids to Program

The CoolCatTeacher

Teaching kids to code starts with helping them understand the concepts behind coding before you get into syntax. I use it as a digital workspace, to display any screen for the whole class to see, as a large multi-touch drawing and brainstorming space and so much more.

10 Keys of Purpose Driven Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

That is all it takes to enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. If you’re a US public school teacher of grades 6-12, you and your students just need to come up with a STEAM idea that can help your community. Go to coolcatteacher.com/samsungsolve to learn more.

Innovative Science Teaching in Grades 6-12

The CoolCatTeacher

From augmented reality to game-based learning and online portfolios, she has a variety of ideas to share about how she amps up her science teaching with technology. Even if you cannot attend live, you can sign up to review the links and transcripts later.

Game Education: It’s in Their DNA – Guest Post from Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

Jean Piaget once said that “play is the answer to how anything new comes about.” Game education is a powerful way to engage 21st century learners in a variety of cognitively complex tasks that lead to deeper levels of understanding.

5 Simple Ways to Gamify Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Sixth-grade teacher Jessica Gordon@ 1337teach gives us tips, ideas, and links for how to gamify our classrooms now. ” Jessica is giving her book away free to 10-MT Listeners for Random Act of Kindness day! Click the link to go download it on Kindle today! (US

The Most Epic Digital Library For Kids and Educators

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Today most kids prefer screen time to any other sort of entertainment. Children aged 5 to 16 on average spend 6.5 hours a day in front of a screen as compared to 3 hours in 1995. How to NOT waste your kid’s screen time? What else is there to love?

Creating a Vision for Your School and Getting Buy In from Stakeholders

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, learn how one successful district has tackled this process and how they are getting buy in from teachers on the vision during the second year of implementation. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher/e259.

Website Review: Prodigy Game

Ask a Tech Teacher

There are a lot of online math systems to help students through one of school’s toughest subjects (if not science). Each one proclaim s they have the way to teach students while having fun, in ways that are aligned with state and national standards. Free (fee upgrade to Premium).

Teaching Kids Finance and Smart Spending With Cryptocurrency

Edsurge

Show a fourth grader how to balance a checkbook and it won’t be long before her eyes start to glaze over or his mind starts to wander off to more interesting things. Better yet, give the student a very hands-on, tech-centric way to experiment with those financial concepts, and suddenly you’re in an entirely new learning realm. You don’t just get things for free or have them handed to you; you have to work for them and earn them,” says Geiges.

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

Edsurge

When tech giant Amazon announced its search for a second headquarters site, cities across the country scrambled to produce persuasive pitches. In Loudoun County, Virginia, fourth-graders from Goshen Post Elementary School took up the challenge personally. To create compelling video arguments, student teams interviewed experts in economic development, researched state history and geography, and even wrote poems to sing the praises of their region.

3 Websites to Gamify Your Math Class

Ask a Tech Teacher

Most elementary age kids I know love math, but that changes when they matriculate to middle school. In fact, Forbes reported that 82% of public high schoolers in the well-to-do Montgomery County Maryland failed Algebra. Land of Venn is easy to use, with no learning curve.

One-Hit Wonder- A Rock Like a Teacher Series Post

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You probably heard that song over and over in 1997 and if you were to hear the opening guitar lick right now, I’d bet that many of you would be able to place it right away. I sought out their albums and went to shows. It’s simply not enough to do what is expected of you.

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

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Every year, it seems increasingly difficult to predict what tomorrow’s workplace will look like. Maintaining engagement becomes simultaneously more crucial and difficult as classrooms try to keep up with today’s fast-paced world. If we’re going to make school relevant to today’s students, we must learn to leverage play in new ways. Kids play to explore and act freely, which speaks to their need for autonomy. We can’t afford not to.

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A State-Wide Model for Online Professional Learning

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How they did it. When Georgia implemented new standards Joy and JoAnn, in charge of the social studies program for the GaDOE, had to find a way to make professional development timely and relevant across a large state. Emails to teachers in the state.

Orientation Inspiration 2017

NeverEndingSearch

Gamification. And there seem to be a few go-to digital tools to support engagement, discovery and setting a fun and participatory tone for what library (and the librarian) looks like. game board to print. Emoji QR codes with videos linked and ready to play.

The 2018 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K-12 IT Blogs

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With powerful publication and distribution tools within reach, blogs remain one of the most potent ways to spread your ideas and thoughts. The results from building a blog, a readership, and subsequently, a following, can lead to incredible opportunities, wider impact and transformation. If you’d like to check out the Must-Read IT blogs from previous years, view our lists from 2017 , 2016 , 2015 , 2014 and 2013. Sometimes the best way to learn is by observing others.

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8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions

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8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions. In education, we tend to value a student’s ability to answer our questions. But what might be more important is their ability to ask their own great questions–and more critically, their willingness to do so.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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www.getalma.com ) Alma Technologies has announced it is allowing any SQL-based business intelligence tool, such as Tableau and Jaspersoft, to access data from its modern, student information system and learning management system. These solutions will be offered to school librarians in the U.S.

Diary of a Techy Teacher: Why I’m Taking a One-Year Sabbatical with BetterLesson

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With this in mind, I bet you can't name a K-12 educator who took a sabbatical while you were an elementary, middle school, or even high school student. So, why should this matter to you? Even though I'd immersed myself in teacher leadership roles before being named, this opportunity allowed me to explore the role more deeply. As a result, after each event, I'd return to my classroom with a confining feeling in the back of my mind. How will my students fare without me?

AV that Makes the Grade

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If you want to prepare for the future of educational technology, start by exploring the past. Look at the word “educate” and its Latin root educat; according to Merriam-Webster, the origin meant “led out.” She believes that gamification is the “first step” for K-12 and Virtual Reality.

Fitbit for education: Turning school into a data-tracking game

The Hechinger Report

Danna Rodriguez somewhat sullenly said she didn’t want to care about Strides, which tracks points students can earn for attendance, grade-point average and engagement with the app itself, among other things. Students see where they fall in relation to their entire school on Strides points.

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Re·Con·Figures: The Pigeons of Ed-tech

Hack Education

Thank you very much for inviting me to speak to you today. I confess: I was immediately intrigued by the theme to this year’s conference – “Anxiety and Security.” But illegitimate offspring are often exceedingly unfaithful to their origins.

Resources from Miami Device

Learning in Hand

Felix Jacomino , the school’s Director of Technology, managed to lead a team that pulled off an incredible learning event. I had a great time encouraging educators to give students as much ownership over their devices and learning as possible. I thought I’d link to some of them.

The 2013 Reform Symposium This Week - Online, Free, and with Amazing Speakers and Presenters

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

To attend the conference, come to the site to look at the conference schedule in your own time zone (OK, I''m still quite proud of this method) at [link]. And be sure to join the FutureofEducation.com host network to be kept up to date on all conference activities.

8 Fun Ways To Keep Math Learning Alive Through the Summer

MindShift

But there’s compelling research to show that kids forget a lot of what they learned during the school year if they don’t have opportunities to continue reading, using their mathematical thinking skills and exploring the world around them. It can be relatively simple to do.