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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.

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.

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.

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. Enhancing STEM Curriculum.

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.

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

Edsurge

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

EdTech Magazine

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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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.