Game Based Learning and Twine

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Dr. Matthew Farber @matthewfarber talks about game-based learning in his classroom and a new tool he loves: Twine. In today’s show, Matt discusses game-based learning and: Why game based learning works. Never stop learning.

Epic Guide To Game Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

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. What are serious games?

3 Ways Game-Based Learning Can Boost Math Skills

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez From providing motivation to assisting struggling students, games can help educators with tricky concepts. Classroom Curriculum Game-based Learning Software STEM

?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.

Game-Based Learning Thrives, Despite Report of its Decline

EdTech Magazine

By Tommy Peterson Many K–12 educators remain enthusiastic about game-based learning despite a report that adoption has stalled. Classroom Game-based Learning STEM

New Research Proves Game-Based Learning Works—Here's Why That Matters

Edsurge

A great deal of initial research exists about blended learning techniques such as game-based learning, but adoption has stalled because of a lack of scalable, practical techniques that have also proven effective. student needs vary greatly from one classroom or school to the next,” says Kevin Connors, Director of Personalized Learning for Chicago Public Schools. Founding a company based on research results. Leading Thinkers: Digital Media & Learning.

FETC 2015 Keynotes Highlight the Future of 3D Printing and Game-Based Learning

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Game-based Learning Leadership Management STEM Frank Smith Author Jane McGonigal and MakerBot’s Yuri Salnikoff led the first two keynotes of the conference.

Game-Based Learning Gains Steam in Higher Education: Triseum Raises $1.43 Million to Transform Educational Experiences for Students

EdNews Daily

André Thomas, CEO of Triseum and former Head of Graphics for EA Sports Madden Football, brings gaming to new heights on university campuses combining rigorous learning and resources with state-of-the-art graphic design. When Education Game Development Is Done Right, It Works.

Game-Based Learning Meets Science Standards

EdTechTeam

GAME-BASED LEARNING FROM LEGENDS OF LEARNING NOW MEETS SCIENCE STANDARDS IN TWO MORE STATES Research-Based Games Already Aligned with Next Generation Science Standards WASHINGTON, D.C.—Aug. All games are based on state curriculum standards.

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.

Makerspaces Encourage Students to Innovate and Build Critical Thinking Skills

EdTech Magazine

Bannan Schools offer tips on setting up hands-on learning in all kinds of spaces. Classroom Curriculum Game-based Learning STEMBy Karen J.

How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

The CoolCatTeacher

Elementary and primary students can learn to code. For Hour of Code week this week, learn how you can go past the Hour of Code and use coding all year long! app is designed to help people learn how to use it. Then we’re learning like 23 times faster.

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.

Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

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. It was normal classroom versus gaming with Minecraft.

XplorLabs Fire Forensics: A Free STEM Module for Middle School Science

The CoolCatTeacher

Generally speaking, this free interactive STEM lab takes 2-4 days to complete and includes extension science experiments that you could add to the unit. Fire Forensics: A Free STEM Module for Middle School Science. Students will also use charts to learn how to analyze the burns.

Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

The CoolCatTeacher

Within the virtual environment, you get you learning, you get your assessment, you get your experience. Another one, SineSpace — which is completely web VR based. Unity is a software required to make games. I mean, this is not a game. I’ve got a lot to learn.

Virtual Reality: Coming Soon to a School Near You

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Game-based Learning Online Learning STEMBy Frank DiMaria Soon students will sense movement, explore the human body in 3D and mix chemicals virtually thanks to companies like Oculus, Facebook and Nearpod.

The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Kimberly Tyson @ tysonkimberly and Dr. Angela Peery @ drangelapeery share their advice for helping students learn blended vocabulary. Learn more. Want to hear another episode on helping students learn? Never stop learning. .

How to Integrate Games with Curriculum

EdTech Magazine

By Tommy Peterson School districts share strategies for bringing games into the classroom. Classroom Game-based Learning STEM

My top 6 gaming resources for STEM teaching

eSchool News

One teacher shares her favorite games for chemistry, biology, and more, plus resources to help teachers. At times it can seem we’re competing with smartphones and video games for students’ undivided attention. I use games in my classroom in a few ways.

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Minecraft: Education Edition Coming This Summer

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith A version of Minecraft customized for the classroom will give educators new tools and options to tailor the boundless game world to lesson plans. Classroom Digital Content Game-based Learning STEM

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Robots and Related Tech Play a Role in Advancing Curricula

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Curriculum Game-based Learning Online Learning STEMBy Eric Walter Some experts look to AI and robotics as the teaching tools of the future.

“Ultimately, I want kids to pursue life goals based on passions they encountered in school – similar to my school experience.” – Brian Aspinall, Canada

Daily Edventures

When we first spoke with Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Brian Aspinall last year, he shared his passion for helping his students solve problems systematically, all with the help of computer science and STEM. He instilled in me a love for science and learning.

#iste17 trends: Google, Touch Screen Chromebooks and More

The CoolCatTeacher

Whether it is learning from home through online courses, professional development, conference workshops or as a keynote speaker Kasey is a relentless innovator of ideas and a devoted transformer of classrooms and teaching. Digital Innovation in Learning Award Winner in “Sharing is Caring”.

Metaverse for Augmented Reality: Program and Breakout in Augmented Reality

The CoolCatTeacher

Also, I learned about Twitter, I did the same thing. Others made fun games and activities to teach about topics from pet care to comedy. Like a regular video game or program, it can ask you to input a name that it will call you throughout the experience.

Robots That Teach: Using Sphero in Class

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Digital Content Game-based Learning STEMBy Sam Patterson The company that inspired Star Wars' BB-8 droid has already won the hearts and minds of K–12 students with a similar ball-shaped robot namedSphero.

Google Masters For Kids of All Ages: Badges, Skills and More

The CoolCatTeacher

She also shares her micro-credential badging approach that has her fifth graders excited to learn. To learn more about Wriq go to www.texthelp.com/wriq. The day that they learned to copy and paste (laughs) was a magical day because they were able to use that Ctrl-C and the Ctrl-V.

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsor: The US Matific Games are coming this February. Try Matific free now and sign up to join their Math games. This fun, gamified site is sponsoring Math games this February and students can compete to win prizes for themselves and your school.

This Standing-Room-Only Class Features Music Videos, a Gaming App and. Breathalyzers

Edsurge

EdSurge talks to Garg about his new game, his favorite music videos, and how to make chemistry fun. We have a way where we can do basically an old-school version of this demo in class and make it fun because students learn about alcohol chemistry. I also make an effort to learn student names. I can typically learn more than 200 in a 10-week period. The video game you’ve been developing sounds like something that also makes chemistry a whole lot more fun.

Coding and Bots

User Generated Education

The description is: Learn how to code first by playing games and then by coding some bots including Sphero, OZOBOT, and Dash and Dot. Two things to note about this class are, first, I learned last summer not to underestimate the learning potential of very young kids.

23 GSuite Ideas to Excite Your Students about Learning with Eric Curts

The CoolCatTeacher

Transcript of Episode 112: 23 GSuite Ideas to Excite Your Students about Learning with Eric Curts. See Eric’s blog post on emojis in Google docs to learn how to do this. Never stop learning. Math Teachers STEM Teachers Tech Tips Tools Web Tools

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Coding in the Classroom: Six Tips to Get Even Reluctant Teachers—and Students—Started

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Williams may have never considered herself to be a "tech person," but she recognized the value of code and discovered how a supportive community could empower her and her students to learn. Problems (that we all know about) Educators across the globe are increasingly familiar with the staggering statistics: Between 2010 and 2020, STEM jobs growth will outpace all other jobs at 1 8.7% , leading to an estimated 1.1 Roadblock: I am not a programmer, so I can’t learn how to code.

Breakout EDU Digital is Awesome (and Free) #breakoutedu

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn about the challenges and advantages of breakout edu digital. Some examples of the most popular breakout edu games. Mari Venturino is a 7th-grade science and AVID teacher and Blended Learning Specialist at Mar Vista Academy in San Diego, CA.

What’s Hot in 2nd-Grade with #2ndchat moderator Carol McLaughlin

The CoolCatTeacher

From Project based learning, global projects and steam to the biggest heartbreaks of second-grade teachers, Carol shares it all. Even if you don’t teach second grade, you’ll learn a lot. 2nd Grade Trend #1: Project Based Learning.

We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.

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But these efforts have fallen short of meaningfully transforming learning. Edtech initiatives that reduce teachers to the role of facilitator often overlook the important role the teacher plays in activating rich learning experiences for students. Edtech initiatives that reduce teachers to the role of facilitator often overlook the important role the teacher plays in activating rich learning experiences for students. Additional Resources from eSpark Learning.

StoriumEdu: turning writing into a game

Educator Innovator

StoriumEdu is a new game-based learning system that gets students motivated and excited about writing. It seems like games are everywhere in the classroom these days. From science to math to engineering, game-based learning is enjoying a renaissance. As children it’s often our default mode of learning. And there’s growing evidence that game-based learning works.

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

The CoolCatTeacher

Fun, exciting tools and techniques can help very young kids understand math and learn computational thinking. Sponsor: FREE MATH RESOURCE The US Matific Games are coming this February. Try Matific free now and sign up to join their Math games. They quickly learn it that morning.

There’s No Such Thing As Being Bad at Math: How Neuroscience Is Changing the Equation

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As a society ever more reliant on technology and STEM-based careers, we must shatter the myth that math skill is inborn and reinforce that it is the result of intention and practice. What’s more, it’s harmful to kids as they have their first experiences learning math; the attitude that “I can’t learn math” quickly becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. New Tools for Mathematics Learning Neuroscience has pointed us in the right direction.

The 2 stages of successful early STEM education

eSchool News

My classroom is a safe environment where students feel it’s acceptable to try, even if they’re not going to be successful the first time–and that certainly applies to STEM education. I ask, “If we were the monkey in the game and needed the banana, how would we get there?”

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Epic Heroes of Knowledge

Technology Tidbits

Epic Heroes of Knowledge is the latest mobile (iOS) learning app (free) from Yogome. Yogome is well known for their beautifully rendered games that are ideal for learning grades K-5th. Epic Heroes of Knowledge has students learning a wide variety of subjects (i.e.