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?

Trending Sources

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.

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.

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. .

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.

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.

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

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

“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”.

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.

Tools 20

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

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

Edsurge

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.

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

Edsurge

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?”

STEM 30

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.

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.

Thinker Town

Technology Tidbits

Thinker Town is the latest educational iOS app from Yogome , one the leaders in Game Based Leader. This game has high replay value, follows Common Core Standards, and ideal for STEM. educational apps game based learning STEM

Computer Science Teaching Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

What happens when a school has every student learn Computer Science. To learn more about Wriq go to www.texthelp.com/wriq. You know you don’t want kids trying to learn just enough to pass the course. You want them learning more because they want to solve a problem.

FETC 2015 Kicks Off With a BYOD Bang

EdTech Magazine

Frank Smith A game-based learning event, executive summit and hands-on sessions are highlights of the opening day of the conference. Classroom Collaboration Curriculum Game-based Learning Hardware Leadership Management Mobility Notebooks Online Learning Policies STEM Tablets

Sketch Nation

Technology Tidbits

Sketch Nation is a wonderful free app (iOS/Android) and website for creating games. All a student has to do is select their category of game (i.e. The advanced level editor will help students create more complex games and work on their STEM skills.

Spatial Thinking & Critical Analysis: Teaching With Portal 2

TeachThought - Learn better.

Educators know that students need hands on, engaging activities to help enhance their learning and the right video games are the best way offer this opportunity. Even if you’re “not into video games,” Portal is a unique–if complex–experience.

How Online Camps Help Kids Stay Connected to STEM Skills and Mentors Year-Round

MindShift

Earth’s molten core and the lost city of Atlantis are not traditional summer destinations for kids, but intrepid young campers can now contend with lava or rebuild the underwater metropolis as they learn, play and socialize in the digital realms of virtual camps.

EPISODE 144: The Elements of a Great Educational Game [PODCAST]

The CoolCatTeacher

The Every Classroom Matters Show: Matthew Farber, Expert on Gaming in the Classroom Matthew Farber does a masterful job of explaining game mechanics, Bartle’s player types, and how to use gaming in the classroom. It helps me picture how to use games by using game stations.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

Haiku Learning (my LMS). Haiku Learning is my Learning Management system. Haiku Learning is the tool I use to blend my classroom. Tip: To learn about my blended learning strategies, see my presentation on Slideshare Simple Steps to Blended Learning .