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#05: 5 Ideas for Using Game-Based Learning in your Classroom Today

The CoolCatTeacher

Helping educators learn about the power of a gamified immersive learning environment is Michael’s passion. Get a free 45-day trial of SmartLab for Game Based Learning. SMART Learning Suite is today’s sponsor. Register for my free Differentiating Instruction with Technology webinar sponsored by SMART Learning Suite next Thursday, February 9 at 4pm. Mini Games. Use Game Mechanics. Smart Learning Suite [link].

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Webinar: Teaching with Augmented Reality with #ARVRinEDU Classroom Enthusiasts

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Join a lively conversation with Jaime Donally , the host of #ARVRinEDU chat on Twitter, some leading AR in the Classroom enthusiasts and me as we discuss the changing pedagogies around Augmented Reality (AR) in the classroom in a free webinar on Wednesday, December 19th at 9pm ET. This webinar is sponsored by 3D Bear. Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher Register This webinar is sponsored by 3D Bear.

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Webinar Spotlight: Getting Started with Game-Based Learning

Graphite Blog

Are you curious about game-based learning but don’t know where to begin? In our April 27, 2015, Digital Classroom webinar, Matthew Farber , classroom teacher and author of Gamify Your Classroom: A Field Guide to Game-Based Learning , suggested clear steps you can take today to integrate games into your teaching. Webinar Highlights: 15:23 -- "Games are systems. Learning happens by doing. 5. Learning feels like play.

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3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching in augmented reality (AR) for the past several years has been a bit of a challenge, in my opinion, as is often the case with new technologies. Recently, I hosted a webinar (embedded above) with some Augmented Reality Teaching enthusiasts who had a lot to say about AR, how to teach with it, and where they think it’s going in the future. You can use it and learn.

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How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

The CoolCatTeacher

Using Metaverse, my students have created fun quiz games, trivia experiences, and even an AR tour of our school. If you want a longer teacher PD session, Luis recorded a Metaverse PD Webinar 2 weeks ago. We also learn beta testing , which is what happens when a person NOT on their team tests the app.) Just like when entering a video game for the first time, a user doesn’t always need all of the information at once.

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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. Free Webinar! There were grades associated with it, and I have a whole safety thing and a checklist of things they had to learn and all. One of the things I learned was that I was working too hard the first couple of days of the unit. OK, well, educators, just remember that you can use technology in any classroom.

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New to Competency-Based Learning? Here're Five Ways to Assess It

Edsurge

Principal Chris Huckans believes that competency-based education (CBE) is one of the keys to the school’s success. Huckans says that Bishop Hall’s use of the Brightspace learning management system provides students with highly personalized learning pathways, which “allow them to innovate and experiment.” He adds, “Kids are allowed to learn at their own pace, and can learn experientially.” Below are five ways to approach competency-based learning assessment.

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The Game Agency Named to 2019 Training Industry Top 20 Authoring Tools Companies List

The Game Agency

Raleigh, NC – February 7, 2019 – Training Industry today announced that The Game Agency has been selected as part of the 2019 Top Training Companies lists for the Authoring Tools sector of the learning and development market. Selection to the 2019 Training Industry Top 20 Authoring Tools Companies List was based on the following criteria: Leadership and innovation of authoring tool. Among its new games is the first officially licensed release of ‘Jeopardy!’

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The Game Agency Named to 2018 Training Industry Top 20 Gamification List

The Game Agency

Raleigh, NC – October 25, 2018 – Training Industry today announced that The Game Agency has been selected for inclusion in the Training Industry Top 20 list for the Gamification sector of the learning and development market. The Game Agency qualified to be included as an industry leader based on the breadth of its product offerings, the breadth of training topics for which it has developed gamified solutions and the extent of its geographic reach.”.

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?3 Types of Summer PD That Won’t Sacrifice Your Vacation

Edsurge

After a Master’s degree, 120-plus credits, and 30 years in education, I now understand that whatever I do and wherever I go, I am happiest when I’m learning. And if I can find an opportunity that allows me to further my learning without sacrificing my summer vacation—or better yet, enhances it—you can bet I’m going to be the first to sign up. The nice thing about summer learning is choice. The webinars are recorded so if you can’t join one live, you can always watch it later.

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“Skype in the Classroom opens the door to a whole new world of learning for my students so we can travel without passports and borders.” – Anna Zubkovskaya, Russia

Daily Edventures

And using what she’s learned, she organizes seminars and webinars for other teachers and participates in yearly professional competitions. This starts with connecting her students to the fun in learning. “My My students like to play and their favorite game is Kahoot, so I spend a lot of time creating or searching for new ways to play ,” Zubkovskaya tells us. “I Favorite Microsoft product, tool, technology: Flipgrid, Sway, OneNote. Anna Zubkovskaya.

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Connecting students to science and fun – Tom Gamble, USA

Daily Edventures

Students quickly learned that a fun, engaging program could allow them to learn about a science topic.”. To learn more about using Minecraft Education Edition in your classroom, check out this free Simple K12 webinar. Favorite Microsoft product, tool, technology : Minecraft Education Edition. 21st century skills Game Based Learning Gaming minecraft Technology in educationTom Gamble. Middle School Math and Science Teacher.

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Starting the Year with “All About Me” Activities

User Generated Education

I want students to learn about one another in a personal way. I want to learn about my students so my instructional strategies can be more personalized and tailored to their needs and interests. Bitmoji Learning Environment.

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Host a PD Buffet for Your Teachers: Tips from a Technology Integrationist

edWeb.net

Technology Integrationist. Rachel Langenhorst, Technology Integrationist at Rock Valley Community School District in Iowa, was interviewed by edWeb about the importance of keeping up with your own learning in order to provide valuable professional development for others. edWeb allows teachers to engage in meaningful learning that extends beyond the school walls. This program allows teachers to select their learning and showcase what they’ve done.

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edWeb.net Announces the Launch of edWeb.TV, a new PD-on-demand service for educators

edWeb.net

edWeb.net , a professional learning and social network for the education community, today announced the launch of edWeb.TV , a PD-on-demand service that makes it easy for educators to search and view edWeb’s exceptional archive of more than 500 professional learning webinars. service responds to the increasing demand from educators, schools, and districts for an easier way to search and watch edWeb’s webinar archives. All webinars on edWeb.TV

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Week of August 14, 2011 - Live and Interactive Webinars in Blackboard Collaborate

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Below are this week''s public, free, and interactive Webinars through LearnCentral.org , the social learning network for education that I work on for Blackboard Collaborate (formerly Elluminate). We hope you will consider hosting your own public webinars using the free LearnCentral public room--instructions are available by joining the "Host Your Own Webinar" group on the main announcement tab ( [link] ).

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Learning Should Be Fun: Gaming for Adult Learners

Digital Promise

Twenty English language learners, gathered at an East Boston community-based organization, are playing a storytelling game on their mobile phones. After beating the game and receiving a check mark for a successful mission, the players return to a virtual world where they, as their avatars, mingle with players in Florida. They chat by typing messages and arrange to play a word-guessing game together. Aren’t games a distraction from real work?

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#06: The 6 Most Motivating Sketchnotes in Education Today

The CoolCatTeacher

SMART Learning Suite is today’s sponsor. Register for my free Differentiating Instruction with Technology webinar sponsored by SMART Learning Suite next Thursday, February 9 at 4pm. ” Get a 45-day free trial of SmartLab Game-Based Learning Software. Smart Learning Suite – [link]. Free Webinar on Differentiated Instruction [link] technology.

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#04: Simple Ways to Find Your Teaching Blindspots in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

” SMART Learning Suite is today’s sponsor. Register for my free Differentiating Instruction with Technology webinar sponsored by SMART Learning Suite next Thursday, February 9 at 4pm. It is easy for teachers to remain clueless about the things they are doing that are hurting learning in the classroom. It may seem risky to find out our blind spots as teachers, but it will unlock better learning. SMART Learning Suite.

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The Friday 4: Your weekly ed-tech rewind

eSchool News

The future of education, including citizen science apps, increases in gamification and game-based learning, and artificial intelligence’s impact on the education industry. Today’s quickly emerging artificial intelligence (AI) technology spells change for practically every industry, including education. K-12 gaming is still on the rise. Gaming is growing, that’s for sure.

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#07: Getting Started Using Twitter for Educational Excellence

The CoolCatTeacher

Get a 45-day free trial of SmartLab Game-Based Learning Software. SMART Learning Suite is today’s sponsor. Register for my free Differentiating Instruction with Technology webinar sponsored by SMART Learning Suite next Thursday, February 9 at 4pm. Finally, Billy finishes up with the MOST EXCITING thing he’s learned on Twitter (#breakoutedu).

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Coding and Computer Science during CSEdWeek

edWeb.net

This year, CSEdWeek took place from December 5th to 11th, and two of edWeb.net ’s professional learning communities (PLC) presented webinars that highlighted the importance of coding and computer science in education. The Coding & Robotics K-8 PLC, sponsored by Wonder Workshop , hosted the webinar, “ Beyond the Hour of Code: Implementation for All ,” on December 6th. They also recommended tools like Kodable, Blockly Games, Hopscotch, and Scratch.

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The Friday 4: Your weekly ed-tech rewind

eSchool News

New technologies and technology trends emerge all the time, but a few seem to have staying power in K-12 classrooms. Virtual reality and virtual field trips, augmented reality, and gaming are all moving from “cool” technologies to instructional approaches with research-backed merit. Advocates have long said augmented reality helps boost student engagement and also helps reach those with varying learning styles. Gaming is growing, that’s for sure.

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Get Your Tech On

Technology Tidbits

Today through November 30 , teachers can visit pbslearningmedia.org/ getyourtechon to access free tech-themed content collections, how-to guides on building digital classrooms, professional development webinars, and enter to win weekly tablet giveaways." The “Get Your Tech On” content collection features themed resources designed to help teachers integrate digital media and technology into curriculum. From their promotional email.

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edWeb.net – a friend of Connected Educator Month

edWeb.net

edWeb.net was just nominated for the Digital Innovation in Learning “Better Together” Award. The idea of working “better together” is the underlying philosophy of edWeb.net, a professional social and learning network that helps educators connect and collaborate with each other, with experts, and with organizations providing the products and services needed to build better solutions for schools, educators, and students – for all learners!

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Learning Revolution Free Events - ISTE Unplugged + Hack Education - AERO - Gaming in Ed Call for Proposals - Students Driving Change

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update May 20, 2014 Teaching is a strategic act of engagement. James Bellanca The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds.

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Events + News - Library 2.0 Spring Summit - Free-Range Kids - Testing "Chaos" and Opting Out - Student Debt - Will College Survive?

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

April 20th - May 4th, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Learning Revolution Blog | Partner Spotlight To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at LearningRevolution.com. In todays show, we will share and demonstrate tips and tricks to creating the perfect project based, blended learning lessons for students of all ages and grade levels. Join this interactive session to learn how to get started with game-based learning with your own students.

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Events + News - The Emerging Future on Thursday - Educational Podcasting - Global Education Day - Less is More Lesson from Finland

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

April 27th - May 11th, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Learning Revolution Blog | Partner Spotlight To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at LearningRevolution.com. Two Week Calendar Monday, April 27th at 5pm edWeb Webinar: Getting Started with Game-Based Learning , Are you curious about game-based learning, but don’t know where to begin? Join the webinar at https://sas.elluminate.com/d.jnlp?sid=2008350&password=HYOWPart106.

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Learning Revolution Free Events - Hack Education with Audrey Watters - Common Sense Media's Graphite - @coolcatteacher Vicki Davis

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update May 27th, 2014 The secret of education is respecting the pupil. Ralph Waldo Emerson The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Interested in becoming a Learning Revolution Partner? Learn more and register here.

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Learning Revolution Free Events - ASB Online - Google Science Fair Deadline - More Ed Tech Month

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update May 6th, 2014 Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Fred Rogers The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Learn more here.

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Learning Revolution Events - Call for Volunteers - You Matter! - Future of Museums Keynote Recordings

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update July 29th, 2014 Curiosity is a delicate little plant that, aside from stimulation, stands mainly in need of freedom. Albert Einstein The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Interested in becoming a Learning Revolution Partner?

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Learning Revolution Newsletter - Weekly Free Event Calendar - Conference Keynotes Update - Edcamp USDOE - Digital Citizenship

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update June 3rd, 2014 Discovery is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought. Albert Szent-Gyorgi The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Interested in becoming a Learning Revolution Partner?

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Learning Revolution Events - Announcing Online Google Summit - Film Fest Big Week - Curiosity Hacked

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update August 13th, 2014 A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron. Horace Mann The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. CUE and The Learning Revolution (that''s us!),

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Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - Homeschool+ Conference - Mathbreakers - Creative Commons - Gender in Gaming

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update June 17th, 2014 Learning how to learn is life''s most important skill. Tony Buzan The Learning Revolution Project highlights our own "conference 2.0" virtual and physical events and those of our over 200 partners in the learning professions. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Interested in becoming a Learning Revolution Partner? Web-Based Research Sources for Students.

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Getting Started with Minecraft in the Classroom

Graphite Blog

Minecraft​ ​is an extremely popular game for kids and​​ adults. Whenever I even allude to the game to a new group of students, their eyes light up and they ask me, “You​​ play Minecraft, too?!” That's why I would like to share with you tips I learned along the way on my Minecraft journey. These tips come from my experience teaching with Minecraft in schools, learning centers, and summer camps. Students are not actually interacting with the game.

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