What is Gamification in Education? 6 Ways to Gamify Your Classroom

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As long as it’s not in the context of a certain horror film franchise, but rather in regards to gamification in education, then the answer is probably, “sure!” Long story short, that’s how gamification in education came to be. Do you want to play a game?

Microsoft Education Expands Grant Program, Updates Minecraft

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What’s New: New Tools for Schools ] For more information, visit the Microsoft Education blog. Gamification News grants Ed Tech Ticker STEM

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Microsoft replacing MinecraftEDU with new education edition

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Starting this summer, classrooms hooked on MinecraftEDU will be given the option of migrating to a new education-focused Minecraft title, recently announced by Microsoft who has acquired the rights to MinecraftEDU from Teacher Gaming , a Finnish company.

#17: Microsoft One Note: Useful Tips and Tricks for the Classroom

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But perhaps to understand why I’m a Microsoft One Note fan, I’d like to tell you a story from several months a go. Dr. Grissom is a Microsoft Innovative Education Expert (MIEE) and focuses on the strategic implementation of technologies to improve the teaching and learning process.

Microsoft Education Announces Updates to Minecraft: Education Edition

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Consumer version of Minecraft gets an Education Toggle: Microsoft is bringing the Chemistry feature to the consumer version of Minecraft, giving kids the ability to continue to play and build compounds outside of the classroom. Ed Tech Ticker App Gamification Games

Social Media and Gamification Take Center Stage in Learning – Noelene Callaghan, Australia

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For Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Noelene Callaghan, her career and passion were a matter of happy circumstance. As an IT educator trainer in the corporate world, Callaghan loved teaching others to use technology.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

The Future of eLearning - 10 Trends To Be Aware Of

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Today, what with Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, and your everyday text-based chatbots, AI has experienced at-home integration around the world. Gamification. Referred to as gamification, or game-based learning, this facet of eLearning attempts to make education fun!

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“Discovering the Microsoft Educator Community was a huge turning point for me as an educator.” – Liz Wilson, UK

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That’s why gamification is gaining such a foothold in the world of education. For Liz Wilson, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert and MIE Master Trainer, using the gamification pedagogy as well as games like Minecraft Education completely transformed her classroom. “I Another major turning point for Wilson was the moment she discovered the Microsoft Educator Community. You can also connect with Liz at her Microsoft Educator Community Profile. Liz Wilson.

CrazyIdeas.Doc

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I’ve been lucky where my kids have partnered with Google, Microsoft, Skype, Slack, and many other national and local businesses and experts. TL Advisor Blog PBL News Pedagogy GamificationIn my Google Drive I have a folder called Top Secret. There are only two documents in that folder.

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Game On: Teachers Should Continue to Gamify Classrooms

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Get Your Gamification On. Several years ago, gamification was an emerging trend and even named one of the Horizon Report’s Top 10 things driving educational change. Just this February, Microsoft launched a new way to use Minecraft in the classroom by adding a chemistry update.

“This way of working has changed my way of understanding education.” – Oscar Herrero, Spain

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Microsoft Innovative Educator Oscar Herrero says his favorite classroom activities involve gamification, using virtual reality, and collaborative questionnaires to inspire his students. Connect with Oscar on his blog , or at his Microsoft Educator Community Profile.

“Attention schools around the country: it is crucial that you redefine what you consider to be your CORE subjects. Computer Science and programming must be an integral part of education at all levels.” – Doug Bergman, USA   

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Gamification plays a big role in how he translates his passion to students. Bergman , a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, shares his insights through his blog , which promotes “different ways forward in education.”. It’s always refreshing to hear about gaming and gamification.

“Attention schools around the country: it is crucial that you redefine what you consider to be your CORE subjects. Computer Science and programming must be an integral part of education at all levels.” – Doug Bergman, USA   

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Gamification plays a big role in how he translates his passion to students. Bergman , a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, shares his insights through his blog , which promotes “different ways forward in education.”. It’s always refreshing to hear about gaming and gamification.

Must-have features in any LMS

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Gamification So ubiquitous and redundant, but every LMS should have some sort of gamification. Microsoft Office and Google Docs integration Ahh, two of the top productivity apps. Surely, you’re thinking that Microsoft and Google are rivals. However, some also create their files on Microsoft Office and save them to OneDrive (Microsoft’s answer to Google Drive). Hence, integrate Microsoft and Google with learning management systems.

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And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are.

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Second, the introduction of gamification. Initially thought by some experts and even teachers as a gimmick , gamification quickly caught the interest of the ed tech world, because the best way to teach students is to play games. It’s December, it’s almost the end of the year and it's time to talk about the 2016 e-learning trends. We always love to greet the new year with a bang, both literally and figuratively.

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Disruptive technologies in Education industry

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impetus for the number of startups investing in the edtech sector and technology releases by players like Microsoft, Google have given the necessary boost for educators to look towards technology to impart education for the future. Gamification.

K–12 Teachers Use Virtual and Augmented Reality Platforms to Teach Coding

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Innovations in virtual and augmented reality in the classroom are taking the concept of gamification to a whole new level. . K–12 Teachers Use Virtual and Augmented Reality Platforms to Teach Coding. eli.zimmerman_9856. Thu, 02/28/2019 - 15:20.

Don’t forget about pedagogy when chasing technology!

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This post was originally published on Microsoft UK Schools blog , May 5, 2017. What schools can learn from a simple tailor. What does tailoring have to do with education? Nothing much would be an average answer, but I beg to differ. And the following story will make my case.

14 Education Advancements in a Year

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Whether it be via Google Drive, Microsoft’s OneDrive, or another option (like Box), it’s much easier for students to start a project at school, finish at home, and then submit it via the Cloud. Gamification of classes.

“As an Innovative Educator, you not only get products and training, you get over-the-top support, celebration and inspiration, so I’m very excited about the future of the program.” – Suzy Lolley, USA

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Suzy Lolley Instructional Technology Specialist, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. As a third-year Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Lolley is no stranger to innovating with technology. In today’s Daily Edventure, we learn more about how Suzy Lolley is using technology, gamification and more to make a difference for both students and teachers. What is the best part of being a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert?

Supercharge Classroom Participation with Chromebooks

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Available through G Suite for Education and Microsoft Office 365 Teams, teachers can turn their regular Google Slide or PowerPoint decks into interactive presentations with questions and answers in real time promoting complete student interaction and instant formative feedback. .

Test Time, Game Time

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This was 2009, and it was my first time experimenting with gamification. I have tried to dig up those instructions many times in the past, but they were probably saved in Microsoft Word on a thumb drive buried in a box somewhere. It’s that time of year again.

Improvising, learning and sharing – one teacher’s guide to #hacktheclassroom – André Spang, Germany

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Spang and I met in Budapest during the recent Microsoft E2 Global Educator Exchange , which celebrates the achievements of extraordinary educators who combine content, pedagogy and technology to create innovative learning environments for their students. So I do gamification.

Interactive presentations: a round-up

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Officemix : This add-on to the Microsoft Office suite enables users to add questions, polls, video and more to create more interactive Powerpoint presentations. Sometimes it just hard to know.

Taking Student Voice Beyond The Classroom

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At the same time I started the Innovation Lab in 2016, I was invited to a gamification conference at UPenn. There I was paired up in a session with Ross Smith , Director of Engineering at Microsoft’s Skype.

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Students are driven to succeed by QwertyTown’s gamification features, social motivation and engaging lessons and challenges.

Being ‘The Guide on the Side’ is not Enough. Become The COO.

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In the last five years of being the COO of the classroom, my students have remodeled their entire classroom , completed yearlong passion projects , turned a profit running real businesses , and worked with companies like Slack, Google, Microsoft, and Skype.

8 Cool Tools You May Have Missed at ISTE 2017

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It's not easy to stand out among the the giants of edtech like Google, Apple, or Microsoft. Silas uses gamification, avatar creation, and (soon) VR to help kids record videos of their own situations and get teachers involved in feedback. Still, smaller developers are innovating at a rapid pace and are creating some truly exciting tools.

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

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Users can also use the NEO advanced features such as automation, gamification, learning paths, and competency-based learning directly from the Windows App. Software & Online ALMA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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Coalition members include Microsoft, Amazon, Computer Science Teachers Association, College Board, and Excellence in Education Foundation, and other local tech and education organizations.

AV that Makes the Grade

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Interactive display solutions like the Microsoft Surface Hub and Google Jamboard are popular on the enterprise level; in K-12, affordability and scale are critically important. She believes that gamification is the “first step” for K-12 and Virtual Reality.

Education Technology and the Year of Wishful Thinking

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Pokemon Go : “Why Pokemon Go shows the future of learning gamification,” according to Education Dive at least. Despite headlines claiming, for example, that “ Anybody can now buy Microsoft’s $3,000 HoloLens ,” not everyone and not every school can afford to do so.) This is part one of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

The Business of 'Ed-Tech Trends'

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Although no doubt, Microsoft, now the owner of Minecraft, would like us all to repeat that particular storyline.) This is part eleven of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In May, venture capitalist and former securities analyst Mary Meeker released her annual “Internet Trends” report.

Hack Education Weekly News

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“Anybody can now buy Microsoft ’s $3,000 HoloLens ,” says Techcrunch. ” “Why Pokemon Go shows the future of learning gamification,” according to Education Dive. Education Politics. Via Politico : “Dozens of organizations associated with the Black Lives Matter movement released a policy platform this week that prominently features a range of education issues.