Gamification in the classroom: small changes and big results

Neo LMS

Games are fun; learning is not. Learning needs to become more like games if we want schools to better equip our kids for the unknown future. The good news is that more and more teachers around the world turn to using gamification — game principles and mechanics — in their classes.

What Role Should Students Play in Your Personalized Learning Implementation?

Edsurge

Perhaps the most important consideration to be factored into a personalized learning plan is the amplification of student voice. Through the stories we’ve gathered from educators and school leaders around the country working to implement effective personalized learning models in their schools and districts, we get a firsthand glimpse into what it takes to cultivate true student agency in the learning process.

Gamification in the classroom: small changes and big results

Neo LMS

Games are fun; learning is not. Learning needs to become more like games if we want schools to better equip our kids for the unknown future. The good news is that more and more teachers around the world turn to using gamification — game principles and mechanics — in their classes.

Why Are We Still Personalizing Learning If It’s Not Personal?

Edsurge

It makes perfect sense why there is a push for personalized learning in our schools. As an ideal, personalized learning aims to provide instructional experiences tailored to each learner’s preferences and interests, and at a pace appropriate to their needs. But despite our good intentions, personalized learning in practice often falls short of those ideals. And that’s due to a number of misconceptions that persist around personalization.

Ed-Tech Startups at FETC Promote Both Mission and Profitability

Marketplace K-12

Marketplace K-12 Coding gamification personalized learning StartupsThis year among more than 30 entries to FETC's Pitchfest to award the title of most innovative startup, many of the companies had a social mission in addition to being for-profit models.

New myON version looks to boost personalized learning

eSchool News

myON has announced a redesign of its personalized literacy environment for PreK-12. includes new student and educator interfaces, advancements in content recommendations based upon individual student interests and Lexile reading level, gamification, and improved enhancements to the state-of-the-art monitoring and reporting functions. Digital Learning and Tools News Top News

A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation

TeachThought - Learn better.

When researching student motivation and gamification late last year, I came across the most comprehensive gamification framework I’ve ever seen. Space, place, voice, and choice are among the principles of student-centered learning.

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Education Technology Thought Leader Interview – D2L Founder & CEO John Baker

EmergingEdTech

D2L is a recognized innovator in the Learning Management System market space, regularly incorporating emerging technologies in their flagship LMS, recently renamed “Brightspace“ In this. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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

Daily Edventures

Callaghan – selected this year as an MIEE – is known for her commitment to developing 21 st century skills and learning strategies in her classes, mainly through personalized learning and gamification.

Today's Newsletter: The Best in Edtech Weekend Reading

techlearning

Some interesting articles coming from odd sources over the Tech&Learning newsfeeds this weekend. Mark Johnson in The National Review promotes the value of personalized learning: “Today’s adaptive technology allows us to personalize our news, shopping, media, and even fast-food orders.

INTERVIEW: Digital learning trends that are reshaping EdTech

Neo LMS

Graham Glass, CEO of CYPHER LEARNING, participated to a live event for Digital Learning Day 2019. The event was hosted by Phill Bevan, Community Advisor at VETR , a digital learning community for the Australian vocational education and training sector. Gamification.

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IXL Learning Acquires ABCya, Expands Game-Based Learning Offerings

techlearning

Today, IXL Learning , the K-12 personalized learning platform, announced it has acquired ABCya , the creator of more than 400 educational computer games and apps for kids. Gamification Classroom Technology Ed Tech Ticker

Connected Educator Game

Teacher Tech

For my class I am taking I was asked to visually represent Connectivism, Communities of Practice (CoP), and Personal Learning Environments (PLE). Draw Google Sheets gamification google script sheets spreadsheets

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When the entire class is a game

The Hechinger Report

Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. It takes teachers more thought and creativity to do this, but it’s what really brings kids in and makes learning more authentic.”. Isaacs brings gamification to the center. K-12 News Personalized Learning teachers

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. SPONSOR: Join a Free Personalized Learning Session with Me and TextHelp!

Fitbit for education: Turning school into a data-tracking game

The Hechinger Report

Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. He explains it using an analogy: if someone comes across a dark hole, curiosity will likely prompt the person to engage in slow and steady exploration.

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What Schools Can Learn From a Science Museum That Makes Learning Irresistible for Kids

Edsurge

“We personalize learning all the time, we just don’t call it that,” says special education teacher Gina Tesoriero who has been teaching middle schoolers for over a decade. When you give students open-ended challenges or design prompts, they actually personalize it themselves, bringing in their own interests and coming in at the level that is best for them.” What can schools and teachers learn from NYSCI? Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

6 E-learning trends currently shaping up the industry

Neo LMS

The e-learning industry is constantly evolving. With new learning technologies and techniques always emerging and evolving, it can be hard for anyone involved in creating and delivering learning materials to keep up. E-learning trends come and go. Adaptive learning.

OEB 2017: Getting up close and personal(ized) with learning

Neo LMS

Earlier this month we attended OEB – an event aimed at shaping the future of learning – and the main theme for the event was ‘Learning Uncertainty’. We all have our own ways that we learn best and as we go through school it begins to become a lot more apparent. Gamification.

Anniversary edition: Top 10 posts of the NEO Blog

Neo LMS

This collaborative work has placed the NEO Blog in the first 20% of all e-learning blogs! Besides these five trends of 2016, mobile learning, gamification and cloud integration have continued to be on the lips of ed tech people everywhere.

7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017

Neo LMS

Whether they used online courses as a stand-alone teaching technique – or as part of a blended learning environment – teachers did their best in delivering the best education they could. 7 e-learning trends for educational institutions in 2017. Personalized learning.

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Top 5 LMS benefits for HE students

Neo LMS

Learning Management Systems were probably created for institutions of Higher Education. It took a while, but many systems today can offer student-centered learning experiences. And they continue to be developed to reach constantly higher levels of personalized learning.

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The NEO Blog turns 2!

Neo LMS

The combined effort of the entire NEO team — and all our readers — made our blog climb even more in the mighty list of all e-learning blogs , settling in the first 7%. We learned a lot in the past two years and if you’re not new to this blog, we hope you did too.

Your Device Rollout Isn’t About Hardware—It’s About Engagement

Edsurge

If students don’t care about using their devices, and don’t use them on a regular basis, research shows that getting them to do so may actually become distracting and slow down the learning process. When done right, it empowers students to take control of their own learning process.

A Visual Cheat Sheet For Education Technology

TeachThought - Learn better.

The following infographic/cheat sheet from @goboundless outlines some of the larger scale (eLearning) or controversial (MOOC) movements, as well as those on the rise (1:1, personalized learning), and providing working definitions for each. Gamification. Blended Learning.

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3 Easy Ways to Gamify Your Classroom with Kahoot

Fractus Learning

One of education’s hottest buzzwords these days is g amification: the integration of games into classroom instruction to enhance student learning. Purposeful gamification can allow for personalized learning , increased student engagement , and greater creativity. (

And the top e-learning trends for 2016 are.

Neo LMS

It’s December, it’s almost the end of the year and it's time to talk about the 2016 e-learning trends. First, mobile learning. And learning platforms are starting to get mobile developers to publish mobile apps and have them updated on a regular basis. Second, the introduction of gamification. And mixing up gaming with learning makes the latter even more fun. Now let's see what are the top e-learning trends for 2016. 2016 will be a big year in e-learning.

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6 Tips for making the most of ed tech exhibitions

Neo LMS

From lesson creation to assessment and gamification, there is something for K-12 schools, universities, vocational schools, and so on depending on the purpose of the conference. To offer more personalized learning?

18 powerful technology tools and trends for 2018

eSchool News

Yoder based her list on some of the top digital transformational trends in education, including classroom devices, redesigned learning spaces, artificial intelligence, personalized learning, and gamification.

Inspiring Students: Bringing Awe Back to Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Awe is a driving force for learning that will not just benefit our students now, but also well into their future. However, traditional views and functions of school deprive many students from experiencing the joy and power of awe as a catalyst for meaningful learning.

Is a learning portal different from an LMS?

Neo LMS

While both terms are often used interchangeable, there are situations when learning management system is a better choice of words than learning portal — and the other way around. A learning portal is the equivalent of your iPhone 6S. A learning portal is all about the users.

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Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

AI and Machine Learning together can create powerful applications that will prepare students and teachers for 21st century curriculum. This helps set a learning pathway and ensue each child is able to deep learn a concept and be on par with the rest of the class. Gamification.

What’s your Learning Style?

EdSense

On discussions with her peers, the teacher finds out about Learning Styles and discovers that Riya's dominant learning style is Visual rather than Auditory. What are Learning Styles? The knowledge on the learning styles has implications for both educators and the students.

The Most Epic Digital Library For Kids and Educators

Kleinspiration

One of my favorite educational apps that I personally use and recommend is Epic! They are all in your personal library that you can take anywhere. These many learning formats encourage children to discover and learn on their own. Personalization. Gamification.

Towards the future of the LMS: to Moodle and beyond

Bryan Alexander

Ah, the learning management system ( LMS ) ( VLE to some people). One of the central ed technologies, as well as one of the most controversial, and yet also accepted as a nearly universal commonplace. I’ve been tracking it since the 20th century.

Don’t forget about pedagogy when chasing technology!

Neo LMS

What schools can learn from a simple tailor. Trust me, I learned this the hard way. School leaders today could surely learn a thing or two from my mother’s scissory wisdom, don’t you agree? Great teachers will happily use the technology that supports teaching and learning.

When His Roster Outgrew His Classroom, This Prof Mastered Modular Online Curriculum

Edsurge

Right before the start of the Fall semester in 2002, Robertson learned that the 400-seat movie theater that held his Principles of Marketing class at San Francisco State University would no longer be available. In fact, it is the reason his sought-after courses now are able to accommodate up to 1,400 people per semester—offering each student a learning experience that is more flexible, personalized, and engaging than ever before. His choice: modular learning.

35 Take-aways from Summer 2016 Professional Development

Ask a Tech Teacher

We experimented with some of the hottest tech tools available for the classroom such as Google Apps, differentiation tools, digital storytelling, visual learning, Twitter, blogs, Common Core and tech, digital citizenship, and formative assessment options.

TOP 10 Ways To Deliver The Worst PD EVER!

MSEDTechie

Mandating that teachers attend a specific training, and never surveying them to ask what they need, or what they would like to learn. Why is it that we constantly stress the need to differentiate learning for our students, but bundle all teachers into the same learning environment.

4 Important Lessons from 15 Years in EdTech

Gaggle Speaks

Today, Gaggle provides our Safe Classroom Learning Management System and Safety Management products for Google Apps for Education or Office 365 to millions of students who are creating, collaborating and sharing in a safe environment. Lesson learned #1: Eyeballs are not a business model.

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