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Educational Games & Gamification

Gamification in K-12 Education: Brain Growth, Tenacity, & Rising to the Challenge

June 29, 2015

“I could not believe how tenacious students were. They would try and try again …” There’s still some debate about the effectiveness of game-based learning but there is now plenty of proof demonstrating the power of play. The global market for mobile games continues to grow – Newzoo predicts the mobile segment of the overall […]

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Get to Know ClassDojo – Manage and Motivate Your Class With Ease (Totally Free)

May 19, 2015

In Week 11 of the Try-a-Tool-a-Week Challenge we checked out ClassDojo. As with many of the fun free tools we’ve been checking out, the feedback has been quite positive. K-12 teachers use ClassDojo to encourage students with positive feedback, make it easy to communicate with parents, and save time! I could write more about it, […]

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Very Cool! Free Embeddable Interactives for Teaching and Learning

March 9, 2015

Fun Interactive Tools for Math, Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies that you can Embed in any Web Page! Okay, so if a picture is worth a thousand words, how many words is an animated interactive teaching and learning tool worth? A million, a trillion, a googol (yup, real world – 10 to the 100th […]

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Study Reveals Fascinating Possibilities for Video Gaming and Brain Development and Repair

February 24, 2015

Early Brain Development and Gaming: A New Study on Neurogenesis and Brain Connectivity Could a recent study by neuroscientist Simone Kühn reveal new ways of stimulating early brain development as well as a cure for the aging brain in later life? A study conducted at Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Charité University Medicine […]

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The Prodigy Math Game: Game-Based Learning for the Common Core

January 15, 2015

Gamify Common Core Math! Game-based learning is a topic we have revisited numerous times on EmergingEdTech. The implications it has on student engagement and learning are powerful and cannot be overstated. If you have not already experimented with game-based learning with your class, make 2015 the year you do! One program that is doing an […]

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8 Engaging Ways to use Technology in the Classroom to Create Lessons That Aren’t Boring

October 5, 2014

Dozens of free web tools and ideas that can pack a technology integration punch and kick those lessons up a notch Are you tired of delivering the same old lectures on the same subjects year after year? Are you using the same lesson materials over and over and wishing you could make learning in your […]

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Teaching Kids Fire Safety and Prevention Awareness with Resources from NFPA

September 25, 2014

Come Check out Sparky the Fire Dog and Free Resources for Teachers to Help Students Learn About Fire Safety Full Disclosure: This is a paid post (our first ever). Yes, I succumbed to the temptation to accept a fee to promote apps and resources focused on fire prevention awareness. – KW With National Fire Prevention […]

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10 Creative Ways to Use Interactive White Boards in the Classroom

September 21, 2014

Inspiring Ideas to Help you get the Most out of the IWB in Your Classroom Over the last decade or so, Interactive White Boards (IWBs) have proliferated in schools in the U.S. and across much of the world. Some teachers have embraced them, and others, well … not so much. Unfortunately, some schools did not […]

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The Benefits of Learning-by-Doing With Business Simulation Games

September 18, 2014

Business Simulation Games are a Great way to Bring Active, Applied Learning into Business and Marketing Courses Of the many different forms of Active Learning made possible through modern instructional technologies, one of my favorites is Simulations. These can come in so many forms … Clinical Healthcare Simulations, Flight Simulations, Weather Simulations, etc. Today we […]

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Kahoot is a Fun Free Game-Based Classroom Response System

July 22, 2014

Engaging Classroom Tool Encourages Students to Take Ownership of Learning & Move From “Learner to Leader”! Kahoot! was launched in 2013 as a game-based classroom response system. Easily accessible by any device with a web browser and Internet connection, Kahoot! gives teachers a new and engaging method to test student knowledge and encourage classroom participation. […]

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