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Educational Games & Gamification

Schools Embrace Gesture Based Learning with Interactive Play Platform from MotionMagix™

December 10, 2015

Talk About “Active Learning”! When Will Interactive Wall & Floor Systems Become More Common in our Schools? Ed Note: I welcomed this post from Anup Tapadia … I think these types of interactive systems have so much potential in education, but I see very little about these in the education or technology press and social […]

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Coding for the Common Core – Apps for Integrating Coding With Math and ELA

August 31, 2015

Image Source Dr. Leslie Suters is a faculty member in the College of Education’s Curriculum & Instruction Department at Tennessee Tech University. She will present the session “Coding for the Core: Using the iPad to Develop Computational Thinking and Mathematical Practices” at the 2015 Teaching and Learning with the iPad Conference this November in Raleigh, […]

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6 Hands-On Tools and Activities for Teaching Web Literacy

August 5, 2015

  Creative Commons Licensed Image Source Web Literacy is Essential for Today’s Learners One of the most important skills of the 21st century — web literacy — is often overlooked in the classroom. The ability to read, write and participate online is an indispensable skill for learners, but it’s curiously absent from many educators’ curricula. […]

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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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