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Educational Games & Gamification

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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Game-based Social Skills Assessments: Making the Play for Better Emotional Health

July 20, 2014

Gamification and Social Skills Development can Work Hand in Hand to Improve Emotional Well Being and Outcomes Educators and parents are now seeing that games—long thought to be a waste of kids’ time—can be powerful learning tools. Games show promise in improving students’ problem solving skills, learning motivation and engagement, and their test scores. They […]

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Living in Beta and Moon Shot Dreams – Inspired Teaching With @FollowMolly

June 29, 2014

Lets Inspire our Students (and Fellow Teachers) to Dream Big and Embrace Technology to Empower Their Goals This week I had the pleasure and the privilege of attending FlipCon14 in Mars, PA (no shortage of alien and red planet jokes there let me tell you!). FlipCon14 was a blast. Hundreds of inspired, enthusiastic educators embracing […]

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3 Interactive iPad Math Apps for Primary Grades, That Teachers Can Easily Implement

May 22, 2014

Bring the Fun and Engagement of Gamification to Teaching and Learning Math in the Elementary Grades If you are a primary class mathematics teacher you know that putting the foundation of understanding in place for new mathematics principles can be challenging. This often involves building on concepts like number systems and arithmetic basics while incorporating […]

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20 Fun Free Tools for Interactive Classroom Collaboration

May 4, 2014

These Free Applications can Enable a Tremendous Variety of Collaborative Teaching and Learning Interactions and Activities The 2014 Gates Foundation report, Teachers Know Best: What Educators Want from Digital Instructional Tools, indicates that teachers want tools “supporting student collaboration and providing interactive experiences”. This doesn’t come as a big surprise since these types of tools […]

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Education Technology Thought Leader Interview – “Cool Cat Teacher” Vicki Davis

April 27, 2014

EmergingEdTech is Delighted to Feature an Interview With one of the web’s Most Inspiring and Beloved Teaching and Education Technology Voices Vicki “Cool Cat Teacher” Davis is well known in the online world of educators. She has blogged for years, gaining a huge following, and recently moved to her own domain under the moniker she […]

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Interactive Projection Floors – How Engaging Would These be in Your Classroom or School?

April 24, 2014

This Activity Oriented Technology Looks Particularly Interesting for Younger Students (+ Athletes and Dancers too). Just What is an “Interactive Floor Projection”? This short video shows young children experiencing an interactive floor projection. See how the displayed content reacts to the children’s movements? There you have it – a projection on the floor (or wall) […]

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Gamifying the Classroom with Minecraft – so Many Fun Possibilities!

March 25, 2014

The Popular Virtual World Game is Gaining the Attention of Educators at a Quickening Pace, and For Good Reason. Minecraft is showing up with increasing frequency in education technology related social media and blog content. The gamification of education is a hot topic, ripe with possibilities for increased engagement and learning, and Minecraft is a […]

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Collaborative Writing with BoomWriter, a Free Award-Winning App for Teaching and Learning

December 31, 2013

Students and Teachers in all Grades can Enhance Their Writing Skills as They Collaborate and Publish Stories with Boomwriter.com Serving as an effective and personalized learning tool, award-winning literacy website BoomWriter (www.boomwriter.com) is easy to use and free for teachers, allowing their students to collaborate with classmates to create and publish stories and other original […]

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