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Educational Games & Gamification

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 Serving as an effective and personalized learning tool, award-winning literacy website BoomWriter ( 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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Gaming Education: Are Parents, Teachers, and Schools Ready to Embrace Gaming as a Learning Tool?

December 29, 2013

With the Gamification of Education on the Rise, we Explore Some of the Hurdles That Remain for Wider Acceptance to Take Hold. Remember the early days of video gaming? Teachers lamented the existence of the accursed time-wasters and parents struggled to keep their kids’ eyes on their studies and away from those decidedly non-educational screens. […]

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Introducing Kyle Counts and the Math Arrow – An Innovative Approach to Teaching Number Skills

August 1, 2013

iPad App Utilizes a Unique Approach to Teaching Early Math Skills that Schools are Starting to Embrace. The Math Arrow is a patented teaching construct developed by Todd Buchholz, former White House Director of Economic Policy (under George HW Bush), and winner of the Allyn Young Teaching Prize at Harvard University. Buchholz is also a […]

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8 Great Online Resources for ESL/EFL Teachers

July 11, 2013

A selection of Internet tools that can be highly useful to teachers of English as a second (or foreign) language. The ever-growing Web has caused the availability of resources for teachers of English as a foreign language to skyrocket over the last several years. Whether you teach in a virtual or traditional classroom, chances are […]

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The Evolving use of Badges in Education

June 12, 2013

Rewards as a Way to Motivate Students to Learn Today’s schools commonly use grade-based evaluations where students get rewarded for the knowledge they gain. Students are evaluated and rewarded with grades and sometimes other types of rewards, for tasks such as projects, behavior, skills, and taking tests. Evaluations are one way to reward learning. The […]

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