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Simplifying a Teacher's Life: Free Technology Tools for Assessment. Making an Impact with Games? I’ve written a lot about using and making games for the classroom here at ProfHacker, as while games and learning have been around for a long time our ability (and interest) in realizing their potential is on the rise.

Making an Impact with Games?

One of the continuing challenges for bringing games into education is assessing the impact of games on learning. Often, it’s hard even to agree on what we want games to accomplish: are we most interested in raising student engagement? Reaching learners who are alienated by traditional lectures? Increasing critical thinking and analysis skills? Or getting content memorized or absorbed? Games for Change and the Michael Cohen Group just released a report, Impact with Games: A Fragmented Field, that addresses some of these questions. Defining games by their impact is one way to find great games that become the imitable standards for socially conscious or serious gaming. [CC BY 2.0 Photo by Flickr User Rosmary] Return to Top. How Deloitte Made Learning a Game. “Training is a funny thing,” James Sanders, Manager of Innovation at Deloitte Consulting, told me recently.

How Deloitte Made Learning a Game

“No matter how easy you make it to access, or how brilliant the learning programs are, training is simply not the first thing people think of doing when they have some free time. Let’s face it, for most people, on a typical Sunday morning, if given the choice between ‘Am I gonna watch ESPN, or am I gonna do some training?’ Training will not win out.” Can you draw a perfect score in the accounting game? More than 1,000 questions inspired by content in accounting textbooks are featured in a new online game created for high school students.

Can you draw a perfect score in the accounting game?

The AICPA helped develop the game, called “Bank On It,” which is available at startheregoplaces.com. The game is intended to be a fun, engaging way for educators to reinforce the accounting principles being taught in class while giving their students a taste of real working-world scenarios in the accounting profession. The concept for the game was designed by a team of high school students who won the AICPA’s Project Innovation Competition. The game is won by reaching a winning bank balance set prior to starting. Players earn money by answering questions correctly and landing on other strategic spaces as they move around the board. Players can play the game at the “Staff Accountant” or “CEO” level, focusing on business and industry, public accounting, or not-for-profit accounting. Can you get all the answers correct? Questions Staff accountant: 1. 2. 3. Bob Jensen's Summary of Distance Education Pedagogy and Technology Tools.

The 21st Century Pedagogy Alternatives and Tricks/Tools of the TradeFor the condensed summary page go to Bob Jensen at Trinity University Please do what you can to lend financial support to Wikipedia --- Keep Knowledge Open Sourced, Interactive, and Free --- is about the power of people like us to do extraordinary things.

Bob Jensen's Summary of Distance Education Pedagogy and Technology Tools

People like us write Wikipedia, one word at a time. People like us fund it, one donation at a time. It's proof of our collective potential to change the world. The crucial role of passion in teaching and learning How can you best publish books, including multimedia and user interactive books, on the Web? First Consider Learning on Your Own Wikipedia Versus YouTube Study Skills Tip Sheets & Advice Financial Literacy Should Be Required on Campus History and Future of Course Authoring and Distribution (This includes modules on Blackboard, Moodle, and various competitors) Lessons from Teaching with Games. The latest issue of Syllabus, an open access journal that explores the syllabus as a piece of scholarship that should be annotated and shared with the educational community, is entirely dedicated to Teaching with and about Games.

Lessons from Teaching with Games

As an advocate of games in the classroom, I was very excited when I first saw the call for this issue from editors Jennifer deWinter and Carly A. Kocurek, and I’ve just finished reading through it. There are a number of ideas from the collection (which is practically a book in itself) with possibilities for a variety of disciplines. Here are a few of the takeaways that might inspire you with a new way to bring games into the classroom: Games offer space to explore historical action. These are just a few of the ideas shared in the Teaching with and about Games issue, and as bringing games into the classroom is becoming even more popular there are lots more materials out there for inspiration.

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