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Video Games Can Teach Your Students. Video Games Can Teach Your Students by Andrew Ross, Language Teacher in Japan Ed note: The post below is part 1 in a 3-part series on the reality of teaching with video games. Learning a new language isn’t easy. I know. I live in Japan but I still can’t speak Japanese very well. Instead, students are taught to translate so they can understand. This applies to the US as well. Motivation & Learning Just being told a subject is important isn’t enough. This isn’t anything new though. When writing another article on Dr. We’d read the dry descriptions and a few journal entries, but it wasn’t as engaging as the simple simulation the game presented. Let’s give the harshest critics against games their biggest argument though: games can teach kids to become soldiers. If students can learn shooting and morals, why not math? There are some problems with this however, which we will get into tomorrow in Part 2.

Video Games Can Teach Your Students. Untitled. HippoCampus Algebra & Geometry - Homework and Study Help - Free help with your Algebra homework. Can I take a course at HippoCampus for credit? How do I enroll in a course at HippoCampus? Are there any fees to take your courses? How do I make a comment or ask a question? How do I get individual help with my homework assignment? What are the preferred texts? Do I need to purchase all the texts that are listed? How can I use HippoCampus in my classroom? How can I use HippoCampus in my home school? Can I use the resources you have available for my homeschoolers? Do you know of any wet lab resources to accompany HippoCampus content? Is there a script, app, or something that can be used to track student use of HippoCampus?

Can I share my HippoCampus content with my fellow teachers? Can I download the video? Can I change the size of the video window? Why won't the Environmental Science animations play? What if my page scroll bars or "submit" button are not showing? I can't find closed captioning. Where does the content from your site come from? There is an error in the multimedia presentation. No. Edsby: "What You Should Know About Our 'New-School' Learning Management System" Edsby: “What You Should Know About Our ‘New-School’ Learning Management System” by Ed note: This is a sponsored post from Edsby Ask five educators what an LMS is, and you’ll likely get five different answers.

Viewed by some as an effective tool for teaching and learning and by others as a necessary evil, the LMS is ingrained in K-12 education. But the LMS, as we’ve come to know it, is changing. Modern systems, such as Edsby, are improving user-interfaces with social features that mimic platforms teachers and students are familiar with outside the school environment, such as Facebook. This merges the functionality and capabilities of traditional systems with the collaborative, engaging elements students and educators need to succeed, fundamentally changing how school districts operate on a daily basis. Let’s take a look at how a “new-school” LMS works. What exactly is Edsby? Put simply, Edsby uses modern technologies to connect learning communities. How does it help teachers? The Google Glass Experiment. In March 2014, I was selected as a Google Glass Explorer to beta test the product in my class.

It was exciting, because we are already in our third year of a 1 to 1 iPad initiative with over 2,000 students. Immediately, I began my experiment 60 Days of Google Glass in the Class. Here are five important take-a ways or “glassroom” tips that my students and I have learned about in the first 20 days of implementation. Glassroom Tip #1 Google Glass allows you to differentiate work process + it changes classroom workflow My classes generally begin with the students using their iPads to research a higher order-thinking question. Now, the chosen glass student of the day will say “okay Glass – Google – what is the difference between speed and velocity.” Glassroom Tip #2 Give Up Control to the Students When I first gave the device to a student, I was full of instructions such as “to wake up the screen, you need to turn your head up at a thirty-degree angle and quickly bring it back down.” The Google Glass Experiment.

Projeqt - dynamic presentations for a real-time world. 70 Tools And 4 Reasons To Make Your Own Infographics. Infographics are everywhere. Some love them. Some hate them. But however you feel, it’s fun to learn a little bit in a short period of time. Most are made so you can quickly grasp the key concepts behind them. That’s a key thing to keep in mind if you want to make your own infographics . Lucky for you, there are a pantload of free and freemium tools out there to help you out.

Why Should Classrooms Use Infographics Before we dive into the list, let’s talk about WHY you might want to make an infographic: 1) you run a blog or website that you want to display visually-engaging information and grab the attention of your readers. 2) you want to grab the attention of students by boiling down theories and content into key concepts that can inspire more in-depth learning. 3) you’re a student who wants to show off your understanding of concepts by analyzing, digesting, and then remixing it all into an elegant infographic. 4) you’re a teacher who wants to get students engaged and doing new projects. Create infographics & online charts | Top 10 Google Chrome Extensions That Enhance Student Learning. This post was co-authored by Beth Holland and Tracy Sockalosky.

Being 1:1 is fantastic, and if you are fortunate enough to have constant access to your own device in the classroom, then the benefits – especially in terms of efficiency – are tremendous: stored passwords, saved bookmarks, familiar file structure, and more. However, even if you don’t have the advantage of always being in possession of your own device, thanks to the versatility of Google Chrome extensions available through the Chrome Store, the web experience has become customizable and productive in completely new ways. What are Chrome Extensions? Chrome Extensions are tools that live inside of your Chrome Browser and provide additional functionality by connecting to other web utilities.

We also find this video to be a helpful explanation for getting started. When we think about tools to maximize efficiency and enhance student learning, these 10 Chrome extensions immediately come to mind. EdTechTeacher advertises on this site. Storytelling | Xtranormal. 101 Recommended Educational Web Tools. Classrooms are fundamentally changing right now. You may not see it or even feel like it’s happening anytime soon. But the simple amount of web tools out there designed to genuinely improve education is astounding. With so many tools, it’s hard not to feel like technology is banging on education’s door louder and louder.

In an effort to showcase some of the best web tools for teachers, many people put together lists, slideshows, and presentations detailing what they think are the most important or best. This presentation from Eric Schreefel at GoEdOnline is one of the most robust and useful lists around. 1. 50 Education Technology Tools You Can Start Using Today. 6 Time-Saving Writing Apps For Students 8.22K Views 0 Likes For anyone who has ever had to write a paper, you know that getting the ideas down when they come to you is important. These mobile apps will get you started and keep you going. 5 Useful iPhone Apps For Student Bloggers. 4 Ways To Bring PowerPoint Presentations Online. Every day in offices, schools and cafeterias all around the globe, zillions of PowerPoint presentations are built to present, convince, inform and sell.

Most of these presentations are presented live to an audience and then… Then what? Most of the time, nothing. So much of the intelligence, knowledge and expertise embedded in these presentations is lost and never reused. This is an enormous waste and often a missed opportunity for authors who could spread their message to a wider audience then the one who attended the live presentation or webinar. Whether a presentation is about a lesson, an idea, a product, a company, an analysis, a proposal or a curriculum, the benefits of sharing it to a much wider audience are tremendous. In case of presentations for which access need to be limited to a company, a school or a group of subscribers there are still valuable benefits in publishing the presentations online, even if behind a firewall or a paywall. The four strategies Conclusion. SCVNGR.

The 5 Best Alternatives To YouTube Teachers Should Know About. Arguably, YouTube is one of the greatest resources when it comes to video marketing as well as providing educational content for the numerous students pursuing media-related courses. It is essential to appreciate the fact that having a wide selection of resources in the classroom boosts the learning culture in the classroom. Besides, having various alternatives brings forth a variety of platforms through which video marketing objectives can be achieved. See Also: The 100 Best Video Sites For Educators YouTube marketing is particularly popular in today’s modern world where technology has completely revolutionized how things are done. School Tube There is no doubt that YouTube is extremely popular, a major reason why it is largely used for sharing media content.

Teacher Tube Teacher Tube is yet another effective channel that can be used for video marketing as well as an alternative to using YouTube in the classroom. Academic Earth How Stuff Works Social Networks. Voki Home. PowerSearching with Google--Class 4. 7 Little-Known Tech Tools Teachers Should Try Out. There are hundreds of thousands of apps, tools, and websites that teachers could learn from.

But, well, teachers don’t have that kinda time. In fact, the lack of time is a big issue when it comes to education technology integration. Handing off an iPad to a teacher and saying ‘there now you have an iPad, go revolutionize learning!’ Is how most districts still approach integration. So in an effort to boil down the most effective (even if they’re not the most popular) education technology tools, many people like myself test out and recommend just a small fraction of the many offerings out there. A terrific blogger I follow, Jacqui Murray, did just that when she recommended 7 tech tools that educators should be using. (That article is great, check it out.) Since we’ve established that teachers are short on time but not on resources, these kind of articles are great for a connected educator on the go.

Most of the tools are not very well-known or at least not overly used and talked about. 7 Technology Tools Every Educator Should Use. A big part of my job as technology teacher is IT coordinator, which means I must keep up with tech ed widgets and tools so I know what to recommend to the teachers at my school.

I have a robust PLN that constantly shares what they are using in their classrooms, programs like PowToon, Dipity, Tikatok, Yacapaca, Glittertools, Chart Gizmo, Noteflight--you get the idea. Still, there are more than any one teacher can test properly. In a perfect world, here’s how I determine which of these hundreds (thousands?) Of tools are student-ready: • I try it myself. . • Next, I query my social networks. Here are a few ways to make sure we can find a nice balance between using and...

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