The 10 Free Tech Tools Your Class Should Be Using Classroom Tools | Feature The 10 Free Tech Tools Your Class Should Be Using By Andy Jeter07/22/13 Even the most tech savvy teachers face challenges when it comes to selecting and implementing the right tools to enhance instruction. One of the biggest: Engaging students in rigorous and relevant learning using tools they’re already accustomed to amidst the ocean of potential distractions provided by the web. Overcoming this obstacle requires developing fresh and exciting projects that utilize these tools.
Apps for Autism: Using Game Mechanics to Learn and Grow - Gamification Co Imagine for a moment that you had no internal volume control. Everything you saw, heard, and felt was perceived by your brain at equal intensity–from the birds singing outside your window and the dripping of the faucet to the person giving you instructions. Imagine that you were unable to prioritize this information, to sort out the unnecessary or redundant images to focus on the information central to your needs and purposes. If you can do this, you’re on the start to understanding what a person with autism experiences on a daily basis. Yuan Kai, an art student at Edinburgh College of Art, understands this. She has contributed designs to Find Me, a free iPad app that uses game mechanics to teach autistic children develop the skills to filter out distracting input and focus on social interaction.
TELL ME MORE - Accueil Rosetta Stone Inc., leading provider of education technology and language-learning solutions, acquires global language software company Tell Me More S.A. Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE:RST), leading provider of education technology and language-learning solutions, announced it has agreed to acquire Tell Me More S.A., a global language-learning software company with significant presence throughout Europe, as well as in the U.S., Latin America and China.To learn more, view the complete press release.
The effectiveness of SPARX, a computerised self help intervention for adolescents seeking help for depression: randomised controlled non-inferiority trial Adolescents suffering from depression can benefit just as much from specialised computer therapy as they do from one-to-one therapy with a clinician, a study published on bmj.com finds. Depression is common in adolescents, but many are reluctant to seek professional help. So researchers from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, set out to assess whether a new innovative computerised cognitive behavioural therapy intervention called SPARX could reduce depressive symptoms as much as usual care can. SPARX is an interactive 3D fantasy game where a single user undertakes a series of challenges to restore balance in a virtual world dominated by GNATs (Gloomy Negative Automatic Thoughts).
Dashboard Skip to this view's content Please enter your e-mail address below, and we will e-mail instructions for setting a new password. Help New: 10 of the best Apple and Android apps for education in 2013 Last year we presented “New: 10 of the best Apple apps for education in 2012,” which highlighted some of the best apps for iPhones and iPods. However, with new upgrades in touch technology, and the emphasis on Common Core State Standards and school reform in general, we’ve come up with a new list of the best Apple- and Android-based education apps for 2013. This year’s list includes some of the most highly rated apps, both by educators and by parents, and features a range that spans from interactive iBooks to current images of the universe, and from free video software to award-winning STEM curricula.
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The 'Gamification' of Personal Finance Most consumers know they ought to pay down debt or save for a rainy day. In reality, though, many people don't. "Gamifying" personal finance—that is, using game mechanics to reward positive behavior and educate players about money in a fun format—is one strategy for bridging that gap between what people know they should do and motivating them to actually do it. [See 50 Ways to Improve Your Finances.]