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4 Great Web Tools for Creating Educational Games

4 Great Web Tools for Creating Educational Games
June 15, 2016 Below are five of our favourite platforms that you can use with your students to create a wide variety of learning games. No coding skills are required. Designing learning games is a great way to develop students analytic thinking and foster self-expression. It is also an effective way to introduce students to basic coding and programming concepts and help them cultivate 21st century learning skills. 1- GameSalad GameSalad is a teacher-friendly platform that allows you to create learning games without the need of any programming or coding background. 2- Gamestar Mechanic ‘Gamestar Mechanic is a game-based digital learning platform geared at 4th to 9th grade students that is designed to teach the guiding principles of game design and systems thinking in a highly engaging and creative environment…Gamestar Mechanic allows students to learn about how systems work and how they can be modified or changed. 3- Pixel Press

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The game machine W2L Info Published on December 1st, 2013 | by What2Learn Are you looking to make your own study game? At What2Learn you can quickly and easily create an incredibly wide range of interactive learning activities including hangman games, quizzes, interactive word searches, extended writing activities and much more. No technical skills or programming knowledge is required to make these fun and effective study games – simply fill in the blanks with your own questions and answers and your flash-based game is instantly created and available for your students to play online. If you would like to create some games in the meantime, please sign up for a great value student or teacher Premium Account.

Digital Dialects: Online Games All French language learning exercises are completely free to use, do not require registration, and are suitable for both school kids and adult language learners. French language acquisition games that French learners can study with, that teachers can incorporate into lesson plans, or that can be used used in homeschooling environments. An introduction to listening, reading, comprehension and communication in the French language. Each French study topic includes word lists with audio for learning the correct French pronunciation, and practice games for testing your learning progress. Online games employ the fun, fast and easy study method of simple wordlists for studying phrases of words, visual-based learning, and vocabulary drills for practice and testing. Learn the words from the sentence, phrases, verbs or word lists, and then play the revision/practice games.

Kahoot!’s new Team Mode boosts collaboration - Kahoot! Aligned with our founding principles of ‘Social, Play, Learn’, Kahoot!’s brand new Team Mode is an even more collaborative way to play learning games - plus it’s great fun, too. How to play Kahoot! in Team Mode How you form teams and play is up to you, but here are a few pointers to get you started: ​Step 1: Custom School Yearbooks At Mixbook, we offer discounts for bulk and volume custom yearbook orders for Elementary School Yearbooks, Middle School Yearbooks, High School Yearbooks, as well as education centers and academic programs. Transform your sports team, student and school photos into lasting memories with our premium, professional quality custom school yearbooks. Whether you’re looking to capture the baseball team photos, create a custom school yearbook or class project photo book, or celebrate your student’s art projects in a class calendar, Mixbook has hundreds of unique and easy to create photo products that can be customized to your heart’s content. Creating photo keepsakes for your students and teachers has never been easier than with the Mixbook editor. Simply upload your photos, invite others to contribute, and start creating your project today! With no contracts or hidden fees, our sales team offers hands-on customer service, and same day quotes for your volume order.

What’s More Effective: Gamification or Game-based Learning? The world of learning and development is changing dramatically and at long last, learning managers are discovering where the real key to success lies. It’s not about robust reporting or compliance (although they’re also pretty important) – if you want your learning programme to deliver great results, you need to focus on the people taking the learning content – the learners themselves. Learner engagement is everything. As more and more L&D professionals realise this, the appetite for solutions that encourage engagement has increased enormously. Enter our friends gamification and game-based learning! With so many priorities vying for your attention, you probably don’t want to spend weeks and months choosing between the two approaches.

Five Digital Storytelling Tools for the Classroom Digital storytelling is the practice of using digital tools such as timelines, audio, videos and images to create non-traditional forms of scholarship. We are no longer required to rely only on text to explain concepts in our writing. Traditional online articles are now becoming interactive storytelling experiences. For example, we now have the ability to transform a text-heavy list of dates and events into an interactive timeline that allows readers to take part in the storytelling process. There are a variety of digital storytelling tools available on the web that can be embedded into a WordPress website. Below I will discuss my top five digital storytelling tools and how they help create more interactive experiences for readers.

Top 30 Tools for Digital Storytelling Digital storytelling is a great way for teachers to encourage the creative use of technology in learning. The process can be used with almost any subject, and with the abundance of apps and tools available, there’s one that’s right for every classroom. 30hands Learning - A user-friendly iOS app with video tutorials to help users create a video story by adding narration to images. Animaker Class - A drag-and-drop tool for students that also offers features such as group management, an in-app messenger, and task tracking. Book Creator - A mobile (iOS/Chrome) app for putting together stunning eBooks and digital stories with text, audio, images, and video. BoomWriter - A safe site for students (teachers create accounts, no student email required) to create digital stories.

Webtools: No Registration Needed for Students Welcome to my list of webtools that don’t require student registration. This started off as a simple curation for myself and has ballooned into something that I never thought would get this big. And it is still growing. FLTEACH FAQ - Activities That Work - Introduction Introduction Table of Contents: A. 7 Blogging Platforms for Teachers Compared and Ranked Last week I published an updated version of one my popular ed tech tools comparison charts. That chart was about creating multimedia quizzes. This afternoon I updated my chart of seven blogging tools for teachers. The chart is available as a Google Doc or as a PDF embedded below.

Games That Work The Language Teacher Toolkit by Steve Smith and Gianfranco Conti is now available from Amazon. I don’t think that you have to use games to teach classes successfully. Inexperienced teachers should be wary of using games if class control is still shaky or if you have an unusually difficult class. I believe classes appreciate teachers who make them work and with whom they get on, not teachers who play games. That said, games bring variety and a bit of fun to lessons. They can be very motivational. The Instructional Technology Tool I Recommend in Email More Than Any Other Every week I receive at least a handful of emails from readers who have watched one of my Practical Ed Tech tutorial videos and wanted to know how I created the video. Often those people want to know how I get the yellow circle to appear around my cursor in my videos. The answer to both questions is, I use Screencast-o-Matic to create my instructional videos. Screencast-O-Matic is available in a free version and a pro version.

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