Draw and Tell – Create Animated Stories Draw and Tell is a free iPad app that elementary school students can use to create simple animated stories. At its most basic level Draw and Tell provides blank canvases on which students can draw pictures and or write notes. The app provides students with a variety of canvases including a blank screen, lined screens, graph paper, and colorful background borders. Students can draw on these canvases by using virtual pencils, pens, crayons, and paints. Students can also apply digital stickers and stencils to their creations in Draw and Tell. 7 ways to evaluate educational games Educational games are becoming more mainstream–here’s how to evaluate them As educational gaming moves from a future technology to a practice found in more and more classrooms, educators are recognizing game-based learning’s (GBL) potential to engage students and help them prepare for future learning. By ensuring that games meet certain requirements, educators will find themselves on the path to choosing an impactful game that goes beyond the typical drill-and-practice or end-of-unit reward game. “It can be overwhelming, but as gaming becomes more mainstream and there’s more out there about it, educators will be better equipped to evaluate games and GBL,” said Dan White, founder of Filament Games, a member of the advisory board for Games for Change, and a founding member of the Games Learning Society at the University of Wisconsin. (Next page: What makes a good educational game?)
Software didattico GCompris Bug fixes and improvements: A new activity in the reading section to learn words. Currently supports German, English, Spanish, French, Gaelic and Brazilian PortugueseMenu, add a message when we have no favoriteMenu, better icon for locked activitiesFalling letters, adaptative falling speed on success / failureColor mixing, fixed broken image on some system. Fixed text position.Fix a crash in restricted profile.Disabled particle effects as it crashes on several Android devicesOur VirtualKeyboard has a larger key heightOn many activities, normalized difficulty levels.
Tell About This – Quickly Create Simple Digital Stories From the developer of the popular story starter app Write About This comes a new iPad app called Tell About This (free and paid versions available). Tell About This is a fantastic new iPad app through which students can quickly create short digital stories. The concept behind the app is simple and well-executed. When students open Tell About This they can pick from an assortment of pictures that contain a story starter. Digital Games Transforming K-12 Assessment and Learning Many teachers are searching for new ways to engage their digital-native students. They are looking for, write researchers at Florida State, “alternative ways of teaching – ways that increase student engagement and yield a rich, authentic picture of the learner(s).” These researchers say more educators should take a look at the latest in digital games. Games that are designed not only to teach, but to help educators assess learning as it’s happening. GlassLab, a new nonprofit educational game design initiative, has just released its first game— SimCityEdu—based on the popular Simcity brand and called SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge!
Home All of the Fun - None of the Mess << Trusted download from download.CNET.com The Kea Coloring Book is a fun coloring book game that lets kids color in coloring pages using a bucket fill, freehand brush, or the special magic brush (which stays inside the lines). There are plenty of colors to choose from and kids will have lots of fun mixing there own colors - just like real paint! edWeb.net - Cookies Required Co-hosted by edWeb.net and the Education Division of Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). Game-Based Learning is a professional learning community (PLC) that provides educators, game developers, researchers, and industry executives with a place to learn, ask questions, discuss topics, and share information about games and learning. The community hosts free monthly webinars and live chats with leaders in the field that are highly engaging and interactive. Online discussions provide an easy way to continue the conversation and share ideas and experiences with peers across the country, and around the world. Upcoming Webinars
Math Champ Challenge Math Champ Challenge (Common Core Standards) is the latest educational game from award winning INKids Education. It is designed to help strengthen understanding of Common Core mathematical standards for middle school students (grades 4-7). 2500+ questions aligned to Common Core State Standards A skill building featuring a Personal Learning Environment (Adaptive Engine) Fast paced game play Engaging graphics and audio Valuable feedback tools to help identify problem areas Practice suggestions for students at the end of each level Game Center Integration and achievements (compete with players all over the world!) Local achievements and player profiles Universal design (iPhone / iPad compatible) In Math Champ Challenge, players can compete locally (on the same device) or by using Game Center to compete with players all over the world (If your school doesn’t allow GC access, scores for individual players can still be record on the same iPad).
, the best interactive whiteboard for schools and universities Release notes for all version can be found on the GitHub wiki Version 1.5.4 New Features Sown to Grow: Tap into the Power of Goal-Setting and Reflection This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. By now, most teachers know that one of the best things we can do for our students is to help them develop a growth mindset, the belief that they can get smarter through effort. But many teachers are at a loss for what exactly they should do to promote this mindset. One important approach is to teach students how their brains work. Story Dice – Applications sur Google Play Become a storyteller with this fun app . You just have to tap the screen of your device and will offers 9 dice will show pictures of their history . The application has 108 different images so that you have more than 7 trillion possible combinations.You can also change the frequency, the time rolling and the background on where to find the dices. Hours of fun for the whole family, friends and even for educational purposes. Icons designed by Freepik.
Math Champ Challenge – Math Skills Practice iPad App Math Champ Challenge is the latest iPad app from INKids Education. Math Champ Challenge is designed for students in grades four through seven to practice their math skills in timed and un-timed challenges. All of the practice activities are aligned to Common Core Standards. How is Class Messenger different than Remind 101 (now ‘Remind’)? First, we don’t like to talk about other products a whole lot especially another startup. They work just as hard as we do and have the best of intentions. They also, we’re sure, have smart people and think what they are doing is the best possible solution when it comes to communication. We do get asked the question a lot though, about how we differ from the Remind product. So here are 10 things, as of today at least, that we think sets Class Messenger apart from Remind (and most other available communication options out there): 1.
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