Games and Animations Welcome to the Best of History Web Sites Games and Animations section. Below you will find an annotated list of fun history games and animations organized around broad historical periods. Most of these games and animation are aimed at students ages 10-16. We hope you enjoy these selections and encourage you to submit a recommended history game or animation to us via the contact form. Many thanks to Joshua Dale for his help in organizing and developing this section. – Tom Daccord Ancient History Games and Animations
Education World: Review Games = Learning + Fun Reviewing for those inevitable end-of-unit tests doesn't have to be tedious for you and boring for your students. Liven up your review lessons -- or reinforce previously taught skills --with one of the games below! A fun -- and educational -- time will be had by all! Included: Five games students will love and learn from! Gamestar Mechanic: Gamification Made Easy Children in the 21st century experience media in ways that are vastly different from any previous generation. Social networking, user-created content and video games provide a level of interactivity that was unthinkable a generation ago. As a result, educators are rethinking educational practices that have long been taken for granted. Many have come to the conclusion that the answers they're looking for lie in making video game design a central part of the curriculum. Proponents of game design in the classroom say that it promotes students' systems thinking, problem solving and critical analysis skills. Best of all, including game design in the classroom drastically increases student engagement with the material, thus increasing achievement.
100 Inspiring Ways to Use Social Media In the Classroom Social media may have started out as a fun way to connect with friends, but it has evolved to become a powerful tool for education and business. Sites such as Facebook and Twitter and tools such as Skype are connecting students to learning opportunities in new and exciting ways. Whether you teach an elementary class, a traditional college class, or at an online university, you will find inspirational ways to incorporate social media in your classroom with this list.
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World History Computer Games Home Note: see Gaming the Past (my book) for a more extensive list of games along with descriptions and basic information. Featured Game Reviews Online Games Ancient Near East Meso-America and South America WAY WAY was created by a multidisciplinary independent game design team named Coco & Co including Chris Bell from thatgamecompany (Flower, Flow). In WAY, players are set it a 2D platforming game environment. At first, players navigate the game area alone, trying to make sense of what the game experience is meant to be. Teaching Tools: Using Online Simulations and Games Students who are passionate gamers can talk a blue streak about the virtual online worlds where they invest their free time and energy. Usually, of course, they get to play only when they're not at school. But why not bring gaming into the classroom?
Learn How To Integrate Technology into The Classroom on the Educational CyberPlayGround. AT&TSeeing the Digital Future (1961) 1966 prediction of the home computer for 1999 2013 Pew survey of 2,462 teachers says 73% of students use mobile devices to complete assignments, 45% use e-readers, and 43% use tablets. Some key points: Tablet sales (all models) are expected to top 191 million units this year. Smaller and cheaper prices are main reasons for increased sales.
101 Fascinating Brain Blogs Whether you are a specialist in the field of neuropsychology or just love reading about how the human brain works, there are plenty of interesting blogs on the Internet to help you find out more. Resource blogs found on the Internet can usually be quite helpful, with users being able to research educational topics such as your interest of top online colleges, online BSN programs, and other educational topics. In order to make it easier to for you to discover great blogs, the following list is categorized for easy browsing. With blogs by psychiatrists, scientists, psychologist, and even those dealing with mental disorders, you will find many thoughtful and thought-provoking blogs to keep your brain stimulated.