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Rewards and Gaming #3dgamelab The idea of badges and achievements in gaming is a problem for teachers who have abolished extrinsic motivators in their classrooms. In 3DGL there is a Badges section, an Achievements section and an Awards section. I’m really conflicted by the awards section because it’s more like rewards than badges and achievements in my eyes. I wrote a blog post years ago that led me to raise the discussion of awards ceremonies at my school. We used to have monthly awards ceremonies where we’d give out awards to some kids and choose a few students of the month. It never felt good and the many kids who sat with no award were not being motivated to try harder.

Quandary Home Page Quandary is an application for creating Web-based Action Mazes. An Action Maze is a kind of interactive case-study; the user is presented with a situation, and a number of choices as to a course of action to deal with it. On choosing one of the options, the resulting situation is then presented, again with a set of options. Rumsey Historical Map Collection The David Rumsey Map Collection was started over 25 years ago and contains more than 150,000 maps. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century maps of North and South America, although it also has maps of the World, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Oceania. The collection includes atlases, wall maps, globes, school geographies, pocket maps, books of exploration, maritime charts, and a variety of cartographic materials including pocket, wall, children's, and manuscript maps. Items range in date from about 1700 to 1950s. Digitization of the collection began in 1996 and there are now over 55,000 items online, with new additions added regularly. The site is free and open to the public.

Home All of the Fun - None of the Mess << Trusted download from 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). 26 Tips for Teaching with Google Apps This guide will teach you to be as tech-savvy as your students. It is meant to acquaint you with Google Apps’ major features and is loaded with best practices and lots of helpful, actionable tips to optimize your investment in Google Apps and improve your students’ learning experience. It’s appropriate for school IT admins, teachers, principals, and anyone else interested in learning more about Google Apps for education. Start implementing these tips today!

Badges, Do We Need Them? #3dgamelab Not sure, jury’s still out on that one for me. In my brief, 22 year career, I’ve tried incentives such as grades, stickers, beans in a jar, lotto tickets, class money, awards all the way to abolishing all of those, even the grades. The change to no rewards and punishments worked, but not as well as I imagined. I still wasn’t reaching all my students. So I tried gamification. The Best Free Online Calendars: 7 Options Compared You don’t need lots of fancy productivity tools. If deployed correctly, a simple online calendar should suffice for most of your organizational needs. There are lots of free online calendars to choose from. At one end of the scale, there are well-known apps like Google Calendar.

7 Secrets of the Super Organized A few years ago, my life was a mess. So was my house, my desk, my mind. Then I learned, one by one, a few habits that got me completely organized. Am I perfect? Of course not, and I don’t aim to be. 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.

Edmodo is a social networking sites for teachers and students. Students must sign-up, but then they can connect with their peers on a site much like Facebook. However, the site can be limited to their peers within their classroom, school, or district. • Students can discuss favorite books/characters. • Students can make book recommendations. • Students can take polls and quizzes about books. by cheryllr5 Oct 11

I think this pops up for anyone who has chosen Edmodo as a pearl. That's all I can figure. by brookebrown Mar 26

Edmodo is a free site that offers many capabilities. The most important is the ability for classes to connect. Teaching Tips This site is similar to Facebook and students can connect with each other but be safely monitored by the teacher. Students can blog together Teachers and students can create surveys and pose questions for response. Easily navigable. by k3nolen Sep 28

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