Quest - Write text adventure games and interactive stories Quest lets you make interactive story games. Text adventure games like Zork and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Gamebooks like the Choose Your Own Adventure and Fighting Fantasy books. Learning and teaching through Minecraft Learning and teaching through Minecraft Kids will always learn in their own world, where they are comfortable, where they know the rules, and where they can experiment. When I was a kid, I could tell you more about Pokémon or Neopets than most subjects in school.Today, for many kids, this world is Minecraft, a game about building, designing, and creating. Minecraft is unique in that it is collaborative, engaging, skill-developing, and more open-ended than anything else before it.
Banksy’s new ‘Bemusement Park’ Dismaland already attracting crowds Banksy transformed a seaside site in Weston-super-Mare into an ironic theme park for 'low income holidaymakers'Hundreds of people queued up for half a mile from 7.30am today for one of the golden tickets to DismalandResidents who redeemed a voucher in the local newspaper were allowed in at 11am for a first glimpseThe Dismaland website crashed today and received six million hits as bids for tickets on eBay rose to over £500Twitter users questioned whether the website crash was all part of Banksy's ironic art experience By Anthony Joseph for MailOnline Published: 11:17 GMT, 21 August 2015 | Updated: 16:41 GMT, 21 August 2015 Hundreds queued for hours and millions bombarded the website for tickets - even causing it to crash - on the first day Banksy's new Dismaland 'theme park' was open to the public. The street artist has transformed an old seaside site in Weston-super-Mare into an ironic theme park, which he described as a 'festival of art, amusements and entry-level anarchism'. Loaded: 0%
Game Building Resources The best FREE resources of game building for teachers and children: Building games for teaching Teach with Portal – Today, innovative educators are finding ways to incorporate Portal™ and Portal 2 into their classrooms—helping teach physics and critical-thinking skills. It’s eye-opening to see how video games can be used in amazing and unexpected ways to help educate our next generation.
45 Websites For Students To Create Original Artwork Online More and more websites are coming online to give students the ability to unleash their creativity in new and innovative ways. From abstract art to pointillism, students now can click and draw their way into original works of art, and today’s freebie gives you a great list of places to begin. The sites are labeled by grade level to help guide you to those that best suit your students. In addition, I’ve added ratings to give teachers and students an idea of how much interactivity is available at each site. Some allow students to create from beginning to end, while others simply generate the final product with minimal effort. What you will not find here are basic virtual coloring sheets.
Computing Brains: Neuroscience, Machine Intelligence and Big Data in the Cognitive Classroom The human brain has become a major topic in education. The field of educational neuroscience, or neuroeducation, is flourishing. At the same time, a number of initiatives based in computer science departments and major technology companies are also taking the brain seriously. Computer scientists talk of developing new brain-inspired cognitive learning systems, or of developing new theoretical and computational understandings of the brain in order to then build new and more effective forms of machine intelligence.
What's Your Learning Style? 20 Questions What's Your Learning Style? 20 Questions EducationPlanner Site Menu Section Menu 10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little humans to succeed in the “real world.” Yes, there are mounds of curricula they must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook or test. Other skills must be honed, too, not the least of which is how to get along with their peers and work well with others. This is not something that can be cultivated through rote memorization or with strategically placed posters. Students must be engaged and cooperation must be practiced, and often. The following team-building games can promote cooperation and communication, help establish a positive classroom environment and — most importantly — provide a fun, much-needed reprieve from routine.
Science experiments for kids : Fizzing color mixing activity Science should be ideally fun at all ages. Unfortunately somewhere along the way of growing up, school, exams, pop quizzes and projects it loses its charms and begins to get daunting. Ha! Let the kids have fun with science when they can. What better way to have fun than some good old hands – on experiment with baking soda and vinegar? We enjoy color mixing here and today we mix up color mixing and science experiments.