Digital E-Text-Language Arts Structured and balanced, these lessons develop reading, handwriting, creative writing, spelling vocabulary and communication skills. There are 180 lessons contained in this E-Textbook. Click the picture to PREVIEW this book! 1st GRADE: These lessons are structured to support and assure the student's development of the core Language Skills. The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014 Edudemic has covered game-based learning and gamification in the classroom on numerous occasions in the past. When learning becomes a game, it’s an enjoyable, effective experience for students and teachers alike. We’ve curated 23 of the best game-based education resources for 2014. If your class hasn’t gotten its game on yet, then now is the time. Understanding Game-Based Education
Hands-On Geography Activities for Ages 4-10 - Homeschool Den There are so many fun things you can do with your kids to help them gain an understanding of the geography of our amazing world! Here are some of the geography activities we use in our homeschool. Over the years we have made maps… Organiser Tools Skip to main content Create interactive lessons using any digital content including wikis with our free sister product TES Teach. Get it on the web or iPad! guest Join | Help | Sign In cooltoolsforschools Home Teachers, Students, Digital Games: What’s the Right Mix? Digital Tools Teaching Strategies Flickr: Brad Flickinger By Holly Korbey When St. Louis fifth-grade teacher Jenny Kavanaugh teaches history, she uses her laptop to look at a map, or to give kids a virtual tour of the historical landmarks they’re studying.
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5 Online Games That Teach Kids the Art of Persuasion By Tanner Higgin, Graphite If there’s one thing that games can teach really well, it’s systems thinking. Getting good at a game like Portal, for instance, means learning its physics engine. When the game’s over, it’s only natural to draw comparisons between how things move, fall, and interact in the game and physical worlds. Similarly, building nations in Civilization exposes players to complex political, social and cultural relationships they can see reflected in global history.
7 Web 2.0 Animation Tools Written by Mark Brumley Animation projects are a great way to integrate technology, encourage project-based learning and have a lot of fun. This month let’s take a quick tour of seven Web 2.0 animation sites for students young and old. Big History Project The Big History Project is not a for-profit program. Your engagement will exclusively benefit teachers and students around the world. Teaching the courseIt's easy to teach Big History — all you have to do is register, set up a class, and go! Start a pilot Schools that want to work with us have the option of joining a small group committed to delivering Big History. By working closely with a handful of schools, we can use feedback to rapidly improve the course.
Game-Based Learning Units for the Everyday Teacher Game-based learning (GBL) is getting a lot press. It is an innovative practice that is working to engage kids in learning important 21st century skills and content. Dr. Judy Willis in a previous post wrote about the neurological benefits and rationale around using games for learning. A Visual History of Racing Games 1.4k From low res to high speed, racing games have come a long way. By Seth G. MacyToday's beautifully rendered racing games, with their licensed cars and amazing attention to detail, are a continuation of one of gaming's oldest genres.
Lessons in motivation – what do we really need? Most of us are winding our ways back to the classroom now after a sunny summer. I’ve prepared a lesson this week on motivation as it’s something I’m struggling to find at the moment! For some of us the return to work will be exciting, for others there’ll be a sinking feeling as they put their holidays behind them and try and muster the motivation they need to get back into the swing of things. However, motivation doesn’t come automatically. Attending College Without Standard K-12 Schooling - Alternatives to School A student of any age has many opportunities for getting into college without standard K-12 schooling. The books, materials and services listed in this section can help students compile their nonstandard studies, life and work experiences into a transcript to be used for college applications. Many colleges want self-starting, independent learners, and if students can prove through essays, work history and recommendations that they are capable and willing to do college-level work, they are very likely to be admitted somewhere. This is especially true if they have transcripts showing the successful completion of some community-college, adult-education or other academic courses.