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20 Serious Games For School

20 Serious Games For School
Rather than being designed for entertainment, serious games are made with a specific objective in mind. In education, this includes games designed to teach students a specific set of skills or an important concept. Instead of simply placing users in a fantasy world, they are provided with real-life experiences and scenarios, making the learning that takes place within the game extremely relevant. These 20 serious games are some of the best examples of serious games that could easily be adapted for the classroom. Social Studies/History Past/Present is an interactive history game designed for students in grades five through eight. English/Language Arts Math/Business Science Health/Physical Education GoVenture Health takes the form of an interactive textbook, allowing students to interact with parts of the body as they learn.Zamzee measures students’ physical activity in a way that encourages them to get up and get moving.

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How to Use the New Version of Padlet Last week Padlet introduced a revamped version of their online corkboard tool. The core functions of Padlet are still the same, but the user interface has changed a little bit. The primary changes are in the way that you customize your Padlet boards. In the video that is embedded below I provide an overview of the new version of Padlet.Padlet as a simple blogging platform: Padlet walls can be arranged in free-form, grid, or stream layouts.

Complete guide to educational and special needs apps With over 300,000 apps it's easy to become overwhelmed by the number of app choices. It's also easy to spend a small fortune on a lot of useless apps. As a special needs parent I wanted to get right to the "good stuff" and figured you did too. Check out our guide that breaks down the best of the apps by skill set so you can easily find and buy apps that most benefit your child. Great for kids with autism, ADHD, apraxia, learning disability, sensory issues and more. Build-A-Body Overview Learn about the body's systems with this drag and drop game. Choose organs from the organ tray, and place them in their correct position within the body to create organ systems. Build-A-Body is a drag and drop game where players are tasked with assembling an organ system from a set of organs. Players may then attempt case studies where a functional problem with a system must be linked to the organ affected. How to play Build-a-Body

10 Tools for Creating Digital Portfolios The end of the school year is here or will soon be here for many of us. While it is best to build digital portfolios over the course of a semester or school year, creating a digital portfolio at the end of the year is still a good way to collect and showcase examples of a student’s best work. Should you find yourself looking for a digital portfolio tool take a look at the ten options featured in my PDF handout embedded below or grab the Google Docs copy. Here are this week’s most popular posts from FreeTech4Teachers.com: 1.

Welcome To The Web "Welcome to the Web" is an interactive set of web pages which can be used to teach children (and adults) about the Internet. They can be used in the classroom / computer room and children are welcome to explore them as they wish (although they have been designed to use in sequence). The resources are in split into seven sections: The Beginning - explains how to use the site. Getting Started Online - teaches children about the basic concepts involved in the Internet (World Wide Web, Hyperlinks, Back button etc). This introductory lesson also gives valuable practice in visiting and navigating around web sites.

3 Steps to Creating an Awesome Virtual Museum in Class You're spending an afternoon browsing the exhibits at an art museum. If you're anything like me, you'd probably appreciate the art a lot more if you could bring someone along that could explain the history and nuances of the pieces on display. Now imagine pointing a device at the painting and seeing it morph into a dynamic video giving you all the information you wanted about the art. Welcome to augmented reality.

Here Is A Great Tool for Creating Educational Video Games to Use in Class February 10, 2016Pixel Press is an excellent application that enables you to draw your own video games. Teachers can create educational video games to use in class without the need for any coding skills. The process is very simple: use pen and paper to draw your game, take a picture of it via your iPad’s camera and Pixel Press does the rest and bring your game to life. You can either create on paper with ‘Draw-on-Paper’ and take a picture of it or use ‘Draw-in-App’ to directly draw on screen. When your game is created, you can then share it with the entire community in the ‘Arcade’. There is also a section in Pixel Press that provides free downloadable lesson plans for teachers.

5 Ways to Quickly Get Your Students On the Same Webpage Getting all of your students on the same webpage at once is one of the small and annoying challenges of using websites and web tools in your classroom. Fortunately, there are some simple solutions to this challenge. The solution that you pick will be partially based upon the type of devices that your students use in your classroom. Here are five ways that you can quickly get all of your students on the same webpage. 1.

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