Getting to the Roots of STEM with the Radix Endeavor The island of Ysola abounds with mysteries. Strange plants and animals are plentiful and odd geometries are legion. The inhabitants of this place are plagued with problems, and only you can solve it. It will take an adventuring mind, an inquisitive spirit, and a good grasp of science to prevail. Ysola is the setting of the Radix Endeavor. Minecraft Modding Classes - ThoughtSTEM Beneath the world of Minecraft is an equally fascinating world of hardware and software -- built upon 150 years of computer science history. This class introduces students to this new world by exploring client/server architectures, network security, operating systems, and computer programming. To explore this world, students will be guided in setting up Minecraft servers and building Minecraft mods – while also being taught key computer science principles. The class is taught in a project-based style – with minimal lectures – making it both fun and educational. A talk by ThoughtSTEM's CEO.
junaio Reviews junaio is the most advanced mobile augmented reality browser. It’s a fast and easy way to discover your world. Find local events, offers and listings; scan QR codes and barcodes to get instant access to additional information; unlock augmented content on images and objects to play games or experience new virtual interactions. Minecraft Education Edition: why it's important for every fan of the game At the densely crowded Bett show, a mammoth education technology conference taking up most of London’s ExCel venue, a vast audience has gathered to watch one particular demonstration. It is Microsoft’s newly announced Minecraft: Education Edition, a special version of the hugely successful building sim, specifically customised for the classroom environment. As the company representative highlights the main features, spectators photograph every single powerpoint slide.
What is 3D GameLab? - 3D GameLab 3D GameLab™ is a gamified content creation and student tracking platform where teachers can design and share quests and badges to create personalized learning for their students. Students “level up” through the curriculum, choose quests they want to play, and earn experience points, badges, and awards. Quests can be aligned to standards, including Common Core and NGSS, for real-time achievement reporting. Class is literally turned into a game, providing the opportunity for true mastery learning. Includes monthly professional development on gamification and tech integration strategies.
New Tools for STEM Education April, 2015 Looking for new ways to make STEM education more engaging? From fundamental math and engineering to hands-on electronics and robotics, here are some new products that have been creating a stir in various STEM communities. MathGames A wonderful Math website for students that works on tablets, phones and desktops and tests over 1200 CCSS-aligned math skills. Made by Google, this free resource aims to teach a diverse audience with online exercises, mentors, events, and more. Stencyl Build Worlds If you're used to graphics editors like Photoshop, you'll feel right at home in the Scene Designer. Familiar features, such as a selection tool, zooming, grid-snapping and flood fill, will help you quickly craft complex worlds out of Actors, Tiles and Terrain. Create Actors Drop in graphics from your computer to create Actors on the fly. Then use Stencyl's Actor Editor to tweak your Actors' appearances, behaviors and physical properties, and to get them ready for showtime. Browse Game Assets When it comes to game development, most of us aren't Jacks of all trades. But thanks to StencylForge, our integrated marketplace, we don't have to be.
Seesaw: The Learning Journal Reviews Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio that empowers students (as young as 5!) to independently create, capture, and share artifacts of learning. Collect and Organize Digital and Physical Work in One Place View entire class feed, or sort by individual student or subject area.Use folders to organize content by subject or learning goals.Great for parent-teacher conferences, assessments, or student self-reflection.Access student content anywhere, anytime from iOS app or on the web. Designed for K and up to Use Independently
Some of The Best Android Apps for Teaching STEM May 17, 2015 We have received a couple of requests over the past few weeks from teachers asking about Android apps for teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). We did some research and compiled for you the short list below. We only featured the apps with more popularity among educators based on the number of downloads and user reviews. We hope you find this compilation helpful. Enjoy 1- Physics Practical Games Some Struggles Teachers Face Using Games in the Classroom Lack of time and administrative support are just some of the obstacles to using games in the classroom. Continue Reading The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning explains key ideas in game-based learning, pedagogy, implementation, and assessment.
Our Story iCivics works because we make the subject come alive. Students have fun playing our games: they get to experience many civic roles, and are given the agency to address real-world issues. Teachers are fast adopting iCivics into their practice – and they tell us why.