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The 23 Best Game-Based Education Resources for 2014

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 Image via Flickr The concept of game-based education is one that’s easily dismissed as being frivolous or time-wasting. The Institute of Play explains how games nurture the higher-order thinking skills kids will need in their futures, including the ability to analyze and solve problems using media resources. Resources for Getting Started Even if you’re sold on the idea of game-based learning, you might be at a loss on where to begin. Tools You Can Use Once you’ve developed an understanding of game-based learning and decided how to get started, it’s time to move forward with deciding on the games you want to use.

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7 differences between mind map and Learning Map There is no difference, you are going to say. But there is. The main difference is that mind maps are all designed for presenting the idea or organizing/planning things together, thus all features are subjected to those needs, although you can use mind mapping tools for variety of different purposes depending on your creativity. Learning Map on the other hand is visually and functionally designed only for educational purposes, for presenting a learning topic to the learners which must be very consistent, properly curated, meaningful and supported with appropriate didactic learning materials. The Why’s and How’s of Gamifying Your Classroom Three years ago I flipped my high school math classes, but wasn’t satisfied. Having heard about mastery-based learning, I wanted to move my classes in that direction. But I could not figure out how to make that step work for me; I wanted to make this move fun and exciting, get away from old and boring. Enter gamification.

The Unlimited plan » Edynco 1. How does the billing system work? Subscription billing period which you have chosen starts on the day you pay for your subscription. Information in english Update: The project is sold out. But on February 8th, 2015 you get the chance to visit the location! We will leave the ship decorated and populated with some of it’s crew for the regular tour on board the “Mölders”. Board Games Communication 4 All Resources to Support Inclusion This has opened in a separate window - just exit to return to the Home page. Visual learning and outlining in the classroom Visual thinking is a learning style where the learner better understands and retains information when ideas, words and concepts are associated with images. Research tells us that the majority of students in a regular classroom need to see information in order to learn it. Some common visual learning strategies include creating graphic organizers, diagramming, mind mapping, outlining and more.

I Remain – A Zombie story By kylemawer An online game that is played while reading the story of the game as a narrative story is a great way to get your learners reading. Playing the game becomes a comprehension check. Top 10 Universities With Free Courses Online #1 UC Berkeley Ranked as the #1 public school in the United States, Berkeley offers podcasts and webcasts of amazing professors lecturing. Each course has an RSS feed so you can track each new lecture. For printable assignments and notes you can check the professors homepage, which is usually given in the first lecture or google his name. Even though the notes, homework and tests are not directly printed in the berkeley website, as they are in MIT and other courseware sites, it's not a problem to find them. I personally tried to use it for John Wawrzynek's machine structures class and the nutrition courses.

Creative Speaking Deadway is a language-learning classroom role-playing game about rebuilding hope in a post-apocalyptic world. In this game your students will band together in small groups to forge a new society in their own image. Amid dire circumstances they will come up with solutions to numerous dilemmas, deal with issues that will stress them both physically and mentally, and interact with a cast of colorful characters, while at the same time cultivating their own sense of beauty to bring a new aesthetic to the depleted world. Deadway can turn the ordinarily mundane task of language production into an engaging experience for students as their trials become part of a grand story jointly created in a shared imaginary space that takes center stage in your classroom. Like the other games in this site, Deadway functions as a production stage task that can be used regularly to create meaningful speaking opportunities for your students.

Microbial Life - Educational Resources Teaching and learning about the diversity, ecology and evolution of the microbial world; discover the connections between microbial life, the history of the earth and our dependence on micro-organisms. The expansive Sunset Lake of the Black Sand Basin is one of the largest thermal bodies of water in Yellowstone National Park. Details Games for Decision Making A common request that many teachers are familiar with: "Games! We want a game!" "No study today - games!" Games can be used for a myriad of purposes - thinking and decision making included.

Story Map The Story Map interactive includes a set of graphic organizers designed to assist teachers and students in prewriting and postreading activities. The organizers are intended to focus on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution development. Students can develop multiple characters, for example, in preparation for writing their own fiction, or they may reflect on and further develop characters from stories they have read. After completing individual sections or the entire organizer, students have the ability to print out their final versions for feedback and assessment. The versatility of this tool allows it to be used in multiple contexts. Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson

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