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Hello everyone! Thank you for joining us throughout our exploration of gamification in education. Many of the concepts we’ve touched on in the last five posts are only part of the discussion. Now it’s up to you to take those tools, continue the exploration, and engage your students in new ways.
To help, we included one more post to the series. As a … Read more
On August 6th, SMART will be upgrading their SMART Notebook software to Notebook 15.1. With this upgrade, the popular add-on XC Collaboration will no longer be available, however its functionality will be available in the form of a new activity called “Shout it Out!”
Shout it Out! will be a part of the Lesson Activity … Read more
Welcome to the final official part of our Gamification blog, where we finally talk about actual games.
As I mentioned in the introduction, using actual games is not central to the gamifying of education. A gamified classroom focuses on the repackaging of classroom elements to make them more encouraging to … Read more
Looking for a successful classroom management strategy? In order to achieve this, it is important to have a well-developed plan in place and a clear communication with students about this plan. Behavior charts are a popular way for students to see their progress with specific goals in mind. Well, why not make those behavior charts … Read more
There is a lot to look forward to in June! Our iPad Digital Teacher Certification will be wrapping up this month and we have a great variety of other courses planned to help you incorporate technology into your classroom in exciting ways. Let’s check out a few!
Digital Teacher iPad Certification
Join us for our newest … Read more
Google Classroom has recently added some great new features that let you collaborate with multiple teachers in one class and they’ve add more options on the app.
Inviting teachers to your class:
A much asked about feature is finally here! Now you can add multiple teachers to a class in your Google Classroom. If you … Read more
There is no doubt that digital forms of assessment are increasingly popular in modern-day classrooms. In many cases, they require students to have access to devices such as iPads or laptops. However, with Plickers, this is not the case. Through the web-based service along with an iPhone or Android app, teachers can assess students and … Read more
I should make a short clarification before beginning this installation of the series: ‘class system’ refers to a structure commonly found in games–mostly video games–rather than any other possible definition.
Kids think sharks are awesome.
As a former teacher, I’m always on the hunt for ways to take advantage of things kids like in order to increase engagement. If educators can repurpose real-world contexts to make subjects like math and science seem more appealing, we definitely … Read more
Have you ever used QR codes? Wouldn’t it be great if it could be an image instead? Now it can!
Imagine having your students scan an image of a tadpole on your wall. Similar to using a QR code, LinkReader then takes them to a video that explains the lifecycle of a frog or links … Read more