Mathematics Video Teachers, Try This: Gamify Instruction to Reduce Math Anxiety and Improve Test Scores
After this teacher "gamified" her classroom, students responded positively.
Kaylee Domzalski, February 1, 2024
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Classroom Technology Opinion More Than 12 Million Students Have Used This New Study Aid. What’s the Deal?
There is a near-constant stream of new ed-tech tools. What makes this one unique?
Rick Hess, January 11, 2024
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The Turtle Beach Recon Controller for Xbox combines powerful Turtle Beach audio with game winning controls.
Many educators are turning to games to engage their students.
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Classroom Technology Thinking About 'Gamifying' Your Classroom? Teachers Use These Tools
Quiz-style apps, such as Blooket and Quizizz, were the most mentioned.
Lauraine Langreo, November 27, 2023
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Mathematics 6 Components of Effective Math Games
New research identifies common factors in games that couple meaningful play with math practice.
Sarah Schwartz, November 13, 2023
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Teaching Opinion 18 Games to Play in the Classroom for Learning and Fun
How to sort through the many games that are available for the classroom? Teachers share their favorites.
Larry Ferlazzo, October 29, 2023
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Gerilyn Williams, a middle school math teacher in New Jersey, stands in her classroom.
Gerilyn Williams, a middle school math teacher in New Jersey, says students now look forward to math class as a result of the gamification of her instruction.
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Teaching Q&A How Gamifying Instruction Improved Student Test Scores in This Teacher's Classroom
A middle school math teacher says gamification of instruction has given her students more of a growth mindset.
Lauraine Langreo, October 11, 2023
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Reading & Literacy Video Teachers, Try This: Teach Reading Through Hopscotch
For students at all reading levels, these hopscotch mats create a fun and supportive daily reading practice.
Jaclyn Borowski & Kaylee Domzalski, September 15, 2023
College & Workforce Readiness Spotlight Spotlight on Career Readiness & Technology
This Spotlight will help you learn about workforce readiness after-school programs, the benefits of virtual work-based learning, and more.
September 15, 2023
This image shows an 1876 engraving titled "Declaration of Independence, July 4th, 1776" made available by the Library of Congress. On that day, the Continental Congress formally endorsed the Declaration of Independence. Celebrations began within days: parades and public readings, bonfires and candles and the firing of 13 musket rounds, one for each of the original states. Nearly a century passed before the country officially named its founding a holiday.
The 1776 signing of the Declaration of Independence depicted in this engraving set in motion the long process of compromises and negotiations that led to the signing of the Constitution 11 years later.
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Social Studies A Digital Game Offers a Lesson on Compromise, the 18th Century Way
A civics group and historical site teamed up teach about the compromises made to create the U.S. Constitution.
Caitlyn Meisner, August 30, 2023
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Reading & Literacy Opinion Can This 'Shark Tank'-Winning Platform Get Kids to Read?
Summer reading is always a big push for schools and communities. What tools are available to increase their success?
Rick Hess, August 17, 2023
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Classroom Technology 4 Things Educators Need to Know About Kahoot!
The game-based educational platform can raise student engagement, but it is not good for deeper learning.
Lauraine Langreo, August 9, 2023
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Second grader Jace Willoughby plays the online game Keenville at Newnan Crossing Elementary School. The Newnan school is among dozens in Georgia using the game-based testing system with 1st and 2nd graders. The state plans to develop 31 such games by next fall for teachers to use as formative assessments.
Second grader Jace Willoughby plays the online game Keenville at Newnan Crossing Elementary School in Georgia, which created its own game-based assessment.
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Classroom Technology Digital Games Beat Out Lectures When It Comes to Student Learning
Students can learn more from digital games than traditional teaching approaches, according to German researchers.
Alyson Klein, May 17, 2023
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Pathogen Patrol is PLTW's first learning experience on Roblox, providing educators with innovative tools to help students enhance their critical thinking abilities, learn in unique ways, and work together in teams.
Pathogen Patrol is Project Lead the Way's first K-12 learning experience on Roblox, a virtual environment that is increasingly popular with kids. Nonprofit PLTW integrated it into its K-12 curricula to help students learn how the human body fights off infections.
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Curriculum Roblox Makes Its Move Into STEM Education. What Are the Risks for Schools?
Roblox counts 60 million daily users. Now it's pushing into K-12 schools—with the help of influential nonprofit partners.
Benjamin Herold, May 15, 2023
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