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Teaching Beyond Wordle: 6 Other Digital Games Teachers Are Using
Watch out Wordle, you’ve got some competition.
Stacey Decker & Marina Whiteleather, February 22, 2022
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Reading & Literacy Video Phonics & Wordle: How Two Teachers Are Using the Viral Word Game
Two teachers are using the viral word game Wordle to support phonics instruction in their classrooms.
Sarah Schwartz & Emma Patti Harris, February 8, 2022
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Student Well-Being Opinion What Educators Can Learn From Wordle's Success
It seems like the world is playing Wordle, and teachers can learn a lot from that. It's the perfect balance of challenge and progress.
Thomas R. Guskey, February 8, 2022
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Teaching Teachers Are Obsessed With Wordle, Too. See How They're Using It at School
Educators on social media share the creative ways they've brought the word-guessing game into the classroom.
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Teaching Opinion Want to Have Fun in the Classroom? Try Learning Games
They're valuable for a host of reasons, including assessing students' background knowledge and building a trusting community.
Larry Ferlazzo, January 18, 2022
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Teaching Opinion 17 Favorite Classroom-Learning Games
Educators share learning games that can be used in all subject areas.
Larry Ferlazzo, January 16, 2022
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Mathematics Opinion The Case for Game-Based Math Learning
Rick Hess speaks with Andrew Coulson, chief data science officer at MIND Research Institute, about the nonprofit's visual approach to math learning.
Rick Hess, May 27, 2021
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Classroom Technology Popular Interactive Math Game Prodigy Is Target of Complaint to Federal Trade Commission
Prodigy is “aggressively” marketing to children, say 22 education and consumer protection organizations. The company disputes the claims.
Alyson Klein, February 23, 2021
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Classroom Technology From Our Research Center Digital Games: Powerful Motivation Tool or Not So Much?
Students are far less likely than teachers to say digital games make learning more interesting.
Mark Lieberman, January 6, 2021
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Mathematics Digital Math Games and Apps: What Works and What Doesn't?
Teachers are using a variety of games, videos, and apps to supplement online math instruction—but not all of them are created equal.
Sarah Schwartz, December 2, 2020
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Teaching Profession This Teacher Uses Drones to Help Students Learn Problem-Solving
At Martha Elementary in West Virginia, students use small drones to simulate real-world events and learn about the power of technology as a force for good.
Mark Lieberman, February 7, 2020
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Science National Science Foundation Touts 'Everyday' STEM Learning Opportunities
The NSF's "Last Days of Summer STEM Bucket List" includes a wide range of on- and offline learning tools aiming to help children build their identities as budding scientists.
Benjamin Herold, August 6, 2019
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