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Kodu Game Lab - Microsoft Research FUSE Labs

Kodu Game Lab - Microsoft Research FUSE Labs | Edtech & Other Learning Resources | Scoop.it
We are very pleased to announce the release of Kodu v1.2! In this release, we have added new storytelling features as well as a new web-based Community
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Requires a download, but it's a cool way for kids (and adults) to build 3D games (and learn the many 21st century skills involved in programming) with a visual programming language.

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Quandary

Quandary | Edtech & Other Learning Resources | Scoop.it
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A serious game designed to help students think through ethical quandaries. I've only played the first level so far, but was impressed with the design and how thought-provoking it was.

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instaGrok | A new way to learn

instaGrok | A new way to learn | Edtech & Other Learning Resources | Scoop.it
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Cool research tool -- especially for the early stages of a research project. You type in a search term, and instaGrok creates a mindmap full of resources, information and links.

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Games Based Learning through Text Adventures

Games Based Learning through Text Adventures | Edtech & Other Learning Resources | Scoop.it
This week in the Games Based Learning MOOC, we've been focusing on two tools for GBL: AR/ARGs and Interactive Fiction/Text Adventures. As I've mentioned in a previous post, I'm planning to integrat...
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Worth a read and has lots of potentially useful resources

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RealtimeBoard | Online collaboration whiteboard

RealtimeBoard | Online collaboration whiteboard | Edtech & Other Learning Resources | Scoop.it
RealtimeBoard is a cloud-based collaboration software, which allows you to discuss your projects freely on endless whiteboards
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Like Padlet, but awesomer.

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Paper for the Web | Padlet

Paper for the Web | Padlet | Edtech & Other Learning Resources | Scoop.it
The simplest way to create. From any device, with anyone.
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Quickly and easily build a wall with documents, links, videos, etc. Nice way to view, collect and share. I use this for putting together assignments for students that includes viewing several different websites, videos, etc. 

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Thinking Worlds | Rapid Sims & Games Creation

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Seems like a very good sims/game-making platform, but they need better tutorials to be useful for me.

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K-12 Academic and Culture Analytics Platform - Kickboard

Software for school culture, classroom management, standards-based grading, formative and summative assessment data analysis, and teacher collaboration.
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piq - online pixel art drawing app

piq is a fun, easy-to-use online pixel art program with a number of cool unique features. It's designed to let you create and share great pixel art, logos or favicons quickly and easily.
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Great for making badges!

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Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share

Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share | Edtech & Other Learning Resources | Scoop.it
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Great educational programming language & community -- learn concepts of programming with intuitive, visual kid-friendly language. Make games and more to share with others.

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OpenHatch - Community tools for free and open source software

OpenHatch - Community tools for free and open source software | Edtech & Other Learning Resources | Scoop.it
OpenHatch, the open source involvement engine.
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Click on the "Training" tab to be taken to a page of "missions" that help you understand how to get involved an an opensource project.

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Web Tools for Teachers by Type - LiveBinder

This LiveBinder is dedicated to helping teachers find the right web tool for the task at hand.
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Check out this learn-to-code platform just for kids

Check out this learn-to-code platform just for kids | Edtech & Other Learning Resources | Scoop.it
The Tynker Learning Platform, which uses its own visual programming language, is focused on bringing better STEM education tools into classrooms
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Text 2 Mind Map - Simple mind mapping online

Text 2 Mind Map - Simple mind mapping online | Edtech & Other Learning Resources | Scoop.it
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Build simple text mind maps easily.

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Metryx | Track | Analyze | Differentiate

Metryx | Track | Analyze | Differentiate | Edtech & Other Learning Resources | Scoop.it
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Wondering if this could be a useful tool to track, organize, analyze and communicate student growth.

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UNITY: Game Development Tool

UNITY: Game Development Tool | Edtech & Other Learning Resources | Scoop.it
Unity is the award-winning development platform for games and interactive 3D on the web, iOS, Android, consoles and beyond.
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More advanced game making platform. Great tutorials, but above my current skill level.

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