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How Gamification Can Create a Homeschool Education | Gamification.co

How Gamification Can Create a Homeschool Education | Gamification.co | Instructional Technology- Professional Development | Scoop.it

Homeschooling has become one of the fastest growing forms of education, and gamification has become very integral to the way these children are learning.

 

When a parent decides to remove their child from school, many times it’s due to the boring nature of traditional classrooms, inflexible schedules, and just a general disagreement with the American education system.

 

But what does a homeschooling parent do with their children once they have them home? There are hundreds of curriculums to choose from, some barely any different than what the school offered, others so labor intensive the parent can’t keep up. And then there’s the not-so-small matter of getting kids to actually participate in these programs.

 

Once answer coming up more and more is gamification. Take a look at Reading Eggs. This is a simple web-based program designed to help young kids learn how to read. The game is set around a map. Each place on the map is a different lesson. For each lesson they master, they get points. Once they get through the map, they get a certificate and a new map gets unlocked.

 

Another very popular tool for homeschool families is Khan Academy. This website is filled with videos on a huge variety of subjects. Students learn from these instructional videos and can take tests to check their retention. They get points and badges to measure their progress. A map of the “stars” shows what they’ve done and what’s suggested for them.

 

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Robotics Lesson Plans - NASA @Makerspaces.com

Robotics Lesson Plans - NASA @Makerspaces.com | Instructional Technology- Professional Development | Scoop.it

""18 Lesson Plans for Maker Educators from @NASA that are great for #makerspaces "

18 Lesson Plans for Maker Educators from @NASA that are great for #makerspaces


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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, September 3, 2015 12:15 PM

Mostly oriented towards younger grades, but still some good stuff buried in here.

Deborah Davison's curator insight, September 5, 2015 8:49 PM

Lesson Plans from NASA for makers, inquiry or pbl

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Using Edmodo With Students Ppt Presentation

Using Edmodo With Students Ppt Presentation | Instructional Technology- Professional Development | Scoop.it
ideas to use edmodo with students - A PowerPoint presentation...

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Edorble Virtual World for Classrooms

Edorble Virtual World for Classrooms | Instructional Technology- Professional Development | Scoop.it

Today we released the first beta of Edorble, a 3D virtual world where teachers and students can come together to talk, browse the web, and explore. We couldn’t be more excited. Go ahead and claim a world at www.edorble.com


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Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, December 2, 2015 12:29 PM

Je vais tester un monde !

Barbara Goebel's curator insight, December 2, 2015 4:13 PM

Funny this turned up in my Scoop.it! feed in the week I'm learning about virtual worlds for education!

 

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, December 3, 2015 3:46 AM

Second Life's second wind?

Let's see... SL looked very promising. I'll give it a look.

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Transcendental Meditation Is Going Corporate. Here's Why That's A Good Thing.

Transcendental Meditation Is Going Corporate. Here's Why That's A Good Thing. | Instructional Technology- Professional Development | Scoop.it
Thanks to the continued research touting its advantages, meditation has hit the mainstream. More and more people are willing to give it a try, often despite a measure of initial skepticism. Nowhere is

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American Institute Health Care Professionals's curator insight, August 14, 2015 4:14 PM

Corporate offices are seeing the benefit of meditation.  Transcendental meditation is an awesome way to help corporations and their employees maximize their abilities.

If you would like to learn more about meditation or become a meditation instructor then please review the program

#meditationinstructor