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40 Sites for Educational Games | Digital Learning Environments


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It is really nice to have a list like this not only for educational games but also for any tech tools or ways to use technological tools is education. What I like in this list, that is presented in alphabetical order, has a nice mix of subjects and grade levels that teachers can use with their students. 

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I decided to revisit a post I've done on sites for educational games.  This list, presented in alphabetical order, has a nice mix of subjects and grade levels that teachers can use with their students.

 

- See more at: http://www.guide2digitallearning.com/tools_technologies/40_sites_educational_games#sthash.PUQs078l.dpuf

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Great resource.  

Teaching and learning using technology
This site is to share my own exploration in the digital technologies and their implementation in the educational process.
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Teaching and Technology Conference attracts more than 350 educators - UMSL Daily (blog)

Teaching and Technology Conference attracts more than 350 educators - UMSL Daily (blog) | Teaching and learning using technology | Scoop.it
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Teaching and Technology Conference attracts more than 350 educators
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Amy Collier, director of digital learning initiatives at Stanford (Calif.) University, spoke to hundreds of ...
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Talking about MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course), flipped classrooms and making online learning real, human and connected will for sure attract a huge number of interested educators and instructional designers.

 Amy Collier leads a team of instructional designers and doctoral students who develop and iterate on designs for online and blended learning. Collier also provides outreach for the Stanford Online initiative, speaking with individuals, departments and external groups about Stanford’s work.

This is another article from Collier: Rethinking Online Community in MOOCs Used for Blended Learning

http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/rethinking-online-community-moocs-used-blended-learning#!

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Gaming is serious at new Digital Media and Learning Labs - Clemson University

Gaming is serious at new Digital Media and Learning Labs
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With the new digital media and tools used now days in teaching and learning, and above of all the notion of learning through gaming is getting acknowledged widely. When I read this article about serious play and connecting it to how learning can be creative, academic and valuable for any learner in any age or level, I immediately connected it to an article I read about serious games. In this article  http://books.google.ca/books?hl=en&lr=&id=bR1pKYNcHA4C&oi=fnd&pg=PA306&dq=Serious+Games+for+Language+Learning:+How+Much+Game,+How+Much+AI%3F+W.+Lewis+Johnson,+Hannes+Vilhjalmsson,+%26+Stacy+Marsella&ots=Oz7WNAGtX5&sig=mOEnQj-n_wf27BJdNDk-InIocAc#v=onepage&q=Serious%20Games%20for%20Language%20Learning%3A%20How%20Much%20Game%2C%20How%20Much%20AI%3F%20W.%20Lewis%20Johnson%2C%20Hannes%20Vilhjalmsson%2C%20%26%20Stacy%20Marsella&f=false  you will find information about how “Serious Games” are connected to The Tactical Language Training System (TLTS), which is a program that supports rapid acquisition of foreign language and cultural skills. The TLTS combines game design principles and game development tools with learner modelling, pedagogical agents, and pedagogical dramas. Learners carry out missions in a simulated game world, interacting with non-player characters. A virtual aide assists the learners if they run into difficulties, and gives performance feedback in the context of preparatory exercises. Artificial intelligence plays a key role in controlling the behaviour of the non-player characters in the game; intelligent tutoring provides supplementary scaffolding.

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New technologies – Tools of learning or distraction? - University World News

New technologies – Tools of learning or distraction? - University World News | Teaching and learning using technology | Scoop.it
New technologies – Tools of learning or distraction?
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This question is not that new to raise but this reserch results were interesting to look at. This reserarch is to identify factors influencing classroom behaviour relating to digital technology and develop strategies to check those that were counter-productive. "Muyingi said the ongoing research wanted to determine the extent to which digital technology distraction was prevalent among students; identify the factors and variables significantly associated with behaviour; and provide recommendations for educators and managers to reduce and-or mitigate distraction." The results are connected to age and sex of the participants, the class activities, and the digital tools used in the classroom. 

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Surveys Synthesized: What Are Teachers' Attitudes About Classroom Technology? - MindShift (blog)

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Surveys Synthesized: What Are Teachers' Attitudes About Classroom Technology?
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This review highlights some of the benefits and obstacles of using different kinds of technology in the classroom. Benefits of Technology for Student Learning as  increasing motivation, personalizing and individualizing learning, collaboration and prosocial behavior, and increasing in students productivity.

Barriers to Classroom Implementation of technology as access to technology, time constraints, emphasis on standardized tests and reform, and technology as a distraction.

 The review raises some great questions that have yet to be explored with thorough future studies, e.g. what is the child’s role in incorporating technology?

There is a common knowledge that children know more about technology than their teachers and parents. Children nowadays are called native digital, so the question “Are we overlooking students’ roles as key integrators/facilitators of technology in the classroom?” must be addressed more thoroughly. 

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Sheridan Center offers new digital workshops - The Brown Daily Herald

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Sheridan Center offers new digital workshops The Brown Daily Herald The Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning will host a series of new digital teaching workshops over the coming weeks to address technology's growing role in students' learning...
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To be familiar with the current technology and their usage in the online teaching process is essential to any educator. As a teacher it is more practical to have broad skills that needed for online teaching.  Sheridan Center’s workshops will focus on designing effective digital assignments, facilitating online discussions among students and course instructors and using online peer grading. Sheridan Center Instructional Designer John Melson said the workshops are also designed to facilitate wider conversations about online teaching among course instructors and graduate students. “We want to keep the workshops general enough that they can be of use for a variety of people,” Melson said

Learning to Teach Online videos free online professional development resource for teachers who want to build a better understanding of online pedagogies and practice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLeYubpnKmk&list=PL08E90AD80DB18296  

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Acting Secretary of Education Says Hybrid Learning Benefits Students - News Talk 1240 WRTA

Acting Secretary of Education Says Hybrid Learning Benefits Students - News Talk 1240 WRTA | Teaching and learning using technology | Scoop.it
Acting Secretary of Education Says Hybrid Learning Benefits Students News Talk 1240 WRTA Hybrid learning integrates new instructional technologies with proven teaching techniques to deliver a more personalized learning experience for students to...
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This article describes the implementation of Hybrid learning initiative and define Hybrid learning. “Hybrid learning melds together three learning models that are designed to provide a deeper understanding of course content and material, resulting in improved student academic performance,” Dumaresq said. For new teachers to the idea of Hybrid learning it is more comforting to understand how to apply it in their classrooms, and to understand that Hybrid learning does not replace teachers but it requires the teachers’ active efforts. 

In this Prize you will find more details about the methodology mixture in Hybrid learning in education

http://prezi.com/fq7cx9whygqc/hybrid-learning-overview/

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Going the distance | The Schoolcraft Connection

Going the distance | The Schoolcraft Connection | Teaching and learning using technology | Scoop.it
However, times have changed, and now many students find they learn better through online formats being comfortable with digital technology because they grew up with it. Younger crowds often prefer this medium.
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In the beginning of this article there is a definition of distance learning. Then there is a description of how Schoolcraft College is using Distance Learning and Open Entry/Open Exit (OE/OE) courses in their teaching. It is correct that currently not only vast selections of classes are available online, but entire degrees can be obtained strictly over the web.

Distance Learning in Education Prezi

http://prezi.com/oxzw58iwgavs/distance-learning-education/

Here is an article about O.P.E.N. Learning approach, an open-entry, open-exit delivery system that is supported by a computerized instructional management system and an extensive learning team is a fundamental restructuring of the approach to education.

http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/podimproveacad/407/  

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8 Great Avatar Creation Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Great Avatar Creation Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teaching and learning using technology | Scoop.it

Via Susan Bainbridge
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 Here are a list of 8 Avatar tools and short description of its outcome. These tools can be used for a variety of educational purposes with our students in the classroom. Also there is a mention of other free comic tools which are used to create cartoons and comic strips for educational uses. Here is the link http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/01/free-tools-to-create-comic-strips.html

What is an avatar?
An avatar is a figure or character that you can create and customize the way you want. You can use this character to interact with other friends online. Users have the full control of what they want to feature for example the kind of background, accessories, clothes...etc.

This Prezi introduce avatargeneration:

http://prezi.com/89wtsvzi0kil/avatargeneration/

AvatarGeneration is an educational technology news and resource website. AvatarGeneration gives educators an up-to date directory and search engine of educational technology Apps, Educational Games, Virtual Worlds and Teaching Tools. We also dig around the web for new, exciting content, to keep educators interested in educational technology.

www.avatargeneration.com

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Something to be everyone!

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Thx Beth

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Embrace mobile technology in the classroom - Chicago Tribune

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Embrace mobile technology in the classroom
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I applaud his focus on digital literacy, but investing billions in infrastructure solves a problem we don't have. Students already have plenty of Internet access.
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Glen Tullman in his article he talks about using mobile devices in the classrooms. It is true that students already have plenty of Internet access through their phones. He says that we should incorporate mobile devices into everyday learning and stop teaching our children the old-school way. And why not, this is the new digital world and technology must be incorporated in the education system. Tullman also talking aobut providing real-time curriculum that is easily accessible to all kids on mobile devices. He is listing three ways to make learning mobile: Mobile devices can free the students to learn on their own time, smartphones can let students learn in their own way, and teamwork is mandatory now in the workplace, so let's have kids use their phones to work on projects together.

In the article there is a mentioning of CK-12 Foundation. In CK-12 free access to high-quality, customizable educational content in multiple modalities suited to multiple student learning styles and levels will allow teachers, students and others to innovate and experiment with new models of learning. CK-12 helps students and teachers alike by enabling rapid customization and experimentation of teaching and learning styles.

Here is the link to CK-12 http://www.ck12.org

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8 Great Online Resources for ESL/EFL Teachers - EmergingEdTech

8 Great Online Resources for ESL/EFL Teachers - EmergingEdTech | Teaching and learning using technology | Scoop.it
ESLvideo takes an innovative approach to educational technology and turns something students probably do already into an ESL/EFL learning experience. .... 8 Great Free Digital Presentation Tools For Teachers To Try .
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Using digital tools in ESL/EFL teaching is a necessary, but the vast volume of educational resources available online can seem overwhelming. The teachers should be selective on the site or app they like to use in their classrooms. Nevertheless, the teachers must familiarize themselves to the design of the website so they can use it in an enjoyable and effective ways.

In this article 8 online resources are mentioned with a short description on how the teachers can use them in teaching ESL/EFL students.

Here is also a link for 30 free online ESL teaching resources

http://matadornetwork.com/abroad/30-free-online-resources-for-teaching-and-learning-esl/

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With Tablets in Schools, K-12 Teachers Must Learn New Techniques - Digital Book World

With Tablets in Schools, K-12 Teachers Must Learn New Techniques - Digital Book World | Teaching and learning using technology | Scoop.it
With Tablets in Schools, K-12 Teachers Must Learn New Techniques
Digital Book World
Many parents and educators are wary of the potential for digital screens to isolate kids and reduce the valuable social learning that happens in no-tech classrooms.
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This article addresses the crucial need for technical professional development for teachers since tablets are now getting to the educational process in the schools. Tablets are now a vital new digital tool in many schools and it is undeniable fact. It is interesting to know how teachers are integrating tablets in their classrooms. I agree with Beth Bacon on how teachers with tablets are most effective when they guide digital reading, exploration, and small group discussions. And how the teachers are no longer data presenters but data synthesizers.

This Prezi is about tablets and education http://prezi.com/x0yb5rj1s1lj/tablets-and-education/

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Textbooks are out, iPads are in for fifth grade SASD social studies - The Reporter

Textbooks are out, iPads are in for fifth grade SASD social studies - The Reporter | Teaching and learning using technology | Scoop.it
Textbooks are out, iPads are in for fifth grade SASD social studies The Reporter Some school districts are taking the 1:1 approach to technology, or equipping each student with his or her own device, but group work is at the heart of the new...
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Now in the Souderton Area School District, under a new curriculum being rolled out this academic year, iPads have replaced textbooks, and student-centered debate, inquiry and discussion is the main focus. According to the article, using iPads will allow the teachers to tailor the material to students who are at different levels, something that wouldn’t be possible with textbooks. But even though I noticed again the need for teachers’ training should be provided in order to insure the effectiveness use of iPads in the classrooms.

Here are three Prizes connected to the same topic discussed in this article:

Apple says textbooks are out, iPads are in!

http://prezi.com/xols5-t_wjrs/apple-says-textbooks-are-out-ipads-are-in/

iPad for Education 

http://prezi.com/zixxtw4zxnbi/ipad-for-education/

Collaborative iPad Classroom

http://prezi.com/dpfdebrqmm1t/collaborative-ipad-classroom/

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What Every Parent Needs to Know About Changes in the Classroom - Miami News Record

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Changes in the Classroom - Miami News Record | Teaching and learning using technology | Scoop.it
What Every Parent Needs to Know About Changes in the Classroom Miami News Record With this in mind, Reading Wonders was built using entirely new educational technology, offering interconnected platforms personalized for students and teachers and...
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When reading this article I found it is pointing to different essential points. First I started to think about finance. Schools now are working to implement some form of mobile technology in the classrooms. Tablets are one way to do so. The cost of tablets is a big obstacle for the schools. The cost including maintenance, adding features such as security.  see http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/category/ipad-tablets/29958.aspx?CMP=KNC-GoogZ_Tablets 

What Mike Silagadze said in his article, see http://betanews.com/2012/10/24/5-problems-with-ipads-in-education/   confirmed to me my thoughts about the issue if we used a certain kind of mobile technology as tablets, we will face a time when we want to upgrade that technology... then what will be the consequences of that. And as a teacher, will I be ready to integrate that technology in my classroom with no problems, will I be sufficiently trained to use it appropriately?!

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Education going high tech - Delaware County Daily Times

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Education going high tech
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Instead, the 17 students each intently stared at the iPad Mini in their hands, using an app to complete a problem Coletta had forwarded to the entire class from her own device.
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This is another example of school district to introduce iPad Minis to its students. Again the issue of the cost of the latest technology is discussed, along with the concept of changing in technology and its effect on the perception of having technological tools in schools.

“It’s not so much about the technology itself,” Wentzel said. “It’s really about seeing the technology as a lens for teaching and learning. It’s a real important distinction.

“They can relate to it,” Fitzpatrick said. “It’s bringing their world into school because they’re all so tech savvy.”

When talking to parents who their children are using technology in the schools, you will find them expressing how much they are willing to monitor closely the academic progress of their children

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Teachers give up holiday for learning - Stuff.co.nz

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Teachers give up holiday for learning
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United States-based speaker, researcher and teacher Jason Ohler spoke about the use of digital technology in the classroom.
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It is not something new that the teachers nowdays want to learn more about integrating digital technologies in their classrooms. As the example here in this article. But this issue will promote more discussion about the ways the teachers will use to assess and measure their students' learning. In Edtechteacher web page, I found a useful list of general multimedia assessment tools, e.g. assessment tools for the students' blogs, wikis, and podcasts.

http://edtechteacher.org/index.php/teaching-technology/assessment-rubrics

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Peter Hyman: We need a new schools model for the 21st century - Evening Standard

Peter Hyman: We need a new schools model for the 21st century - Evening Standard | Teaching and learning using technology | Scoop.it
Evening Standard Peter Hyman: We need a new schools model for the 21st century Evening Standard Yet when last year I set up School 21 — a new school in Stratford for children aged four to 18 — with Ed Fidoe and Oli de Botton, I couldn't help...
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   Peter Hyman the headteacher of School 21 in Stratford discussing the idea, vision, and practice of School 21. The idea of how schools will look like when technology is integrated in every aspect in the school, is something I was wonder about. But here Hyman is explaining of how this idea is coming  alive. The main idea of I-Zone in school is to become centre of innovation, place where children are genuinely prepared for the challenges of the 21st century.  "School 21 is a teacher-led school whose design principles we believe will give students a great chance of thriving in the 21st century."Hymen said. Schools' size and divisions in schools are among other topics for discussion in this article.  One example of this new types of schooling

http://school21.org/

And here is a youtube to introduce school21

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghwhmZRlz1A

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What Tech Innovation Would You Like in the Classroom? - Wall Street Journal

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What Tech Innovation Would You Like in the Classroom?
Wall Street Journal
ROSABETH MOSS KANTER: At Harvard Business School, we are fortunate to have tech-rich classrooms with videoconference capabilities, digital polling and much more.
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It is amazing to hear such innovative ideas from experts on how to enhance the learning and teaching process with the right technology. Newman’s idea of better feedback tools for the classroom which should be immediate and specific is very important. Here is 20 tips to give feedback by Moodle   http://moodle.une.edu.au/mod/page/view.php?id=58

Another innovative idea is from Kanter is to have multiple telepresence screens to run discussions with people in many locations at the same time. Also I found Howell’s idea of having video connection between the in-class and distance students and the teacher is connected to Kanter’s screens. Freeman’s quest for innovations that help personalize the individual student's classroom experience is something I was wonder about too. Also Plant’s idea of classrooms’ management simulator for real-world crises is also connected to the 21st century era.

But Erickson’s discussion of the need of great teachers (Excellent teaching) not just the latest technology is what considered the main factor with the greatest impact on student success. I found this Prezi is interesting to look at

http://prezi.com/al7iy1uauduy/technological-resources-for-the-classroom-teacher/

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How to make education interactive: digital technology, web and creative tips ... - Memeburn

How to make education interactive: digital technology, web and creative tips ... - Memeburn | Teaching and learning using technology | Scoop.it
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Digital Education.
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Engaging the students in the learning process when emerging the technology in the classroom is very essential. The teachers are trying to find the useful digital tools to use in their classrooms. I liked the listing and explanation of some of these digital tools as video conferencing programs like Skype and iChat, Digital Geography like Google Earth, Podcasts, Video streaming, Real time analysis (can be produced from your school website), Interactive education games ( the new trend Gamification ),  and Multimedia presentations like songs, video clips, PowerPoint presentations, short animations, and high-resolution photographs are great ways to get students engaged with classroom material.

With the fast advancement of digital technology in education. Though the implementation and execution have always been under inspection, some have come up with interesting experimental solutions as Salman Khan in The One World Schoolhouse, and the Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) systems. You can find their details and other information in this article:How people are using e-learning and crowd learning to change education  http://memeburn.com/2012/10/how-people-are-using-e-learning-and-crowdlearning-to-change-education/

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Flipping Bloom: What Flipped Learning Can Mean For ESL Students ...

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We do this in ESL classes all the time. This model can be particularly useful for ESL students as class time is used to explore and apply ideas and practice language with their peers. Fill in the blank activities, videos, grammar ...
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Aaron Sams and/or Jonathan Bergmann came up with the term flipped classroom in 2007 after two years of YouTube birth. And since then and the discussion of this term “Flipped Classroom” is going on.  In this article the author is trying to draw the attention to the term of flipped classroom and ESL. I took some time to reflect on the revised taxonomy of Bloom mentioned in this article and see its transformation to the Bloom’s 21 taxonomy, which is upside down taxonomy. I found the following resources for flipped learning with a lot of helpful explanation, examples, videos, digital tools resources, articles, and few misconceptions about the Flipped Classroom.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IOI5-tXZvOEVCFhoN5hlsccnRa-8_77nx3GDdB6C-tE/edit

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40 Sites for Educational Games | Digital Learning Environments


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It is really nice to have a list like this not only for educational games but also for any tech tools or ways to use technological tools is education. What I like in this list, that is presented in alphabetical order, has a nice mix of subjects and grade levels that teachers can use with their students. 

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I decided to revisit a post I've done on sites for educational games.  This list, presented in alphabetical order, has a nice mix of subjects and grade levels that teachers can use with their students.

 

- See more at: http://www.guide2digitallearning.com/tools_technologies/40_sites_educational_games#sthash.PUQs078l.dpuf

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Great resource.  

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Guide to Using Twitter in Your Teaching Practice

Guide to Using Twitter in Your Teaching Practice | Teaching and learning using technology | Scoop.it
Are you interested in using Twitter or other social media as a teaching tool? Our culture has transformed significantly where online distribution of ide
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Many teachers are still can’t see the benefit of using social media in their practices. This article and with the resources it has are very useful to put Twitter usage in education under the lens. In the article you will find some great resources about how the school community can help in using social media, especially Twitter, as a learning tool. You will notice “Safety” is the first topic is raised in the article. Safety and social media usage by the students is very critical issue and need to be addressed carefully. So you will find resources for parents and administrators on how, why and other issues about using social media and Twitter. There also other resources for the teachers. In this video is explanation for teachers on what to post on Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdZbTI0YAts

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Fun Ways to Use Voicethread with ESL Students : KQED Education ...

Fun Ways to Use Voicethread with ESL Students : KQED Education ... | Teaching and learning using technology | Scoop.it
One of the first Voicethreads I created was for a very low-level ESL and low-level technology seniors' class – see below. Students just looked at the picture and predicted what they saw. Through this basic introduction, they ...
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Many ESL teachers prefer to use technological tools when teaching ESL learners. Here is Voicethread tool is discussed. Voicethread’s tagline is defined here as “Conversations in the cloud” which I found concise. Then the explanation of how the Voicethread is used to encourage students to talk to each other and comment. Also to listen and think about each other’s’ ideas. How teachers can use Voicethread is mentioned here also. And it is a convenient way for the teacher to have access to all the students’ work in one place.

Here are the Voicethread free video tutorials link http://www.teachertrainingvideos.com/voiceThread/

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10 Modern Ways to Use Technology in ESL Instruction

10 Modern Ways to Use Technology in ESL Instruction | Teaching and learning using technology | Scoop.it
Technology can be a great asset in ESL classrooms, offering authentic writing activities and endless resources on grammar instruction, lesson plans and other central topics. Computers, tabl. ... Digital Field Trips.
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Many ESL teachers prefer to use technology in their teaching process since they know that Computers, tablets and e-readers can all be instrumental in learning English, offering interactive and motivating activities for students of all ages. In this article there are a list of 10 different ways that ESL teachers can use technology to teach English in a way that will make lessons more engaging and appealing.

Here some other online games websites

http://www.funbrain.com/

http://www.learningplanet.com/

http://www.mathplayground.com/

This article reminded me of a video I saw: Top 10 Reasons to Use Technology in Education: iPad, Tablet, Computer, Listening Centers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulb4jl3xqs8

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Mobile Technology in K-12 Classrooms: More Than a Question of Cost - Huffington Post (blog)

Mobile Technology in K-12 Classrooms: More Than a Question of Cost - Huffington Post (blog) | Teaching and learning using technology | Scoop.it
Mobile Technology in K-12 Classrooms: More Than a Question of Cost Huffington Post (blog) Administrators and teachers are also interested in the potential for digital textbooks (imagine a student with no back pain) and life skills tools, like...
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In this article Matthew Lynch raises good points about how the financial aspect is very important in implementing the one-to-one tablet initiative in the schools. Other essential aspects to have mobile technology in the classrooms are the infrastructure for having such technology, and the teacher training that will be needed to make those devices effective in the classroom. Same points and others were also addressed in the following article:

Teachers trying their best with the little they have 

http://www.stabroeknews.com/2013/news/stories/10/05/teachers-trying-their-best-with-the-little-they-have-union-president/

 

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Six experts offer digital suggestions - DesMoinesRegister.com

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Six experts offer digital suggestions
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Use tech in classes. Denise Schmidt-Crawford, director of the Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching, Iowa State University, Ames.
Amale Aldarwish's insight:

The article begins with a video that point out the children’s perception of technology in their lives and school. I wasn’t surprised to see how much the children wanted to be connected through using technology. Other children expresses’ how in their online research they trust the top links to find information and resources. Many children express their happiness about the teachers’ integration of technology in the classrooms. Then six experts talk out and present six digital suggestions to ensure effective technology use in the children’s lives and learning.  I think Candice Odgers’s suggestion is very important and critical. She suggests to switch the technology off, and she is talking concisely about her suggestion.  

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