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Top 10 Google I/O 2013 Announcements Related To Teaching And Learning

This week , Google held their annual technology conference named I/O 2013 for Google professionals and developers.   You have to love all the great technology that Google gives to the community for free!  I wanted to share a great summary video by Marques Brownlee and highlight announcements that would impact educators and educational game developers. New Google+: Google

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14 Top Posts From InspiredToEducate.NET

5 ways to get more results in your teaching environment. Want to build team collaboration, communication, and productivity? Make work visible! Reduce your stress level with keeping a plan 7 ideas for creating a student centered learning environment by Paul Andersen 5 reasons to love Khan academy for computer science How to use Minecraft in

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7 Lessons from Teaching a Kickstarter Class

Kickstarter.com helps creative people and makers bring their projects to market.   If you are going to create something new like a music album, a new video game, or a movie, you need funds to pay for labor and resources.   Kickstarter.com provides a platform to enable creative individuals to share the story about their project and

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Here’s an App to Teach Strategy and How a Disease Spreads

On a Sunday drive with my wife, Sarah talked about how she will be teaching on public health and epidemics in her microbiology classes soon. For as long as I have known Sarah, she gets REALLY excited about epidemiology. She gets excited in the same way that a four year old boy gets “giddy” to

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Benefits of Teaching Kids To Code That No One Is Talking About

In previous blog posts, we have discussed the necessity to encourage science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) especially in the United States. As our culture has become increasingly digital, we have coined this term of “digital natives” to describe the current generation of kids who grow up playing with IPads, cell phones and computers. In

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Using Game Segments to Engage Students in Computer Science Education

Teachers of computer science, like many STEM teachers, desire to find ways to engage students in the craft.   How do we make learning computer programming fun?   How do we empower students to be creative? As a computer science graduate myself, I have to confess that we cover some pretty dry material at times.   I can

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How to use Minecraft in teaching

In a previous post, we reviewed why Vicki Davis(@coolcatteacher) and other teachers use virtual worlds to teach digital citizenship and online collaboration.   It’s amazing to see how teachers use technologies like OpenSim to transform their students into teachers.   As a Dad, I always enjoy finding games that my son and I can enjoy

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10 Games To Foster Innovation on Your Team

I believe that projects should be fun.   When projects are fun, people share their best and most innovative ideas.   I am very thankful that my team leader introduced me to the book Gamestorming, a playbook for innovators, rule-breakers and changemakers.     As an agile coach for a software development team, it’s important for

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Teaching like a game designer

All teachers and leaders seek new ways to engage their students and followers.   Games have a profound potential as teaching tools.   I wanted to share some of the key questions that have helped me in my quest to become a game designer.   (I still have much to learn)  The questions serve as a checklist

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How video games are changing education (infographic)

Thank you avatarGeneration.com and onlinecolleges.net for sharing this. Please visit our posts on game based learning. Popular blog posts: Reduce your stress level with keeping a plan of awesome 5 reasons to love Khan academy for computer science How do I level up as a Dad? How to reduce stress by keeping work organized using

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