Category Archives: game based learning

Envisioning the future of education technology

Source: envisioningtech.com via Massimo on Pinterest Related posts: Starting with WHY I believe educational technology just became exponentially cooler. Thanks Google! Organization Before Innovation Can gaming have a positive impact to students? Answers from GamesForChange.org? How can YouTube support great … Continue reading

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How would teaching history change if we could talk to the people of the past?

Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elizabethps/3760462201/sizes/m/in/photostream/ If you could ask Ben Franklin anything, what would you ask him? Please contribute a question to this Google document.    We really appreciate it! What happens when you add the following ingredients together? 1 bright college student who … Continue reading

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EdTech Cheat Sheet

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7 ideas for creating a student centered learning environment by Paul Andersen

My wife has been raving to me about this cool biology teacher from Bozeman, Montana. Paul Anderson has become a star in the biology community for his Bozeman Biology YouTube channel. I discovered a TED talk that he gave sharing … Continue reading

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Learn how to create a mobile app in minutes using Corona SDK

Many of my readers may enjoy learning how they can create apps for their favorite mobile devices: ipad, iphone, or Android.    The Corona SDK provides an elegant framework for quickly creating applications and games.    I have heard stories … Continue reading

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Our Top 14 Blog Posts on Teaching, Productivity, and Leadership

Top 14 blog posts on teaching, productivity, and leadership since 6/30/2012 5 ways to get more results in your teaching environment. Why is perspective critical to leading and teaching? Michael’s Free Book Index How to reduce stress by keeping work … Continue reading

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How to build a social networking site for free using Elgg

Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest have disrupted traditional channels of communication.   While these existing sites are useful, organizations often need to establish their own social networking platform.    Instructional designers often use services like Ning.com to … Continue reading

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5 fun learning experiences with Legos

Last Saturday, my four year old son Peter and I got lost in Lego Land for three hours. What were we doing? While the Lego Land experience has tons of activities for parents and their kids, my Peter and I … Continue reading

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5 inspirational educators discovered through #EdCampAtl conference

Click here to visit the conference website Unfortunately,  Sarah and I did not get the opportunity to check out the awesome education “un-conference” in Atlanta, GA, EdCampAtl.   In an effort to connect with the energy, inspiration, and ideas from … Continue reading

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How can a free massively collaborative game potentially help save lives?

As a game developer, I have become convinced that games can have a profound impact in teaching and changing the world.    Why? Games encourage us to take on epic challenges and objectives.    In the act of making a … Continue reading

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