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How Can Developers Make Meaningful Learning Games for Classrooms?

How Can Developers Make Meaningful Learning Games for Classrooms?

| January 3, 2014 | 8 Comments

As game developers look at a complicated education marketplace studded with persistent challenges, a few guidelines have begun to emerge to help make it easier for teachers to use and see value in educational games.

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Has the ‘MOOC Revolution’ Drifted Off Course?

Has the ‘MOOC Revolution’ Drifted Off Course?

| January 1, 2014

In 2012, “massive open online courses” were lauded as the most important trend in higher education. But this year, educators and even students rebelled against the rapid expansion of online learning. Two of the biggest MOOCs say they’re making big changes in how they deliver their classes in 2014.

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Tablets for Fifth Graders? Teachers Try Different Tactics

Tablets for Fifth Graders? Teachers Try Different Tactics

| December 30, 2013 | 7 Comments

A new study shows allowing fifth graders to use tablets at home and in class has potential to give them more learning opportunities.

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In Teaching Algebra, the Not-So-Secret Way to Students’ Hearts

In Teaching Algebra, the Not-So-Secret Way to Students’ Hearts

| December 9, 2013 | 9 Comments

Education researchers are beginning to validate what many teachers have long known: connecting learning to student interests helps the information stick. Here’s an example of how one algebra teacher made it work in her class.

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Beyond Minecraft: Games That Inspire Building and Exploration

Beyond Minecraft: Games That Inspire Building and Exploration

| November 19, 2013 | 10 Comments

The success and popularity of Minecraft in and out of classrooms is no surprise. It’s one of the best examples of the potential of learning with games because it embraces exploration, discovery, creation, collaboration, and problem-solving while allowing teachers to shepherd play toward any subject area. But Minecraft is not the only game of this kind. Take a look at some of these.

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Inquiry Learning Ideas for Math and Science With iPads

Inquiry Learning Ideas for Math and Science With iPads

| November 8, 2013 | 12 Comments

Giving children ample opportunities to develop sound investigative skills at an early age is essential to nurturing their ability to think critically and scientifically as they get older.

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How Much Freedom to Give Kids With School-Issued iPads?

How Much Freedom to Give Kids With School-Issued iPads?

| November 5, 2013

As more school districts roll out tablet computers to students, they’re debating how much to restrict access to certain websites and games. Some districts shut down wide parts of the Internet, but others are trying to take a more nuanced approach.

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Ideas for Using iPads for Digital Storytelling

Ideas for Using iPads for Digital Storytelling

| October 31, 2013 | 3 Comments

Schools have begun to recognize the importance of multimedia use in education. Fortunately, with its built-in microphone, camera, and a host of multimedia apps, the iPad is an extraordinary tool for creating and integrating multimedia into education.

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Let the Games Begin: Students and Teachers Dive Into SimCityEDU

Let the Games Begin: Students and Teachers Dive Into SimCityEDU

| October 30, 2013 | 10 Comments

Non-profit video game developer GlassLab is working with teachers and students to improve its new educational game, SimCityEDU. The game asks players to accomplish environmental science missions that are based on the Common Core State Standards and assesses student learning during play.

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What Can We Learn From the Global Effort Around Mobile Learning?

What Can We Learn From the Global Effort Around Mobile Learning?

| October 17, 2013 | 8 Comments

Mobile technology is changing learning internationally, often without fancy gadgets. Recognizing the creative learning strategies being implemented in developing countries could help expand thinking in the U.S and inform ongoing discussions about how to best use technology to deepen learning.

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