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Gaming can make a better world

Games like World of Warcraft give players the means to save worlds, and incentive to learn the habits of heroes. What if we could harness this gamer …

The Gamification of Education Infographic #gamification #edtech

<i>Gamification [n]: the use of game design elements in non-game contexts.</i><p>Gamification has tremendous potential in the education space. How can we use …

Education Technology

Video games in the classroom? Welcome to the future of learning

Our university is headed to the "final four" — in game design. Next month, a team from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) will …

Forbes Welcome

Teacher turns class into a video game — and now every student is passing

It’s tough being a teacher. Kids have so many distractions in their lives, and it’s getting harder to engage tech-savvy students with more traditional subjects.<p>Elizabeth Box was struggling with engagement in her seventh-grade civics class in Okeechobee, Florida — the third-poorest Florida county, …

You Can Now Play Oregon Trail Online for Free

Hitch up your oxen, find some water barrels and get ready for some westward expansion because <i>Oregon Trail</i> is now available to play online — for …

Engaging Classroom Games for All Grades

Who doesn’t like to play <i>classroom games</i>? Not only are games fun, interactive, and social, but they're also great tools for learning.<p>With so many …

Digital Learning Games Used by Majority of Teachers, Survey Finds

Digital learning games have officially gone mainstream, with nearly three-quarters of K-8 teachers saying they use the games for classroom …

Strategy of the Week: Teaching with Games

Teaching with Games<p>Description<p>"Children learn best when the content is relevant to them and when they can connect new learning with old," says Marcia …

Social Media Improves Writing Skills

Turns out all that texting may help you pen the next great American novel.<p>What if we told you that using social media can actually make you a better writer? Would you tweet for joy? Shout from the top of your Facebook newsfeed? Well get those thumbs ready and rarin' to type: We've got some pretty …

Social Media

Does texting make teens better writers?

(Flickr / Creative Commons)<p>Today’s teens are tapping out more words to more people than any generation has before.<p>But does that make them better …

Can Texting Develop Other Writing Skills?

"Children know that when you’re in school, you do not use texting language," said linguistics expert Susana Sotillo, an associate professor at …

Using Texting to Promote Learning and Literacy

Overview:<p><b>Although research into texting as an educational tool is ongoing, many educators have found it beneficial to incorporate students’ love of</b> …

Teens, Smartphones & Texting

Overview<p><b>The volume of texting among teens has risen from 50 texts a day in 2009 to 60 texts for the median teen text user. Older teens, boys, and</b> …

A Majority of American Teens Report Access to a Computer, Game Console, Smartphone and a Tablet

In our exploration of teens’ digital technology ownership, we wanted to capture both what teens “owned” — sometimes a tricky concept within families …

Why You Should Flip Your Classroom

I can't think of a reason to willingly go back to the traditional lecture method. I have to teach so many different courses this year that I have not …

How Will Today's Texting Teenagers Compete?

The good news is that today’s teenagers are avid readers and prolific writers. The bad news is that what they are reading and writing are text …

Mobile Learning: 6 Apps and Web Tools for Middle School Students

No more misplacing papers or presentations. Dropbox provides syncing and storage for users (up to 2 gigabytes worth is free, and it’s enough to store …

Best 1-to-1 iPad Apps for Middle School

Classroom Management and Teaching Apps<p>Interactive slide show tool engages students and promotes collaboration<p><b>Bottom line</b>: This effective tool …

10 Resources For A Student-Centered 1:1 Program

<b>10 Resources For A Student-Centered 1:1 Program In Your School</b><p>contributed by <b>Christi Wilson</b><p>For school districts striving to move from a …

A Practical Guide to Implementing 1:1

From the Students’ View: One-on-One Learning

<i>This article was originally published in the Spring 2001 issue of the CFT’s newsletter, Teaching Forum.</i><p><i>by Megan Lynch</i><p><i>From independent study to music</i> …

Former Governor Angus King on Lessons from Maine's 1-to-1 Laptop Initiative

Angus King

5 Steps for Implementing a Successful 1:1 Environment

Step 1: Define the Goals of your 1:1 Program<p>A 1:1 environment should be the goal of every learning institution; however, this is not about devices, …

Response: One-To-One Technology 'Is Really About Building Effective Relationships'

<b>(This is the first post in a two-part series on this topic.)</b><p>This week's question is:<p><i>What are the Dos and Don'ts of having a successful one-to-one</i> …

Txtng is killing language. JK!!!

Does texting mean the death of good writing skills? John McWhorter posits that there’s much more to texting -- linguistically, culturally -- than it …

InDepth

How riding out the rough patch can save your marriage<p>Long-term research comparing couples who divorce with couples who stay in their marriages find …