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Before Gamifying eLearning, Read This!

<b>What is Gamification?</b>Most people describe Gamification as “the application of game elements to non-game contexts to increase user engagement". But we …

eLearning

How One Teacher's Curiosity Led to Gamification in the Classroom

Since moving toward a 1-to-1 iPad initiative, I have watched students spend every waking second of "down time" playing online games. As they clashed, …

Middle School

5 Tech Innovations That Can Change The Way We Learn & Teach

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. - John...The post 5 Tech Innovations That …

Innovation

Spreading Good Ideas Across a District

Instructional coaching at Albemarle . . .<p>Supports teachers as lifelong learners, innovators, and risk-takers<br>• Spreads innovative practices …

Effective Professional Learning is not a Mirage

This is what it feels like to be a teaching professional. Closed door isolation: from each other, from ideas, from learning theory and educational …

Pedagogy

What New Teachers Need to Know About PD

Instagram<p>For years, Instagram has been considered a tool for teenagers to post selfies or silly video clips of life events. Little do people know …

How to Transform Educational Books into Professional Development - Cooper on Curriculum

In the last post we explored three ways in which educational books can be used (or misused) during professional development to impede our progress. …

Can We All Teach Like a Champion? #TLaC

If developing the quality of teaching is a leadership imperative is it possible for us all to teach like a champion with the right professional …

Gamification – The Next Big Thing

“Gartner predicts that by 2015, over 70% of the global 2000 will have at least one gamified process”.<p>Gamification is the implementation of game …