Course 4 Articles

By CoETaIL | Articles to ponder as you go through course 4 of COETAIL

Gaming in the classroom: what we can learn from Pokémon Go technology

Pokémon Go has already had over 100 million downloads since it launched in July.<p>Despite its popularity, it has received significant negative media …

Leap of Faith, Now What? Marrying PBL and Personalized Learning.

By: Lydia Dobyn. New Tech Network has embarked on a Personalized Project Based Learning approach, pursuing elements of personalization within a …

Personalized Learning

Why video games shouldn’t freak parents out

An advocate for educational video games realizes that our kids might actually learn more from Civilization, Minecraft, Call of Duty and World of …

Game Development

Using Book Creator to author mathematics - Book Creator app

Most textbooks just don’t cover all the unusual ways and methods we use to learn. So why not write these textbooks ourselves?<p>“You’ll never see that …

How Do You Connect Education and Gaming? Bring Gaming into Education

1 comment<p>New media entrepreneur Idit Harel PhD ’88 spoke to <i>Slice of MIT</i> at SXSW Interactive 2015.<p>There are 55 million K–12 students in 132,000 …

Could This Digital Math Tool Change Instruction For the Better?

Math instruction can be the most resistant to changes in pedagogy — even schools that have had success with project-based learning or …

Mathematics

Long-Term Study Finds Zero Link Between Violence in Video Games And Real Life

The first long-term study has been completed on the link between the consumption of violent media and real-life violent acts, and has found... there …

DiscoverDesign Handbook

WHAT IS THE DESIGN PROCESS? WHY IS IT HELPFUL?<p>The Design Process is an approach for breaking down a large project into manageable chunks. Architects, …

8-bit Snapchat

This Science Behind Staying Motivated Will Change the Way You Reach Your Goals

How often do you hear people say things like, “Ugh, I would <i>totally</i> do that if I could just get motivated,” as if it’s something you can pick up at …

Design Sprints — the Secret to Rapidly Developing Products Customers Actually Want

This post will teach you the process of running a <b>design sprint</b> — a method developed by Jake Knapp, a partner at Google Ventures — to solve big …

UX Design

You are a global educator. It’s time to start thinking like one

Building collaboration skills today means building global collaboration skills. Educators have their work cut out for them<i>Ed note: Innovation in</i> …

Learning

The 12 Best Kid-Friendly Minecraft Channels on YouTube

Minecraft

Q&A With The Authors of A New Culture of Learning

The economic future of the country depends on how well we educate our children. At a time when the US doesn’t even rank in the top 30 countries in the world in education status, we are fortunate to have a new book: <i>A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change</i> …

Teaching

The Minecraft Generation

Jordan wanted to build an unpredictable trap.<p>An 11-year-old in dark horn-­rimmed glasses, Jordan is a devotee of Minecraft, the computer game in which you make things out of virtual blocks, from dizzying towers to entire cities. He recently read “The Maze Runner,” a sci-fi thriller in which …

Kids

Why Minecraft Rewrites the Playbook for Learning

Progressive educators have been advocating for games-based learning ever since Carmen Sandiego, Oregon Trail, and Reader Rabbit opened up a new …

Learning

Computational Thinking: I do not think it means what you think it means

<b>“It’s a basic skill. Right along with the three Rs.”</b> President Obama, on his weekly address just over a month ago, announced the $4-billion Computer …

Three Video Games That Teach Programming Through Play

Beta The Game (left) and Hack ‘n Slash (right)<b>By Tanner Higgin, Graphite</b>The push to get kids to code has been such a hot topic these past few years …

Programming

A Stanford professor explains how 'design thinking' can help you lose weight, stop worrying, and change your life

What's something you've always wanted to accomplish but never have?<p>Maybe it's launching your own company, or maybe it's finally getting in shape.<p>Whatever it is, it probably seems like there are insurmountable obstacles standing between you and your goal, from your demanding family to your busy work …

Seven Lessons About Making Micro Credentials Work

More than a decade ago, Linda Darling-Hammond and her colleagues revealed that most professional learning experiences in the U.S. are not adequately …

Find Your Fit in the Future of Learning

How might you contribute to the future learning ecosystem? Time and again, KnowledgeWorks’ strategic foresight work invites readers to look ahead, …

Learning

Inspired By Serial, Teens Create Podcasts As A Final Exam

In the months leading up to the final exam, 10th grade teacher Alexa Schlechter struggled. She’s an English teacher — an educator of stories told …

Teaching

Check Out My 2-Minute Illustrated Video on the SAMR Model

I created this sketchy video to illustrate the SAMR model. If you like this video, please check out my YouTube Channel, where I have also created …

Flipped Classroom

The first great works of digital literature are already being written

Video games could be the greatest storytelling medium of our age – if only the worlds of art and technology would stop arguing and take notice<p>It’s an unfortunate feature of working as both a novelist and a games designer that I end up sitting through a lot of panels, round-tables, conferences, …

Storytelling

What to Do When Your Flipped Classroom Flops

I never saw the flop coming.<p>I’d been teaching chemistry for just about 20 years when “flipping” the classroom started to take off. So I decided to …

Can Angry Birds calm your thoughts?

Video games are famously, perhaps even notoriously, attention grabbing. Players frequently become so immersed, they lose track of time and seem to …

KQED

How can games unlock a rich world of learning? This is the big question at the heart of the growing games and learning movement that’s gaining …

Learning