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  • Gamification
    Gamification in Education: Creating New Techniques for Students Gamification in Education: Creating New Techniques for Students

    Gamification in Education: Creating New Techniques for Students

Gamification in Education: Creating New Techniques for Students

Gamification in education can be an effective motivational tool for engagement. Some educators spot increases in student engagement while others see skill acquisition benefits. It can also be a tool for enabling teachers to guide and reward their students and in terms of game mechanics, urgent optimism is a powerful force to get the classroom to take action quickly, keeping them on task and highly motivated. Some schools have developed a common core-based language arts curriculum that is entirely based on “World of Warcraft.” Algebraic equations are being solved by the implementation of “Angry Birds” to illustrate parabolic movement and provide students with impetus. Other programs, primarily those that focus on physical education, have even introduced “Dance Dance Revolution” to get the kids moving.

By |February 20th, 2014|Ed Tech, Education, Game Mechanics, Gamification, Infographics|Comments Off on Gamification in Education: Creating New Techniques for Students
  • mobile
    Go Mobile or Go Home: Integrating social media into your classroom Go Mobile or Go Home: Integrating social media into your classroom

    Go Mobile or Go Home: Integrating social media into your classroom

Go Mobile or Go Home: Integrating social media into your classroom

Going Mobile is not just “going” it is living…. It was during the election that I began to notice a strange cramp in my fingers. I had spent the majority of the day texting, tweeting and emailing from my smartphone, using my thumbs (the appendages that distinguish man from beast mind you) to dictate my world. When it was time to do real work on my computer, the keypad looked daunting, as if I were trying to translate hieroglyphics from ancient times. I stretched out each finger, straining with each tap to reach the appropriate key. This misfortune had me wondering, will I ever fully recover? Will my ten fingers ever be as lucid as they were several years ago, before going mobile was such a trend?   Going mobile is not just a trend; it is a lifestyle change, a metamorphosis of mind, body and emoticons. According to a recent poll, 17% of all adult cell owners who are “cell-mostly internet users,” which means that they only use their mobile devices to navigate the web, are relying on their phones for all their Internet connections. This number might shock some and mystify others, but get this: Nearly half of all 18-29 year olds (45%) who use the internet on their smart phones do most of their online browsing on their phones. So what will it take to migrate these users back to the computer screen? The 17% who are strictly mobile claim the reason they do so is out of convenience, or the 4 G’s: Google, games, geography and gesturing or the ability to access the web with a 4g network. But the reality is with technology advancing at such a rapid pac It has become […]

By |January 14th, 2014|Ed Tech, Education, Infographics, statistics|Comments Off on Go Mobile or Go Home: Integrating social media into your classroom
  • Venndiagram
    The 1,2,3’s and A, B, C’s of Writing Techniques The 1,2,3’s and A, B, C’s of Writing Techniques

    The 1,2,3’s and A, B, C’s of Writing Techniques

The 1,2,3’s and A, B, C’s of Writing Techniques

The digital world has opened many doors, windows and avenues; with a mammoth amount of content so much information is muddled and lost in translation. When push comes to shove, what the majority of people are looking for is the quickest explanation, the shortest answer and the most comprehensive elucidation to an endless pile of queries. Perhaps it is time to retrace our steps back to elementary thinking, and reach the market with the basics. In fact, by regressing back to the beginning, you might end up building an audience, sustaining credibility and keeping your integrity intact.

By |January 30th, 2013|Ed Tech, Education, Infographics, statistics, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The 1,2,3’s and A, B, C’s of Writing Techniques
  • Thisisfern_featured
    A day in the life of a high school student A day in the life of a high school student

    A day in the life of a high school student

A day in the life of a high school student

By |January 7th, 2013|Ed Tech, Education, Game Mechanics, Gamification, High School, Infographics|Comments Off on A day in the life of a high school student