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Why the voluntary youth sector needs to play more ‘games’

I was talking with a senior manager the other day about how the voluntary sector, and particularly the youth sector, is forgetting how to have fun, and more specifically explaining the value that games and play brings to CPD, team development and group work.  1,189 more words

Matt Lent

Game-Based Learning is the Way to Go

When you were a tiny tot in preschool, how did they get you to remember the alphabet? How did they get you to remember that July has 31 days and April has 30? 327 more words


How a TEDx Mission Makes Learning Relevant To Students’ Lives

In a 7th-grade classroom, health lessons are framed as broader “missions” to get students engaged with relevant topics in their community.

Source: www.edutopia.org

Quest to Learn School uses TEDx as the authentic activity for students to share their learning…

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Educational Technology

Using Games to Meet Special Needs

Every educator is thrilled when a student finds his or her passion. It’s what drives us through the more difficult days and rekindles our passion for working with kids. 53 more words

Educational Technology

Wicked Problem Project: Failure as a Learning Mode (CEP 812, Week 6)

Throughout CEP 812 we’ve been studying the idea of wicked problems in education, “issues that are extremely difficult and even seemingly impossible to solve because of the complex or ever-changing environments in which they arise” (The New Media Consortium , 2013). 549 more words


Does Minecraft cure helicopter parenting?

This post is for parents, who are worried about Minecraft. More than that, it’s about the worry intentionally created by media reports which use Minecraft as a vehicle to their own ends. 1,581 more words

Game Based Learning

Get Ready, Get Set, GO GAMIFY!

If you have been following this blog over the past couple of months, then you know that I have been taking the step towards gamifying my calculus classes this school year.   992 more words