Skip to main content

Home/ Literacy with ICT/ Group items tagged Games

Rss Feed Group items tagged

John Evans

Do Kids Really Learn From Playing Educational Games on Tablets? | Catriona Wa... - 0 views

  •  
    "Last night while helping my 8-year-old son do his weekly spelling homework, my 5-year-old, always looking to divert attention his way, told me he'd learnt how to write the letters A and Z while playing an alphabet and phonics learning game on my tablet. "Would you like me to write the big or little A for you?" he asked grinning with self pride.

    Until recently, there has been little empirical evidence to answer the question everyone's asking about whether these educational Apps kids love playing really do teach them anything. But now there is hard evidence they do.

    A recent study conducted by New York University shows that a reading and phonics learning App had a measurable impact on the literacy of children."
John Evans

No-Tech Board Games That Teach Coding Skills to Young Children | MindShift - 1 views

  •  
    "Thanks in part to STEM education initiatives and the tech boom, coding in the classroom has become more ubiquitous. Computer programming tasks students to persistently work to solve problems by thinking logically. What's more, learning how to code is a desired 21st century career skill.

    There are several digital games designed for kids as young as 5 that turn coding into a fun activity, such as Kodable and Scratch Jr. But some game designers are going further back to programming's fundamentals by creating physical games that can't be found in any app store."
John Evans

Elementary Music Games: Online Resources for Music Teachers - 1 views

  •  
    "Elementary music games should be both fun and educational. After all, most students learn best when they are having fun at the same time. The sites that follow are as entertaining as they are educational so you can be sure that they will bring the fun factor to your elementary music lessons."
John Evans

Bioman Biology: The Fun Place to Learn Biology! - 3 views

  •  
    "BioMan Biology is the fun place to learn Biology! Here you will find learning games, review games, virtual labs and quizzes that will help you to learn about cells, ecology, genetics, physiology, and much more!
    Note: If you are a teacher, please check out the teacher section for ways to use the site to increase student engagement and learning. Remember, everything on this site is completely FREE to use!"
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: 36 Online Games Kids Can Play to Learn About Engineering - 0 views

  •  
    "Try Engineering is a site that hosts lesson plans and games designed to get students interested in engineering. The lesson plans, more than 100 of them, are arranged according age and engineering topic. The lesson plans can be downloaded as PDFs.

    The games section of Try Engineering features 36 online games. Some of the games were developed specifically for Try Engineering while others are hosted on other educational sites like those of NASA and PBS. Like the lesson plans, the games collection cover a variety of topics including solar energy, space science, and bio-engineering.

    The games section of Try Engineering also includes links to a dozen iPad apps that students can use to learn about engineering and programming."
John Evans

Great Teacher-tested Games to Engage Your Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile ... - 4 views

  •  
    " Games can be fun and addicting. Well-designed educational games can make the act of learning just as fun and addicting. Here are some teacher-tested games to engage your learners and get them craving more. Parents may like these for holiday enrichment too."
John Evans

Games to Ignite Brains |  IPAD 4 SCHOOLS - 0 views

  •  
    "The other day, I noticed one of my daughters playing a puzzle type game on my iPad. It was obviously challenging and often frustrating but she kept at it regardless. The game was direct problem solving and my girl was deeply engaged. It was then I had an idea. If any learner who found themselves disengaged from a school task had permission to select from a list of problem-solving, "brain igniting" games, it might mean they return to the task more energised to tackle it or suggest other solutions."
John Evans

The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning | MindShift - 0 views

  •  
    "The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning started as a series of blog posts written by Jordan Shapiro with support from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and the Games and Learning Publishing Council. We've brought together what we felt would be the most relevant highlights of Jordan's reporting to create a dynamic, in-depth guide that answers many of the most pressing questions that educators, parents, and life-long learners have raised around using digital games for learning. While we had educators in mind when developing this guide, any lifelong learner can use it to develop a sense of how to navigate the games space in an informed and meaningful way."
John Evans

Prizewinning Educational Games from the Nobel Foundation | AvatarGeneration - 4 views

  •  
    "Marie Curie, Martin Luther King Jr, Albert Einstein, Sir Alexander Fleming, Mother Teresa; all of these amazing individuals have one thing in common - winning the Nobel Prize. The Nobel Prize is one of the most highly regarded awards given to people working in the fields of literature, medicine, physics, chemistry, peace, and economics. But the Nobel Foundation is more than just an award giving Foundation, and has branched out into creating educational content related to the hard work done by Nobel Prize winners. Not only does their website contain video clips, documentaries, literature and history related to the winners, but it has over 29 interactive educational games for students to learn about key scientific, economic, literature and peace concepts."
John Evans

How Digital Games Help Teachers Make Connections to Lessons and Students | MindShift - 0 views

  •  
    "t's not unusual for educators to use analog games in the classroom, but as more classrooms gain access to technology, digital games are also making a strong showing. A recent Joan Ganz Cooney Center survey of 694 K-8 teachers found that 74 percent of those surveyed use digital games in the classroom, up from 50 percent two years ago. Many of the teachers finding the most success are good at creatively connecting the game back to the curriculum, while allowing it to maintain the qualities of a good game. These teachers are often more comfortable with games themselves, playing for fun in their spare time, and are thus more likely to see valuable classroom connections. It's one thing to have empirical evidence that digital games are growing in popularity and another to get an in-depth look at how and why teachers see them as a valuable use of precious class time."
John Evans

Here's How Gamer-Teachers Use Video Games In The Classroom - Forbes - 0 views

  •  
    "Games are being used much more widely in schools than they were when I first started writing about them 2 or 3 years ago. As of fall 2013, 74% of K-8 teachers were using digital games. 55% of these teachers have students playing digital games at least weekly, 9% daily. The games they are using are mostly designed to be educational, with only 5% playing commercial games, and 8% playing hybrids (commercial games adapted for education like MincraftEDU or SimCityEdu).

    These insights come from Joan Ganz Cooney Center at the Sesame Workshop, who recently released a study surveying K-8 teachers in order to understand how they are implementing digital games in their classrooms."
John Evans

13 Insanely Engaging Games for the Classroom | graphite Blog - 8 views

  •  
    "It's Top-Pick List Friday! This week, we are featuring engaging games for the classroom. Students will lose themselves in thought-provoking gameplay with these apps, games, and websites "
John Evans

Report Finds Teachers Underutilize Resources for Digital Games in the Classroom | MindS... - 0 views

  •  
    "While more teachers are using digital games in the classroom, how they decide which games to use and why is less standardized, according to a teacher survey of 694 K-8 teachers by the Games and Learning Publishing Council called Level Up Learning: A National Survey on Teaching with Digital Games.

    The report finds that teachers learn about games through informal means, such as peers within the school or school district, and could benefit from more explicit training programs. By not having a more formal process, the report finds that "teachers may not be getting exposure to the broader range of pedagogical strategies, resources, and types of games that can enhance and facilitate digital game integration.""
John Evans

Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Busting Barriers Or Just Dabbling?: How Teachers Are Using Di... - 2 views

  •  
    "This recent example aside, the idea that games can be fun and educational is starting to take hold in the educational community.  That these fun learning games can come in the form of games like Minecraft, rather than "skill and drill" games is icing on the cake for students and teachers.  The number of recent popular press articles heralding a rising trend of digital game use in the classroom has made the team at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center wonder: just how common is this practice?  And further, which teachers are choosing to use digital games in their teaching, what particular goals do they have for that game use, and what kinds of outcomes are they observing among their students?

    With these questions in mind the Joan Ganz Cooney Center surveyed nearly 700 K-8 teachers about their use of digital games in their teaching (a follow-up to a similar survey we conducted in 2012 with BrainPop). I wanted to share a few of the highlights from our full set of findings."
John Evans

My daughter and I agree: Osmo's iPad kids games are great - Tech News and Analysis - 0 views

  •  
    Osmo combines real-world play with the iPad, and I was blown away when I saw a demo in May. This week, I had a chance to take it to the test.
1 - 20 of 336 Next › Last »
Showing 20 items per page