5 Steps to Implementing Game-Based Learning

5 Steps to Implementing Game-Based Learning in the Classroom [+ Game Examples & Downloadable Guide]

Many teachers struggle to smoothly incorporate games into lessons due to time and logistical issues, yet see game-based learning (GBL) as a way to engage students and appeal to diverse learning styles.

Research has continuously shown such advantages. For example, video games stimulate an increase in midbrain dopamine to help store and recall information, according to a 2014 article in the journal of Learning, Media and Technology.

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How to Implement New Educational Technology in the Classroom - Monica Burns

How to Implement New EdTech in the Classroom [Monica Burns Interview]

As educators look to teach and engage students using EdTech (educational technology), many turn to Monica Burns.

The Apple Distinguished Educator and founder of Class Tech Tips left teaching in New York to become a technology and curriculum consultant.

It’s been three years since she started her new career.

In that time, she has consulted at schools across the world and presented at conferences such as SXSWedu and EduTech. She also became a published author, writing about how to use QR codes and scannable technology in the classroom.

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20 Differentiated Instruction Strategies & Examples + Downloadable List

20 Differentiated Instruction Strategies and Examples [+ Downloadable List]

As students with diverse learning styles fill the classroom, many teachers don’t always have the time to plan lessons that use differentiated instruction (DI) to suit their distinct aptitudes.

This can involve adjusting:

  • Content The media and methods teachers use to impart and instruct skills, ideas and information
  • Processes The exercises and practices students perform to better understand content
  • Products The materials, such as tests and projects, students complete to demonstrate understanding

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Teacher Success Story: Jennifer Harder

Jennifer Harder, 6th Grade Special Education Teacher

Bourbonnais Elementary School, District #53, Illinois
Prodigy use: 2 years
Questions answered: 55,000

 

Jennifer teaches 15 students on a daily basis with a variety of learning disabilities. Needless to say, her classroom is both demanding and rewarding. One of her biggest challenges is engagement and catering to the needs of each and every student.

“I started using Prodigy because I was looking for a creative way to motivate my students and encourage them to practice curriculum-aligned (Common Core) math skills. In addition I was looking for program that I could individualize to meet my students’ needs.”

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Prodigy Content Update: 95 New Skills Added!

We’re excited to be releasing 95 new skills today! On top of the new content, we’ve also introduced new question types and virtual manipulatives:

Calculator Skills – For only select questions that require students demonstrate an understanding of process rather than computation, we’re introducing a new calculator manipulative!

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