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Classcraft is a free online, educational role-playing game that teachers and students play together in the classroom. By using many of the conventions traditionally found in games today, students can level up, work in teams, and earn powers that have real-world consequences. Acting as a gamification layer around any existing curriculum, the game transforms the way a class is experienced throughout the school year.
Playing in the Classroom
Over the course of an hour, game management occupies roughly five minutes. The Classcraft web-based and iOS platforms enable teachers and students to easily manage all the complexities of the game. The class is taught normally, and the game runs passively in the background, collecting points and managing powers. Classcraft can be played with one computer and a projector or deployed on …
- Published in Games
Sign up for free and gain access to over 1,000 interactive reading comprehension exercises. This program teaches students to think critically, draw inferences, understand scope and global concepts, find or recall details, and infer the meanings of useful vocabulary words.
Read Theory is a powerful educational tool that offers online reading activities for all ages and ability levels. Using custom web application software and carefully crafted and tested content created by our team, we provide students with a dynamic reading experience that adapts to their individual ability levels and presents them with a seemingly endless array of skill building exercises. What is more, as students continue to use the site and see their scores gradually improve, the system adapts to match their progress, and the materials presented get incrementally more advanced. The quizzes span the full…
- Published in Digital Reading
Kidwings is the creation of Jody Hildreth of Waterville, New York. Created as an outlet to inspire his young students, it clearly became a powerful medium of expression for Jody as he continued to develop his photography, poetry, and teaching tools. Jody is a contemporary naturalist in his appreciation for the creation and all that it encompasses. His heart for is not just for learning but in finding inspiration in nature and sharing it with others in a way that we want to go along for the adventure.
In 2002, Chris Anderson’ company Owl Brand Discovery Kits began partnering in ideas and concepts to magnify Jody’s hopes. Over the years and many conversations, a great friendship formed and with exception to the National League MLB team that Jody upholds, it’s the perfect match of inspiration and taking …
This is a great site for your apsiring scientists and eco-friendly teachers and students. Started in 1994, EcoKids is a free, environmental education program that offers curriculum-linked materials and activities for Canadian elementary schools to engage in environmental action. But also has a gerat deal of relevance for American students as well.
The award-winning EcoKids web site — the centrepiece of the program — is an interactive environmental web site for children, their families, and educators in Canada and around the world. It offers topical information about the environment through interactive, fun, educational games and activities that utilize participants’ willingness to learn.
Children are encouraged to form their own opinions, make decisions, get involved and understand the impact their own actions have on the environment.
Designed to inspire children to become life-long environmental stewards, EcoKids is an invaluable resource for …
- Published in Digital Literacy
BoomWriter lets you easily incorporate and experience the benefits of technology as your students are collaboratively engaged in the following (or similar) standards-based learning activities:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.3 – Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Using BoomWriter’s feature allowing teachers to create their own story start, students collaboratively create imagined multi-paragraph personal narratives using a teacher generated prompt (e.g. “When I woke up on Saturday morning, I had no idea I was in for the craziest day of my entire life…”).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2 – Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
Utilizing a well-crafted …
- Published in Digital Literacy
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