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Minecraft for Math

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 15th December 2014

6 Minecraft lesson ideas for your Common Core math class http://www.eschoolnews.com/2014/12/01/minecraft-lesson-ideas-243 Minecraft EDU – Part 3: Mathematics on the Farm http://www.classthink.com/2014/01/24/minecraft-edu-part-3-mathematics-farm/ Engage NY Module 3 Area and Perimeter Minecraft Math activity http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Engage-NY-Module-3-Area-and-Perimeter-Minecraft-Math-activity-1570866 Mathematica Minecraft http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/19669/mathematica-minecraft  

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What Does Gamification Look Like In Classrooms?

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 2nd September 2014

What Does Gamification Look Like In Classrooms? http://www.edudemic.com/gamification-look-like-in-classrooms/

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Math, Science, History: Games Break Boundaries Between Subjects

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 1st September 2014

Math, Science, History: Games Break Boundaries Between Subjects http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/05/math-science-history-games-break-boundaries-between-subjects-interdisciplinary-learning/ possibilities for a formal Renaissance-Man-Liberal-Arts education remain limited to the elite. The average, or common, student is encouraged to choose majors and institutions that track into a specialized vocation. MincraftEDU and SimCityEDU provide flexible options for integrating familiar games with traditional classroom curriculum. The ability to apply knowledge across […]

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Finland Eyes Programming Classes for Elementary School Students

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 19th November 2013

http://mashable.com/2013/11/16/finland-tech-education-schools/?utm_cid=mash-prod-email-topstories&utm_emailalert=daily&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily Finland Eyes Programming Classes for Elementary School Students ————————– Beyond Mindcraft: Games That Inspire Building and Exploration http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/11/beyond-minecraft-games-that-inspire-building-and-exploration/ 1. Garry’s Mod  Garry’s Mod (GMod) is a sandbox game like Minecraft but instead of building and exploring, students use a fun physics engine that simulates things like gravity and mass. They also use a virtual toy box of […]

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Digital Identity and Digital Citizenship

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 3rd October 2013

5 Excellent Videos to Teach Your Students about Digital Citizenship ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning bibliography: Ramspott’s blog entry best written for my personal taste, but here is a long list of additional and similar opinions: Bramman, R. (n.d.). Digital Identity Essentials: Understanding Online Etiquette and the Rules Social Media Engagement. Research Personal Branding. Retrieved October […]

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