InforMedia Services (IMS)

Technology Instruction for St. Cloud State University

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 [...]

Posted in announcement, collaboration and creativity, digital citizenship, digital identity, Digital literacy, learning, social media | 3 Comments »