Odeum Role-Playing Games for Education for Critical Thinking

The folks at Odeum are developing customizable and ready-to-go educational games for teachers.  These role-playing games apply to a variety of subjects including social studies, language arts, literature and more. Educators can choose from games that feature Macbeth and Anne Frank or use different historical environments for customizable activities. Their “plug-and-play” kits of theaters, actors, and scene maps cover different topics and […]

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Math Game-Based Learning with Prodigy: Free Learning Tool

 As teachers, we know there is no better time to motivate and empower students than at the beginning of a new school year. Introducing game-based learning into the classroom can help you do just that and Prodigy’s curriculum-aligned math game is one I’d recommend you check out. Prodigy is a completely free adaptive math game […]

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Action Graphing: Math & Physics iPad App

Gamification is a powerful way to engage students in the science and math classroom. The Universe and More, a nonprofit company founded by a high school teacher, has released a new game called Action Graphing. This iPad app helps students understand key concepts related to graphing.  Students will learn how to analyze and interpret graphs to model the motion of real […]

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Healthy Adventure Game: Cardiovascular System on iPads

Monster Heart Medic from The Lawrence Hall of Science (creators of DIY Sun Science and DIY Human Body) is a fantastic free app that helps student explore the cardiovascular system.  Simulating a video game, this iPad app takes students on a journey to learn about the way the heart works. It provides lots of information […]

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The Smithsonian’s Civil War Mystery App

The Smithsonian has released a new app this year to help students learn about the Civil War.  This iPad app is perfect for middle and high school students exploring this time period and using primary source documents in their studies.  Ripped Apart: A Civil War Mystery takes users through the artifacts stored at the Smithsonian and […]

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Prodigy – The Free, Common Core Math Game

Game-based learning is a topic we have covered numerous times on ClassTechTips. If you have not already experimented with game-based learning with your class, make 2015 the year you do! One program that is doing a fantastic job of gamifying common core math is Prodigy. Prodigy is a completely free, adaptive math game that integrates common-core math (grades […]

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