A Tangled Web – Essential Questions

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How can you recognize what strategy to use for a specific problem? How are objects represented and compared using geometric attributes? How does use of real life tools like protractors and leve...
Ratio Rumble Math Game Tips and Tricks

Ratio Rumble Math Game: Tips and Tricks

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The Ratio Rumble math game contains many levels that get progressively more difficult, and it could take students around three hours to beat the game. Therefore, make sure students understand they are...
digital storytelling

Visualization, Connections, and Higher Order Thinking – a Guest Blog Post by Laura Gatto

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“If you understand something in only one way, then you don't really understand it at all. The secret of what anything means to us depends on how we've connected it to all other things we know.” – AI r...

Playful Learning Summit at GLS

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Announcing the GLS Playful Learning Summit! Are you an educator passionate or curious about game-based learning and digital media?  You are invited to register for the 2013 Games+Learning+Society Pla...
Flipped Classroom and BrainPOP

BrainPOP and the Flipped Classroom

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Make homework fun and involve parents: try a “flipped” lesson! We welcome Katie Neville, a true master educator with more than 40 years  of classroom experience and a current Technology Resource Teach...

Apps that Close the Gap Summit

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BrainPOP is proud to be sponsoring the Apps that Close the Gap Summit at Teachers College, Columbia University this Saturday May 11th.  This unique day long summit is designed to address using technol...
Free Math Games

Math Snacks: Free Math Games and Animations from NMSU and GameUp!

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Drs. Karen Trujillo and Barbara Chamberlin of New Mexico State University introduce Math Snacks, a collection of free math games and animations designed to address math learning gaps in grades 5-7. Wa...
Quandary Assessment

Quandary Assessment Ideas

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Quandary is a great springboard for discussion, so plan to leave a chunk of time for this at the end of the session. We've provided several assessment ideas in the form of sample questions and areas f...

Guts and Bolts Common Misconceptions

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Guts and Bolts game players should understand that the human body’s interconnected organ systems are much more complicated than that of Moby’s Robot. When labeling the heart, students should understan...

Treefrog Treasure Differentiation Strategies

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The Treefrog Treasure game is a great tool for differentiation strategies, automatically adjusting to students’ performance and providing appropriate levels of mathematical complexity. The first few l...