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It’s Here! SXSWedu Announces 2014 Playground Schedule

Posted by Traci K. on

We’re absolutely thrilled to share the newly unveiled official schedule for the SXSWedu 2014 Playground, which we're co-sponsoring with Xerox. The SXSWedu Playground is an interactive learning sp...
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The Fly to Mars Game: Preparing to Play

Posted by Dana Burnell on

Before your students play the Fly to Mars game, allow them to view the Mars movie and then fill out the activity page. You can also use the graphic organizer to compare life on Earth to that on Mars. ...
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Ninja Kitchen: Preparing for Play

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Show students the two minute overview movie which outlines how the Ninja Kitchen game works and its objectives....
One Man Band

One Man Band: Preparing to Play

Posted by Laura Gatto on

Investigate Musical Concepts: One Man Band is a great starting point for comparing and contrasting instruments within and across instrument families. You can use the game to build background knowledg...
Drake Equation

Drake Equation: Preparing to Play

Posted by Dana Burnell on

The concept web (or map) is a good way to introduce abstract vocabulary and to examine information about the Drake Equation because it builds on prior knowledge and makes relationships between concept...
Control of the Cell Cycle

Control of the Cell Cycle: Preparing to Play

Posted by Dana Burnell on

This Control of the Cell Cycle game is much easier to complete if learners are already familiar with the different phases in the cell cycle. If they are not, have them pay extra attention to the image...
Treefrog Treasure

Treefrog Treasure: Preparing for Play

Posted by Dana Burnell on

Make sure you introduce the concepts of both fractions and number lines to your students prior to the Treefrog Treasure game, in order to reduce their learning curve....
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The Diabetic Dog Game: Preparing for Play

Posted by Dana Burnell on

Many of your students will know someone with diabetes.  Have a discussion before and after Diabetic Dog game play, to be sure students connect diabetes to both insulin and diet.  Encourage students ...
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Preparing to Play Supreme Decision

Posted by Dana Burnell on

Make sure learners have the background knowledge when preparing to play Supreme Decision. Students should know: What the Constitution and the First Amendment are The job of the Supreme Court, ...
Simple Machines

Simple Machines: Preparing for Play

Posted by Dana Burnell on

Introduce the concept of simple machines using a classroom door! Students like to see how simple machines are a part of everyday life, and this is an easy way to illustrate that fact. Through the acti...