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Learning At School 2008 Educational Games
Learning At School 2008 Educational Games
Learning At School 2008 Educational Games
Learning At School 2008 Educational Games
Learning At School 2008 Educational Games
Learning At School 2008 Educational Games
Learning At School 2008 Educational Games
Learning At School 2008 Educational Games
Learning At School 2008 Educational Games
Learning At School 2008 Educational Games
Learning At School 2008 Educational Games
Learning At School 2008 Educational Games
Learning At School 2008 Educational Games
Learning At School 2008 Educational Games
Learning At School 2008 Educational Games
Learning At School 2008 Educational Games
Learning At School 2008 Educational Games
Learning At School 2008 Educational Games
Learning At School 2008 Educational Games
Learning At School 2008 Educational Games
Learning At School 2008 Educational Games
Learning At School 2008 Educational Games
Learning At School 2008 Educational Games
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Learning At School 2008 Educational Games

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They're FREE and on the Internet:
Harnessing the power of educational games using Web2.0 social bookmarking

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    • 1. learning@school Shaping teaching and learning in the 21st century Ko te whenu hou te tau [email_address] Rotorua, New Zealand, February 2008
    • 2. They’re FREE and on the Internet!
      • Harnessing the power of
      • educational games
      • using web 2.0 social bookmarking
      • Rachel Boyd,
      • Learning@School 2008
      • [email_address]
      • http://rachelboyd.blogspot.com
    • 3. Why take advantage of educational games in your classroom?
    • 4.
      • excitin g
      find games…
    • 5. find games…
      • engaging
    • 6.
      • enjoyable
      find games…
    • 7.
      • fun!
      find games…
    • 8.
      • Games cater for a wide range of learning styles…
      • visual ,
      • auditory
      • and kinesthetic
    • 9. Educational games allow students to enhance, reinforce and extend concepts taught as part of the learning programme.
    • 10.
      • Games create a positive association with learning and “allow for the repetition and deeper processing that strengthens neural pathways.”
      • (Millis, 2003)
    • 11. What if you could harness all that in your classroom on a daily basis ?
    • 12. What if it was free and easy to implement?
    • 13. Even if you only have one computer in your classroom!
    • 14. Enter…
      • Social
      • Bookmarking!
    • 15.
      • Using a social bookmarking tool called
      • del.icio.us
      • you can easily and simply ‘bookmark’ sites and free educational games on the Internet for your class to view and play.
    • 16.
      • Your bookmarked games and activities will be available for students to use:
      • at school
      • at home
      • from any Internet capable computer !
    • 17.
      • With the click of a button you can
      • add ,
      • modify
      • or delete
      • sites you have bookmarked and have your del.icio.us site automatically updated .
    • 18.
      • You can also
      • tag
      • your games with keywords
      • that will enable students to access and easily locate and play the games.
      • You choose the tags so you can even tag games with individual student names or names of reading or maths groups.
    • 19. Social Bookmarking in Plain English (and without using ANY technology!)
    • 20. A peek into my class’ world
      • http://del.icio.us/room9nelsoncentral
      • Used for:
      • reinforcement games @ reading/literacy time - individual, pair and group
      • knowledge building games @ maths/numeracy time - pair and group
      • concept building games for inquiry topics
      • special needs students
      • wet day/just for fun games
      • reward & incentive
      Linked to our class blog
    • 21. Simply del.icio.us!
      • Time now to find and play some cool games to add to the mix
      • … and
      • to create your own del.icio.us account for your students or class!
    • 22. Conclusion
      • How will you implement and use this in the classroom?
      • What changes/adaptions will you need to make to your teaching to ensure this will be successful?
      Now that you have made a start with your class’ educational games portal….
    • 23. Thanks!
      • Rachel Boyd,
      • Nelson Central School
      • [email_address]
      • http://rachelboyd.blogspot.com
      • http://room9nelsoncentral.blogspot.com
      • http://room9nelsoncentral2008.blogspot.com
      Feel free to contact me if I an be of any assistance. I’d love to see how you’re getting on!

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