17 Different Ways to Start Playing Minecraft

17 Different Ways to Start Playing Minecraft

Minecraft is one of those rare games that both educators endorse and kids love to play. Maybe it’s the cubic heads, the flying pigs, or just the ability to create anything you want, it has hit the sweet spot between education and fun. So, what is the best way to start playing Minecraft and take advantage of…

8 Online Games for Inspiring Students

8 Online Games for Inspiring Students

For many teachers, online games are the scourge of the classroom – a drain on students’ attention, time and potential. Any educator who has ever tried to teach a lesson using online resources or taken a class in the computer lab has probably experienced the frustration of finding a student on a gaming site instead…

5 Reasons to Embrace Gaming in the Classroom

5 Reasons to Embrace Gaming in the Classroom

Gaming is an amazing strategy to use in the classroom, yet few teachers use it to increase their students’ learning. Generally it is used a ‘reward’ or dismissed as purely fun, with no learning purpose. Gaming, however, is a wonderful way to re-engage students with learning and make learning relevant to their lives. This is…

5 Brilliant Ideas for EdTech Scavenger Hunts

5 Brilliant Ideas for EdTech Scavenger Hunts

Inspired by Stephen & Shae Pepper’s 52 Scavenger Hunt Ideas, scavenger hunts are a brilliant way to pursue a particular topic or educational course with your class in a fun and innovative way. As well as the excitement of pursuing clues and deciphering the message to work out where to hunt next, educators can use…

5 Fun Online Games that Disguise Important Lessons

5 Fun Online Games that Disguise Important Lessons

Of all the impact education technology can have in the classroom, it is at its most powerful when students are enjoying themselves so much they don’t even realize they are learning! These brilliant online games each help students learn about important new skills, issues or ideas, but they are guaranteed to enjoy themselves at the…

10 Of The Best Educational Online Games

10 Of The Best Educational Online Games

Danger Zone Students are faced with serious global issues to tackle in this fantastic character-based game. They have to use different skills to solve a challenge like combating a deadly airborne illness using test-samples, note-taking and learning along the way!   The Blood Typing Game This brilliant, prize-winning game from the Nobel Prize website lets…

4 Lessons Elearning Can Take From The Explosively Popular “Draw Something” App

4 Lessons Elearning Can Take From The Explosively Popular “Draw Something” App

It’s a dog… No, cow… No, a Furby! Conjuring memories of the laughter, tears and broken friendships shared in the 1985 classic Pictionary, Draw Something has set a new benchmark in mobile gaming. Launched only a few months ago, OMGPOP‘s instant hit has caught the eye of more than just bored gamers. If you have not yet been…

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