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Why Aren't Math Education Games More Widely Used?

Quora | Posted 10.18.2016 | Education

Why aren't more math education games widely used to help engage children in mathematics? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network ...

Online Algebra App KnowRe Raises $6.8 Million as Teachers Embrace Math Games

Brad Spirrison | Posted 01.03.2015 | Education
Brad Spirrison

While the science is still out on how (and to what degree) gamification helps elementary and middle school students learn lessons, teachers are increasingly incorporating games into their classroom curriculum. This is particularly true of math games.

Kids and Media: Screen or Window?

David Kleeman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
David Kleeman

Digital photography and video are essentially free, so why not let kids capture their own perspective on family trips or events?

The Global Search for Education: Girls Just Wanna Have Games!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.19.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Some developers and publishers recognize the huge opportunity and necessity to address girls, especially with STEM games. Our only barriers are legac...

The Global Search for Education: Fun and Learning

C. M. Rubin | Posted 05.10.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Despite shorter schools days, less homework and fewer standardized tests, Finnish students have maintained an exceptional track record in PISA tests over the years, topping the world charts in Math, Science and Reading.

4 Unexpected Upsides to My Son's Obsession with Football

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

When I met my husband 14 years ago, he turned me into a football fan. He was passionate about his team, and I joined his bandwagon. Now, our 4-year-old son has done the same. But he, well, he has taken it to an entirely new level.

Early Breakthroughs in Teaching Entrepreneurship: Print Gocco

Steve Mariotti | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

The past year has been a whirlwind of entrepreneurial education as we make great strides in teaching at-risk youth about starting their own businesses. But we can't forget the trailblazers in this movement, like ACE and others, and now the intellectual technology of Print Gocco.

Education Can Be Recreation This Thanksgiving

Kiki Prottsman | Posted 01.26.2014 | Parents
Kiki Prottsman

Chances are, you're going to have a hard time trying to avoid technology this Thanksgiving... so why not surprise your family by embracing the robotic uprising this year, rather than trying to prevent it?

The Slow Gamification of K-12 Classrooms

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Children are becoming acutely acquainted with mobile technology long before their K-12 classroom years. When they arrive at their first organized scho...

Building Global Competency and Helping to Reach Education for All Through Games and Apps

Ed Gragert | Posted 06.02.2013 | Impact
Ed Gragert

Although educational interactive games are not new, I am encouraged that there may be an exciting trend developing to enable young people to learn about and take action to impact the world and its issues.

GlassLab and Beyond: Who's the Designer and Who's the Learner of the Next-Gen Game-Based Ed-Tech

Dr. Idit Harel | Posted 05.21.2013 | Technology
Dr. Idit Harel

t the root of all "game-based learning" is the unique opportunity to engage students in learning where they want to be: inside video games.

Learning Grammar with a Joystick and Math with a Mouse

Impatient Optimists | Posted 05.08.2013 | Technology
Impatient Optimists

When his young daughter was learning to read, Michael John, Game Director at the Games, Learning and Assessment (Glass) Lab--and known to friends and ...

Dream It, Design It, Do It

Neale Godfrey | Posted 03.11.2013 | Technology
Neale Godfrey

For as long as there has been someone with an idea, there has been someone else to list the reasons that idea won't work. Life is full of obstacles and naysayers. Even laws and mores can conspire to keep us from chasing our dreams. Don't let them win.

Disney Magic: Helping Kids Turn Virtual Good Into Real Change

Amy Neumann | Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact
Amy Neumann

While there are many tech-centered programs that allow adults to give back, Disney's Club Penguin boasts the largest and most popular kid-driven philanthropic effort online - Coins for Change.

PHOTOS: Pau Gasol Taps Into His Inner Child

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.02.2012 | Los Angeles

Lakers star Pau Gasol tapped into his inner child at Common Sense Media's GameOn! "fun(d)raiser" Sunday afternoon. The seven-foot tall power forw...

Gamification in Education: Should We Play?

Daniel Donahoo | Posted 10.24.2011 | Education
Daniel Donahoo

In an education system and learning culture so entrenched in standardized testing, the role and value of play and games is still finding a place.

25 Fun (and Educational!) Games, Sites and Apps for Kids

Tina Barseghian | Posted 10.03.2011 | Parents
Tina Barseghian

School or no school, there's a world of learning opportunities for kids. Keep kids engaged in learning throughout the summer months with these enjoyable and educational apps and websites.