Learning Day 2015: Gamification, Fun Theory and the Impetus for Change

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Puzzles and Solutions

“If we teach today as we taught yesterday we rob our children of tomorrow” John Dewey


In a student’s lifetime 14th

Century Learning

Students Today

Challenges – Active Learning – Gaming in the Classroom

Road signs? Flow      Fiero     and     Naches

Who are Sugata Mitra and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi?

Possible new perspectives on emotion, cognition, and attention

Brain Rules

Going Walkabout    Free Fun with Pixlr     A little touch up

Bricks & Clicks

Post It Plus App

Sample Post It Board


Reverse Mentors

If we have time…. Massive multiplayer

Good Reads

Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning: Insights from a Neurologist and Classroom Teacher

Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World

Play: How It Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul

A Review of Humor in Educational Settings: Four Decades of Research

The Daily Spark (See below for a list of books currently available in this series)

goodreadsfuntheory                                       List of Books in The Daily Spark Series Critical Thinking – Critical Writing – Great Books – Journal Writing Warm Up Activities – Math Word Problems – Poetry – Pre-Algebra Warm Up Activities – SAT: English Test Prep – Shakespeare Warm Up Activities – Spelling & Grammar – US History Warm Up Activities – Vocabulary – Writing

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