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Innovative ED-Tech Trends

For your philomath heart, I present a list of 3 Ed-Tech trends that will enlight and delight all learners; Gamification, Augmented Reality, and Mind Mapping. Curated here are the benefits, the challenges, and practical ways to incorporate them into your classroom. Would love to hear your opinions/experiences with any of these trends, be sure to comment!

Gamifying Education - How to Make Your Classroom Truly Engaging - Extra Credits

Rewards and incentives in classrooms don't have to be cheap tack-ons for the sake of "gamification"--they can empower students to take charge of their own ed...

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The Innovative Instructor

A few weeks ago The Innovative Instructor had an inquiry from a reader who wanted to offer an online gamified Gothic art history class and was looking for models. Today’s post seeks to provide information on gamification, why you might want to consider using it in your teaching, and how to go about implementing gamification.

EON Experience AVR - A Vision of the Future

At EON Reality, we are developing the future of immersive education. Download the app for iOS: http://expmo.re/iOS Download the app for Android: http://expmo...

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How to Virtually Transform Your Classroom

How to Virtually Transform Your Classroom
The 3 biggest challenges facing augmented reality

Augmented reality has evolved over the past year, but it still has several challenges to overcome before it is widely adopted.

Using Mind Maps in the Classroom

First, we need to explore what mind mapping is and what it looks like. The video below is a mercifully short tutorial on how mind maps are constructed and their uses.

Creative Mind Map Lessons: Bringing Brain Friendly Fun to Your Class | The TpT Blog

Mind mapping lets students doodle while adding pictures and visuals to their work. It's a great way to engage students in note taking. Learn more here!

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Mind Maps

Advantages and Disadvantages of Mind Maps
Gamification in Education: Top 10 Gamification Case Studies that will Change our Future

The Top 10 Education Gamification Examples according to Pioneer and Stanford Lecturer Yu-kai Chou is 1. Duolingo 2. Ribbon Hero 3. Class Dojo 4....

6 Exciting AR Apps for Student Learning

Using augmented reality apps like Quiver, Elements 4D, and Aurasma, you can engage students with learning materials that spring to life in three-dimensional overlays.

The Best Mind Mapping Tools and Apps for Teachers and Students

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Creating and using mind maps is a great way to get students brainstorming ideas about a given topic, organize their thought processes and turn these ideas into a neatly written pieces. I have been using several web tools with my students over the past few years. From teaching vocabulary to getting students engaged in the prewriting process, I found the functionalities and ease of use of these web tools a great way to enhance students productivity.

Over last weekend, I have been working on a list that features the most important mind mapping tools and apps that teachers can use with their students. Check them out below.

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