Using Amusement Parks, Mud Runs, and Escape Rooms to Inspire Your Classroom

John Meehan on episode 546

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Student engagement! We need it! Today’s guest, John Meehan, shares inspiring stories that help us use amusement parks, mud runs, and escape rooms to inspire exciting lessons in our classroom. John is the author of EDrenaline Rush: Game-changing Student Engagement Inspired by Theme Parks, Mud Runs, and Escape Rooms. Get excited. Let’s do this! Advancement Courses […]

Breakout EDU in Adult PD and College Education

BreakoutEDU is a box with locks that also can be a great educational experience. In today’s show, Lucy Manley shares how breakout boxes are becoming an exciting part of her college’s educational experiences including Freshmen orientation. Listen to  Lucy Manley talk about the use of BreakoutEDU Boxes in College Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream […]

5 Ways to Bring #Breakoutedu into Your Classroom (on a budget)

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Escape rooms or breakout boxes (which you really break into) have led to the Breakout EDU movement. If you want to get started with your breakout edu experience, here are some resources to get you started. 1. Get or Make a Breakout EDU Box You can make your own breakout Kit (see Joe Cossette’s example […]

8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year

Richard Byrne on episode 532

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Innovate and try some new apps. Today, Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, talks about eight edtech apps that you should try. (He also shares a bonus fitness opportunity for educators.) Listen to the show and learn how it is used and follow the links in the show notes below. This post is […]

5 Easy Brain Breaks for Your Classroom

Rob Donatelli on episode 510

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Want to help students learn and be more refreshed? Students need breaks too. That is why brain breaks are becoming so popular. Teacher Rob Donatelli @DTown_MrD talks about the brain breaks phenomenon. Then, Rob gives teachers five ideas he uses in his classroom for brain breaks. Take a brain break today! Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is […]

5 Ways to Leverage Play In Your Class Today

Jill Vialet on episode 490

Play belongs in every classroom. Today, Jill Vialet from Playworks shows us how. Listen to the Show About Play Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Other Resources Relating to Play Why Playful Learning Is So Important in the Classroom and the Real World Games and Play Based Learning in Middle and High […]

How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

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Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality (AR) programming app for classrooms. I first wrote about this app in December 2017 shortly after launch. Metaverse has come a long way and is specifically focused on becoming an amazing AR app for classrooms with the new Collections feature. In this blog post, I’ll share the vocabulary I […]

VR & AR in the Classroom

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Hall Davidson shares both simple explanations of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) in the classroom. He talks about the tools, best practices, and tips for these technologies as well as his predictions for which one he thinks is going to be the most useful for teachers. Today’s Sponsor: Metaverse is a powerful augmented […]

Valuable Virtual Reality Things Every Teacher Should Know

The impossible, dangerous, counterproductive, or experience are perfect experiences for virtual reality. Teacher Steven Sato shares with us the kinds of virtual reality experiences that have people talking. Steven also teaches a VR class at his school in Los Angeles. He shares how his VR experiences help children develop empathy and have meaningful conversations that […]

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

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Teaching in augmented reality (AR) for the past several years has been a bit of a challenge, in my opinion, as is often the case with new technologies. For example, I had to assess “over the shoulder” by looking at what students were doing. Now, using 3DBear, I’m able to offer students a classroom where […]