Kahoot! as an Engaging Game-based Learning Tool

Kahoot! as an Engaging Game-based Learning Tool

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Imagine a classroom where all students are in full swing, engaged in a game that tests their understanding and performance and each student is competing to rank on top of the game chart.  What makes a game so engaging? How can a game blend content and fun and make learning an enjoyable experience? Kahoot! is a popular game-based learning platform for formative assessment that engages students via competitive quizzes, surveys and puzzles with flexible dynamics and fascinating aesthetics. Kahoot’s question modes and types allow for the use of different pedagogical methods. Quiz game on Kahoot! Kahoot! was created as a social learning tool in which students answer questions projected on a whiteboard or a screensharing tool such as Skype or Google Hangouts. Students don’t need to log into the Kahoot!…
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Using MERGE Cubes for Education: Interactive Augmented Reality Holograms

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Merge Cubes are a simple yet powerful way to make augmented reality accessible -- and handheld -- for the classroom. They are foam cubes that you can get from Amazon for about $15. Each side of the cube has a unique QR-code like pattern, allowing it to interact with various educational activities, games and other sorts of holograms. In this way, it's a STEM toy that allows kids to have hands-on experiences on on math, science, anatomy, engineering and other subjects. A foam cube becomes an interactive hologram-based learning tool. Experiences to Try Merge has its own collection of activity plans for the classroom. Some of our favorites include: Galactic Explorer (FREE). Hold the Solar System in your hands and explore various planets.3D Museum Viewer (FREE). Hold ancient artifacts and…
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