Published on Apr 12, 2012 by TEDxTalks Patrick F. Bassett became the president of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS www.nais.org) in August 2001. NAIS, a membership organization for more than 1,800 independent (private) schools and associations of schools in the U.S. and abroad, is the "national voice for independent schools and the center for collective action on their behalf."
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Crafting a Solution - considering Minecraft in school
This is a video 'pitch' that that argues for the inclusion of sandbox games like Minecraft into school environments whether for co-curricular activities or for project-based learning. Using research evidence and personal observation based on student samples, the authors outline the benefits of using games and propose some challenges for schools who might consider the implementation.
Minecraft @ The Elisabeth Morrow School Morrowcraft
Jo Kay, Dean Groom & Bron Stuckey team up to create - Massively Minecraft Educator Community What a dynamic team to gather and lead a community of educators in exploring how kids (young & old :-) learn in this unique space.
Minecraft in School [/url]started by: Lucas Gillispie Read more. An unexpected new star, Minecraft is taking the "Games in School" crowd by by storm! Students are crazy about this game and educators are finding a virtual gold mine of curriculum possibilities.
MinecraftEdu is the collaboration of a small team of educators and programmers from theUnited States and Finland. We are working with Mojang AB of Sweden, the creators of Minecraft, to make the game affordable and accessible to schools everywhere. We have also created a suite of tools that make it easy to unlock the power of Minecraft in YOUR classroom.
Game to Learn article by Marianne Malmstrom from The Apple Tree, The Elisabeth Morrow School's annual Magazine.
“21st Century Learning” and “21st Century Skills” are two of the most commonly used phrases in education today, but what do they really mean? More importantly, what do they mean in terms of your child's success?