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The Moral of the Story...

[fa icon="calendar'] June 11, 2018 at 3:17 PM / by Matt Murphy posted in Game-Based Learning, Gamification, Student Motivation, professional development

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The human brain is hard-wired for pulling meaning from stories and internalizing the lessons learned. It is one of the most ancient and powerful teaching tools an educator can have in their toolkit. The problem is that not everyone fancies themselves as a storyteller or writer and trying to remember stories you've heard in the moment when it would be applicable is difficult to rely upon.

To this end, there are formulaic means through which a teacher can turn a learning objective into a meaningful narrative.

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Summer Slide: Dealing with the Slippery Summer Slope

[fa icon="calendar'] May 28, 2018 at 4:02 PM / by Matt Murphy posted in Summer Slide, Educational Games, Math Education, Zorbit's Math

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As May breaks into June, our talented teachers start to get excited about the rest and relaxation these hard-working individuals sorely deserve. Summer is a wonderful time for teachers, but there is one nagging caveat that can keep them up at night. The dreaded summer slide! Teachers cringe at the thought of having to spend three to four weeks in September teaching math and literacy skills that their new students learned in the previous school year, but were forgotten over the summer.

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Digital Resources, Professional Development, and Student Performance

[fa icon="calendar'] March 27, 2018 at 11:25 AM / by Matt Murphy posted in professional development

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Callaghan et al. (2017) do not question digital games’ ability to improve student learning and engagement. This is an idea that has been well researched, documented, and adopted by educators around the world.

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5 Easter Math Activities for K-3 Classrooms

[fa icon="calendar'] March 13, 2018 at 11:20 AM / by Matt Murphy posted in Math Activities, in-class activities

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Zorbit and his crew have been busy painting eggs and weaving Easter baskets for this year’s Easter celebration. As part of their efforts to spread Easter cheer across the galaxy, they have come up with five in-class activities that will have your students hopping with excitement.

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5 Elementary Classroom Resources for Women’s History Month

[fa icon="calendar'] March 8, 2018 at 9:55 AM / by Matt Murphy posted in STEM

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March is Women’s History Month with March 8th being International Women’s Day. Although society has come a long way in terms of gender equality, there is still much work to be done at home and abroad. 

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5 Ways to Integrate Zorbit's Math into Your Lesson Plan

[fa icon="calendar'] February 15, 2018 at 4:15 PM / by Matt Murphy posted in Elementary Math, Educational Games, Video Games, Game-Based Learning, Zorbit's Math

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Teachers often ask us how to incorporate Zorbit's Math Adventure into their lesson plans, so we wanted to share five quick and easy ways that you can integrate game-based learning resources like Zorbit's Math into your lesson plan and classroom!

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5 Valentine's Day Math Activities for K-3 Classrooms

[fa icon="calendar'] February 8, 2018 at 11:37 AM / by Admin posted in Math Activities, in-class activities

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Valentine's Day is coming, and to help bring some excitement we put together a package of five in-class math activities for you and your students to enjoy!

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