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  • Do e-learning tools impact on student motivation and engagement within writing?

          The focus question Do e-learning tools impact on student motivation and engagement within writing?A large majority of students at St Andrews Middle School are writing well below the National Standard for Writing. Student achievement and engagement are low in ma...

    Tags: writing, e-learning, web 2.0, motivation, middle school, year 7, year 8, male, female,

  • Gamification 101: The Psychology of Motivation

    Rapid overview of different theories of motivation and how they are used in games. 

    Tags: learning games, motivation

  • A Neurologist Makes the Case for the Video Game Model as a Learning Tool (Edutopia)

    Abstract: "The popularity of video games is not the enemy of education, but rather a model for best teaching strategies. Games insert players at their achievable challenge level and reward player effort and practice with acknowledgement ofincremental goal progress, not just final produc...

    Tags: virtual learning, motivation

  • A Great Website readwritethink

    This term I have been developing a range of learning experiences around literacy and numeracy. I have modelled how to use the sight [www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources]Puzzle Me Words,for developing students initial letter sounds on the Smart Board.Once the studentshave learnt how to use ...

    Tags: somerset, smart board, websites, motivation

  • How Mainstream Video Games are used as Teaching Tools

    Via eSchool News People who worried that the technology boom would lead to kids playing video games in class were right: In schools around the country, students are playing such games as "Minecraft", "World of Warcraft" and "Angry Birds" - and their teachers are encouraging it.

    Tags: mainstream games, learning games, motivation

  • Reflective Summary - St Joseph's Catholic School, Paeroa

    Reflective Summary St Joseph’s Paeroa Context: Literacy – Writing from visual cues and using imagination to create a story for publication online. Whole school initiative. Create for a wider audience for their writing. Thinking about the age appropriate language and materia...

    Tags: Online storybook making, literacy, motivation, engagement, three rivers ICTPD cluster,

  • The Origins of Creativity - Jonah Lehrer

    Tags: creativity, gifted, intensities, emotional, passion, motivation

  • Reflective Summary Paeroa Central

    Motivating Literacy through YouTube Years 2&3 Background: A continued concern is that, although, many of the children are reading at or above their chronological age this does not reflect in their written work. Anecdotal evidence and STAR results show that there is a need to improve childre...

    Tags: Three Rivers ICTPD, reflective summary, motivation, literacy, Year 2&3, YouTube

  • How teachers can help students to remain motivated in learning English

    Hi Everyone I would like to spend a little time today reflecting on the part that student motivation plays in language learning. As a teacher if we want to see accelerated language learning I think it is important that we try to find ways to tap into what motivates students and help them to stay...

    Tags: motivation, motivation and second language learning, how teachers can help students to remain motivated in learning English

  • Kinloch jones

    Tracey kinloch Jones: Teaching Year Eight at Hereworth in Havelock North Hawkes Bay. Curriculum team leader of Health and Science. Received a Royal Society Fellowship PSTF 2012. Enjoys growing gorgeous gardens. Reading late into the night with a good book. Walking and tramping.Spending time wi...

    Skills: Teaching, Motivation, Problem Solving. Education