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SMART Matching Game

On the SMART Exchange educators can find tens of thousands of free lesson resources for SMART software, posted by other educators, SMART, and third-party developers. They are able to modify these games, or create their own, to encompass the material specific to their class and lessons.

Education technology, or #edtech, is what is driving gamified learning and turning a lot of heads in classrooms and at school board meetings. Children, excited to be playing games in school, are learning in some of the most student-centered ways possible. They are happy, feel supported and encouraged, and are keenly competitive to do better. Electronic games for education have been around for decades, but with smart boards in the classroom, the ease of implementing game-based learning using classroom technology is converting many teachers to this interactive, engaging teaching tool.

Multiple Intelligences

Howard Gardner’s 1983 theory of multiple intelligences still holds sway among the best educators. Some students learn interactively; some learn visually. Audio visual solutions for the classroom, such as a smart whiteboard that replaces the stodgy chalkboard, are perfectly suited to several of Gardner’s classifications of learners:

  • Verbal-linguistic
  • Logical-mathematical
  • Spatial-visual
  • Bodily-kinesthetic
  • Interpersonal intelligence
Clevertouch Ladybug Math Game

Clevertouch offers teachers free games in a dedicated educational App store, where all apps (even those from familiar developers with big-name licenses) have had all advertising and in-app purchases removed. Teachers may download apps to their system to help students reinforce skills.

With the latest classroom technology, whole-classroom games can be played on interactive displays, interactive projectors, and smart boards to introduce concepts, review material, and even formatively assess learners.

Inviting students to leave their seats and interact with the classroom display, teachers improve student attention, increase on-task time, and develop deeper retention of important information. The colors, sounds, and interactivity of smart boards are far more compelling for children than lecture, Powerpoint presentations, or textbooks.

ESL and Special Needs Students

For special populations of learners, such as English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL) and special needs students, smart classroom management should include interactive technology, which allow the teacher to approach each student at her or his learning level.

At Unified Technology Systems, we specialize in helping school systems determine the technology they need to take teaching to the next level. Our dedicated system designers will determine the proper equipment for your needs and budget. Contact us today to get started.

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    will be good for kids and help them alot. Thanks for this amazing article on “Education Technology Makes Learning a Fun Game”.

  • Avatar Pat D. says:

    Yes! Technology always makes teaching children simple and yet fun. I always use a modern type of technology to teach my student. They are always excited to come to school because they always think that we are just playing. Modern technology is one of a kind solution for our teachers.

  • I absolutely agree with the author that technologies make the world of learning a fascinating journey. Students are more and more deeply into this world. It is wonderful. Technologies have a positive effect on learning in general, but it seems to me that writing was most influenced by technology. With the help of technology, students can train their literacy all the time.

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  • Avatar djamila_st says:

    Thank you very much for these great, practical ideas. Like others who have commented, I need to create/revamp some portfolio examples. This article is very timely.

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