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At Class Compete we like to share our entrepreneurship experiences and knowledge. The concept of gamification in education is an area that is new and one that is growing. As blended learning and flipped classroom concepts gather more presence we would like to help the community by sharing our learning game experiences and  help educators and parents improve student performance.

Below are a series of education technology blogs that offer our insights in instructional design, teaching strategies, technology in the classroomcommon core standards, standardized testing, assessment and student outcomes as we have worked in schools and with teachers and parents in improving test skills and improving grades.

ESSA Law – A Teachers Opinion

  ESSA- Education Opinion What is ESSA and why do we need it?      ESSA — the Every Student Succeeds Act — is the newest legislation for K-12 education recently signed into law. It replaces the old (and outdated)...
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Assessment That Works

Assessment- It Can Work With Common Core! One of the biggest challenges facing teachers with respect to the implementation of the Common Core standards is how to effectively track student mastery of concepts. Traditionally, this has been through the administration...
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4 Educational Technology Ideas To Flip A Classroom

Educational Technology – 4 Ways To Flip A Classroom Your classroom that is…flipped classrooms are becoming quite popular in technology enhanced learning environments. So what exactly is a flipped classroom? Teachers…have you ever delivered a lesson to your class and...
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Teaching Strategies: Lessons from “Swiping”

Learn Instructional Design Theory from Online Dating ? Has anyone recently tried online dating? I decided to give it a go and see what would happen. Being a 40+ entrepreneur with limited time, I was lucky to get some early...
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Game Based Learning

Gamification: Engaging 21st Century Learners Educational games that challenge and ultimately educate today’s students are proving to be the next logical step in keeping them engaged in the learning process both inside and outside the classroom. For teachers this means...
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Learning and Eating in Bite Size Snacks

“Bite Size” Snacks The country as a whole has changed its most basic function – eating.  Our patterns of eating are evolving as various changes in society, work and life are creating this paradigm shift.  As noted in the Wall Street Journal...
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21st Century Technology Classrooms

Effective Education Technology Integration: 21st Century Classrooms   To integrate means to combine parts to create whole.  For most of today’s learners, one of these crucial parts is technology.  Marc Prensky redefines these learners as “digital natives.” Our students today are...
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Education Technology In The Classroom and Common Core

Education Technology Integration is interwoven throughout the Common Core Standards … “To be ready for college, workforce training, and life in a technology rich, global society, students need the ability to gather, comprehend, evaluate, synthesize, and report on information and...
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3 Things Floyd Mayweather Has In Common with an EdTech Entrepreneur

Floyd Mayweather Jr. – an Education Technology Entrepreneur’s Inspiration   One of my all time favorite athletes is the controversial Floyd Mayweather. If you like him or not is irrelevant. The most inspirational thing about Floyd is that he is doing...
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Best Ways To Align Curriculum Maps for Common Core

Aligning Your Curriculum Maps for Common Core Mastery The Common Core Standards reflect a major paradigm shift in the process by which students learn. For decades, instruction has been “a mile wide and an inch deep.” Teaching was all about...
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Use Education To Grow Your Career

How Hiking Helped Create Gamification of Learning Game   One of my passions has been the outdoors. I have always enjoyed being outside and often walked and hiked locally for pleasure. A few years ago I wanted to test myself...
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Getting to the “Core” of the Common Core Standards

The Facts All Parents and Teachers Need to Know on Common Core Standards With a focus on college and career readiness they were designed to replace state-specific (and often inconsistent) existing guidelines. The standards mandate what students should learn from...
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EdSurge Baltimore Summit

In the News: Proudly Presenting at EdSurge Education Technology Baltimore Summit!   We were excited to be selected by EdSurge as one of only 30 companies to present at their Baltimore Summit All Educator Day. Approximately 500-700 educators and edtech...
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Top Education Technology Classroom Tools

Top Tools Revealed for Successful Educational Technology Integration in the Classroom. Classrooms in the 21st century are student-centered learning environments with technology playing a key role across the curriculum. Most districts either supply laptops, tablets or iPads for student use...
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Education Technology: Know Your Customer

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error...
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Teaching Strategies: Back To School Tech Tips

3 Tips to Engage Students with Education Technology from Day 1 The first few days of school are usually hectic for both teachers and students. Teachers are anxious to see their new students and get to know them, while students...
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