This issue of Teaching The AvatarGeneration looks at social and emotional learning, and focuses on new, interesting technologies that use social platforms for education, like Makewaves and Spongelab, and tips for teaching emotional intelligence in the classroom. We have a great piece listing the best 15 apps for social and emotional learning for you to fill your tablet up with, and have in-depth reviews of three new educational apps. Our writers have come up with some excellent ideas for learning about bullying through films, and examining the benefits and pitfalls of social learning.
We also have our usual articles on game based learning, which this month looks at the increadible feat of the World Education Games who cater for a world wide competition of millions, the impact that Social Change games can have, and how role playing games can be beneficial for communication and student development. We also have a great article on the video game design tool ‘Gamestar Mechanic’ and how it has been used to great effect in classrooms all over the globe. Not forgetting our idea-filled guides to EverNote and VoiceThread, this issue is packed to the brim of ideas, reviews, and information to help you keep up to date with the face-paced world of educational technology.
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Samantha Kotey is the editor for AvatarGeneration and has a background in educational technology and virtual worlds. A mom of two, she is passionate about all things related to toys and technology.