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  • Wanted: Immersive gaming in K-8 classrooms
    Seventy-four percent of K-8 teachers in a recent report said they use digital games for instruction, though few teachers reported engaging students with immersive games that offer in-depth exploration and 21st-century skill development. Teachers surveyed for a new report from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center said they believe using digital games in the classroom helps students improve math skills (71 percent), computer/technology content and skills (65 percent), executive function skills (59 percent), and 21st-century skills (52 percent). But while more and more teachers are turning to digital gaming, the report notes a distinct lack of immersive gaming in K-8 classrooms. As research on educational gaming increases, data points to the benefits students receive from immersive gaming, such as stronger problem-solving skills. "The highly immersive, highly complex, and highly engaging experiences afforded by certain types of video games don't just improve learning, they can improve the kind of learning that children need to do well in school and life beyond," authors Lori Takeuchi and Sarah Vaala wrote in the report. "However ... most K-8 students aren't playing these types of games...at least not at school." Most students play mini-games or games embedded in interactive lessons, according to the report. "Notably absent from K-8 classrooms are games with curricular objectives that also look, feel, and play like the commercial games kids typically play at home. Given the expanding community of developers creating learning games of this type, we were hoping to see more of them in teachers' survey responses," Takeuchi and Vaala wrote. This lack of immersive gaming could be due to two reasons: 1. Immersive games aren't typically completed in one class period, and because they require a longer time commitment, educators may avoid aligning their use with class lessons. In fact, 46 percent of game-using educators cited time as one of the biggest barriers to using digital games in the classroom.
  • Free online aquarium resources foster science inquiry
    To reach more classrooms with its educational programs, the Aquarium of the Pacific has created free online curriculum materials based on live animal webcams.
  • All-day virtual professional development event set for Oct. 25
    On October 25, Discovery Education will be hosting the eighth annual Discovery Education Streamathon, a live, day-long virtual professional learning event. This is one of Discovery Education’s annual community events with an average attendance of 3,500 educators from all around the world. Since 2006, the Streamathon has provided attendees with effective ways to integrate digital  [ Read More ]
  • Why Listening Comprehension Is Essential to Reading Fluency
    Learning how to decode words is only one step in the journey toward reading fluency. Students also need a solid foundation in language comprehension—that is, they have to know what the words mean when strung together. The best way for students to develop this knowledge is by hearing words spoken aloud in context—and audio books offer the perfect solution.
  • EdTech Icons Launch GreyED Solutions for the Education Marketplace
    Dr. Julie Carter and Rob Dickson to provide personalized EdTech services to solution providers and educators Minneapolis, MN (October 21, 2014) – Today the K-12 and EdTech industries are getting the solution they have been seeking with the launch of GreyED Solutions. The new company, headed by nationally recognized education leaders, will help schools plan  [ Read More ]
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Friday, 29 August 2014 04:55

11th Reunion -Kilte Awlaelo Schools Development Association (KASDA)

Seattle, Washington : July 19, 2014

KASDA’s 11threunion and fundraising event was held in Seattle Washington on July 19, 2014. Members from all over of the world converged to the beautiful city of Seattle to have fun on the yearly reunion and to take part on the fundraising event to help all schools of Kilte-Awlaelo for better education and create a comfortable learning environment to all students of Kilte-Awlaelo.

The fun started on Friday night, July 18 at the beautiful residence of Haftu Hishe’s family where members were invited for dinner. The host family offered the guests the very Tigrean traditional drinks of Siwa and Miyess along with delicious enjera and Tihlo. The house was full of laughter from every corner as guests enjoyed talking to each other and shared jokes of experiences of their younger years. They all departed with a happy mood and in mind that they had a long day by the morrow to attend the annual general assembly of KASDA.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 August 2014 04:56
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10th Reunion of KASDA PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 07 July 2013 06:15

Kilte-Awlaelo Schools Development Association held its 10th anniversary on June 19, 2013 in the fabulous city of Las Vegas. As always, the event had two parts which one was the members meeting during the day time and the second one was the fund-raising event during the night. The volume of the participant on both parts of the event was very high. Awlaelo members from all corners of the nation attended the event. A special guest also joined us from Adi. Our brother Haji Adem Bidar was one of the participants in the event. 

9th Reunion of Kilte-Awlaelo Schools Development Association PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 18 August 2012 15:43

Kilte-Awlaelo Schools Development Association successfully celebrated its 9th anniversary in Boston, MA on July 21, 2012. The Boston and Maine brothers and sisters were well prepared for the success of the event. Members who flew to Boston to attend the event were also well prepared. Most members rented their own cars from the airport which helped to reduce the burden of transportation on the hosting city brothers and sisters. The time they were going to spend to transport members used it to coordinate other activities of the event. And that strategy worked perfectly.

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7th Anniversary of Awlaelo Schools Alumni Association PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 12 July 2010 05:56

Awlaelo Schools Alumni Association celebrated its 7th anniversary on June 19, 2010 in Seattle, WA. It was very successful event and unique in nature than any other events we had in the past. For those our members who missed this year’s reunion, you missed a lot. I warned you in advance not to miss the event because I knew from the beginning that it was going to be unique. Here is how this year’s reunion was unique.

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