“A Bicycle of the Mind” 43 Years Later

Just over forty years ago, Steve Jobs described computers as being “a bicycle for the mind.” Flash forward a full four decades later, and these super-powered thinking machines are off to the races! But how can today’s educators keep up with the speed of life?

Universal Design For Learning: 23 Things You Need to Know

Last week EMC² Learning had the chance to travel to Orlando, Florida to take part as a presenter at the 2023 UDL-IRN International Summit. But just what, exactly, is the Universal Design for Learning? Here are 23 UDL tips to help you change the game in any class!

Techniques > Technologies. Every. Single. Time.

First Jamboard, then Classcraft, and now Microsoft Flip!?! Say it ain’t so, edtech! The sudden disappearance of these cutting edge classroom tech tools can wreak havoc on educators everywhere. Here’s why EMC² Learning puts technique before technology, every time.

Reality TV Roundups Make Any Lesson Must-See

In the Reality TV Roundups collection, the only thing more exciting than student-centered creativity is the *drama* that awaits. Pupils become producers with the chance to re-cast their favorite TV shows with brand new celebrity stars inspired by your course!

Lesson Plan Layouts Level Up Your Slideshow

Cooking up efficient and aesthetically pleasing presentations can take all kinds of time! That’s why we here at EMC² Learning have whipped up more than a dozen Lesson Plan Layouts for teachers to enjoy. Think of it like a box cake mix for your next slideshow…

Get Animated with NPC Cutscenes

Welcome to a new dimension of teaching innovation with EMC² Learning’s action-packed NPC Cutscenes! Transform your slideshow into an immersive learning environment reminiscent of old-school video games where every activity seamlessly connects to an epic journey.

Turn Your Next Review Day into a Block Party

Looking to help students develop a keener eye for detail as they spot check literally HUNDREDS of work products generated by their classmates? Repetition and consistency is the name of the game with Tower Topplers — an all new lineup of review day activities!

Load Up Your Memory Banks with Storage Wars

In the market for a helping hand to help break up the horde of information that inevitably piles up as your students cram to review for the end of the school year? Check out these all new activities to help them discover creative ways to unpack all the good stuff!

Take It Outside and Celebrate Earth Day

The sun is shining! The plants are in bloom! And Spring is in full swing all over which can only mean one thing… our students are getting antsy and counting down the days until the end of the school year. Looking to beat that boredom? Let’s take it outside!

Smash Fourth Quarter Boredom

Do you have what it takes to harness the power of the mightiest elemental forces that the world has ever known? Prepare to unleash all sorts of student-centered excitement with SKILL TREE SMASHERS, a brand new review day activity from EMC² Learning. Give a click!

EMC² Learning Honored by PAECT

Exciting news! This year, the good people at PAECT honored EMC² Learning’s own John Meehan with their prestigious Friend of PAECT award for his groundbreaking work in student engagement and classroom gamification. Give a click to check out the full story.

You’re in Luck for Last Minute St. Pat’s Lesson Plans

St. Patrick’s Day is On Its Way! For classes around the world, that can only mean one thing: the Luck of the Irish is in full bloom as we celebrate the Luckiest Day of the Year. Make other teachers green with envy with all sorts of spirited St. Pat’s activities!

EMC² Learning Awarded International Spotlight Honors

After a rigorous and extensive process of review from a field of nearly 200 submissions, EMC² Learning is thrilled to finally announce that we’ve been recognized as one of HundrED’s 12 Global Spotlight innovations in the field of classroom gamification!

Celebrating 3 Years and 700+ Resources

Three years ago, EMC² Learning opened its doors with a crazy dream and a simple premise: provide teachers with 24/7 access to an endless supply of high quality, low prep activities to help foster a more student-centered style of instruction. Look how far we’ve come!

R.I.P. ClassCraft

This week, teachers everywhere received the long-dreaded and devastating news that the original ClassCraft would be sunsetting at the close of the 2024 school year. So what does this mean for gamified classrooms? And how might EMC² Learning be able to help?

12 Ways for Teachers to Use Wrapping Paper in Any Classroom

As we reach the epic finale of the festive season and embrace the excitement of the New Year, EMC² Learning is rolling out all kinds of clever resources to help teachers infuse creativity into their classrooms — and it all starts with post-holiday wrapping paper sales!

Low Prep + Oversized Maps = MASSIVE Engagement

Let students take control of your classroom as you transform any ordinary lesson plan into a larger than life game of command and conquer! In Territory Takedown, bigger is better and the action is epic in every sense of the word. Give a click to explore this collection.

Fall in Love with Seasonal Teaching Resources

Fall is officially upon us! And as the crisp autumn air sweeps in, EMC² Learning is excited to embrace the vibrant colors and cozy moments that come with this beautiful season. And if you’re an Engagement Engineer? Now’s the time to “fall” in love with playful learning.

Get Your Students Cookin’ with an All New Way to Play

With their heaping menus and healthy portion sizes, retro diners really do offer a little bit of something for everyone. And that’s why we’ve decided to turn up the heat in our proverbial teacher test kitchen and “fire up” a brand new classroom resource called Order up!

Go “All In” for Student-Centered Instruction

This week, EMC² Learning’s activity rollout features a bevy of creative and clever new ways to play in classrooms of any age. We’ve got a wealth of playful pedagogical approaches featuring everything from digital spinners to plastic poker chips to… paper coffee cups!?

Capture the Fantasy Football Excitement in Your Classroom

Professional football is the single most-watched sport in the USA. And thanks to the interactive appeal of fantasy sports, the NFL is even bigger today than ever before! So what might it look like if we brought that same level of fun and excitement into our classrooms?

Meet Your New Instructor for the ISTE Summer Learning Academy

Can’t make it to the ISTE conference in Philadelphia this summer (or simply can’t wait to get a jump on all things ISTE before the big event)?! Not to worry. The ISTE Summer Learning Academy offers educators the chance to access top-quality PD from their homes!

Host a Review Day Game Show

It’s the end of the school year! And teachers everywhere are hard at work wrapping up their instruction as students make their way through the end of all of that regularly scheduled course curricula. Sounds like the perfect time for an end-of-year game show!

Enjoy PD in Your PJ’s with Two New Video Courses

New this week from EMC² Learning: over three full hours of brand new, self-paced video skill builders with all sorts of playful, purposeful professional development to help you learn at your leisure. Pop on your favorite pair of PJ’s and start streaming today!

Welcome to Peer Review Paradise

Welcome to Peer Review Paradise! At these Instructional Islands, students will have the opportunity to soak up the good vibes of a free-flowing peer review as they island hop in order to punch up any writing assignment under the sun. Get your passports ready!

Catch EMC² Learning on the Road LIVE

This summer EMC² Learning will be hitting the road for a series of conferences, workshop, and teacher training events across the United States. Our first stop? Louisville, Kentucky and the Imagining the Future of Learning conference at Bellarmine University!

Rehash Rally Puts a Whole New Spin on Review

Rehash Rally is a pulse-pounding upgrade to any ho-hum review activity. This brand new collection of resources puts students squarely in the driver’s seat and challenges them to navigate all sorts of obstacles to connect what they’re learning to earlier units!

You’re Invited to the Red Carpet Reveal of Rehash Rally

Hollywood is famous for its star-studded world premiers. And here at EMC² Learning, we’ve got all sorts of creative pedagogical approaches in our pipeline. The Red Carpet Reveal is your chance to enjoy a front row seat as these new resources make their debuts!

Spring Spotlight: 5 Amazing Engagement Engineers

EMC² Learning is home to a thriving community of thousands of educators from schools all around the world. Week after week, we are blown away by their continued commitment to creativity and student-centered instruction. Here are five teachers worth a shout out!

Now Streaming: Four All New Video Skill Builder Courses

Grab your popcorn and get ready for some seriously playful PD — because we’re adding not one, not two, not three, but four all-new self-paced video Skill Builders. Check out the newest courses that have been added to our ever-expanding library of resources!

Sundown Showdown Season 3: Moonlight Madness is Here!

Back by popular demand! Moonlight Madness puts an after-dark twist on the wildly popular Sundown Showdown pedagogy. Discover more than a dozen new ways teachers can Lose the Lecture and use gamification to bring student-centered life to their next lesson plan.

An Eye for AI: All New Teaching Resources

It seems like Artificial Intelligence is everywhere you look these days. From day one, EMC² Learning has been committed to helping teachers engage at the speed of life. And these days, that means providing cutting edge resources and support for all things AI.

Gaming the System: 5 Big Problems with AI Detection Software

The age of artificial intelligence is upon us! But what’s a classroom teacher to do in order to separate what’s authentically student-crafted and what’s simply the product of AI? While detection software might seem tempting, here are five things to keep in mind.

600 Fully Editable Resources and Counting

To infinity… and beyond! Today is a landmark occasion in the history of EMC² Learning. Because as of this morning, we’ve just added our 600th fully editable resource to our ever expanding library of student-centered classroom activities. Come check it out!

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