The major difference between these two terms is that IT refers to information technology and EdTech refers to education technology.

IT deals with computer systems, software, and networking while EdTech deals with teaching the next generation how to learn. This is a clear distinction that has been made by experts in these topics.

What does an EdTech professional do?

It is important to realize that an EdTech professional is not just someone who develops software. Instead, they are people who are experts in everything from pedagogy to educational technologies and everything in between.

They must understand how the technologies will impact teaching and learning, as well…


What does Gamification look like?

Gamification is the application of game-based mechanics and design in non-game contexts. It has been applied to areas as diverse as learning, public engagement, health, marketing, and business processes. Gamification is about bringing more of the elements of game design to bear on problems outside of games.

As a motivational tool, gamification can provide feedback for performance and reinforce desired behaviors by employing a system of rewards and punishments. As an instructional technique, gamification can increase learner engagement with educational content or support mastery learning through practice with immediate feedback.

How Gamification Helps Boost Productivity

Gamification is the use of game design techniques to make…


The newest episode of Should Your Kids Play is out! On this episode we explore Second Extinction, which is a first person shooter based on the Dinosaur Apocalypse! The game is very fast paced and is only in early access which means there are only a few missions available at the moment. Check it out!


ELEX is a post-apocalyptic story about the planet Magalan. The planet Magalan was hit by a comet that both destroyed the planets civilization and also introduced a new resource called Elex. Survivors created their own factions that the player can join. The Berserkers fight using melee weapons and magic, the Outlaws use old school guns and bombs and live for money, and lastly the clerics believe in a god called Calaan and they use somewhat futuristic guns. …


Now, when we’re thinking about media literacy, media literacy is just kind of like the big hat that encompasses all of these other smaller little subjects.

And all of these subjects have to do with things that exist within an online space. So when talking about this, there are actually six subtopics that are encompassed underneath the umbrella of media literacy. These are media balance and wellbeing, privacy, and security, digital footprint, and identity, relationships, and communication, cyber bullying, and hate speech.

And finally news and media literacy. Now. Let’s take a stroll through each of these and define…


Today we’re taking a look at Interland. Interland is this really neat game developed by Google that teaches kids about the foundations of media literacy. The game uses these kind of 3d polygon character and environmental styles, which is actually a big plus.

I say this because by doing this, they’re skipping out on the childish graphics, which helps. Widen the audience of the game. I would say the game is definitely appropriate for ages five to 12, but before we get into any other detail, let’s talk about what media literacy actually is. …


Cave Story+ is a 2D platformer shooter where you play as a character who has awoken in a strange world and have suddenly found yourself charged with figuring out who you are, where you are, and how to protect the defenseless people in this strange world.

**Important** : All views expressed in this video are my own. No outside entity has paid any money towards this video or any videos. Furthermore, opinions expressed in these videos are not the end all be all. Videos are meant to be a helpful guide and assessment tool; individuals should still do their own research before purchasing a game.


Media Literacy is a topic that comes up often now a days. Particularly because of the **realization of things like fake news, fake videos, and altered documents that spread like wildfire on the internet. I say realization because, believe it or not, fake news is not a new thing or concept. Something like fake news has been used to sway public opinion for decades. For example: Documents like tabloids used fake news in the form of rumors to sell papers and, of course, spread rumors about people.

But what about the fake news we see today? Today’s false information…


Black Desert Online is a sandbox mmorpg action adventure game. Unlike traditional MMORPG games, BDO allows players to hack, slash, dodge and perform combos on enemy NPC’s. It does however follow the traditional quest, finish objective, and turn in style of MMORPG gameplay.

**Important** : All views expressed in this video are my own. No outside entity has paid any money towards this video or any videos. Furthermore, opinions expressed in these videos are not the end all be all. …


Indivisible is an action role-playing platform game set in a fantasy world filled with monsters and bad guys to beat up. The game features a real time turn based combat system.

**Important** : All views expressed in this video are my own. No outside entity has paid any money towards this video or any videos. Furthermore, opinions expressed in these videos are not the end all be all. Videos are meant to be a helpful guide and assessment tool; individuals should still do their own research before purchasing a game.

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