What is Gamification in Education? 6 Ways to Gamify Your Classroom

ViewSonic Education

As long as it’s not in the context of a certain horror film franchise, but rather in regards to gamification in education, then the answer is probably, “sure!” Long story short, that’s how gamification in education came to be. Do you want to play a game?

Citizen Science, Crowdsourcing, Gamification and Cryptocurrency, Oh My!

Doug Levin

For that reason, I am excited that this coming week the White House is set to shine a deserved light on one domain where the benefits of abundant access to powerful technology tools are most clear: citizen science.

NY Times article discusses engagement and gamification

Ascend Math

The article is well worth reading for its smart discussion of “engagement” and “gamification.”. An evolving formula built into Ascend, including time on task and the passing of assessments, units, and levels determines when students can access Base Camp.

6 Factors Of Gamification That Changes Students

TeachThought - Learn better.

6 Factors Of Gamification That Changes Students. Gamification is about transforming the environment and regular activities into a kind of game. Gamification reinforces content, but also has the potential to profoundly impact classroom management.

Designing for accessibility in e-learning

Neo LMS

Completely healthy people and people with disabilities are equal in front of the law, they have equal access to education, they can follow any cultural norm they want, and so on, and so forth. Why e-learning accessibility matters: WCAG and Section 508.

Making Math Fun, Accessible, and Real-World Based

EmergingEdTech

Educational Games & Gamification Free Tools & Resources _ Miscellaneous Tools and TopicsMany students dread working with math and have trouble finding the fun in it.

How to Get Teachers to Embrace Gamification

Graphite Blog

Gamification is a hot trend, but it’s more than that -- it’s tapping into students' interests in order to give them the opportunity to explore, problem-solve, and build social skills while connecting with curriculum-based skills and concepts. As an instructional technology specialist in our district with a background in middle and high school education, I have an opportunity to influence change, and gamification has been a tool to do just that.

Explore Like a Pirate: Classroom Games and Gamification

Fractus Learning

ASCD named him an Emerging Leader in 2015 for sharing his ideas for using accessible and gamified teaching methods as part of instruction. I got to know Michael Matera and his world over the last few years as I’ve explored the idea of using video games and simulations in the classroom.

How to Get Teachers to Embrace Gamification

Graphite Blog

Gamification is a hot trend, but it's more than that -- it's tapping into students' interests to give them the opportunity to explore, problem-solve, and build social skills while connecting with curriculum-based skills and concepts.

Why your young students love e-learning

Neo LMS

You’re probably familiar with the notion of gamification — the use of gaming principles and mechanics in a non-game context, like learning. Gamification is all about data. What makes them particularly appealing to students is the fact that they can access learning apps on tablets.

Social Media and Gamification Take Center Stage in Learning – Noelene Callaghan, Australia

Daily Edventures

Callaghan – selected this year as an MIEE – is known for her commitment to developing 21 st century skills and learning strategies in her classes, mainly through personalized learning and gamification.

Smartphones in the classroom: friend or foe?

Neo LMS

Besides making use of the apps, your students could use their phones to access your LiveBinders with podcasts, videos, and specific articles for their homework, or for extra credits. The first time I tried gamification with my students was during a seminar on green marketing and consumerism.

Library 2.0 Sponsored Webinar - "Student Engagement Through Library-led Gamification" with Tasha Squires

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Presents: "Student Engagement Through Library-led Gamification" With: Tasha Squires Learning Resource Center Teacher at O’Neill Middle School Library Date + Time: Wednesday, August 17th 10am EST for one hour (Click on the time link to see the event time in your own time zone.) Library 2.0

Practice Strategic Thinking: Play Farkle

Teacher Tech

I think using actual dice is better but when we do not have access to […]. Advanced Apps Script DOK Gamification Google Slides templates Add-on google slides templatePlay Farkle in Google Slides Previously I had blogged on playing Farkle and provided a template in Google Slides and Google Sheets. The Google Sheets spreadsheet had a menu I coded to allow students to roll dice within the spreadsheet.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

Engaging Design/Engineering Site Earns Teachers Raves

techlearning

Cons: Episodes and games use Adobe Flash and will not work on iOS devices; accessibility features have some limitations. News Website Resources Games Site of the Week Gamification App

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15 Ways to Use Google Classroom in Professional Learning – SULS034

Shake Up Learning

Every presenter was given access ahead of time so they could add their session resources and activities. Be sure to get all the participants in the class before they leave the session, so they know how to access Google Classroom and the follow-up resources and implementation guide.

Solve in Time: Gamifying the problem-solving process

NeverEndingSearch

He created his Solve in Time card game to mash together such solid learning and planning strategies as human-centered design; the design-thinking process; authentic, passion-based projects; social and emotional learning; problem-based learning and gamification.

IXL Learning Acquires ABCya, Expands Game-Based Learning Offerings

techlearning

Since 2004, ABCya has provided students from pre-K to 5th grade with access to hundreds of educational games and apps. Gamification Classroom Technology Ed Tech Ticker

BreakoutEDU: More Than a Time-Filling Game

Shake Up Learning

I had access to the program for the first time just a year ago when I took a job as a K-12 Technology Integration Specialist in a new school system. ” All you need is Internet access and a device.

A Comprehensive Framework For Student Motivation

TeachThought - Learn better.

When researching student motivation and gamification late last year, I came across the most comprehensive gamification framework I’ve ever seen. How would we need to design access to content, feedback loops, learning models, and outward visibility to make this work?

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Microsoft Education Announces Updates to Minecraft: Education Edition

techlearning

Teacher’s will also have access to tutorials and other free class resources via Education.Minecraft.net. Ed Tech Ticker App Gamification Games

Get Students Hooked on Literary Classics with Today's Top Pick

techlearning

Cons: Could use some more accessibility features. Gamification Resources App of the Day Literature Games News App

3 ways teachers can make learning more interactive

eSchool News

From gamification to crowdsourcing, improve learning with these interactive elements. Today’s students are a uniquely interactive group.

5 Benefits of including VR in classroom activities

Neo LMS

It is also useful in developing empathy and boosting the learning process by actually doing things and using gamification. Read more: 3 Gamification principles for a gamified learning environment.

Top 5 new EdTech tools that you might use in your university

Neo LMS

Modern educators know this very well, so they’ve come up with many different ways to incorporate gamification elements into the everyday classroom environment. But what is the purpose of gamification ? This is why gamification plays such a major role in contemporary education.”.

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Gaming, VR Exploring, and App Building: The Ellis Island Hack-A-Thon

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3 ways to revamp lessons for the interactive learner

eSchool News

Most of the 80 million Americans who are part of the millennial generation—a group that comprises the lion’s share of today’s student population—can’t remember a time when they didn’t have instant access to the internet.

6 E-learning trends currently shaping up the industry

Neo LMS

It’s only natural that learners want to be able to access whatever learning materials they need on their mobile devices. Gamification. Gamification is a tried and tested method that improves learner engagement and retention rates.

G Suite for Special Education | Google Teacher Tribe Podcast Episode 4 with Carrie Baughcum

Shake Up Learning

In her classroom, Carrie integrates technology, creative thinking, a fearless attitude, the power of gamification and endless doodles to enable her students to access information and materials, enhance their learning and empower them to achieve things they never knew they could do or be a part of.

Learning to Code Websites

Class Tech Integrate

Middle school teachers have complete lesson plan access to Computer Science in Algebra and Computer Science in Science materials. computer science creative csforall edtech education gamification hour of code innovation motivation music primary production technology integration

Shall We Play a Game (& Learn)?

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

Since chatting with Tom Driscoll via Google Hangout and Brian Germaine at the EdSurge RIDE event in the Fall , meeting up with Chris Aviles at Techspo14 , viewing Mr. Lewis'' Edmodo Webinar on Gamification , and engaging with my #TeamMAITs in class, I''m intrigued by the didactic nature of games.

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Fantasy Geopolitics

NeverEndingSearch

Leveraging the popularity and competition of fantasy sports, this gamification of current events, geography and civic engagement has students drafting (and later trading) nations for their news popularity/activity value. gamification gaming global global education news technology

4 Reasons why an LMS is an excellent tool for your language classes

Neo LMS

Even more importantly, written messages exchanged in study groups are archived and can be accessed later as needed. Gamification added to quick feedback is an excellent motivator for engaging students, as it encourages them to stay focused on their learning process.

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New Teachers Won’t Save Us

The Thinking Stick

Are they studying new approaches to learning such as gamification and reverse instruction. Are they ahead of the game… sure… but without the focus on how and why learning changes when we have access to a connected classroom that tech life skill is wasted.