Why gamification works [Part 2]


In my last blog we started discussing the “why” of gamification , with a specific focus on the nature of motivation, lensed through one broadly held theory of motivation called Self-Determination Theory (SDT), not to be confused at this point with self-directed learning.

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.

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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.

4 Highly Rated Rubric-Assessed Web Apps to Kick Up Your Classroom & Lessons


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Learn How @Zzish Provides Real Time Formative Assessments on ALL Devices


Are you looking for a quick to prepare, easy to use, real time formative assessment tool that your students are going to love? The post Learn How @Zzish Provides Real Time Formative Assessments on ALL Devices appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network.

New Ways to Gamify Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

But those webtools exemplify where the gamification of education started. This can be a quick series of questions where answers are shared (anonymously) with the group, thereby assessing understanding while reviewing material. More on SAMR and Gamification.

Gamification = Critical Thinking About Assessment.from Students

My Paperless Classroom

When I looked at bringing badges into my class I thought about how can badges be used to open a discussion of goals and assessment. From the reading I have done it seems like at their best, badges improve student engagement by allowing them to act like the stakeholders they are.

Make Vocabulary Fun With an Easy, Free Make-Your-Own Word Search


Word Search and Cross Words add a fun Element of Gamification to Vocabulary or Terminology Assessments While working to redesign a Digital Literacy course here at The College of Westchester, I found.

Kahoot! in 30 Seconds


This super quick video gives you the need-to-know info about this popular formative assessment tool. Gamification Videos News Resources Assessment Games Ed Tech Ticker[ Free Platform Provides Simple Way to Discuss & Analyze Videos ] Wondering if Kahoot!

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How Online Tools Help Teachers Perform Digital Assessment


Learning management system, question-answer and feedback tools - all these digital instruments are aimed to provide students with fast and fair assessment directly after taking a test. Why digital assessment is better than paper testing? Digital assessment tools Gamifying the answering.

Guest Blog Post: Five Tips for Gamifying Your Classroom


Gamification is applying typical elements of video games, such as levels and experience points, into other areas of life. A great place to start in the world of gamification is to identify the struggles you have faced with previous classes.

Is Assessment Ready to Move Beyond Standardized Tests? These MIT Researchers Think So.


This is the first part of a two-part story looking at how MIT researchers are developing playful assessments to measure student growth. But assessments haven’t evolved at the same pace. By making assessment playful, we can get closer to measuring the things we actually value." They’re calling it “playful assessment.” Playful assessment, not to be mistaken for gamification, seeks to capture student mastery in many of the areas that are hard to gauge.

The Kinds Of Things Learning Badges Can Emphasize

TeachThought - Learn better.

Learning badges often get confused with gamification. Gamification is the application of game-like mechanics to a non-game entity—making a “game” out of something that’s not. In How Gamification Uncovers Nuance In The Learning Process , I explained the benefit. “A

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


Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? Beyond the Bubble History Assessments.

PrepFactory: Making Powerful Test Prep Available to Everyone (it’s Free)


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The Quizizz you never knew…

Ditch That Textbook

It is used to engage students in review and assessment at school or at home. DTT podcast #DitchPod creative teaching edtech gamification student engagementQuizizz is a fun, student-centered study tool. And best of all, it’s free. Teachers everywhere are finding new and exciting ways to use Quizizz with their students. Deepak Cheenath, Quizizz co-founder, shared some suggestions including an innovative idea from Joe […].

Power Up Your Classroom with Game Play [interview with Cate Tolnai and Lindsay Blass] – SULS022

Shake Up Learning

We discuss what types of classroom environments are appropriate for gamification and ways you can incorporate game-based learning today! This episode is jam-packed with inspiring nuggets that will get you started with gamification today. Gamification v.

Top Google Education News, Tips, and Resources from #ISTE19


This year’s conference highlighted so many ways to use Google apps and tools to engage learners and make grading, assessment, feedback, pbl, gamification, student engagement, collaboration, student choice, and student voice easy to do

10 Tools And Resources For Using Technology to Teach Critical Thinking Skills


Assessment Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality Collaboration & Brainstorming Educational Games & Gamification Free Tools & Resources Making the case for Education Technologies Student Response SystemsEngage Students in Critical Thinking Activities With These Fun Web Apps The most important gift that educators can give to students is the ability to think critically. Critical thinking is the. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

Kahoot! Integrates With Remind


Gamification Assessment edtech Ed Tech Ticker NewsKahoot! has launched its new mobile app and challenge feature letting teachers assign kahoots as homework. Learners play challenges in their own time, get instant feedback, while teachers can track their progress in real time.

Gamify Learning: 20+ Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

A few ways teachers are gamifying their curriculums are by assessing with points and badges versus grades. Game based learning & Gamification. Effective Technology Integration game-based learning games gamification gaming video games

5 Simple Ways to Gamify Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Jessica sent us a Gamification presentation on Smore with helpful links and resources to help gamify your classroom! 10-minute Teacher Show Assessment Education Free Resources Games Innovation Teaching Tech Tips Tools

Game Mechanics in the Classroom to Engage Learners

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael is the author of Explore Like a Pirate: Gamification and Game-Inspired Course Design to Engage, Enrich and Elevate Your Learners. Rethinking Gamification in Education with Cat Flippen. Assessment Education Every Classroom Matters Podcast Games Teaching

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. Featured Learning gamification personalized learning student motivation student-centered learning

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3 ways to revamp lessons for the interactive learner

eSchool News

Friendly competition can improve focus and drive better results, which is why “gamification” is a hot trend in corporate training and educational circles. 21st Century Skills Best Practices Supplement Gaming crowdsourcing gamification interactive learner peer work

The Future of eLearning - 10 Trends To Be Aware Of

ViewSonic Education

In the context of eLearning, the implementation of adaptive learning is usually performed by way of established algorithms and assessments, as opposed to the potentially arbitrary determinations of teachers themselves. Gamification.

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Facilitating Open Debate In and Out of School

A Principal's Reflections

The prompt was as follows: Do you feel gaming and the gamification of education can lead to better learner outcomes? formative assessment ProConIt relationships Stakeholders student agency

The Games Art Historians Play: Online Game-based Learning in Art History and Museum Contexts


To begin with some definitions, game-based learning differs from gamification in several important ways. Sometimes the latter is reduced to bells and whistles such as gold stars and progress bars, but gamification is potentially a much more subtle and powerful teaching strategy.

3 Easy Ways to Gamify Your Classroom with Kahoot

Fractus Learning

Purposeful gamification can allow for personalized learning , increased student engagement , and greater creativity. ( But what if you’re new to gamification? Purposeful gamification can allow for personalized learning, increased student engagement, and greater creativity.

INTERVIEW: Digital learning trends that are reshaping EdTech


Gamification. Phill: The area of gamification keeps coming up as one of the ways to encourage, entertain, engage and keep that momentum going on a longer time period for the course. Gamification is another area that’s been around for a few years.

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What’s edtech got to do with growth mindset?


Instead of making things easy for them, the technology allows you to offer increasingly harder tasks and also make it fun with features such as gamification. Visualizing progress through gamification. Using formative assessments more frequently.

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15 Ways to Use Google Classroom in Professional Learning – SULS034

Shake Up Learning

All You Need to Know to Prepare for the Trainer Skills Assessment and Application! This self-paced, online course includes EVERYTHING you need to know to pass the Trainer Skills Assessment AND complete the application requirements, including: 18 Video Lessons.

Top e-learning trends to keep an eye on in 2020


The world of education has adopted digital learning as a reliable way of delivering instruction, assessing student progress and supporting better academic outcomes. Leveraging gamification and game-based learning is also not new; it’s probably one of the oldest trends actually.

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How to Build a Modern School – 6 Key Elements to Embed in Your Groundwork

ViewSonic Education

Figuring out how to do modern assessments. There are many kinds of assessments on the educational landscape. Here are 6 major learning assessment categories from TeachThought.com : Diagnostic Assessment. Formative Assessment. Norm-Referenced Assessment.

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When His Roster Outgrew His Classroom, This Prof Mastered Modular Online Curriculum


At the end of the day, students assess how they did and adjust accordingly. Experiment with gamification Robertson is now exploring the use of gamification—creating a set of modules that students will complete to unlock the next level of modules—as is common in video games. Education Technology Higher Education Technology Tips Technology Trends Teaching & Learning Assessments Digital Learning in Higher Ed