The Limitations of Authority

In his book, Gladwell talks about the unrest in Northern Ireland, and how a British officer attempted to quell the unrest by cracking down severely on citizens and instituted a harsh curfew. The idea was that they would instill fear into the citizens and keep them from breaking any laws. The opposite happened.

The Thing about XP and Grades

I’m working on adding a gamification overlay to my class next year, and I’ve been thinking a lot about grading as I’m going through the process. I’ll utilize XP and levels to determine grades each grading period, and students will have the opportunity to earn XP through a variety of methods.

The 8-Bit Instructor: The BIG NEWS from John Meehan (EP030)

This week, John Meehan’s here, and he’s got some BIG NEWS! Listen in for some excellent stuff, and a little bit of wrestling talk. Plus, news from Microsoft and Google.

The Current State of a Classroom Teacher

For anyone out there who cares to know, I’m not doing great. This year has drained me. Going back into the last few weeks of the semester after Thanksgiving Break, I’m usually ready to go. After all, three weeks is nothing leading up to Christmas Break and the end of the semester. It’s usually one of the more chill times of the school year. Except that this year it isn’t.

PeerGrade Tutorial: Creating Assignments

If you’ve created your classes in PeerGrade, then you’re ready to create assignments. Assignments are easy to create, but there are a few different options you have as you go. This is another simple 3-step process. Create the Assignment After selecting the class you want to assign peer feedback to, you’ll click the blue “CreateContinue reading “PeerGrade Tutorial: Creating Assignments”