In my gamification journey, I’ve learned a lot through trial-and-error. In this blog series, I’m going to outline how I developed my gamified grading system to increase student engagement and focus on learning. To begin, I’ll look at why I changed the way I grade and some initial setup.
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David vs. Goliath
We are going to encounter Goliaths this school year, possibly more than in previous years.
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.
Introducing The Educator’s Quest Podcast!
Last year, I set out on a new journey. I launched my own education podcast. I learned a lot along the way, and now it’s time for the next step.
The 8-Bit Instructor: Reflections on a Crazy Year (EP042)
It’s the final episode of the first season! I do some reflecting on this past year and the things I’ve learned as well as things that will hopefully continue on after things go back to “normal”.
The Fruits of Your Labor
One of my seniors really got me unexpectedly on Tuesday.
The 8-Bit Instructor: Gamification with Michael Matera (EP041)
This week, Michael Matera joins me to discuss gamification and applying gaming principles into your classroom.
The 8-Bit Instructor: Summer PL (EP040)
This week, I talk about tips for summer PL and some different ideas for what you could do. Plus, news and updates as well as a great Google Classroom tip.
The 8-Bit Instructor: What Marvel Strike Force Taught Me about Collaboration (EP039)
This week, I look at Marvel’s mobile game, Marvel Strike Force, and what we can learn about collaboration and how to use it in class. Plus, news and updates from Google and the Department of Education.
The 8-Bit Instructor: Digital Escape Rooms with Karly Moura (EP038)
In this week’s episode, Karly Moura joins me to talk about creating your own digital escape room activities for class. Plus, some news and updates from Google and the Department of Education.