Gamify Your Tech Club for Fun and Profit

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Rockettech is our high school tech club that allows students to serve area businesses through web design, video production, and software training in exchange for donations.
Presented at the Ohio Education Technology Conference January 2014.

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Gamify Your Tech Club for Fun and Profit

  1. 1. Gamify Your Tech Club For Fun and Profit
  2. 2. Why do ANY of this?!? ➢The students. ➢Why gamify? ○ Clarity of expectations ➢Why run like a business? ○ Sim vs. Real World
  3. 3. Leveling Up - Popplet Roadmap http://popplet.com/app/#/1519579
  4. 4. Leveling Up ➢3DGameLab ○ ○ ○ Online Quest-based learning platform Complete “quests” to unlock new quests Scaffolding in bite-size chunks ■ i.e. Web Production: Edit an existing site Manage and Edit a Google site Setup, Manage, & Edit a Joomla site
  5. 5. 3 Possible Professions ➢Web Development ➢Video Production ➢Software Training
  6. 6. Roles and Hierarchy of Guild Five leadership positions: - President - Vice President - Treasurer - Secretary - Public Relations
  7. 7. President - Bradley WaltherProfessions: Video Production, Software Trainer ➢Communicate with potential clients ➢Set meeting dates & topics ➢Manage project leads
  8. 8. My Experience - Celebrate Recovery ➢What is CR? ➢Negatives: ○ Filming times/locations ○ Use of personal time ➢Positives: ○ Putting in extra work ○ Interacting with clients
  9. 9. Vice President - Jacob Basinger Professions: Web Design, Video Production, Teaching ➢Assist other members on projects ➢Coordinate new initiatives ➢Initiations into 3DGameLab
  10. 10. My Experience - MMH ➢Mennonite Memorial Home ○ What is MMH? ➢Positives ○ ○ Speaking skills Proficiency upgrade in Outlook ➢Negatives ○ ○ PROCRASTINATION! Poor preparation
  11. 11. Treasurer - Alex Sanchez Professions: Photoshop and Web Design ➢Transactions with school bank account ➢Document all monetary income ➢Set budget for Rockettech
  12. 12. My Experience - Tom Gustwiller ➢Positives ○ ○ Photoshop work Improved communication skills ➢Negatives ○ ○ Communication difficulties Difficulty bringing ideas to life
  13. 13. Secretary - Tyler Boes Professions: Web Design ➢Record Rockettech meeting attendance ➢Record decisions and ideas of group ➢WoW player and Guild Master
  14. 14. My Experience - PCCIC ➢Negatives ○ ○ Difficulties with communication Rusty skills ➢Positives ○ ○ College Courses paying off Experience
  15. 15. Public Relations - Sarah Baumgartner Professions: Video Production ➢Articles for newspapers ➢Rockettech.org blog ➢Promo Video
  16. 16. My Experience - Putnam County Courthouse ➢Negatives ○ Not enough guidelines ○ Sift through information ➢Positives ○ Clarity on future projects ○ Large for first project ○ Premier class
  17. 17. Starting up (1 of 4) ➢Expect more. ○ match or surpass local college curriculums ➢Ask people smarter than you ○ Local SBA or prominent business person/mentor Q’s ■ “How can we promote ourselves?” ■ What services can we offer to local businesses? ➢Form a business plan (sba.gov) ○ Clear goals & progress monitoring ○ Our business plan: http://sdrv.ms/1e8sQ7W
  18. 18. Starting up (2 of 4) ➢Not every student can do this. ➢Recruit small group (~5) by potential (inquisitive + sharp) ➢Let students take charge ○ ○ Let them fail: ■ Prep the client, they love this part. Let them take over when ready:
  19. 19. Starting up (3 of 4) ➢Director Hats ○ Software proficiency ■ option 1: Lynda.com ($25/mo, project and skill based) ■ option 2: Google ($0/mo, skill-based) ○ ○ Transportation helps, but not necessary Fail Harder ■ Briefly analyze failure and adjust ● ● Turned down by potential client Smaller than expected donation
  20. 20. Starting up (4 of 4) ➢Hardware & Software ○ ○ Web Development ■ Modern PC’s with Internet ■ Photoshop preferred, not required (free GIMP) Video Production ■ High End PC’s ■ Adobe $oftware (Premiere, Photoshop) ● ■ PSEOP ties in nicely… Camera
  21. 21. Slides and links on Rockettech.org

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