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Gamification in the Classroom

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This slide deck will walk you through several things to consider as you explore gamification in the classroom. I hope that you also generate some really great ideas as well. Email me and lets chat!

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Gamification in the Classroom

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  2. 2. Gamification in the Classroom Scott M. Haselwood Email: scott.haselwood@okstate.edu
  3. 3. haselwoodmath.wordpress.com @TeachFromHere TeachingFromHere@gmail.com
  4. 4. What if your students could fail and not be penalized?
  5. 5. Use mastery learning to maximize the potential of your students
  6. 6. Use gaming mechanics to change the climate of your classroom.
  7. 7. Instructions are short and learning is through exploration - no penalty for mistakes
  8. 8. Students have choice in what/how they learn.
  9. 9. From 3D Gamelabs
  10. 10. Give badges for specific accomplishments: • completing a series of tasks • scoring well on test/quiz • successfully completing a unit • attendance goals • taking a risk • do not make everything a badge
  11. 11. Give your students freedom as the learn: • provide alternative forms to learn • accept alternative forms of assignments • allow choices between similar assignments
  12. 12. These are not grades: • show a top 10 or 15 list for all classes combined • give points for accomplishing different tasks • let students pick a username - if you can
  13. 13. Give students an overall vision: • students know exactly where they are in the course • students get feedback as they advance
  14. 14. Let students buy items for class: • homework/quiz pass • test redo • teamwork items • special teacher perks
  15. 15. Earn XP for doing what you are supposed to do: • completing assignments • taking notes • finishing a quiz/test • attendance • use to level up/for currency
  16. 16. User Challenges: • pair students who struggle with students who get it and give them a collaborative task • allow students to compete against each other
  17. 17. • Build this in your school LMS • Build this in Google Class • Build this in Google Apps for Education • Go old fashioned with manila folders • You decide what you are going to use and how to best use it in your class
  18. 18. Start Tomorrow • Give students the opportunity to re-take a test without penalty • Start a point/reward system for students doing what they are supposed to do • Add points when grading instead of subtracting from 100 (or whatever you use) • Give students a level up when they score well on a quiz/ test • Allow alternative artifacts to be used for assessing learning
  19. 19. Be the match that will light a fire Be amazeballs…

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