Tag «gamification»

The Path of the Navigator

I thought I had my grading all set. I had designed my quests. I had awarded my quests the appropriate XP. I had translated my XP into grades per how the University wants them assigned. And then I thought, I can do better. I left everything the same in terms of quests/XP/converting XP to grades. What …

The (not so) Secret Page

The other day I thought, You know what my classes really need? They need some sort of cheat code page. I should totally make a cheat code page. If you are a gamer, you know that there exist networks and documents that are designed to help you get ahead in games. I thought I would make …

Notes on Gaming – Week One

If I want to pay attention to how gaming plays out in my instruction then I have to start taking notes. The easiest way (I think) for me to do this is to take notes every day that it is relevant to do so. Each Friday  I will post these notes for you to see. …

All The Work I Made for Myself

The summer is winding down. In about a month I will be kicking off my classes and starting the gaming process! I am so excited. I’ve been going back over my syllabi making sure I’ve got all the holes cleaned up, and I realized something. It’s a good thing I’m super excited about this gaming …

The First Hidden Achievement

I went ahead and buried an achievement into my syllabus for both classes. It was sneaky, I know. I have decided to release my syllabus to my students on/around August 1st. I was worried about doing this, but I decided it might not hurt. Normally, I do release the syllabus to my students early with …

Next Steps in Gaming

I’ve outlined a number of ways to get into gaming your classroom. While these have applied to my teacher education courses, the general principles can be utilized across contexts. Remember that I took the ideas from Chris who had initially implemented them in a high school English class. So don’t get too hung up on …

Let’s Play A Game

About a month ago, one of the tech specialists in my building asked me if I would be interested in playing around with badges in my courses. The concept of badges is very simple. A person gets a badge (sometimes called an Achievement) for completing a specific task or a series of related tasks. The …