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Pawned. Gamification and Its Discontents

Pawned. Gamification and Its Discontents
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Gamification: Creating a Level Up for Your Students - Teacher Tech If you have thought about adding an element of gamification to your classroom, having students level up might be fun to do. How do you do this….. The answer is always a spreadsheet In Google Drive ( create a new Google Sheets. In the bottom left of Google Sheets is a plus icon to add a tab. Remember when playing a game it is easy to get from level 1 to level 2. When I play World of Warcraft and I start a new toon I can get to level 14 in one day. Points and then Level Let column A in your spreadsheet be the minimum points (XP) needed for a level. Since we are using gamification you might want to call your assignments or tasks “quests.” If you know all of the quests in advance you can list them on the first tab. If you are going to create the list as you go, you will need a 2nd spreadsheet. Master Quest List Go to Google Drive and create a new Google Sheets. Note that the “Check Off” column is not part of the master quest list. ImportRange Fill Down

10 Strategies To Make Learning Feel More Like A Game - 10 Strategies To Make Learning Feel More Like A Game by TeachThought Staff We’ve talked about gamification quite a bit, which is different than game-based learning, if you’ll recall. (The definition of gamification is the application of game-like mechanics to non-game entities to encourage a specific behavior. You can read more if you’d like.) Making your classroom work like a game may not be feasible. 1. To immerse students in gamification, start by allowing them to create the narrative of their class. 2. And third. 3. Feedback is essential in any game or classroom. 4. Literally. Instead of using grades and percentages, teachers can issue progress bars that gauge student progress. Kids love seeing visible progress. 5. Motivate students to advance their learning through self-directed instruction by allowing them to add epic elements to work and projects. 6. 7. 8. Teachers can implement class-wide reward systems, where everyone can celebrate individual and collaborative accomplishments. 9.

Bologna Open Recognition Declaration | Ouvrir la reconnaissance à tous Vers une architecture ouverte pour la reconnaissance des acquis des apprentissages En 1999, la Déclaration de Bologne a proposé un espace européen de l’enseignement supérieur dans lequel les étudiants et les diplômés pouvaient se déplacer librement entre les pays, en utilisant des qualifications antérieures obtenues dans un pays comme conditions acceptables d’entrée pour continuer leurs études dans un autre. Ceci a lancé le processus de Bologne de réforme des systèmes de qualification, qui a été depuis adopté par 50 pays. En 2008, une large coalition d’éducateurs, de fondations et de pionniers de l’Internet a lancé la déclaration du Cap pour une éducation libre et ouverte , demandant aux gouvernements et aux éditeurs de rendre le matériel éducatif librement accessible sur Internet. Mais l’éducation formelle n’est pas accessible à tous les citoyens et ne répond pas à tous les besoins. Signez la déclaration et obtenez votre badge de soutien

Epic Guide To Game Based Learning Games are fun. We can use them to teach. It isn’t that hard. Game based learning excites learning in my classroom. It can ignite your classroom too. This post is sponsored by Samsung. Game Based Learning in My Classroom Three houses are at war in my keyboarding classroom. And despite what some may think, the game is not required to motivate great behavior because I don’t even try to reward everything. What are serious games? Welcome to serious games. Not only do we want our students to be excited about learning but we also want them to be intrinsically motivated. Interestingly, as can be evidenced by the kids running to my keyboarding classroom each day, effective game-based learning does release dopamine (which activates the pleasure centers of the brain.) Nevertheless, just because an activity has points and is called a game doesn’t make it an effective game-based learning tool any more than putting me in a Doritos bag makes me a chip. Blog Posts and Current Resources Websites Books

Gamifiez votre cours avec la roue de la chance… ou de la malchance C’est toujours intéressant d’amuser son auditoire d’une manière ou d’une autre lors d’un cours ou d’une conférence. Et plus fun encore, d’ajouter du suspense en laissant place au hasard. Vous en conviendrez, les jeux de hasard suscitent toujours des émotions fortes que ce soit pour le simple fait de jouer ou pour obtenir un gain. Cette probabilité de gain ou de perte crée des émotions en chacun de nous. L’excitation nous fait oublier nos soucis et le stress nous fait produire de l’adrénaline et de la dopamine. Qu’en serait-il, alors, si nous intègrions une roue de la chance dans le cadre d’un cours. Fluky, qui veut dire chance ou hasard en anglais, est un dispositif en ligne qui va vous permettre de créer votre propre roue de hasard telle la roue de la chance ou la roue de la fortune en y insérant votre propre contenu. Accessible gratuitement et sans inscription, il suffit simplement d’entrer toutes vos données et ensuite de lancer la roue. Enregistrer Niveau : Populaire

The Geek's Guide For Choosing The Perfect Board Game [Chart] We’ve written so much about online gaming and retro arcade games on Bit Rebels. Those are two styles of gaming that we really love and can relate to since we play both of them, a lot. People who aren’t familiar with the current game trends might not realize how fast, easy and fun playing a simple game can be. There are tons of games you can download on your iPhone that take around 3 minutes to play from start to finish. They are perfect to fill the gap while you are waiting (waiting for the bus, waiting for an appointment, waiting for a meeting, etc.). However, there are still lots of people in the world who play traditional board games. With so many out there to choose from, how do you go about picking just the right one? Via: [Silver Oak Casino] Header Image Credit: [Modern Man]

The Pinterest Guide For Teachers - eLearning Industry How Does Pinterest Work? Pinterest allows its members to create a board on virtually any topic and pin images to that board. Other members, called pinners, are able to follow a board and repin any images they find interesting onto their own boards. Here’s the terminology further explained. Pinterest Terminology Board: Your board is where you “pin” images. Navigating Pinterest is easy and you’re bound to get the hang of it immediately. How To Sign Up For An Account Before signing up for a Pinterest account, be sure to check your school’s social media policy. It’s easy to sign up for Pinterest. Under the category education, for example, you can follow boards such as “Early Literacy Activities” or “Teaching Tidbits”. Once you’ve spent some time on Pinterest, you’ll want to start utilizing it in the classroom. Tips To Use Pinterest In The Classroom 1. 2. Have students learn about historical and current figures by creating boards about an important individual. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Pourquoi utiliser la gamification dans l’enseignement ? Après avoir envahi la formation professionnelle, le gaming (jeu) se développe de manière exponentielle dans l’enseignement avec l’utilisation de plus en plus répandue des Serious Games en classe. Alors qu’il est scientifiquement prouvé que la gamification dans l’enseignement facilite la rétention d’information et l’assimilation de l’apprentissage, en quoi est-il efficace pour les apprenants ? La gamification dans l’enseignement stimule les performances des élèves Tout simplement, la gamification dans l’enseignement stimule le plaisir d’apprendre. La gamification bannit l’échec Le jeu possède cette rare faculté de pouvoir offrir une seconde chance avec la possibilité de recommencer une activité qui semble être ratée, plutôt que de ressasser un échec qui est souvent démotivant. Le jeu favorise « biologiquement » l’apprentissage Comprendre et retenir l’information. Le jeu favorise « physiquement » l’apprentissage Commentaires commentaires

11 effets positifs des jeux vidéo sur le cerveau des enfants Alors qu’on parle de plus en plus de la nécessité d’intégrer le jeu vidéo dans l’apprentissage, en mettant en avant son apport pédagogique, on évoque rarement les effets de ce type d’outil sur le cerveau des enfants. Les pédagogues sont généralement convaincus que le jeu, particulièrement le jeu vidéo, peut jouer un rôle important dans l’amélioration du processus d’apprentissage et avoir un fort impact en éducation. Outre l’accroissement de la motivation de l’élève, le jeu vidéo offre la possibilité à l’apprenant de s’impliquer directement dans un apprentissage, de développer ses capacités cognitives…Le jeu vidéo favorise ainsi la réflexion et la créativité. Dans un précédent article, nous traitions de la manière dont les jeux vidéo modifiaient l’éducation et la manière d’enseigner. Cependant, on entend de nombreuses voix s’élever pour nous mettre en garde contre l’exposition des enfants aux jeux vidéo et sur les dangers de certains d’entre eux sur leur comportement.

The Best Assessment Ever! What if I told you I had an assessment that hit most Common Core standards, increased test scores, was cross-curricular, and, most importantly, fun and engaging? What is this magical assessment, you ask? Student-made board games! Students make their own board games at least once a level in my class. My students work in Guilds for the year. This creative freedom has led to some great games: Forget playing the board games for now. Students need to thoroughly understand a work to be able to create questions about it. Further, if you make board games in your classroom, it is important to have students write the directions and rules (W.9-10.2) with the understanding that they will not have the opportunity to explain the game or answer any questions a group may have. The best games have been when students get really creative. On Game Day, students set up their games and then begin to rotate around the room. I love everything about student-made board games. Until Next Time, Like this:

Overjustification effect - Wikipedia The overjustification effect occurs when an expected external incentive such as money or prizes decreases a person's intrinsic motivation to perform a task. The overall effect of offering a reward for a previously unrewarded activity is a shift to extrinsic motivation and the undermining of pre-existing intrinsic motivation. Once rewards are no longer offered, interest in the activity is lost; prior intrinsic motivation does not return, and extrinsic rewards must be continuously offered as motivation to sustain the activity.[1] Experimental evidence[edit] Researchers at Southern Methodist University conducted an experiment on 188 female university students in which they measured the subjects' continued interest in a cognitive task (a word game) after their initial performance under different incentives. Richard Titmuss suggested that paying for blood donations might reduce the supply of blood donors. Theories[edit] Controversy[edit] Applications[edit] Education[edit] Workplace[edit]

Gamify Your Class Level IV: The Item Shop - Teched Up Teacher This is the longest I’ve gone without posting. I’m sorry. My plate is full of PARCC, but I found some time to wrap up my series on Gamifying Your Classroom! Before we get to that, though, if you are in Jersey or up for a road trip, we’d like to invite you to Ednado. Ednado will be a great day of learning and we’d love to have you attend or present! Without further adieu: To many students, an engaging Gamified classroom comes down to the rewards. In previous posts, I’ve talked about how the most motivating rewards provide a student with Status, Access, and/or Power and we should be giving them very little Stuff. Before I talk about some of my rewards, I wanted to share a few lessons I’ve learned after three years of Gamification. Access – The ability to have something others cannot. Music Pass – My students enjoy listening to music when working independently. Bathroom Pass – I allow my students to go to the bathroom in the first five minutes of class at no cost, after that it cost ap.

Gamify Your Class Level II: Leaderboards After creating a Total Points XP Grading system, the next step in creating a successful Gamified classroom is implementing Leaderboards. By popular demand, I’ve made my leaderboards available for purchase on Teachers Pay Teachers. My leaderboards build on the work of the amazing Mike Matera (@mrmatera), who is someone you should be following if you are into Gamification. Leaderboards fill a necessary niche in a Gamified classroom: leaderboards raise the status of all students and motivate Gladiators and Achievers. We teach four kinds of kids: Briefly, Gladiators are extrinsically motivated students who need a crowd to be engaged. People are motivated by Status, Access, Power, and Stuff. I provide a place on my leaderboard for Learners Tags. Learner Tags allow you to keep a student’s real name private. Above, you can see I have a section for the Total Points XP Grading system that turned out to be the most popular feature of my class. Setting up the Sheet and App takes about 45 minutes.

The Gamification Guide - How To Gamify Your Class in 3 Stages Search Teched Up Teacher EdTech and Ideas for Disrupting Education The Gamification Guide Born from my Google Certified Innovator Project, The Gamification Guide is here! Gamification is the use of game-mechanics and elements in non-game contexts. I want The Gamification Guide to be a living document. Gamification has done a world of good for me and my kids. Until Next Time, Follow Me 478FansLike 773FollowersFollow 7,745FollowersFollow Latest Posts FH Knights And WAMS Make Esports History January 16, 2019 What I’ve Learned From Coaching An Esports Team December 17, 2018 What Student Passion Looks Like October 28, 2018 Gamification Stage Three: The Constraint September 20, 2018 4 Things I Learned From Presenting At “Russian ISTE” September 7, 2018 Popular Catergoires Popular Posts A Teacher’s Guide to Surviving Fortnite April 26, 2018 Why We Need To Embrace eSports In Education June 13, 2018 Setting Up The Student Tracker System! August 26, 2015 How To Integrate And Manage Video Games In Your Classroom May 10, 2018

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